Maddie Hanna covers education around the region, with a focus on suburban school districts, charter schools and school funding issues.

Latest Stories

All Pennsylvania schools ordered to close as coronavirus impact spreads

Pennsylvania became the eighth state to shutter its schools. The directive applies to public and charter schools and also encourages private schools to close.

All Pennsylvania schools to close for two weeks amid coronavirus outbreak; Trump declares national emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the statewide school shutdown as cases of the virus continue to the climb in the region and major employers are directing staffers to work from home.

Montgomery County schools shutdown brings relief, stress — and forces 63 Philly schools to close

Some school leaders were relieved they would no longer have to make day-to-day decisions about closures. But parents were scrambling for child care.

How area schools are planning to instruct thousands of students in the event of long-term coronavirus closures

School districts across the region are creating online lesson plans and sending students home with packets of assignments as they brace for the prospect of the spreading coronavirus forcing extended school closures.

Philly announces 1st coronavirus case; 1st patient dies in N.J.; St. Patrick’s Day parade canceled

With the single case in Philadelphia and two cases in Bucks County, Pennsylvania’s state total reached 14. Philadelphia officials urged people to avoid crowds of more than 5,000 people, and canceled the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Philly cancels St. Patrick’s Day parade, warns against large gatherings after first coronavirus case; Bucks identifies first two cases

The Philadelphia Health Department is now recommending that city residents consider not attending public gatherings with more than 5,000 expected attendees.

7073彩票登录 plunge amid coronavirus fears, New Jersey declares state of emergency

As the number of cases in the Philadelphia region grows, the widening impact is affecting schools, conferences, and businesses.

New coronavirus cases in Pa. and New Jersey lead to school closures for more than 30,000 students

Three new coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania and 11 in New Jersey were identified on Monday. In the Philadelphia region, schools announced temporary closures that will affect tens of thousands of students, parents, and staff members.

‘It’s best to take as many precautions as possible’: Parents and students react to school closings over coronavirus

“Everybody starts to think about how this might affect them,” said Jennifer Polinchock, assistant superintendent in the Centennial School District.

Full-day kindergarten in every Pa. school district? Gov. Wolf wants to require it.

Funding and lack of classroom space have been barriers for some school districts, even in affluent communities.