Florida Superintendent Arrested on Perjury Charge in School Safety Inquiry

The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.

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Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

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The Outlook for Public Schools in N.Y.C.

The temporary closures of schools that have frustrated parents may soon become less common under new virus rules.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.

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Fed Up With Remote Learning, Governors Make a Push to Reopen Schools

A bipartisan group of governors decided to flex its muscle and get students back into classrooms, despite union resistance and bureaucratic hesitancy.

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As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue It

Disruptions to education during the pandemic are turning people away from a profession that was already struggling to attract new recruits.

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High School Football Coach Is Fired After Players’ Use of Anti-Semitic Language

School officials in Duxbury, Mass., denounced what they called the “horrifying and disappointing” language and said they had hired a private lawyer to conduct an investigation.

#anti-semitism, #coaches-and-managers, #duxbury-mass, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #teachers-and-school-employees

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‘I’ve Lost a Lot of Faith’: Suburban Parents Push Schools to Reopen Faster

Frustration over pandemic reopening plans is growing in New Jersey’s affluent suburbs, where taxes are high and many students are barely in classrooms.

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In a Boost to Reopening Schools, C.D.C. Says Students Can Be 3 Feet Apart

The previous recommendation of six feet of distancing was a major obstacle to bringing students back for in-person learning.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states

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Why Child Care Staff Had to Show Up While Teachers Worked Remotely

The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #child-care, #district-council-37, #education-k-12, #garrido-henry, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Learning Apps Have Boomed During the Pandemic. Now Comes the Real Test

Start-ups hope there’s no turning back for online learning, even as more students return to the classroom.

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Biden Got the Vaccine Rollout Humming, With Trump’s Help

Trump administration officials grumble that they laid the groundwork for surging vaccinations, but some hard work in the trenches has helped pick up the pace of production.

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Texas School’s Lesson on Chivalry Asked Girls to ‘Walk Daintily’ and Obey Men

A Shallowater High School assignment meant to demonstrate medieval-era misogyny was scrapped after at least one parent objected.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #gender, #homework, #lubbock-tex, #shallowater-high-school, #teachers-and-school-employees, #texas, #women-and-girls

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Biden Administration Steps Up Push for School Reopenings

A day after President Biden said teachers should be prioritized for vaccination, the first lady and the education secretary hit the road to urge communities to return to in-person learning.

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As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.

#bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #norristown-pa, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

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Any Advice on What to Wear for Your First Job?

Vanessa Friedman, fashion director of The New York Times, takes reader questions.

#content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #teachers-and-school-employees, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Influence of a Perfect Teacher

Perhaps because I had a teacher who made reading aloud into ceremony, ritual and compelling drama, I grew up to find my cause in pediatricians’ promoting reading aloud at checkups.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #libraries-and-librarians, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union

In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

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New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened.

Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.

#chicago-ill, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #elementary-school, #new-york-city, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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CDC Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools

Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.

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Republicans Seize on Shuttered Schools as a Political Rallying Cry

As President Biden struggles to keep his pledge to reopen schools in 100 days, Republicans in Congress are hammering at the issue as a way to win back alienated women and suburban voters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blunt-roy-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New School Guidelines

The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge

As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #stimulus-economic, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Will It Take to Reopen Schools?

The Biden administration is determined to restart in-person learning quickly. But there are some major hurdles.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states

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What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?

As districts across the country wrestle with when to return to in-person instruction, the story of Providence, R.I., offers a lesson in what it takes to do so.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #raimondo-gina-m, #rhode-island, #teachers-and-school-employees

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N.Y.C. to Reopen Middle Schools, but Most Students Will Still Learn From Home

The decision will put about 62,000 more students back in classrooms, meaning that a quarter of the city’s 1 million public school students will be learning in person by March.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Union Leader Who Says She Can Get Teachers Back in Schools

In cities and suburbs where schools remain closed, teachers unions are often saying: not yet. Can Randi Weingarten change that?

#american-federation-of-teachers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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Chicago Teachers Tentatively Agree to Return to Classrooms

If approved, the deal would avert a strike and allow some students to receive in-person instruction starting this week.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #lightfoot-lori, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Watch a New Short From the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Through a day of role-playing, a group of students get an eye-opening introduction to the careers that may await them.

