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    As Gov. Gavin Newsom released details for California elementary schools seeking to return with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening campuses would be "reckless."It was not immediately clear how many public and private schools might apply for waivers to reopen elementary schools, but the...
    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of teachers and parents have gathered in northern Utah to argue whether school district reopening plans intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 are too restrictive or not. There were two demonstrations Tuesday in Farmington and South Salt Lake. They held opposing views of each other in response...
    SAN ANTONIO – In honor of Whataburger’s 70th anniversary, the beloved burger chain has announced that it will unveil its first-ever food truck at a special event for San Antonio teachers. The event, which will include giveaways of classroom supplies and Whataburger breakfast, will take place on Thursday at The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway. It is...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's teachers' unions said a single COVID-19 case in a school should trigger its immediate closure for 14 days as they listed demands Wednesday for reopening this fall. New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers called for the state policy just as New York is poised...
    2nd-grade student tests positive for the coronavirus after 1st day of school DoorDash launches new digital convenience store channel as delivery wars heat up All These Schools Reopened and Then Had COVID-19 Outbreaks Schools across the country are beginning to reopen for in-person classes, which means students and teachers are starting to get sick...
    President Donald Trump advised older teachers, who may be more susceptible to catching the coronavirus, to stay home when schools reopen. During a Wednesday appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” Trump recommended that teachers “in a certain age group” not return to the classroom when school resumes from summer break.  “If a teacher’s in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to make a major announcement about Chicago Public Schools Wednesday morning, with sources telling ABC7 that CPS will start the school year with all-remote learning.The decision comes weeks after CPS proposed a hybrid model for most students featuring two days a week in class and three days...
    President Trump said Wednesday that elderly teachers who are vulnerable to the the coronavirus should not return to schools that reopen in the fall. “If a teacher’s in a certain age group, I think they shouldn’t be going in and probably they’ll have to wait until the thing goes by,” Trump said during a...
    President Trump said Wednesday that elderly teachers who are vulnerable to the the coronavirus should not return to schools that reopen in the fall. “If a teacher’s in a certain age group, I think they shouldn’t be going in and probably they’ll have to wait until the thing goes by,” Trump said during a “Fox...
    How do we start school online? I have five children and one Wi-Fi hot spot. I can’t answer the questions my children are asking. The kids have way too much free time. What took so long to come up with this schedule? We need help. As a more detailed picture of the new online-only school...
    How US Postal Service changes could complicate mail-in voting How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner The Most Important Thing Parents of Kids in Special Ed Need to Remember This School Year This article is part of Open Book, a Slate series about the new school year. © Provided...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the first nine weeks of the school year, students in Pittsburgh Public Schools will be completing assignments online but teachers might return to the classroom sooner. During a Tuesday night board meeting, administrators said all staff is expected to be back in the building by October...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools announced it will join other area school districts in partnering with Garry Community Investments’ COVIDCheck Colorado to get regular testing to teachers and staff. (credit: CBS) “We are not going to eliminate all risk, but we can do a lot to lessen risk,” Mark Ferrandino said. Ferrandino is the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Learning to read looks a lot different than it used to due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Union School District teacher Susan Lavelle has been teaching first graders to read over Zoom this summer.RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: Back to SchoolSusan first gives a book introduction, then highlights some tricky words and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California elementary schools that are ready to open their doors may get the green light from the state after new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health were released Monday. “I just feel like it would be hugely irresponsible,” said Kelly Joanino in Elk Grove. She says there is no way...
    CASTLE HILLS, Texas – While teachers, students and parents across the city gear up for the first day of school, classes at one North East ISD school are already underway. For students at Castle Hills Elementary School, a year-round school, the first day of class was on July 21. The hallways have been empty, and...
    As COVID-19 grows to consume every element of our society, the focus has now landed on the subject of education. When should schools re-open? What protections should be put in place for teachers? What should “the new normal” be for children and their education? While these are all important questions during these unprecedented times, another...
    No other group has shown as much contempt for its own work during the coronavirus crisis as teachers. Their unions are actively fighting to keep kids out of classrooms and to limit remote instruction, lest it require too much time and attention from people who are supposed to be wholly devoted to educating our children....
    If the city’s children are to get an education this year — in whatever form — Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza better start getting their ducks in order. Fast. With just a few weeks left before the start of the new school year, teachers are vowing to strike, principals are threatening to retire,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In a few days or weeks, instead of walking to school, children will be, once again, stuck at home learning virtually as the coronavirus pandemic continues.Many of you worry about the uncertainties your children now face. Is online learning enough and how has it improved? This is what teachers are saying...
    Congolese artist Chris Shongo paints a mural in Kinshasa. In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu looks at the acts of generosity helping ordinary people through desperately trying times. When Covid-19 hit Africa, the effects were devastating – but some people have been crushed more than others, by the illness...
    Teachers unions across the country see the coronavirus pandemic as "an opportunity" to "squeeze more money from taxpayers and put their private and public charter school competition out of business," the Wall Street Journal editorial board charged in an op-ed published late Monday. As evidence, the board pointed in part to a list of demands made by a...
    CHICAGO — Facing fierce opposition from teachers for a quick return to in-person schooling, the Chicago Public Schools plans to announce it will start the school year with an all-remote learning schedule, according to multiple reports. CPS had announced an opt-in, hybrid model for the coming school year to help mitigate the risks of students, teachers...
    WINNETKA, Ill. (CBS) — As we make our ways closer to the first day of school, some teachers’ groups are making their way closer to a possible strike – with concerns over safety creating a line in the sand. An unnamed source confirmed to CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that the Chicago Teachers Union...
