Stories tagged: "Noe Ortega"

Standardized Testing
Standardized Testing Not a Victim of the Coronavirus Pandemic. But Should it Be?

State officials and educators are grappling with what to do about standardized tests this year.

Josie Cosentino talks during a virtual hearing about the how students' mental health has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (Screenshot)
Students’ Mental Health a Serious Concern for Educators During Pandemic

Pennsylvania educators and students discussed the toll the pandemic taken on their mental health over the past year.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks during a news conference in October. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Elementary School Students Can Return To Classroom in Hybrid Model, Ortega, Levine Say

Pennsylvania’s top educator and public health official said they want elementary school students to return to the classroom when local conditions allow it.