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PUSD updates return-to-schools plan | Youth Of Today

On Friday, Sept. 4, Dr. Jason W. Reynolds, the new superintendent of the Peoria Unified School District, sent an update to families of 37,000 students in Glendale and Peoria.

The updated plan is to have the youngest students return to classrooms Sept. 21, followed by all students returning to schools five days per week Sept. 28.

“We are pleased that the most recent benchmarks from Maricopa County show our district’s data continues to trend in the right direction. According to the most recent update, we are excited to share that we have a target to move directly into Stage 4 of our Return to School Plan,” Reynolds said.

He said PUSD is “targeting” Monday, Sept. 21, for kindergarten through second-graders (“our youngest, most vulnerable students”) to return to classrooms. 

“If the positive trend in our data continues, we will invite the remainder of our students to return on Sept. 28,”

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University of Pittsburgh delays in-person classes because of student partying: Today in Pa.

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The Pennsylvania Farm Show announces plans to go virtual in 2021. Meanwhile, University of Pittsburgh has to delay the start of in-person classes after reports of students partying off campus. Coronavirus restrictions mean some schools will have to play their football games in other counties. The Great Allentown Fair has a plan to help people get their fair food fix, even if the fair itself is canceled.

Those are the stories we cover in the latest episode of “Today in Pa,” a daily weekday podcast from PennLive.com and hosted by Julia Hatmaker. “Today in Pa” is dedicated to sharing the most important and interesting stories in the state.

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NYC Families Brace for Cuomo’s School Reopening Decision Today

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision on whether to reopen New York City’s schools is among the most consequential he has had to make in months of grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beyond the risks to public health, at stake is the education of 1.1 million students, the livelihoods of their parents, the working conditions of 235,000 school workers and the ability of thousands of struggling businesses to employ people and survive. The governor has said he would decide on local districts’ plans by Friday.

Officials in the largest U.S. school district have spent the past five months planning for a hybrid schedule in which students would attend school one to three days a week, depending on a building’s capacity. The rest of the time, the district intends to offer online learning. But the split schedule causes as much difficulty as stay-at-home instruction, said Janine Harper, a former Parent-Teacher Association

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