    KEENE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Keene ISD was one of two Johnson County school districts where classrooms reopened Tuesdayl for the fall semester and during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was different,” said Amarys Clayburn, a 9th grader at Keene High School. It’s the first time they’ve been on campus since March. “We just had to wear...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union plans to hold an emergency House of Delegates meeting early next week to discuss a possible strike vote, in an effort to pressure the Chicago Public Schools into starting the school year with remote learning. An unnamed source confirmed to CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov the union...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Broward County Public Schools will restart the new school year on August 19, and it will be online only due to the coronavirus pandemic. But on Tuesday, during remarks to a special meeting of the county’s School Board on Tuesday, Superintendent Robert Runcie announced they are looking at the possibility of...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City This fall semester students opting out of in-person classes will receive daily live instruction in short intervals with some lessons being as brief as 15 to 20-minute for the city’s youngest learners. Students participating in the...
    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Strong winds from Tropical Storm Isaias have damaged parts of the Doylestown Hospital and adjoining buildings, including one that houses a daycare center. Crews were called to the hospital on the 500 block of  West State Road just before noon Tuesday for a report of a roof collapse from possible tornado...
    Sending students back to school during the coronavirus pandemic is pure “fantasy,” Hayden-Winkelman School District Superintendent Jeff Gregorich told FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." In July, Gregorich lost elementary teacher Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd to the virus after team teaching summer school. Two other teachers were also infected even though the team followed all safety...
    States and school districts around the country are debating what to do about opening schools this fall. Some teachers and their unions are threatening to strike if forced to go back to work earlier than they believe is safe. The ongoing fight is prompting parents, policymakers, and observers to ask: Aren't teachers essential...
    The head of the United Nations warned in a video of a “generational catastrophe” if children do not return to school after months of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.  U.N. Secretary General António Guterres made the address in a Tuesday video, urging nations to “balance health risks against risks to children’s education” and prioritize returning...
    By CASEY SMITH, Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s second-largest teacher organization announced Tuesday that its members may resort to striking to ensure a safe return to school as the state continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The Indiana chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, which represents around 4,500 teachers and...
    Lack of broadband access has exacerbated a divide based on wealth or geography (or between the "haves" and the "have-nots"). Just as importantly, many children and families depend on school for nutrition, after-school child care, safety, mental health services, and special education needs. Our children need social engagement and community, and they are experiencing more...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Members of the Pikes Peak Education Association protested the return of in-person learning by signing their last will and testament in front of the El Paso County Board of Health this week. Colorado Education Association posted pictures on social media on Monday that show teachers signing their wills as fears...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Members of the Pikes Peak Education Association protested the return of in-person learning by signing their last will and testament in front of the El Paso County Board of Health this week. Colorado Education Association posted pictures on social media on Monday that show teachers signing their wills as fears...
    What were the grades obtained by the students? How satisfied are the parents? Those are some of the factors necessary to make a fair evaluation of the educator’s work. Photo: Ciro César / La Opinion By: Hergit Filled | August 04, 2020 “What is wrong when we talk about public...
    MIAMI — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children’s school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in distance learning at...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Teachers from three southwest suburbs say until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, it is not safe for students to return to school. They are pushing for students to stay home and do all learning online. “We have to take protective measures and the only way to do that is to start school remotely,” Michelle Etchason,...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Over the objections of many teachers, the San Jose Unified School District will require them to begin the school year teaching from empty classrooms. The first day of instruction in the district is Aug. 12 and under an agreement between the district and the San Jose Teachers Association, teachers will...
    When COVID-19 closed schools in spring, instruction went online for 14-year-old Lyra Cherry, as it did for students across the country. Unlike most students, though, Lyra — along with her twin sister Sophia — is on the autism spectrum. With classes online, one of her parents had to sit with her the entire lesson, to...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teacher said she recently executed her will and appointed power of attorney ahead of the upcoming academic year due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The teacher, who works at Northside Independent School District and has nearly 20 years of experience, spoke with KSAT Saturday. She spoke under the...
    SAN ANTONIO – August is Teacher Appreciation Month at the San Antonio Zoo with free admission for teachers all month long. Teachers will receive free standard admission for themselves plus 50% off for up to four guests on the day they visit. To qualify, the teacher must be an active employee at any school district...
    (CNN)As Covid-19 case counts continue to climb, schools starting up the new academic year are faced with the task of creating a safe environment for students and teachers -- even as students test positive and safety guidance shifts."I believe strongly that if we brought the kids all in, it would endanger not only the teachers...
    TEACHERS in New York protested Mayor Bill de Blasio's reopening plan for schools on Monday afternoon by carrying coffins and a guillotine through the streets. Around 200 protesters comprised of educators, parents and students marched through Lower Manhattan towards New York City's Department of Education Offices, according to the New York Post. 3Protesters...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Teachers, parents, and students marched through the streets of Manhattan Monday protesting Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to reopen New York City's schools from restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.The group marched from the United Federation of Teachers Headquarters to the New York City Department of Education offices...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose Unified appears to be the first district in the state to require teachers to instruct from empty classrooms on campus.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Back to schoolThe school district and teachers union announced the agreement late Monday. At a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Stephen McMahon said teachers...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose Unified appears to be the first district in the state to require teachers to instruct from empty classrooms on campus.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Back to schoolThe school district and teachers union announced the agreement late Monday. At a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Stephen McMahon said teachers...