‘Who did I put in harm’s way without knowing it?’ South Jersey teacher is recovering from coronavirus

Debbie Wash, 55, was among the students, parents, teachers, and school leaders interviewed last summer by the Inquirer. She reflects on the conflict teachers faced as school resumed.

Less than a third of eligible Philly students have opted to return to school

“We think that in-person education for our children is extremely important, and we think we should do it, even if the risk isn’t zero,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said.

Less than a third of eligible Philly students have opted to return to school

“We think that in-person education for our children is extremely important, and we think we should do it, even if the risk isn’t zero,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said.

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Penn students continue class boycott in support of Black lives, Walter Wallace Jr.

Students at University of Pennsylvania continued to boycott classes for a second day following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr. by Philadelphia Police officers. The students demonstrated outside the Penn police station on Chestnut Street in University City on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
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Penn students continue class boycott in support of Black lives, Walter Wallace Jr.

Students at University of Pennsylvania continued to boycott classes for a second day following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr. by Philadelphia Police officers. The students demonstrated outside the Penn police station on Chestnut Street in University City on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Philly schools won’t reopen to teachers Monday as planned

PFT president Jerry Jordan told Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. that he did not want the district’s prekindergarten through second-grade students back in buildings because of a COVID-19 surge.

Philly schools won’t reopen to teachers Monday as planned

PFT president Jerry Jordan told Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. that he did not want the district’s prekindergarten through second-grade students back in buildings because of a COVID-19 surge.
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Haverford students on strike after college officials’ comments on Walter Wallace Jr. death

Students said they were incensed that Haverford, which is supposed to care deeply about social justice, would try to interfere with their right to protest.

These brothers got law degrees and married teachers. Now both lead South Jersey school districts.

“Education is our family business,” says Stephen Cappello, the Cinnaminson schools chief.

Islamic State attack on Kabul University in Afghanistan leaves 22 dead, 22 wounded

Most of the casualties were students, and there were fears the death toll could climb with some of the wounded said to be in critical condition.

Some local colleges are still holding in-person classes. Can they make it to Thanksgiving?

Local colleges that opened for in-person classes and on-campus living are cautiously optimistic they can make it to turkey day, despite rising case counts of the virus nationally and statewide.

Penn State’s loss to Buckeyes had a silver lining: No large gatherings.

Although it was Penn State's first home game of the season, there weren't any large social gatherings like the previous weekend. Officials considered that a win in the COVID era.

Baby Boomers and high earners now carry the most student loan debt: Fidelity study

Americans are also pulling more money out of their retirement accounts this year, according to Fidelity.

Pennsylvania’s state universities move to lay off more than 100 full-time faculty

It would be the largest such retrenchment in the state system’s history, according to the faculty union, which intends to try to save the jobs.

When New York’s Strand Bookstores asked for help, 25,000 online orders flooded in

The owner asked patrons to "#savethestrand" with some early holiday shopping, asking for help for the first time in The Strand's 93-year history. The response crashed the store's website.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is suing Liberty University, saying the school damaged his reputation

The suit alleges that Liberty officials accepted what Falwell says are false claims about his involvement in an extramarital affair between his wife and a business partner of the couple’s.

Philly’s Nov. 30 back-to-school plan threatened by rising COVID-19 cases

“We’re preparing for all scenarios, a scenario that will allow for us to bring some children back, a scenario that would allow for all children to remain virtual,” the superintendent said.

Pennsylvania schools need an additional $4.6 billion to close education gaps, new analysis finds

The analysis is the latest salvo in a yearslong battle to address inequities in the state’s public school system, one that could intensify as the case moves toward trial.

Penn State prepares for first home football game as coronavirus cases on campus fall and concern mounts

Penn State will play the first of four home games against archrival Ohio State on Halloween night. Its first away game of the season this past weekend already triggered unsafe student behavior.

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