Stories tagged: "schools"


At Wilson High School in West Lawn, students in the audience listen as former NBA basketball player Chris Herren speaks on April 13, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Rules PA Mask Mandate Must Expire Dec. 4

The ruling comes a week after Commonwealth Court threw out the statewide mask mandate for school and child care facilities.

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.

Giani Clarke,18, a senior at Wilson High School in West Lawn walks to her next class on March 3, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania School Mask Mandate Upheld After Republicans Sought Review

An obscure state panel voted 7-4 that Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam's Aug. 31 mask order for K-12 schools and child care facilities did not have to be enacted as a regulation.

This Sept. 2021 photo shows Dunmore High School in Dunmore, Pa. Four teenagers have been charged with a plot to attack a Pennsylvania high school in 2024, on the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, authorities said, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy are charged as adults and two other teenagers face juvenile charges in the plan to attack Dunmore High School, outside Scranton, on April 20, 2024, authorities said. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)
4 Accused of Plotting School Attack Near Scranton on Columbine Anniversary

A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy are charged as adults and two other teenagers face juvenile charges in the plan to attack Dunmore High School on April 20, 2024.

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.