Three days of talk in Harrisburg yield scant consensus on critical school reopening questions

BY: - August 5, 2020

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

BY: - August 3, 2020

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

BY: - July 29, 2020

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

BY: - July 28, 2020

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

BY: - July 28, 2020

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

BY: - July 23, 2020

Online learning may be the way all Pittsburgh students attend school for at least the first nine weeks of the new school year.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

From a teacher: What parents should keep in mind about schools reopening | Opinion

BY: - July 21, 2020

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

BY: - July 18, 2020

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

BY: - July 17, 2020

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

BY: - July 16, 2020

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

BY: - July 16, 2020

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

BY: - July 16, 2020

All district employees, students, guardians, and visitors will be required to perform a daily health screen to assess COVID-19 symptoms.