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    Pennsylvania’s largest teachers’ union told districts to adopt universal masking policies if they want to keep schools open for in-person instruction all year long. Rich Askey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, made the call in a news release Wednesday as districts across the state grapple with reopening policies ahead of the new school year. “We know...
    CHIAGO — With less than two weeks left before the school year starts, negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are stalled. But whether or not the two groups can negotiate a reopening deal, teachers will still return to classrooms Aug. 30, CTU president Jesse Sharkey said at a Wednesday press conference.  “We’re going into the school...
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union and the city's school district are at "an impasse" in talks over COVID-19 safety protocols ahead of school starting at the end of the month, the union's leader said Wednesday.CTU President Jesse Sharkey noted remaining disagreements include metrics over when to close schools in case of an outbreak, rules about when students need to...
    HARRISBURG (AP/KDKA) – Pennsylvania’s largest teachers union on Wednesday urged K-12 schools to require masks in school buildings, a measure that state officials are encouraging but not mandating. The Pennsylvania State Education Association cited the threat of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which is spiking infections and hospitalizations across the state and nationally, including among children. READ...
    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is at an "impasse" with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) amid negotiations regarding the reopening of schools in less than two weeks, the Chicago Tribune reported. "We are beginning without a comprehensive reopening agreement," CTU President Jesse Sharkey said Wednesday. "This is a real problem. So far the city has not been willing to agree to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In less than two weeks, Chicago Public Schools students return to full-time in-person learning, but the Chicago Teachers Union said the district still hasn’t agreed on safety standards for the upcoming school year. It’s a major concern for teachers, with COVID cases surging again due to the more contagious delta variant. READ MORE: Evergreen Park Special Education...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Teachers Association said Tuesday that is calling for the state to require COVID vaccinations for eligible students as well as anyone working in schools. The union’s board voted 46-4 Monday night in favor of the mandate, which is says is “vital to the continuation of in-person learning in Massachusetts.” READ MORE: All New England States...
    OAKLAND (BCN) — An arbitrator in a dispute between the Oakland Unified School District and its teachers’ union ruled that the district violated an agreement with the union and must provide back pay to substitute teachers. The Oakland Education Association brought the grievance against the district last fall at the beginning of the last school year, claiming the district was...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Broward Teacher’s Union President Anna Fusco told CBS4 she had made a mistake announcing Thursday that 3 Broward County teachers and a teacher’s aide had died. She said it was only two elementary school teachers and the aide, none of whom were vaccinated. READ MORE: Florida Nursing Homes See Worker Infections, Low Vaccination Rates “The 4th...
    All employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15, interim Supt. Megan Reilly announced Friday — an order intended to reassure parents and employees and provide more defense against the surging Delta variant of the coronavirus. “As part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s efforts to provide the safest possible environment...
    As the debate over how race is taught in schools continues to be a hot-button issue in many school districts, the president of one of America's largest teachers unions is speaking out against efforts to ban critical race theory. In a speech this week, Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said critical race theory it...
    The National Education Association – the country’s largest teachers union – endorsed COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandates for its members Thursday, even as 90% of them have already gotten the jab. "We also support regular COVID-19 testing in lieu of vaccination for those not yet vaccinated or those for whom vaccination is not medically appropriate or effective. We believe that...
    National Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in the United States, announced on Thursday, the union will support Chinese coronavirus vaccine and testing mandates to “ensure that students and educators are able to enjoy safe, uninterrupted, in-person education.” Becky Pringle, the union’s president, in a statement, said that the union supports “requirements that all educators receive a [Chinese coronavirus] vaccination or...
    The president of the largest teachers union in the United States has released a statement announcing the association's support for a requirement for educators to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing. National Education Association President Becky Pringle released the statement on Thursday, Aug. 12, said the union wants students to safely return to the classroom, and more vaccinations...
    Across the country, teachers who haven’t yet returned to work are bracing for the inevitable clusterfuck of classrooms full of young children who may not yet be eligible for one of the three COVID-19 vaccines as the Delta variant kills and hospitalizes in record numbers. But the kids, especially those in areas where mask mandates have been banned by far-right...
