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Pa.’s schools are closed for the rest of the year; now what?

Districts are left to figure out nuts and bolts of virtual learning
By Ed Mahon

Pa. school districts prepare for possibility of students not returning to classrooms

School districts are bracing for another potential extension to the shutdown beyond April 9.

By Christine Vendel/PennLive

With Pa. schools closed until April (at least), educators face test of serving students remotely

School districts have been working to deliver remote instruction to students but they face the enormous challenge of doing so in a way that is fair to all of their students.

By Ron Southwick/PennLive

Amid coronavirus pandemic, when is it too early – or too late – to close Pa. schools?

With no known positive or presumptive cases, school officials here largely remain under the guidance of state and federal authorities.
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Pa.’s Safe Schools Report provides plenty of numbers, but critics question their accuracy

Currently, the Safe Schools Report provides the number of crimes committed at each school, the number of arrests made, and the types of crimes committed from the previous academic year.

By Jana Benscoter/PennLive

Most Philly charter schools failed to test water for lead — and city gave them a pass

The fact that many schools either didn’t test or didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment left some parents uneasy.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. quietly reverses ‘lunch shaming’ ban as school district debt grows

Why did the law change? In part, because districts are on the hook for lunch debts that in some cases have doubled since shaming was banned.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

A clash on cyber charters kicks off fall legislative session in Harrisburg

Gov. Wolf introduced a charter reform proposal this summer, which included specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads