Education

 Large crowds of students walk through the campus of UC Berkeley
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Suzanne Monaghan
March 19, 2020 - 4:22 pm
Although college tours are canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, some universities have expanded their virtual tours online. Read more here.
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Online school instruction
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KYW Staff
March 18, 2020 - 3:43 pm
Philadelphia teachers have been told to stop online classes while schools are closed during the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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University of Pennsylvania campus
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KYW Staff
March 16, 2020 - 8:26 pm
The University of Pennsylvania announced that because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s commencement will be canceled. Read more here.
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New Jersey statehouse
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David Madden
March 16, 2020 - 11:13 am
For the last few years, New Jersey’s teachers’ union has been at odds with Senate President Steve Sweeney over issues like the cost of health insurance. Now both sides seem to have made peace with word of an accord that could make coverage more affordable for union members and taxpayers alike. Read...
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 16, 2020 - 10:30 am
Longtime educator Christopher McGinley is stepping away from his duties on the Philadelphia school board. Read more here.
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Empty classroom seats
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Mike DeNardo
March 14, 2020 - 10:07 am
Philadelphia school teachers were getting ready for a possible coronavirus shutdown, even before the word came down Friday. Read more here.
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Philly public schools will close for two weeks due to a staff shortage as a result of coronavirus closures.
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KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Superintendent William Hite said all schools within the School District of Philadelphia will be closed for two weeks amid ongoing concerns over coronavirus. Read the latest here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 10:50 am
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday afternoon that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days, starting Monday, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read the latest here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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KYW Staff
March 12, 2020 - 10:06 pm
The School District of Philadelphia announced that 63 schools will be closed Friday, March 13. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm
Teachers are concerned that the hand sanitizer provided by the School District of Philadelphia might be less effective against the coronavirus because it's not alcohol-based. The district says the product offered is an effective alternative. Read more here.
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