Pennsylvania got $104M from the feds to expand internet access to students. Much of it is still unspent
With the start of classes weeks away, the Wolf administration can't say when they'll spend the money or how they'll dole it out.
Amidst COVID pandemic, an education system re-boot is needed | Opinion
To educate the whole learner, we must wholly reinvent school. Let’s not build the digital clone of a system that wasn’t working in the first place.
With classes heading online, Pa.’s public schools, online charters find themselves in stiff competition
This summer, Leigh Ann Chow did something she hadn't seriously considered until she found herself living through a pandemic. She enrolled her children in cyber school.
Remote learning gains steam in Pennsylvania’s largest school districts
The White House increased pressure this month on schools to hold in-person classes in the fall, threatening to cut off federal funding to districts that failed to open their doors five days a week.
Philly teachers want district to have plans for COVID-19 testing, distance learning
Philadelphia teachers want the School District of Philadelphia to satisfy nine criteria before schools reopen for in-person instruction.
In class or online: Pittsburgh parents can choose how their kids go back to school
That announcement was made Thursday by district officials as they updated their back to school plans in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Philly teachers at odds on how to reopen schools
A recent survey shows that very few of the 5,914 teachers who responded think schools should reopen without modifications such as physical distancing.
Philly schools are still seeking input on improving digital learning
District officials are still planning for three scenarios in case officials order schools to remain closed or there is a second coronavirus outbreak.
Live From Clairton: How a tiny W.Pa. mill town is rocking remote learning
While much larger districts have struggled to get distance learning programs up and running, Clairton Elementary is “The Little Engine That Could.”
Community of College of Philly plans to hold online classes this fall
The college also will continue to expand CCP Cares, an online initiative that connect students with resources they need to stay on track with their studies.
To help all students, Pa. needs to establish a distance learning task force | Opinion
Our schools are built for physics experiments and art class, marching band and drama club, group projects, pep rallies, class trips, and so much more.
COVID-19 in Philly: Donations covered most of the cost of Chromebooks for Philly students
The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education initially authorized district officials to spend $11 million to buy Chromebooks for students.