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Penn State is extending its COVID-19 vaccination requirement to employees at six additional commonwealth campuses, on top of University Park, by December 8 to comply with President Joe Biden’s executive order, the university announced Tuesday.
The governing board of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association has voted unanimously to withdraw from its national counterpart, after the larger group requested federal help to address increasing harassment and threats of violence against school board members.
The University of Pittsburgh’s 3,300 faculty members will join the United Steelworkers union after they completed a successful unionization drive on Tuesday. Preliminary results show overwhelming support for the union.
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Pennsylvania’s state Senate is again launching a bipartisan bill to overhaul how probation is carried out.
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A day after longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle announced his retirement, state Rep. Summer Lee — a champion of the progressive movement — gets into the race to replace him.
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