Online school instruction
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Mike DeNardo
June 01, 2020 - 11:44 am
More than 70% of Philadelphia School District students are now logging on to online classes during the coronavirus pandemic closures. The superintendent says that’s up from 57% in the first two weeks of May. Read more here.
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Online learning
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Mike DeNardo
May 31, 2020 - 7:35 pm
As the Philadelphia School District prepares for the fall, administrators know one thing: Not everyone will return to their school buildings. Read more here.
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A post from the Adopt A High School Senior 2020 Facebook group
Adopt A High School Senior 2020
Cherri Gregg
May 29, 2020 - 12:36 pm
When Philadelphia teacher Kelli Wyatt started a social media effort to celebrate high school seniors whose graduations and proms were sidelined by COVID-19, she had no idea it would grow as big as it did. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia School District's budget has been on a roller coaster ride the last few days. But the district appears to be standing on solid financial ground, for now. Read more here.
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Online teaching
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 30% of K-12 teachers in the U.S. are 65 or older, and the welfare of the older teaching population is going to have a big impact on how schools are structured in the fall. Read more here.
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Graduation cap
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Paul Kurtz
May 27, 2020 - 6:42 pm
The 2020 graduation season is here and it's unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. With social distancing still the norm, some schools are holding virtual ceremonies while others are doing it drive-in movie style. Read more here.
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Community College of Philadelphia is the first college in the area to announce that its fall semester will begin completely online. Read more here.
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May 27, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Pizza Hut has teamed up with America’s dairy farmers to give away 500,000 pizzas to graduating high school seniors and their families, as a way to give “some much-needed joy” amid the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2020 - 12:35 pm
A poll of Philadelphia teachers shows more than two-thirds are concerned about a possible return to classes in school buildings before a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. Read more here.
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College admissions scandal
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AP News
May 26, 2020 - 11:46 am
A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to bribing Georgetown University's former tennis coach $50,000 to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit. Read more here.
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