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Level-Up funding is being held up despite the budget being passed. Here’s why.

The $100 million program aimed to supplement funding for 100 of the poorest schools in the Commonwealth has yet to receive its annual backing.
By Ben Wasserstein/WITF

What is a self-directed democratic school?

Circle School in Harrisburg is a democratic school
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Pa. Supreme Court grapples with the legality of state school masking mandate

The justices have ordered the directive, which took effect in early September, will remain in place while they consider a legal challenge.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: 2021-11-11 17:00:00

Pennsylvania court throws out governor’s school mask mandate, but appeal puts ruling on hold

Commonwealth Court sided 4-1 with the ranking Republican in the state Senate and others who sued to challenge the masking order.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: 2021-11-08 16:40:28

Wolf expects to let Pa. schools set masking rules in January

The decision to end the statewide mandate comes days after federal officials approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children five and older.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press, Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Inside a Pa. middle school where everyone wears masks, and it’s not really an issue

Educators say there’s a clear choice: Limit the spread of the virus, or risk going back to online and hybrid learning.

By Brett Sholtis