Teachers

Johnny Lopez
August 07, 2020 - 3:00 am
A teacher in Arizona resigned amid COVID-19 concerns after his district mandated all educators must return to school to teach students virtually. Now the teacher owes the district $2,000.
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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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Philadelphia school board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
July 30, 2020 - 8:10 pm
The Philadelphia school board has signed off on the revised plan to start the academic year completely online because of concerns over the coronavirus. 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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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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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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Elementary school classroom
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Jim Melwert
July 23, 2020 - 4:12 pm
The wording in the guidance from Harrisburg on reopening schools is causing some serious headaches as districts try to balance the safety of students with the needs of education. Read more here.
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