President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall

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.

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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.

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Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself

After serving as United Nations ambassador and national security adviser in the Obama administration, she has unexpectedly ended up helping oversee domestic policy in the Biden White House.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Why School Districts Are Bringing Back Younger Children First

New York City became the highest-profile example when Mayor de Blasio said elementary schools would reopen starting Dec. 7.

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What Teachers’ Unions Are Fighting For as Schools Plan a New Year

Unions are threatening to strike if classrooms reopen, but are also pushing to limit live remote teaching. Their demands will shape pandemic education.

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Trump Threatens to Turn Pandemic Schooling Into a Culture War

The president might sabotage parents’ best hopes for getting their kids back to school.

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During Coronavirus, Unions Resist New Demands on Teachers

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.

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