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CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools in Pa., elsewhere, reopened for in-person learning

BY: - July 6, 2021

The highest racial disparities were in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where on average, students of color were 21 percent and 23 percent less likely to have access to full-time, in-person learning. 

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Who is Jeffrey Yass? And why is he such a big problem for Pennsylvania? | Opinion

BY: - January 27, 2021

Pennsylvania has become a playground for Yass, a conservative activist and moneyman, and his untold billions.

Extremist group that called for Michigan guv Whitmer’s arrest puts Wolf on ‘watch list’ over pandemic management

BY: - October 22, 2020

The Michigan-based American Patriot Council alleges that Wolf violated the U.S. Constitution with his COVID-19 shutdown measures.

Pa. saloon keepers call on Legislature to override Wolf’s bar, restaurant veto

BY: - October 19, 2020

It takes a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate to override a gubernatorial veto. The House and Senate have yet to muster the votes to override any of the Democratic administration's pandemic restrictions.

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There is a pathway to recovery. It will take us all working together | Mark S. Schweiker

BY: - October 6, 2020

Leaders in Harrisburg and in Washington must draw together, put election-year politics aside, and provide important aid to our citizens and local governments.

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Helping small businesses, families isn’t ‘meaningless,’ Gov. Wolf | Opinion

BY: - September 29, 2020

We will continue to work in a meaningful way to address COVID-19 and respond to the concerns of our communities.

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In a match-up between politics and public health, bet on football every time | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 26, 2020

Last Friday, the PIAA executive board,gave the green light to its 1400 member schools to participate in fall varsity sports. It was an unsurprising outcome.

An important milestone | Five for Your Weekend

BY: - August 22, 2020

Happy weekend, everyone! This week and next (Aug. 18 and 26, respectively) mark the centennial of an important milestone in American history and women’s rights – the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. To acknowledge this milestone, here’s some suffrage trivia for all the history buffs out there! The answers […]

LGBTQ teachers forced to balance schoolwork and staying safe

BY: - August 20, 2020

"Falling behind is an imaginary landmark that shifts with the times ... dead kids can’t be successful. Dead kids can’t live out their dreams."

Todo listo para la celebración virtual de regreso a clases del Latino Community Center de Pittsburgh

BY: - August 18, 2020

Por Presenté PITTSBURGH — Cada año, el Latino Community Center organiza una fiesta de regreso a clases para los niños latinos que residen en Pittsburgh. En los últimos años, este evento ha beneficiado a mas de 200 estudiantes durante un día releto de actividades divertidas, orientadas a la familia y diseñadas para que nuestros niños […]

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Here’s where Pa. Republicans are missing an important mark on schools reopening | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2020

Let's show our children that even in the middle of a pandemic, we can be adaptable, we can overcome challenges, and we can do that by working together.

With classes starting soon, Wolf administration issues new guidance for safe school reopening

BY: - August 10, 2020

(*This story was updated at 3:12 p.m. on 8/10/20 to include comment from the Pennsylvania State Education Association) Pennsylvania school districts should consider two weeks’ worth of data on COVID-19 cases before they think about changing the way they deliver instruction to students, according to new Wolf administration guidance issued Monday. “Decisions on instructional models […]