CDC says schools should still enforce masks & social distancing, Pa. Dept. of Education responds

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday they recommend schools stick to implementing COVID-19 health guidelines through the end of this school year. That means students and staff members should continue to wear masks and socially distance themselves from one another, the CDC said.

Wolf Administration Begins Distribution of $1 Billion in Pandemic EBT Benefits to Families of Eligible School-Age Children

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania departments of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead and Education (PDE) Acting Secretary Noe Ortega announced the Wolf Administration has begun distribution of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)Opens In A New Window federally funded benefits to the families of nearly 1 million Pennsylvania children who have attended school remotely due to the […]

The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden.

This generation of women had achieved what no other had. They were part of a monumental shift in the roles women could play in American society that began in the late 1970s and continues today — “the quiet revolution,” the economist Claudia Goldin calls it. In 1955, women were one-third of the American labor force […]

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan Makes Crucial Long-term Investment in Child Care

Following a weekend celebrating Mother’s Day, it’s relevant to talk about policies that can benefit Pennsylvania moms and their families. Affordable access to child care. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the nation’s child care system and revealed long-standing challenges and inequities in how working parents access care. President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan makes a bold investment of nearly $40 […]