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Editorial: If opening schools means vaccinating teachers now, do it
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Feb 23, 8:35 AM: Let’s not kid ourselves. Efforts by both Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office and state legislators to reopen schools by vaccinating teachers aren’t the result of science or even fairness. But with teachers nervous about returning to >
More teachers are asked to double up, instructing kids at school and at home simultaneously
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Feb 22, 9:12 AM: Simultaneous teaching — also called simulcast or concurrent — is what many districts across the country have settled on in an attempt to solve the logistical jigsaw puzzle involved in bringing back some students for in-person >
Court orders Minneapolis district to accept teachers’ work-from-home accommodation requests
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Feb 1, 8:36 AM: Staff who previously had work-from-home accommodations, or are applying for them, will not have to return to in-person work on Monday, according to a temporary restraining order issued by the Hennepin County District Court on >
Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling
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Jan 19, 8:59 AM: The nation’s schools need thousands of more teachers, full-time and substitute, to keep classrooms open during coronavirus outbreaks.
Amid Surges, Teachers Line Up For Their Vaccines Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email
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Jan 13, 8:42 AM: As another semester gets under way, more than half of U.S. public school students are learning in front of tablets and laptops, according to the organization Burbio. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to try to open most schools >
COVID-19 pandemic introduces new factors to CT’s teacher shortage
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Jan 7, 6:56 AM: With three kids attending schools where the learning model is different from the district where she teaches high school math, Kristle Rodriguez has struggled at times to balance the needs of her students and her children.
One Challenge To Reopening Schools: Finding Enough Teachers
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Dec 21, 8:34 AM: Substitute teachers are very hard to come by this year, so the school decided to go fully remote for a week. The hybrid model is back up and running at Falmouth High School, but Gans said having enough teachers is an ongoing >
How COVID-19 has impacted Utah’s substitute teacher shortage
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Dec 21, 7:23 AM: The pandemic pushed Utah schools to find more substitutes, but the need for help still outstrips the supply.
Teacher Shortage Compounds Covid Crisis in Schools
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Dec 16, 9:11 AM: School districts are recruiting parents as substitute teachers, online class sizes are soaring to 50 children or more and bus drivers are baby-sitting classrooms. Some are considering allowing asymptomatic teachers who were exposed >
Parents stepping in as substitute teachers as school districts struggle with staffing concerns
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Dec 16, 7:44 AM: This fall, the state made an alternate way for people to become substitutes. DESE offers a new online certification program that takes 20 hours. Previously, it required 60 college credit hours.
SC schools modify plans amid teacher outcry, COVID-19 surge: ‘They just want to quit’
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Dec 15, 9:17 AM: As coronavirus cases reach record levels in South Carolina, conversations surrounding how schools should operate during the pandemic have gained renewed momentum from lawmakers, educators, parents and students.
CPS hiring 2,000 new workers — no Chicago residency required — to help reopen schools
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Dec 15, 9:07 AM: Chicago Public Schools is looking to hire 2,000 new employees to take on pandemic-related duties and fill in gaps in staffing once schools return in-person in January, a plan that’s drawing a rebuke from the teachers union and that >
‘Changed forever’: Educators predict some coronavirus-driven shifts in instruction here to stay
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Dec 10, 6:31 AM: Will online learning continue to appeal to some parents and students in the future? I believe it will,” School City of Hobart Superintendent Peggy Buffington said. “I believe we’ve been changed forever in >
Opinion: Commissioner in need of some public schooling
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Dec 7, 6:35 AM: In response to “Revisiting educator credentials” (Monitor Opinion, October 17) by Frank Edelblut, commissioner of the N.H. Department of Education, I find it strange that the commissioner would be suggesting that credentialing >
Teaching in the Pandemic” ‘This is Not Sustainable’
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Nov 30, 8:34 AM: In more than a dozen interviews, educators described the immense challenges, and exhaustion, they have faced trying to provide normal schooling for students in pandemic conditions that are anything but normal.
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.
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 >
Teachers At A ‘Breaking Point,’ Union Tells W.Va. Board Of Education
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Nov 16, 8:23 AM: State education leaders continue to hear concerns regarding the reopening strategy of West Virginia’s public and private K-12 schools. Some parents are frustrated with the education model officials have adopted, such as the >
Opinion: Is Texas on the verge of a pandemic-induced teacher shortage?
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Nov 4, 9:13 AM: This year has been extraordinarily difficult for educators. The last school year ended with teachers and students on lockdown, and this school year began with teachers fearing a return to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic >
Educators teaching online and in person at the same time feel burned out
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Oct 19, 9:02 AM: The Covid-19 pandemic has led many schools to offer both classroom and virtual instruction, but teachers say doing both concurrently is exhausting.

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