Education

Desks in an empty classroom
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David Madden
July 30, 2020 - 6:09 pm
It appears New Jersey’s largest teachers union is on the same page with Gov. Phil Murphy when it comes to the basics of resuming classes in the fall — to a point. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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Jim Melwert
July 30, 2020 - 5:05 pm
Pennsylvania plans to leave the decision of how and when schools reopen to local school boards, according to Gov. Tom Wolf. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 30, 2020 - 3:54 pm
Despite the rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases, Philadelphia’s pre-K program will resume in the fall in person. Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
July 29, 2020 - 4:40 pm
One day after pivoting to an all-digital start to the school year, Superintendent William Hite is pledging that all students will have internet access. Read more here.
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Apple, pile of books and backpack on the desk at the elementary school.
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Jim Melwert
July 28, 2020 - 5:39 pm
School officials taking part in a workshop hosted by Republican state lawmakers committee say a lack of “specific” guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education is making a tough job all but impossible. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 28, 2020 - 4:21 pm
After hearing loud criticism of his hybrid back-to-school plan, Superintendent William Hite now says Philadelphia schools will have an all-digital start to the new year. Read more here.
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Vaccine
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Lynne Adkins
July 28, 2020 - 11:12 am
Children in Pennsylvania who plan to be in class this fall don't need to get their vaccinations before school starts. Dr. Steven Shapiro, chairman of pediatrics at Abington-Jefferson Health, says students now have an extra two months to get those shots. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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Mike DeNardo
July 27, 2020 - 3:50 pm
Even though he’s giving parents an online option, Gov. Phil Murphy is urging New Jersey school districts to offer some in-person education when schools reopen. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
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Jim Melwert
July 24, 2020 - 4:55 pm
As school districts begin to adopt plans to reopen in the fall, Pennsylvania officials acknowledged these are hard choices for everyone, including district officials, teachers and staff, and parents. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia Board
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Mike DeNardo
July 24, 2020 - 12:07 pm
The School District of Philadelphia has pushed for a hybrid of online and in-person classes, but more than 100 parents, students, teachers and principals ripped the plan to shreds at Thursday night’s marathon school board meeting, overwhelmingly calling for an all-digital return to classes this...
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