    A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a student during a 'Vax To School' campaign event at a high school in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images A recent surge of Covid cases in children across the U.S. led the nation's second-largest...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Monday he leans strongly toward mandating teachers get vaccinated against coronavirus, a striking comment as President Joe Biden has promised to be the most pro-union president, and one of the nation’s biggest teachers unions opposes such a mandate. Fauci told USA Today: If you are in a position of being responsible for another person, be that...
    Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said on Sunday she supports vaccine mandates for teachers. With schools open in the fall, and vaccines being mandated by many businesses across the country, there was some question of whether teachers should be mandated to get the vaccine. Weingarten initially did not support mandates, but signaled an openness to it...
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    American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said Sunday that she wants the union to support mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for teachers. This would be a change in policy, as the AFT currently favors vaccination being a voluntary choice. Weingarten told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the rise in cases and the spread of the delta variant have led her to...
    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten backed COVID-19 vaccine mandates for educators on Sunday. After pushing for voluntary shots earlier in the week, Weingarten said her union, which is one of the largest in the country, would look into shot requirements after talking with leadership because the delta variant has contributed to a large rise in cases of...
                      by Eric Lendrum  The Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) declared its belief that schools should be shut down again if the India Variant of the coronavirus, also known as the “Delta variant,” continues to spread, as reported by the Daily Caller. In a letter published on Thursday addressed to Chicago Mayor Lori...
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    Originally Published by: Officials confirm shark attacked 12-year-old Indonesia building its own Jurassic Park despite warnings Brewers Association recognizes 4 new beer styles The Chicago Teachers Union is calling for a tougher approach to combating the coronavirus delta variant ahead of the new school year, suggesting that in-person instruction could be once again paused if cases continue...
    A teachers union filed suit against a Rhode Island mother in an effort to block compliance with her repeated public information requests about whether the school teaches critical race theory and anti-racism. Nicole Solas, who began submitting requests in April to determine whether her kindergarten-aged daughter would be taught critical race theory lessons, was listed among defendants in a...
    A teachers union has filed a lawsuit against a mom in a bid to block her public records requests about critical race theory. In April, Nicole Solas sent a lengthy email to the principal of Wakefield Elementary, Rhode Island, where her child attends school, to demand records about the controversial teaching practice. By June 2, Solas had filed more than 200...
                        The Florida Education Association (FEA) and the Committee to Protect Health Care are both supporting the idea of mandatory masks in Florida’s public schools. Both groups blasted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his efforts in opposition to such a mandate. On Wednesday, the largest teachers’ union in Florida...
    The Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) warned that plans to return to in-person instruction could be derailed if the delta variant continues to spread. The union published a letter online addressed to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city’s Board of Education, Fox News reported Thursday, calling on the mayor to “acknowledge the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 virus,” and to...
    The Rhode Island chapter of the National Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the South Kingstown School Committee and a parent in order to block the release of records concerning Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender teaching in the school district, Legal Insurrection reported Wednesday. The teachers’ union now claims, in the complaint filed in Superior Court, that the...
    More On: critical race theory The Times cozied up to the CCP and other commentary Sen. Hawley: Public schools must shape kids who love America and our founding The CDC needlessly creates panic and other commentary Big Tech widens censorship and other commentary State and local branches of the National Education Association (NEA) filed a lawsuit this week against...
    The Chicago Teachers Union is calling for a tougher approach to combating the coronavirus delta variant ahead of the new school year, suggesting that in-person instruction could be once again paused if cases continue to climb.  In a Wednesday letter addressed to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public School officials, and members of the school board, CTU said "new pandemic variants...
    The Rhode Island branch of a major teachers union is suing to block a school district from fulfilling a mother's public records requests, citing the sheer volume of requests and concerns about teacher privacy. The case revolves around a mom, Nicole Solas, who caught national attention for her quest to address critical race theory (CRT) in her child's district. School...
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                      by Steve Miller  Flight attendants’ and teachers’ unions whose members are on the front lines of disputed Covid safety protocols are ardent enforcers of mask mandates for the public but do not require their members to get vaccinated. Such inoculation is widely acknowledged as the most effective step in stopping...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Public Schools and the teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Department Reports 1,493 New Cases, 15 Additional Deaths The previous contract for the district’s 2,400 employees expired at the end of June last year. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – This week teachers throughout the metroplex were welcomed back to school. Photos posted on social media showing many of them not wearing masks or social distancing gave people a sneak peek on what the school year may look like without any mandates. Steven Poole is the Executive Director of the United Educators Association. He said even...
