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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Dedicating $28 Million to Public Health and Safety in Schools

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a looming threat around the nation, schools are still working to figure out how they can reopen safely in the fall for in-person learning. To help, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating about $28 million to postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers to assist in implementing public health and […]

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Will the Future of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education See Changes?

Over the years, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has experienced some trouble. After a falling student enrollment, a decline in state funding, and increased competition, it has been difficult to maintain the system’s 14 public four-year universities. After outlining these challenges during a virtual board meeting, the system’s chancellor, Daniel Greenstein, recommended a […]

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Attorney Fennick Discusses the Challenges of Students with Disabilities in the Upcoming School Year

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the everyday lives of people all over the country.  This includes school districts and the future of in-person learning. With the start date of school openings in Pennsylvania less than six weeks away, many are facing the reality of what this means and what schooling will look like. While reopening […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Requires Masks Worn in Schools

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, many states have required that people wear masks in certain settings. Recently, this includes the state of Pennsylvania. As the state gears up to open schools for in-person learning, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released guidance requiring masks to be worn within the schools.  The guidance released […]

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Will International Students Need to Leave the United States if Universities do Online Learning Only?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country are struggling to determine how learning may proceed. Nationwide, many universities are entertaining the idea of moving to strictly online courses. This decision can impact thousands of foreign students who come to the United States in order to attend universities, practice in training programs, […]

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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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