Education

The Wolf administration now recommends schools in counties with “substantial spread” of COVID-19 — which includes a positivity rate over 10% or incidents per 100,00 residents over 100 — use a remote instruction model only.
All but four of the 67 counties are now seeing substantial spread of the coronavirus.

Current state guidelines say schools should move to 100% virtual instruction in counties with “substantial transmission” rates. But many Lehigh Valley schools remain open, despite meeting that standard.

As‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌cases‌ ‌surge statewide college‌ ‌campuses‌ ‌are‌ ‌assessing‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌students‌ ‌go‌ ‌home‌ ‌for‌ ‌Thanksgiving.‌ ‌WLVR’s‌ ‌Gabi‌ ‌Falk‌ ‌has‌ ‌more‌ ‌on‌ ‌how‌ ‌Moravian‌ ‌and‌ ‌Muhlenberg‌ ‌College‌ ‌are‌ ‌preparing‌ ‌students‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌safe‌ ‌holiday.‌ ‌ ‌

Students with special needs have additional challenges when it comes to learning in a virtual environment. A group of teachers in Berks County are going the extra mile to help kids where they live.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is drawing up plans to bring six of the universities in its orbit under two umbrellas.


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