#children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #festivals, #sundance-film-festival-park-city-utah, #teachers-and-school-employees, #workplace-environment

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A Dying Teacher, Worrying Over Students to His Last Breaths

The death of a beloved educator in Houston, like others across the country, has deepened teachers’ fears and conflict over in-person instruction.

#cobb-county-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #houston-tex, #montgomery-ala, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Schools Were Set to Reopen. Then the Teachers’ Union Stepped In.

Students didn’t return to elementary schools in Montclair, N.J., as planned after a tense week of debate and a boycott of prep sessions by some educators.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #montclair-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-education-assn, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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After the Capitol Was Stormed, Teachers Try Explaining History in Real Time

Educators have turned to Shakespeare, science fiction and cat people analogies to help students understand the past weeks.

#colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Biden Is Vowing to Reopen Schools Quickly. It Won’t Be Easy.

The slow vaccine rollout, and local fights between districts and unions, could make it hard for the president to fulfill his promise.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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Bars and Gyms and Salons Are Open in Brazil. But Not Schools.

We’re facing an educational catastrophe.

#brazil, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #teachers-and-school-employees

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The Board Voted to Keep Schools Closed. Parents Revolted.

While districts around it opened, a small Wisconsin city chose to start the school year remotely. Public pressure forced a return, just as virus cases were surging.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wausau-wis

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A School District Vowed to Stay Open, Until Its Staffing Ran Out

Nearly 11,000 people were forced to quarantine this fall in a suburban Atlanta district that didn’t mandate masks, but it stayed the course, until a staffing shortage shut the doors.

#cherokee-county-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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With Students Missing Online Classes, Teachers Are Going to Students

At a charter school in a poor area of Washington, some teachers spend one day a week going door to door, tracking down students who aren’t logging on, and whose education is suffering.

#absenteeism-and-truancy, #charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #district-of-columbia-public-schools, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #washington-dc

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Providence Kept Classrooms Open, and the Students Came Back

Unlike in many Northeastern cities, a majority of families in Rhode Island’s capital have sent their children back to school.

#black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #providence-ri, #raimondo-gina-m, #teachers-and-school-employees

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What One District Did to Prevent Students From Failing

Academic performance rose when a tiny Texas district required all students to attend class in person. But so did coronavirus infections.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #lubbock-tex, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #teachers-and-school-employees, #texas

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In Los Angeles, Teachers and Students Struggle With ‘No Human Contact’

The nation’s second-largest district has kept classrooms closed since March. The superintendent acknowledges it is “disproportionately hurting students who can least afford it.”

#beutner-austin, #black-people, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #organized-labor, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling

The nation’s schools need thousands of more teachers, full-time and substitute, to keep classrooms open during coronavirus outbreaks.

#clark-county-nev, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #gwinnett-county-ga, #shortages, #teachers-and-school-employees, #washoe-county-nev

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Chicago Students Return to School on Monday. Will Their Teachers?

The mayor and teachers’ union are locked in a bitter fight over whether to reopen classrooms in the nation’s third-largest district.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #lightfoot-lori, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

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If Teachers Get the Vaccine Quickly, Can Students Get Back to School?

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.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #national-education-assn, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

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With the Virus Surging, Arizona Teachers Protest by Calling In Sick

The sickout in Chandler, Ariz., reflects growing discord over whether classrooms should remain open as virus cases spike.

#chandler-ariz, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine

Experts say we may not need to wait.

#children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education, #education-secondary, #grading-of-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tests-and-examinations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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On Pandemic Schooling, de Blasio Is Actually Leading

The mayor so many love to hate is doing more than most to get kids back in class.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mayors, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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Reopening Whiplash in New York City

Schools will reopen as abruptly as they closed — but only for some.

#baltimore-md, #children-and-childhood, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #football-college, #fuller-sarah-athlete, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Teacher burnout could erode instructional quality, stymie working parents and hinder the reopening of the economy.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #remote-learning, #school-districts, #teachers-and-school-employees

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New York City Will Reopen Elementary Schools and Phase Out Hybrid Learning

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an abrupt shift in managing schools during the pandemic. Officials had faced criticism that they prioritized activities like indoor dining over the well-being of children.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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