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Staff shortages, COVID-19 increases push State College schools to remote classes

As of Thursday, the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard lists 13 positive cases among regularly-scheduled employees and 22 among in-person students.

By Anne Danahy

Montgomery County residents raise $10,000 to sue over virtual school order

The county’s Board of Health voted Nov. 13 to require all K-12 students to learn virtually from Nov. 23 to Dec. 6, in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

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Feds reject Pa.’s plan to spend up to $300M in stimulus money for school property tax relief

School districts are now waiting for the last $200 million, which was due in October, leaving them on the hook at a time when many are already struggling with large local revenue losses

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh schools to return to full virtual learning after one week with some in-person classes

Pittsburgh Public Schools students and staff who returned to buildings this week for the first time since March will again return to learning and teaching from home on Monday.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Montgomery County votes for all schools to go virtual as COVID-19 rises

The county’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has more than doubled in the last month.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Montco punts decision on virtual school after backlash from angry parents

The board had been scheduled to vote on an order that would require all K-12 students in the county to learn virtually from Nov. 23 to Dec. 6, with a potential extension past that date.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Teachers union: More Pa. schools should go virtual amid COVID-19 spike

Twenty-three Pennsylvania counties were deemed to have substantial levels of community spread for two consecutive weeks in the state’s latest weekly survey.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press