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Amid surging inflation, midstate nonprofits are helping parents find back-to-school supplies

The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region says it is assisting a record number of families this year
By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

How to beat inflation and save when back to school shopping

As students prepare for their first full year of in person learning since the start of COVID-19, the pressure to hit the school hallways with style, fit in, or simply be prepared for a successful school year, is on and is costing parents and students a pretty penny.

By Aniya Faulcon

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State’s largest teachers union in favor of in-person return

Rich Askey calls an in-person return to school a “top priority” now that many teachers have been vaccinated and older children have become eligible for the COVID-19 shot.

By The Associated Press

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

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