- Schools Around Pennsylvania are Expecting Substitute Teachers to be in Short Supply this Fall
- Aug 11, 8:02 AM: Schools around Pennsylvania are expecting substitute teachers to be in short supply this fall, amid the coronavirus pandemic but, Kelly Services says the shortage has been going on for years.
- Reopening classrooms is an ’impossibility,’ N.J. school district says as 375 teachers refuse to return.
- > Aug 11, 7:35 AM: One of New Jersey’s largest school districts says starting the school year with in-person classes is a “mathematical impossibility” because 375 of its teachers will not return to the classroom because of coronavirus
- Letter: Why can’t Democratic lawmakers put aside politics?
- > Aug 11, 6:48 AM: In the column, state Rep. Mary Jane Wallner (D-Concord) was quoted as saying “the governor is diverting taxpayer dollars to benefit private and religious schools.” The representative is mistaken about diverting funds. This federal
- Opinion: Charter schools are not ‘magic bullet’ to improving Danbury schools
- > Aug 10, 7:02 AM: Years of neglect have left our schools in a precarious position, with widening disparities and an urgent need to expand facilities, with nowhere near the funding to do so. There are no shortcuts that will solve these problems. Some
- Enrollments in online charter classes quadruple
- Aug 10, 6:58 AM: Of the 340 online courses available through VLACS, 79 had a wait list as of Aug. 7. Every course for kindergarten through fifth grade is full, Kossakoski said.
- Lincoln Charter plans to open community trauma center amid COVID-19 struggles
- Aug 10, 6:55 AM: The center would act as one-stop shop for anything families would need, from trauma-informed care to resources for economic support, behavioral health services and child welfare services, to name a few, Clark said.
- Coronavirus spurs enrollment explosion for Pa. cyberschools
- Aug 10, 6:51 AM: To say interest in K-12 cyber education for this fall is exploding is clearly an understatement.
- Families with means leave public schools for private schools or ‘learning pods,’ raising concerns about worsening educational inequality
- > Aug 10, 6:23 AM: Indeed, private schools are one of those rare ventures that have thrived amid the COVID crisis. While the enrollment at such schools has historically stayed flat, or gone up just slightly in the summer months, Brockton’s Cardinal
- Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning ‘pods’
- Aug 10, 6:03 AM: The state’s high-stakes MCAS exam would be suspended for four years due to the coronavirus pandemic under a bill before lawmakers for written testimony Monday.
- Remote Learning Options Likely Won’t Involve Local Teachers When Schools Reopen
- > Aug 7, 7:35 AM: Massachusetts is looking at hiring outside vendors to help with remote learning in some towns, including Plymouth, WBZ-TV has learned.If a district decides to outsource the work, the state is allowing them to buy courses from one of
- Comcast to Provide 35K Philly Households With Internet Ahead of All-Virtual Schooling
- Aug 7, 7:20 AM: About 35,000 Philly households -- with about 50,000 city school students -- will be connected to the internet, and given digital skills training and tech support, ahead of an all-virtual start to the school year.
- Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program is more valuable now than ever | Opinion
- > Aug 7, 6:37 AM: Did you know every year local businesses help fund thousands of Pennsylvania students’ education – all through a state program you may never have heard of? And, that program is about to become even more critical as the effects of
- Alternative schooling gains popularity amid COVID-19 uncertainty
- > Aug 7, 6:03 AM: South Shore moms Margo LaPointe and Annika Voynow say alternative schooling is nothing new to them. They’ve both worked at local homeschooling co-ops and tutoring centers; they each have experience teaching; and they strongly
- Pennsylvania got $104M from the feds to expand internet access to students. Much of it is still unspent
- > Aug 6, 7:18 AM: This spring, as Pennsylvania schools struggled to complete a historic school year entirely online, state officials secured $104 million in federal funding to improve internet connectivity for K-12 and college students
- Letter: Reboot education for the long haul
- > Aug 5, 8:09 AM: COVID-19 isn’t disappearing. There won’t be a cure or vaccine soon. Contagion spikes and other pandemics will occur. Ten extra days, hybrid models, or “prepare for emergency closure” plans won’t work. This isn’t an emergency
- Will Massachusetts teachers strike this fall? One local union is sounding an alarm
- > Aug 5, 8:05 AM: In a sharp rebuke, teacher union leaders in Quincy decided against endorsing the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s resolution to continue with remote learning at the start of the school year, accusing the state’s largest teachers
- Eight North Jersey Catholic schools to close permanently due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Aug 5, 7:18 AM: They join a growing list of Catholic school closures, including 10 announced by the Newark Archdiocese just months ago.
- Some parents want online school options to keep kids home
- Aug 5, 6:25 AM: A growing chorus of parents across Western New York are saying they do not feel comfortable sending their children back to school – and that they will not.
- State boost in scholarship funds to private and religious schools draws Democratic criticism
- Aug 5, 6:17 AM: When Gov. Chris Sununu announced a $1.5 million boost to New Hampshire’s education scholarship organizations last week, he championed it as a win for families – and a means to help students of color.
- Uneasy about hybrid school, some Vermont families choose an alternative education path
- > Aug 4, 7:32 AM: Although Vermont public schools intend to open Sept. 8, many in the area have proposed to start in a hybrid learning schedule with the possibility of transitioning to fully in-person or fully remote in response to COVID-19 community