Pennsylvania schools will begin reopening soon and advocates for children say there’s a lot to consider for the quality of education as well as the safety of students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating approximately $10.5 million to Career and Technical Education Centers (CTC) to assist them in implementing public health and safety plans and help them to resume operations.
The callous killing of George Floyd at the hands of those charged with his protection has energized calls to reform our policing system. But if we’re serious about protecting Black families as a whole, we cannot limit the conversation to the police alone. We need to transform the child welfare system, too.
As Pennsylvania districts finalize plans for how to reopen schools amid rising coronavirus case counts, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that officials have few good options for how to safely return students to the classroom.
Just as we finally may be coming to grips with the racial bias that permeates every aspect of American life, and how that harms families of color, along come some federal auditors proposing to double down on a system that wreaks havoc on thousands of children who are overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately nonwhite.