Education

Postponed graduations, scuttled career plans: How Pa. college, high school students are weathering the...

From the classroom to career plans, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for Pa. college students in a variety of ways.

COVID-19 in PGH: City teachers get remote education training; Classes start April 16

Some 1,700 Pittsburgh teachers started training Tuesday so they can provide remote education to the district’s 23,000 students starting on April 16.

COVID-19 in Philly: City schools will spend $11M on ChromeBooks for students who don’t...

Comcast has donated $5 to the effort and the company and made Xfinity Wi-Fi free for everyone who lives in areas of the city where it’s available.

More than books: How Pa.’s libraries are connecting with communities during coronavirus shutdowns

ERIE, Pa. -- Digital story time, extended e-book collections, and a growing collection of educational and entertaining video resources on a variety of platforms are some of the ways librarians in Pennsylvania are changing...

COVID-19 in Philly: School superintendent says school year could be over

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- The third marking period of the school year, which has already ended, could be the end of the school year, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite said Tuesday.“I...

Childcare providers seek $100M in aid to ride out COVID-19 pandemic

The money would help centers that rely on tuition payments maintain their payroll and overhead costs until the COVID pandemic abates.

Student loan agency’s meeting amid COVID-19 outbreak sets ‘double standard,’ transparency advocates say

Amidst a statewide shutdown that saw many Pennsylvanians confined to home, the state’s taxpayer-supported student financial aid agency voted last week to relax grant requirements for students whose degree programs stand to be affected...

‘The biggest feeling is sadness’: With classes canceled, teachers try to keep teaching |...

We must encourage and support our public educators to find ways to keep our students actively involved in learning and engaged.

Dept. of Ed Cancels PSSA, Keystone and other school exams

The cancellation comes nearly a week after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvania schools to close amid growing concerns of a COVID-19 outbreak. 

Wolf orders Pa. public schools closed for two weeks in response to coronavirus

Schools across the commonwealth will close for two weeks under a new order from Gov. Tom Wolf to contain the spread of COVID-19.All 500 school districts will be shuttered for 10 business days, until...