Pa. Court won’t say if online learning meets state minimums

By Matthew Santoni (May 13, 2022, 3:27 p.m. EDT) — The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court will not rule on whether online classes during the first full school year of the COVID-19 pandemic satisfied a state law requiring 180 days of trial, dismissing a parent group challenge for lack of standing.

The 6-1 Majority said that while parents and advocacy group Open PA Schools have made sweeping allegations that the law requires 180 days of in-person instruction and that students suffered psychological harm as a result of the taking online courses for the 2020-2021 school year. the school year, they hadn’t linked these allegations enough to their own experiences in some way…

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