School this year won’t be the same. Philadelphia’s reopening plan allows for just two days of in-person instruction a week, and lots of social distancing. Also, a day after Philly said fans wouldn’t be able to attend Eagles games, officials clarified that crowds at home games could be possible in the future.
Don’t forget to look up tonight. You could catch a glimpse of the International Space Station.
Yeadon, a Delaware County town of fewer than 12,000 people, has seen the highest rate of coronavirus cases of any suburban municipality or Philly zip code with at least 10,000 residents. This has been going on since before June 15, and Yeadon sits in the only suburban Philly county that does not have its own health department.
The situation has shown signs of improvement lately, but with people across the country growing impatient with staying at home and wearing masks, public health experts say those gains could be lost.
Philadelphia has announced its plan for reopening schools. The plan includes only two days of in-person instruction a week, social distancing and face masks, and increased sanitation, among other things. But each of Philly’s 200-plus schools is still responsible for its own operations plan to execute the guidelines.
Understandably, parents are worried about their children’s health. While parents have the option of 100% virtual schooling to avoid public spaces, some are concerned about educating their children while also having to work. Some are even sending their kids to live in another city.
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“There’s no reward in constantly questioning your place in a community and what role you play; it creates mental turmoil. However, this struggle was unavoidable. That’s because primarily white, outwardly liberal institutions like Haverford have such a long history of talking the talk without living up to it.” — writes Rasaaq Shittu, a Black rising sophomore at Haverford College, on what racism looks like at “liberal” institutions.