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What is a self-directed democratic school?

Circle School in Harrisburg is a democratic school
By Scott LaMar

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

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Updated: November 11, 2021 | 5:00 pm

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: November 8, 2021 | 4:40 pm

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

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

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