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Pennsylvania Schools Can Resume In-Class Teaching July 1: What Does This Entail?

In guidelines released early June, the state Education Department said in-person teaching can continue on July 1. According to the guidance, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said pre-K through grade 12 schools and colleges in counties that reached either the “green” or “yellow” phase of the state’s Coronavirus reopening plan can resume the in-person instruction.  It […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Releases Guidance on Reopening Schools

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person schooling was temporarily suspended in March. After months of waiting and wondering, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released “preliminary guidance” for reopening schools. While the plans will continue to evolve, this guidance should be considered as a starting point.  Pennsylvania’s Guidance for Primary and Secondary Education School districts that […]

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Governor Wolf Discusses Plan to Open Pennsylvania Schools in the Fall

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the education system around the country was forced to adjust to unprecedented circumstances. Students were sent home indefinitely to continue their education online as best they possibly could. After almost three months of school closures and parts of Pennsylvania beginning to reopen, Governor Tom Wolf begins to look […]

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FAQ for Providing Educational Stability to Pennsylvania’s Youth in Foster Care During COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty for many people, especially within the education field. It is the goal of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to ensure all children are receiving the best education they can during these difficult times, including students who are in foster care. Those handling these situations should […]

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What Rights do Students Have During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

While schools are no longer continuing in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, learning is still encouraged through virtual resources. During these unprecedented times, it is important that schools are doing everything they can to support students. In addition to following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health authorities, […]

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