Three days of talk in Harrisburg yield scant consensus on critical school reopening questions
Pennsylvania educators and school administrators say key questions remain unanswered as they try to figure out how to safely educate students this fall.
The dog days are upon us: Three things to watch for this week | Monday Morning Coffee
And it's August. No one make any sudden moves.
Why we need to make sure Pa. schools are ready to open this fall | Kerry A. Benninghoff
Parents need schools to open safely and stay open. They cannot once again be faced with the choice of working of being in-home teachers.
School officials tell Pa. Senate panel they need to be shielded from lawsuits to reopen safely
Associations representing school administrators and school board directors agree that their members are not covered by sovereign immunity.
Philly public schools will start school year remotely; hybrid learning could follow
If it's safe, students would transition to hybrid instructional model after Nov. 17, after the first marking period ends, school officials said.
Pittsburgh schools could start the year entirely online
Online learning may be the way all Pittsburgh students attend school for at least the first nine weeks of the new school year.
From a teacher: What parents should keep in mind about schools reopening | Opinion
We need Pennsylvanians to step up and demand better support for our schools – not just now, but in the days to come as we live with the pandemic.
When the carrot is the stick | Editorial Cartoon
In retaliation for reopening early, Gov. Tom Wolf has withheld funding from Republican-controlled Lebanon County. He has urged voters to vote leaders out.
I’m a former teacher: Returning to in-person classes is risky and wrong | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Whether full time or in stages or phases, by scaffolding, or via any other designation school boards have chosen, suffering will ensue.
State pushes hybrid school week as COVID-19 cases surge
The Thursday announcement by Education Secretary Pedro Rivera came one day after the Wolf administration cracked down on nightclubs, bars and restaurants to curb a weeks-long surge in new COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 in Pa.: If the priority is making sure schools reopen, why didn’t we plan for that first? | Thursday Morning Coffee
For all its importance, reopening schools still feels like an afterthought. What if we'd treated that like the emergency it actually is?
Philly schools’ reopening plan: Classes 2 days a week, Sept. 2 return date
All district employees, students, guardians, and visitors will be required to perform a daily health screen to assess COVID-19 symptoms.