David Mekeel, The Times Herald

David Mekeel

The Times Herald

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Past articles by David:

Education and health groups asked for the new mask mandate for Pennsylvania schools

A group of nearly 50 education and health organizations are asking Pa. officials to implement a statewide mask mandate for schools. → Read More

What you need to know about Pennsylvania's new unemployment compensation system

Claimants will use a new system starting June 8. → Read More

Trying to return to normal after COVID isolation might be creating a mental health pandemic

There has been plenty to worry about over the last year, plenty of things and moments to stir up feelings of stress and anxiety and depression. → Read More

Pa. says some in-person classes are OK regardless of COVID community spread rating

The state now says students in counties with a substantial risk of community spread of COVID-19 can learn at least partially in person. → Read More

Gov. Tom Wolf says effort to vaccinate all Pa. school workers completed ahead of schedule

Besides those 112,500 doses, about 30,000 child care workers were also vaccinated with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson product. → Read More

COVID concerns won't cancel standardized testing, U.S. Department of Education says

However, the tests could be administered differently than in past years. → Read More

Risk of community spread of COVID 'substantial' in all but 1 Pennsylvania county

Cameron County moves to the low-risk category. → Read More

State changes COVID safety recommendation on in-person learning for elementary students

School districts in counties with a substantial risk of community spread of the disease are encouraged to offer some in-person classes to elementary school and other targeted groups of students. → Read More

Risk of community spread of COVID remains substantial in all Pennsylvania counties

Gov. Tom Wolf said recent statewide COVID-19 data has looked promising, but there's still more work to be done. → Read More

Montco experienced highs, lows dealing with COVID-19

Everyone has a handful of years that stick out in their memories, years that contain special significance in their lives. → Read More

Small plane makes emergency landing on Route 422

EXETER TOWNSHIP — Emergency responders had to deal with a unique kind of traffic issue late Monday night. → Read More

Plan for new teacher evaluations would limit impact of standardized tests

Ryan Aument brushed off the complaints. No one likes change, he told himself, the kinks will eventually work out. → Read More

Later school start times for middle, high school students urged in report

Moving to later start times for middle and high schools could address a public health crisis of epidemic proportions affecting American adolescents, according to a newly released report from a → Read More

Online plan could mean snow days are numbered for Pa. students

They're the bane of school administrators and the hopeful dreams of students. → Read More