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Sabrina Werley works with her 4th grade students in a math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Cumru Twp., April 14, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Throws Out Pennsylvania School Mask Mandate, Wolf Administration Plans Appeal

The judges said Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam's mandate did not comply with the state's laws about reviewing and approving regulations and was adopted without an existing disaster emergency declared by the governor.

Students in Sabrina Werley's 4th grade math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County, April 14, 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
Wolf Expects to Let Schools Set Masking Rules in January

The governor said that, on Jan. 17, he expects to turn over decisions about masking to local school officials. The state's universal masking requirement for early learning programs and child care facilities will remain in place.

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Students Barred From Hockey Games After Vulgar Chants at Female Goalie

Armstrong High School students chanted vulgarities at the Mars Area High School team's female goalie during an Oct. 28 game between the Armstrong River Hawks and Mars Fightin' Planets.

This Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Bucks County. The school has made headlines over its use of a racial slur against American Indians as the mascot for its sports teams. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Coming Soon: A Bill to Ban Racist American Indian Names, Imagery in PA Schools

State Rep. Chris Rabb said he hopes to propose the bill before Thanksgiving.

Tara Matise teaches her prekindergarten students virtually in her classroom prepared ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania to Mandate Masks in All K-12 Schools, Day Cares

The order will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 7 and will require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks when inside.

House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, says the sort of data the amended Disease Prevention and Control Law bill might produce includes vaccination and infection rates by school district. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
GOP Leaders Reject Wolf’s Call for Mask Mandate in Schools

The response came one day after Gov. Wolf asked GOP leaders to summon lawmakers to Harrisburg to pass legislation requiring schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.

Teacher Tara Matise exercise with her prekindergarten students participating virtually in her classroom ahead of planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Wolf Asks Legislature for Law Mandating Masks in Classrooms

Gov. Tom Wolf wants lawmakers back in Harrisburg immediately to work on a bill to order schools and child care facilities to require masks in classrooms.