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President Of NYC Teachers’ Union Stands Behind Controversial Two-Case COVID Closure Rule
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Mar 19, 5:44 AM: The president of the New York City teachers union, the United Federation of Teachers, said he’s still in favor of rules that shut down public schools for 10 days at a time when city health officials identify two unlinked >
Pasadena Teachers Send Cease and Desist Letter to School District, Claim PUSD Violated Terms of Deal
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Mar 17, 9:01 AM: Union says District’s “sudden announcement” of a return to classrooms Wednesday spotlights lack of preparation
Teachers Union Says There’s No Agreement With CPS on High School Return For In-Person Learning
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Mar 17, 8:55 AM:

Chicago Teachers Union issued a statement Tuesday evening in response to an email to high school families saying no agreement has been reached on a return to in-person learning.

Opinion: Getting a stimulus check? Spend it on private school tuition.
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Mar 16, 7:33 AM: The pandemic has laid bare the dysfunction of public school systems, which have closed their doors thanks to the unbridled selfishness of the teachers unions, despite scientific data on the safety of in-person instruction. The >
Teachers unions back proposed delay of return to classroom
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Mar 16, 6:13 AM: The leaders of three Massachusetts teachers unions are supporting emergency legislation filed by state lawmakers that would require the state’s education commissioner to give school districts more time to prepare for the return of >
San Diego Unified reaches deal with teachers on reopening schools
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Mar 16, 5:38 AM: For example, a school where all families choose to return in-person may be more likely to offer two days a week of in-person instruction for each student, but a school where only half of families choose to return to campus may be >
Teachers in Portland Public Schools tentatively agree to begin teaching in person on April 1
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Mar 16, 5:13 AM: The union representing Portland Public Schools has tentatively agreed to resume in-person teaching for elementary students on April 1, the same week that Gov. Kate Brown ordered elementary schools to allow all students to return to >
Opinion: Teachers union prefers parents remain silent
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Mar 15, 7:52 AM: This kind of political hardball might be what UTLA is used to when dealing with political leaders, but targeted campaigns against parents should raise red flags for anyone paying attention.
Opinion: Teachers unions don’t serve our kids
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Mar 15, 7:49 AM: There is no doubt that reopening schools amidst a pandemic, even with health conditions improving, is a heavy burden. However, one can join the side that faces the challenge with the intent of making it work, or the other side of >
Teachers say planned school schedule leaves them with no time to prepare
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Mar 15, 7:47 AM: The teachers union has voted to approve a contract with the San Francisco Unified School District to resume in-person teaching after a year of distance learning, but tension remains over the schedule put forward by the >
Teachers union leaders back emergency legislation delaying students’ return to school building
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Mar 15, 7:43 AM: The leaders of three Massachusetts teachers unions are backing emergency legislation filed by state lawmakers that would require the education commissioner to give districts more time to prepare for the full-time return of >
Column: Teachers unions meet their match as parents say, ‘Open our schools’
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Mar 15, 6:05 AM: Suburban parents are rightfully angry. They pay among the highest residential property taxes in the nation and most of it goes to the public schools.
Editorial: This isn’t the reopened school we’d expected
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Mar 12, 8:17 AM: Under L.A. Unified’s agreement with teachers, which is similar to those in other large California districts, students will still be taught remotely, but roughly half the time they’ll sit in classrooms on campus, if that makes any >
Charlie Baker administration blasts Massachusetts teachers unions for trying to ‘divert’
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Mar 12, 7:18 AM: Long-simmering tensions over the state’s decision to force a full return to school before vaccines are widely available for educators reached a boiling point as teachers unions excoriated the Baker administration for accusing them >
Some LAUSD parents not happy about secondary schools reopening guidelines
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Mar 12, 7:13 AM: "My two boys are supposed to go school to sit in class and watch Zoom while their vaccinated teacher is teaching them from the comfort of their home. I couldn't believe it. They have had so much time to get this right. Not weeks, >
Teacher’s union continues opposition over school reopening law
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Mar 12, 7:10 AM: Even as a bill to reopen schools across North Carolina garnered unanimous bipartisan support and was fast-tracked through the legislature, North Carolina’s teacher’s union released a statement blasting Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper >
Los Angeles Schools and Teachers’ Union Agree to Reopen Classrooms
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Mar 11, 8:22 AM: The nation’s second-largest school district is expected to start offering in-person instruction to elementary school and high-need students in about six weeks.
CPS, CTU talks on reopening high schools ‘very productive,’ but parents get few answers
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Mar 11, 7:29 AM: CPS leaders acknowledged families are frustrated not to have more information by now and admitted the district is still “in the early stages” of planning.
Commentary: School Isn’t Closed for Lack of Money
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Mar 10, 9:41 AM: Major teachers unions have claimed repeatedly that public schools need gobs of cash to reopen in person. American Federation of Teachers chief Randi Weingarten protests that “countless places lack the resources to implement the >
Albuquerque teachers union getting mixed reaction from educators about returning fully to in-person
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Mar 10, 8:58 AM: As New Mexico school districts prepare to allow 100% of students back for in-person learning, the president of Albuquerque’s teachers union said some teachers are concerned about the logistics and safety.

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