Governor Wolf recently announced that all schools in Pennsylvania will remain closed indefinitely to limit the spread of COVID-19. A number of resources have been developed to provide a continuity of education for Pennsylvania students.
Schools that are interested in offering new courses or supplementing existing programs can subscribe to the online learning platforms Odysseyware and Edgenuity. These resources are available at no cost to school districts through their local intermediate unit.
The Department of Education also plans to provide grants for schools to purchase computer equipment to support online learning programs. Applications will be available through the department’s e-grants system by April 6 and must be submitted by April 10.
In addition, Pennsylvania’s seven Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) channels will also provide instructional programming for students. The Learning at Home resources are available to families and educators at https://learningathomepa.org/.
More information about continuity of education for Pennsylvania students during the COVID-19 shutdown is available here.