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Philly teachers defy demands to return to buildings, plan Monday protests

The school district has requested that some staff report to buildings on Monday to prepare for the eventual return of some pre-K through grade 2 students. A district official said staff who defy the order could be subject to “disciplinary action.”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

CHOP researchers call for all Philly-area schools to go fully virtual

Researchers now believe all schools — public, parochial, and private — should conduct classes remotely and stay remote through the winter holidays.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

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‘Deplorable’ conditions at Philly high school caused by rushed construction, report says

The School District of Philadelphia’s botched attempt to renovate one of its high schools in 2018-19 created dangerous conditions for students and staff, according to an inspector general’s investigation released Wednesday.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

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

Philly to buy laptops for needy students for virtual classes during shutdown

The unprecedented effort involves giving out devices currently used only in schools, as well as working with corporations and others to procure more as needed.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads