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Special Report: To reopen or not to reopen - That is the fraught question for U.S. schools
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Nov 25, 10:21 AM: Across the United States, district leaders face pressure from all sides as they grapple with how to educate children during the pandemic, a Reuters survey of 217 districts showed. Many parents are balking at online instruction, >
Advocacy groups call for teachers to be among first to get coronavirus vaccine
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Nov 25, 10:19 AM: Calls are mounting for teachers to be among the first recipients of coronavirus vaccines when they become available.
Opinion: Why Do Teachers Unions Hate Our Kids?
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Nov 25, 10:17 AM: Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, teachers unions have used in-person learning as leverage to forward their demands. They also have a history of bargaining for political advantage without apparent regard for the mental or >
Opinion: Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can Help
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Nov 25, 10:15 AM: You would think that by now our country would have arrived at some generally accepted principles when it comes to life, liberty, and the happiness of our fellow citizens. However, the rule of law, equal protection under that law, >
Opinion: Our next Education secretary must support all public schools — including charters
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Nov 24, 9:14 AM: As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, one of the big questions is whom he will name as the new secretary of Education. There’s no question that his pick must renew our country’s focus on supporting public schools. >
Sonja Santelises has earned praise running Baltimore schools. Will she be Joe Biden’s cabinet pick?
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Nov 24, 9:12 AM: A national education group is pushing Baltimore schools CEO Sonja Santelises as one of its top choices to lead President-elect Joe Biden’s Department of Education.
California Black Educators Could Play Key Role in Picking Biden’s new Education Secretary
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Nov 24, 9:03 AM: The academic future of America’s more than 56 million K-12 students, 93 percent attending public schools, will be shaped significantly by President-elect Joe Biden’s new Secretary of Education, and several of California’s highly >
Opinion: A promise for Biden to break
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Nov 24, 9:01 AM: But Joe Biden told the National Education Association in November 2019, “First thing, as president of the United States — not a joke — first thing I will do is make sure that the secretary of education is not Betsy DeVos, it is a >
Jeanne Allen: Why A Teacher Isn’t A Natural For Education Secretary
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Nov 23, 10:05 AM: Joe Biden promised that, if elected president, he would appoint a teacher as U.S. Secretary of Education. The commitment was part of what earned him the support of both teachers unions and hurrahs from a chorus of teachers and >
As coronavirus cases rise, school leaders once again confront tough choices
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Nov 23, 10:03 AM: As coronavirus rates rise to unprecedented levels in the United States, school officials are once again struggling with whether to allow schoolchildren into classrooms or to keep them home, trying to balance the needs of their most >
Student Test Scores Drop in Math Since Covid-19 Pandemic
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Nov 23, 10:02 AM: American children started school this fall significantly behind expectations in math, and modestly behind in some grades in reading, according to one of the first reports on widely used tests since the coronavirus pandemic shut >
Opinion: Teachers' unions continue to abuse children
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Nov 23, 10:01 AM: Defying coronavirus science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, and common sense about where this dangerous path will lead, the chiefs of teachers’ unions continue to call for the closing of America’s schools and >
School districts saw unprecedented drop in enrollment during pandemic
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Nov 23, 10:00 AM: As school started this fall during the pandemic, some of the largest school districts saw an unprecedented decrease in student enrollment. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how districts mobilized to get kids in school this fall.
When schools are open amid COVID pandemic, online learners feel shortchanged
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Nov 23, 9:57 AM: As the pandemic rages mostly unchecked in much of the country, some of these families wonder if they’re being punished for choosing to keep their kids home.
Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Demands Biden Oppose Charter School Expansion, End School Choice For D.C.’s Low-Income Students
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Nov 23, 9:55 AM: A “policy playbook” released by the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, suggests the Biden administration should focus on public schools ahead of all else and even curb access to charter and private >
Editorial: Schools need reliable federal guidance on reopening. They still aren’t getting it
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Nov 23, 9:52 AM: One of the most frustrating aspects of the pandemic has been watching school districts try to navigate the complexities of remote learning with so little guidance from Washington. The silence is equally deafening when it comes to >
Opinion: Biden promised teachers a raise, but education reforms will be a big lift in pandemic
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Nov 23, 9:50 AM: President-elect Joe Biden promised to give teachers a pay raise and direct more money to schools that serve low-income children, but those education reforms will have to take a back seat to emergency needs as schools fight to save >
It's starting to sink in: Schools before bars
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Nov 20, 9:46 AM:

It will take flipping the script to save the spring semester: Close the bars to reopen the schools. The research points in the direction of kids being able to attend schools without major risk of contracting the coronavirus. >

Teachers' Rights Under COVID-19: Anxiety Meets Legality
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Nov 20, 9:43 AM: While COVID-19 has presented some unprecedented questions regarding district operations and employee rights, many of those questions are being resolved by applying existing laws and regulations with perhaps minor modifications to >
Opinion: Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.
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Nov 20, 9:41 AM: But as the country grapples with how to educate kids while also curbing the coronavirus, the emphasis on transmission in schools may be misplaced. The best available data suggests that infection rates in schools simply mirror the >

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