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The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Senate OKs Bill Offering Snow Day Relief

The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill designed to give schools more flexibility in making up snow days from this brutal winter, but it’s unclear whether it will get action in the state House.

03/19/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Senate Vote Expected On Snow Day Relief, House Not So Sure

The Pennsylvania Senate this week is expected to vote on a bill to give relief to school districts struggling to make up school days lost to ice and snow, but House leaders say legislation may not be necessary.

03/18/2014

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Camden City School District Makes Schedule Changes Due To Snow Days

District schools will now be in session for students and staff from April 21-25, which had been scheduled as Spring Break.

03/05/2014

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Some Students Miss Out On President’s Day Holiday To Make Up For Snow Days

President’s Day usually means school is out, but today students are up early and in class, whether they like it or not.

02/17/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District Of Philadelphia Shortens Spring Break Because Of Snow Days

The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will now be open three days, April 15, 16, 17, originally designated for spring break.

02/14/2014

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Will Pa. Schools Get Reprieve From Snow Make-Up Days? Time Will Tell.

Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.

02/07/2014

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Study: Snow Days Don’t Negatively Impact Learning

New research out of Harvard reveals not calling schools off for a snow day might be more detrimental to students than canceling school for the weather.

01/29/2014

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Plan Ahead For Snow Days With Schoolkids, Psychologist Advises

Philadelphia-based psychologist Dr. Melissa Brand encourages parents to plan ahead, stock up on supplies, and structure the day.

01/03/2014

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Philadelphia Adds 2 Days Onto School Year; Too Many Snow Days

The district had only two snow days built into its calendar for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools were closed for four days this academic year.

03/10/2011

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Philadelphia School District Cancels Wednesday In-Service

The Philadelphia School District is canceling a scheduled day off this Wednesday in an effort to make up for loss time due to the recent snowstorms.

01/31/2011

Digital Journalist Nicole Brewer

BLOG: No More Snow Days?!

By Nicole Brewer: Well, kiddies …. be careful what you wish for. Your sacred snow day now comes with a catch.

CBS Philly–10/26/2010

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