coronavirus

Philly parents push back against in-person learning

With the winter break fast ending and Hite adamant that in-person learning would continue amid the current surge of Omicron cases, several parents’ groups, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand, organized petitions and sickouts — plans to hold their children out of school — demanding their voices be heard. | From: Metro Philly (Read more.)

Education

With COVID surge in Philly, educators call for temporary return to remote learning or stricter health protocols

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, eight schools in the Philadelphia school district have closed temporarily because of positive cases. The closures come amid an outcry over the recent death of an unvaccinated student at Olney Charter High School and data showing only about 21% of eligible children in Philadelphia have received the vaccine. | From: Chalkbeat Philadelphia (Read more.)