Local school officials this week expressed frustration over the news that they’ll have to administer federally mandated, high-stakes tests during a year beset by sickness, quarantines, intermittent shifts to remote learning and potentially great learning loss.
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An important update to the revised guidance announced last week by the Pennsylvania departments of Health and Education is the requirement for schools in counties with high COVID-19 rates to fill out and submit an attestation form.
Lancaster County has reached the “substantial” level of community transmission of COVID-19, according to an update to the state’s weekly early monitoring dashboard.
LNP | LancasterOnline sat down with Pedro Rivera on Thursday, his first day as president of Thaddeus Stevens College, to discuss why he switched jobs when he did, what made him so interested in Thaddeus Stevens, and his goals for the technical college moving forward.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, which has been responsible for sharing COVID-19 data across the state, says it’s still working on protocols to track cases by school district, raising questions over how quickly parents will learn about cases that could impact their families.
Lancaster County schools aren’t recommended to offer full-time, in-person instruction under the newest reopening guidance issued Monday by the state departments of education and health.
While a smooth transition back to in-person instruction is ideal, state Educaation Secretary Pedro Rivera said Thursday during a webinar hosted by the Lancsater NAACP that the state is “planning for the best” but “preparing for the worst” as schools discuss reopening plans amid a pandemic that has recently picked up steam in parts of the country.
There is "no question" Pennsylvania schools will reopen in the fall, Gov. Tom Wolf said in a press conference Friday.
Pennsylvania's top education official told lawmakers on Monday that it is "fully our intent" to reopen schools in the fall.
Keystone Exams have worn out their welcome in Pennsylvania, the state’s top fiscal watchdog declared this week.