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Safety or socialization?: School leaders ‘agonize’ over COVID-era back-to-school plans

Normally, it takes years for scientific thought to migrate into real-life practice. Today, the public is asking lay people to make real-time sense of a disease scientists are learning about on the fly.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. lawmakers concerned ‘guidance’ for schools could open the door to COVID-19 lawsuits

Potential liability should students or staff become infected with COVID-19 at school is a top concern among some education leaders.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

‘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

Masks to be worn at all times in school, state says

The administration this week released additional guidance.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Private, charter schools in Pa. worry bus cuts will strand students

Pennsylvania school districts that plan to start the year off virtually are facing a potentially thorny issue: What to do about bus transportation for students of private and charter schools offering face-to-face instruction.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press
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