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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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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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Class Action Suit States Pennsylvania is Failing Special Needs Students During COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 caused life to change for many people in a variety of ways. This is reflected in the education system through the closure of in-person schooling and the continuation of education online during this time. While the state worked to provide students with different resources, a pair of families in Bucks County […]

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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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