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

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Montgomery County judge denies parents’ effort to stop health board’s order to shut down schools; another lawsuit filed

Shortly after Judge Richard Haaz denied the parents’ petition, another lawsuit was filed challenging merits of the shutdown order and alleging violations of due process and equal protection rights.

As COVID-19 cases surge, should schools stay open? Around the Philly region, approaches vary wildly.

“How did we go from ‘Let’s send everyone back full time,’ to CHOP saying everyone should be closing in the Philadelphia area?” said Jennifer Ross, a Central Bucks parent.

Teachers cheer the end of the DeVos era — but what comes next under President-elect Biden?

The president-elect has promised more funding for public schools and stronger leadership on reopening amid COVID-19.

Montgomery County school buildings ordered closed for two weeks amid coronavirus surge

Officials said the move was made in hopes of curbing a surge in coronavirus infections.

Pa. averaging more than 4,000 new cases a day; thousands more Philly renters may be eligible for assistance; what college students should do before going home

Hospitalizations are up on both sides of the Delaware River as the coronavirus shows no intention of relenting, deep into its eighth month of redefining life in America.

Montgomery County delays vote on closing schools in response to coronavirus surge after uproar from angry parents

“What you are proposing is causing irreparable damage" to children and families, one of many angry parents told members of the county's board of public health.

Why CHOP lab recommends Philly-area schools close amid coronavirus surge

There is “increasing evidence” of transmission in schools around the area — and possibly more than is known as contact tracing efforts falter, said David Rubin, director of the CHOP PolicyLab.

No, not that Four Seasons. How Team Trump’s news conference ended up at a Northeast Philly landscaping firm.

The Trump campaign’s hastily called Saturday news conference outside a Holmesburg landscaping firm captured the public’s imagination and offered a fitting end to an at-times slapdash campaign.

As Trump’s chances dwindle, Pa. GOP focuses its fire on state’s top election official — in and out of court

Before judges and the public, Republican leaders sought to make the case that Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar had overseen a chaotic and faulty election, giving people reason to doubt the results.

We fact-checked Trump’s claims of election fraud in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

The president made numerous false statements about Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in brief remarks from the White House Thursday night.