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Student taking a class online
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Jim Melwert
August 03, 2020 - 5:01 pm
As school districts wrestle with the decision of how to reopen schools in the fall, some are already opting for an all-virtual start. This has working parents exploring options, and some of them carry a hefty price tag. Read more here.
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Apps on a phone
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Mike DeNardo
August 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
With the crush of ever-changing coronavirus information for Philadelphia school parents to digest, would a smartphone app help them to keep up? The district has thought about developing one. 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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"Operation Safe Quarantine" poster shows eight men arrested in child porn crack down
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David Madden
July 23, 2020 - 1:28 pm
Burlington County officials are stepping up their efforts to go after child predators online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Classroom
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Mike DeNardo
July 08, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Philadelphia parents have a long list of questions over how the school district will clean and sanitize buildings for any return to schools in the fall. The district answered some, but not all, of parents' concerns at an online town hall Wednesday. Read more here.
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Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2020 - 1:55 pm
Results from a new School District of Philadelphia survey shows teachers and parents prefer a back-to-school plan that has students attending classes in person on alternating days. The findings differ from teachers union survey results released on Monday. Read more here.
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School classroom
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Jim Melwert
June 22, 2020 - 7:47 am
With the new school year not far off, and districts tasked with drawing up plans to protect students from the coronavirus, Bucks County’s health director has some advice for what he calls a “a safe, and reasonably normal” reopening. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
June 20, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is using feedback from web surveys and town halls to draw up a fall reopening plan after the COVID-19 shutdown. Read more here.
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