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Central Bucks School District backpedals, classes about puberty are now optional and virtual

After receiving criticism from parents and district employees for directing school counselors to divide elementary students by the sex they were assigned at birth, and not their gender identity, for classes on puberty, Central Bucks School District has made all of those classes virtual and optional.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

One year and six arrests later, Bucks County still debating its part in Jan. 6 insurrection

Over the past year, simmering political conflicts and resentments boiled over in the wake of Jan. 6 have cropped up repeatedly in Pennsylvania.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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Pennridge schools pause diversity initiatives; NAACP calls it ‘slap in the face’

Board Vice President Joan Cullen — who has said on social media that she does not believe in systemic racism, homophobia or sexism — defended this week’s action as a way for a new committee to address the issue with fresh eyes.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

High court gives Bucks County OK to delay eviction cases while tenants wait for rental relief

Advocates hope the move will prompt other counties to issue similar orders, guaranteeing that tenants won’t lose their homes while waiting for help.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

State court decision reignites debate over Neshaminy School District’s team name

The new development could restart a tense, yearslong conflict over whether the Neshaminy School District’s symbolism is racist and harmful to Native Americans.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Bucks County parents divided over schools ditching mask mandate

A feud between those valuing personal freedom and those prioritizing health concerns has been building for the past year. Now, it’s at boiling point.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

All politics is national — Pa. voters driven to engage with local races amid larger polarization

Voters say political lines drawn during the COVID-19 pandemic, protests for racial justice and presidential campaigns have seeped into contests for school board, judicial positions and other seats.

By Alanna Elder, Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Katie Meyer/WHYY