Stories tagged: "public schools"


FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020, file photo, rows of school buses are parked at their terminal, in Zelienople, Pa. Reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic means putting children on school buses, and districts are working on plans to limit the risk. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
No One Knows How to Best Protect the 26 Million Kids Who Take the Bus to School

School transportation plans are “just one of the many ways we’re seeing inequities playing out in this pandemic.”

Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera speaks to the press. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Wolf's Office
PA Education Secretary Steps Down as Schools Scramble to Reopen

Pennsylvania's education secretary Pedro Rivera announced Tuesday he will be leaving the job in October to take another position.

Images courtesy of Tiffany Ward
How This Pittsburgh Educator Is Bridging Education Gaps During the Pandemic

The Pittsburgh Village Project i an educational initiative that engages students through creativity and academics to combat learning loss.

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PA Teachers Union: Schools Need to Plan for Remote Learning Just in Case

"Unfortunately, an increasing number of Pennsylvania educators and parents are concerned that reopening schools for in-person instruction poses significant health risks."

Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Parents and Teachers Are Terrified of Schools Reopening as COVID-19 Cases Surge: ‘I Just Don’t Know If It’s Safe’

Without a comprehensive plan that includes additional federal funding, teachers and parents argue, reopening schools could put students, their families, and educators in danger.

Graphic via Tania Lili for COURIER
I’m a Microbiologist and a Mom. This Is Why I’m Keeping My Kids Home This Fall.

Unfortunately, we don’t have scientific studies on any of this yet, so we really don’t know how to open schools safely during a pandemic.

President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump Pressures Governors to Fully Reopen Schools Even as Coronavirus Surges—Or Else

“It’s clear that our nation’s schools must fully reopen and fully operate this school year. Anything short of that robs students, not to mention taxpayers, of their future,” DeVos said during a call with governors.