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Philly pre-K-2 families have until Oct. 30 to opt for in-person school; no return plan for most others

The School District of Philadelphia plans to allow children enrolled in pre-K through second grade — about 32,000 students — to return to the classroom two days a week starting Nov. 30, though some schools may not offer face-to-face learning if enough parents or teachers opt out.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

‘I don’t know what we’re going to do.’ City district teachers concerned about lack of technology

The district said it experienced an unexpected delay in computer and tablet deliveries, though in July it had said that most of its purchases were backordered and that some might not arrive until October.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

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Wolf admin. touts coronavirus procedures, services for families amid back-to-school season

Parents across the commonwealth have a lot of questions about how to navigate school safely during a pandemic.

By Sam Dunklau

Masks to be worn at all times in school, state says

The administration this week released additional guidance.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Midstate school districts finalize plans for fall reopening

As school districts evaluate strategies for reopening, some in the midstate plan to begin the academic year with a hybrid model.

By Julia Agos

Lawmakers hear schools face range of challenges in reopening

In hours of testimony before the House Education Committee, school officials and other experts said there has been months of planning but there are also concerns about what lies ahead.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Board OKs online-only school start for Philadelphia students

The city school board voted 7-1 on Thursday night to approve the proposal.
By The Associated Press