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Wisconsin teachers put on administrative leave after racially insensitive lesson on slavery

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Teachers at a Wisconsin middle school have been placed on administrative leave after an unapproved lesson about slavery upset families. Sixth graders at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, receiv...

Summer school is getting beefed up after remote learning. But some programs struggled to get teachers

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Dan Gannon wouldn't mind a full summer break. The Bronx high school history teacher is as drained as anyone by teaching remotely during the pandemic. He sympathizes with any educator taking the summer off. Many work...

Teachers unions influenced last-minute CDC school guidance, received copies before public release, emails show

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The records further show that the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, the two largest teachers unions in the U.S., received a copy of the guidance before the CDC released it to the...

Chicago, teachers union reach agreement; students return to classrooms Wednesday

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"After a productive day at the bargaining table, I am pleased to report, CTU will end their work stoppage," the mayor tweeted. "CPS [Chicago Public Schools] put a great proposal on the table that both bargaining team...

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona worried about getting teachers behind new ‘woke’ curriculum in email

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Cardona made the comment as his department was tasked with creating a new high school course on "African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies," which will be optional for the upcoming school year but req...

GOP senators demand teachers union disclose if it is collecting info on critical race theory opponents

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In a letter to National Education Association President Rebecca Pringle, Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Marco Rubio of Florida and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama said they were "deeply concerned" by two resolution...

Biden administration moves to allow Afghan teachers’ salaries to be paid by aid organizations

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The Biden administration is lifting some restrictions on the types of aid that humanitarian organizations can provide to Afghanistan which will enable support for educational programs, including paying teachers' sal...

A teacher’s aide who worked with special needs students, and her brother, a paramedic, died from coronavirus just one day apart

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A mother and father are mourning after their two children died from coronavirus just one day apart. Gerald "Jerry" Jones, 51, was a longtime paramedic in Volusia County, Florida. His sister, Shyla Pennington, 41, w...

Martha MacCallum spars with teachers union president over critical race theory in classrooms: ‘That’s a dodge’

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MacCallum questioned Weingarten's push to implement a curriculum based on certain parts of the 1619 Project, published in 2019 by the Times. The project is based on the belief that the first importation of the slaves...

Texas school system closes after 2 teachers die of COVID-19

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Connally Independent School District officials closed its five suburban Waco schools for the rest of the week after the Saturday COVID-19 death of Natalia Chansler, 41, a sixth grade social studies teacher at Connall...

Chicago Public Schools cancel classes for second straight day amid fight with teachers union

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During a press conference on Wednesday night, Pedro Martinez, the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools announced that there will be no classes on Thursday. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused the C...

Here are the states allowing teachers to get Covid-19 vaccines

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As the debate rages over when it's safe for children to resume in-person classes, 24 states plus Washington, DC are allowing some or all of their teachers and school staff to receive Covid-19 vaccines. Several gove...

Lauren Appell: COVID unmasked the public education cartel and teachers, school boards, unions can’t handle it

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The elephant in the room is that it was COVID that opened the eyes of parents, exposing the corrupt teacher union/educrat monopoly plaguing public education. I call it the "education cartel." It's comprised of teache...

McAuliffe calls for Virginia to ‘diversify’ teacher base, citing percentage of White teachers

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"We got to work hard to diversify our teacher base," McAuliffe said at a campaign event in Manassas Sunday.  "Fifty percent of our students are students of color, 80% of the teachers are White, so what I’m going to d...

Chicago students set to return to school after agreement between teachers union and city officials over Covid-19 mitigation measures

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Chicago teachers will return to work Tuesday following a breakthrough in union negotiations with the city over Covid-19 mitigation measures -- a standoff that has kept students out of the classroom since Wednesday. ...

Miami private school asks teachers not to get Covid-19 vaccine or they won’t be allowed to return next year

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A Miami private school has asked its employees to wait to get the Covid-19 vaccine until the end of the school year, but still cautioned that if they do, they won't be allowed to return next year, the school told st...

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