Negotiations are still happening in St. Paul. The unions are asking for smaller class sizes and higher wages, while the school districts say their budgets are shrinking as enrollment declines.
Even with Omicron, the teachers’ union leader isn’t calling for shutdowns.
Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.
Two days after winter break, union members were preparing to vote on whether they would refuse to report to school buildings.
The sweeping changes will help more than a half-million public service workers who had thought they were paying down their debt for years.
The most powerful teachers’ union president in America discusses school reopening, mask mandates and vaccine-or-test requirements.
Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s lacking are jobs for the graduates.
About half the nation’s schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers’ unions are getting much of the blame. Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.
The United Federation of Teachers is boosting Mr. Stringer’s embattled campaign with an advertising blitz.
The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.
In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?
The slow vaccine rollout, and local fights between districts and unions, could make it hard for the president to fulfill his promise.
The inaugural committee did not disclose how much it has raised so far for the event, which is to be scaled down because of the pandemic.
Teachers’ unions largely support plans to put educators near the front of the line, but given availability and logistics, that might not be enough to open more schools in the spring.
The mayor so many love to hate is doing more than most to get kids back in class.
Distrust of the president and his motives hardened the conviction of some educators that teaching in person was unsafe, helping drive union opposition.
Republicans and Democrats agree that schools need billions of dollars to reopen, but policy fights have the parties at loggerheads, with educators growing desperate.
Unions are threatening to strike if classrooms reopen, but are also pushing to limit live remote teaching. Their demands will shape pandemic education.
Educators say they want to teach from home during the pandemic, but are fighting to limit work hours and counter demands that they consider unreasonable.
Mr. Prince, a contractor close to the Trump administration, contacted veteran spies for operations by Project Veritas, the conservative group known for conducting stings on news organizations and other groups.