    The teachers union that represents more than 60,000 current and retired educators across New York reiterated its opposition Monday to COVID-19 vaccine mandates after Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged school districts to require the doses. The New York State United Teachers released a statement following Cuomo's COVID-19 briefing in which he said teachers in the state should be required to get...
    A union representing teachers in New York on Monday came out against the state's vaccine mandate for public workers, saying while it does encourage teachers to get vaccinated, it will not support a requirement. “We have advocated since the beginning of the year that any educator who wants a vaccine should have easy access to one," the New York State United...
                        The Ohio Education Association released a statement on Wednesday calling for mask guidelines in school that “follow the science.” However, in a seemingly contradictory move, recent mandates put in place by Columbus Public Schools will require all students to wear a mask this fall. “Educators want nothing more...
                      by J.D. Davidson  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will not mandate masks in the state’s public schools but rather leave decisions up to local school boards. Ohio’s largest teachers union wants science, rather than politics, to guide those local decisions. In a statement Wednesday, the Ohio Education Association said it’s concerned...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, a former Los Angeles schoolteacher, ripped American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten's latest remarks about COVID-19 and the fall semester, telling Fox News her comments suggest the union wants to keep schools closed once again. On "The Story," Terrell pointed to Weingarten's recent appearance on MSNBC in which the union boss claimed the Delta...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Before the school buses roll, the issue of masking in the classroom is still being debated. “Use common sense and wear a mask. It’s the only way to prevent the virus from spreading,” said Gloria Petruzziello, with her 9-year-old granddaughter. Long awaited mask guidance from the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education came out Friday,...
    Camera crews have captured the extraordinary moment the Governor of Rhode Island was branded a 'coward' by the mayor of Providence during a public spat at a news conference.  Gov. Dan McKee was preparing to address a throng of reporters in the city on Wednesday, before he was heckled by Mayor Jorge Elorza, who was so fired up that he...
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told "America’s Newsroom" on Thursday that American children must be in school in the fall, reacting to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten seeming to hedge on whether or not U.S. schools would reopen  TEXAS PARENTS PUSH BACK ON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SPENDING $2M ON 'EQUITY CONSULTANTS' AS ACADEMICS LAG MIKE PARSON: There is nothing...
    Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, two Democrats who may face off in a gubernatorial challenge, were separated on Wednesday following a heated exchange. Moments before a press conference was set to begin, Elorza demanded McKee release details regarding a tentative collective bargaining agreement between the state and the Providence Teachers Union, which was hashed...
    Tempers flared and the teacher’s union president called a parent a “child abuser” after a Broward County, Florida, school board meeting Tuesday. Parents opposed to an in-school mask mandate refused to wear masks during the meeting, a condition board members imposed on residents. The Miami Herald reported: Anti-mask protesters and members of the Broward Teachers Union got into a heated...
    What's that now? After the CDC indicated Tuesday that it was revising its mask recommendations to say that even vaccinated people should wear masks indoors and to urge all people in K-12 schools — students, teachers, and staff alike — to wear masks, the Des Moines Register posted an op-ed from Bruce Lear, a former teacher and 27-year regional...
    Teachers unions in several states are continuing to push for mandatory masks and vaccines for students while demanding the right to choose for adults. The Hawaii State Department of Health issued “guidance” for public schools, according to Hawaii News Now, which: Promotes (but does not require) COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] vaccines as a “core essential strategy,” Sees social distancing as...
    A caucus within the largest teachers union in New York appeared to indicate this week it might seek legal action if members are forced to return to in-person teaching this fall.  The Solidarity Caucus of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) reportedly sent out a Google survey to caucus members to determine interest in pursuing legal recourse. The form was...
    A group of Senate Republicans called Tuesday for the country’s largest teachers union to disclose more details about its plan to conduct research on groups that oppose the teaching of critical race theory in classrooms. In a letter to National Education Association President Rebecca Pringle, Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Marco Rubio of Florida and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama said...