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Advocates call for postponement of test for English learners

Advocates from the Philadelphia-based Education Law Center and other groups are pushing to postpone the exam, which is administered in person, since COVID-19 numbers remain high and the disease has disproportionately impacted immigrant, Black, and Latino families.

By Alanna Elder

Pennsylvania: Send elementary students back to school

In Pennsylvania, the decision on whether to offer remote instruction, in-person instruction or a combination of both rests with school districts.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Updated: August 4, 2020 | 4:50 pm

Pa. education secretary will step down in October to lead Lancaster technical college

Education Secretary Pedro Rivera will be the next president of Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Updated: July 9, 2020 | 2:11 pm

Masks will be required inside all Pennsylvania schools

Under the order, students and staff are allowed to remove their masks if they are engaged in an activity and at least six feet apart.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Coronavirus on Smart Talk Wednesday: Pa. Education Secretary Rivera; College towns without students

Whatever transpires between now and when classes open normally in the future, it is unprecedented.

By Scott LaMar