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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.
Texas Teachers Are Demanding That Schools Be Safe Before They Return. But They Have Little Leverage
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Oct 13, 8:50 AM: More than a month after the first wave of Texas schools opened their classrooms, teachers are clashing with school administrators over how to ensure safe working conditions during a pandemic. Under the leadership of state and local >
Union survey finds nearly one-third of MN teachers want to quit
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Oct 13, 8:46 AM: A survey from Education Minnesota found that the most stressful learning model for teachersis either hybrid or multimodal learning, which can involve preparing lesson plans for both distance and in-person learning scenarios.
A shortage of teachers and Covid-19 create a perfect storm for the education system
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Oct 9, 8:01 AM: The debate over how and where to educate students, from preschool to university, has been among the fiercest fought throughout the pandemic. Nearly every solution presents challenges for parents, students and teachers alike.
State, colleges aim to reduce teacher shortage
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Oct 9, 7:09 AM: With Friday marking the last of three days on which local students won’t go to school before Monday’s start of hybrid education, efforts are underway to address the state’s teacher shortage — a key factor in the current >
STRONG Act would authorize $600 million in funding to support teacher residencies, help fast-track p
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Oct 1, 7:36 AM: Congresswoman Lori Trahan has introduced legislation that would help support teachers during the coronavirus pandemic, which would authorize $6 billion in funding for programs including teacher residencies.
PBC teachers don’t have a legal right to work from home, judge rules
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Sep 30, 7:24 AM: A judge has rejected an attempt by a group of teachers to force Palm Beach County’s public school campuses to close, saying the courts had no right to second-guess the decision to reopen classrooms last week.
Carroll County faces teacher shortage as reopening plan takes effect
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Sep 30, 6:13 AM: Close to 300 Carroll County schoolteachers plan to take some form of leave, including medical and personal. This comes as the district is rolling out its hybrid back-to-school plan.
Schools Reopen With Virtual Classrooms as Some Teachers Stay Home
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Sep 28, 8:03 AM: In teacherless classrooms, students take virtual lessons while a proctor or substitute maintains order. The arrangement is cropping up in schools nationwide as districts look for creative ways to get students back into >
Colorado’s substitute teacher shortage, worsened by coronavirus, could force some schools to c
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Sep 28, 7:07 AM: Districts are finding creative ways to fill the gap, leaning on their own teachers, administrators and even parents to sub
“At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching pi
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Sep 25, 7:33 AM: The start of school has been chaotic for districts amid the coronavirus crisis. Educators fear that without more support, students will be left behind.
Nearly 300 Kenosha teachers report absent Monday, forcing 7 schools to transition to online learning
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Sep 22, 6:30 AM: The Kenosha school district is transitioning to online learning at seven middle and high schools after 276 teachers reported absent Monday.
Providence teachers protest conditions at schools
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Sep 16, 7:34 AM: More than 100 teachers turned out in front of the Rhode Island Department of Education on Tuesday to air a litany of grievances about the reopening of schools.
Missouri State Board of Education relaxes substitute teacher requirements amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Sep 15, 8:00 AM: The Missouri State Board of Education has relaxed substitute teacher requirements in case of a possible shortage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York City Principals Say They Don’t Have Enough Teachers
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Sep 14, 7:22 AM: The teacher shortage has been exacerbated by requirements for smaller classes to allow for social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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