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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

Pa. schools may be required to post their curriculum online. Is it about transparency or censorship?

The bill would apply to school districts, career and technical centers, charter schools and intermediate units.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Many Pa. school districts pass up free coronavirus testing despite rising cases

Officials offered different reasons for the lack of participation, including fear of finding too many cases and simply being too overwhelmed by a chaotic start to the academic year.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

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Updated: September 30, 2021 | 5:30 pm

Pennsylvania recruiting school bus drivers amid shortage

The state is hoping to address the shortage by appealing to people with commercial driver’s licenses looking for work or seeking to supplement their income.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Updated: September 28, 2021 | 5:06 pm

Mask opt-out legislation clears Senate committee

The bill would have to clear the full Senate and the House before going to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who would almost certainly veto it.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Transforming Health seeks parents, students to share experiences

This post is part of WITF’s collaboration with Trusting News, a group that helps journalists earn trust by being transparent about the reporting process.

By Brett Sholtis

Measure on masking in youth sports clears House committee

The Wolf administration’s masking order already exempts youth athletes from having to cover their faces during practice or games.

By The Associated Press

Thousands of Pennsylvania students request mask exemptions

State officials are pushing back, but it’s not clear how far they will go to get districts to enforce the masking requirement more stringently.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press
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