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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...

Will Cain says Chicago Teachers Union guilty of ‘child abuse’ and ‘abandonment’ with return to remote learning

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The teachers' group voted late Tuesday to discontinue in-person learning until cases of COVID-19 "substantially subside" or until union leaders approve an agreement for safety protocols with the district.  WHITE HOUS...

White House considered teachers unions’ labor disputes before releasing reopening guidance, emails show

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Additionally, a White House staffers facilitated a meeting between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky and the head of the nation's largest teachers union, National Education A...

White House calls CDC outreach to teachers union on school guidelines ‘longstanding best practice’

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Psaki said it was standard procedure for the CDC to consult outside groups when making recommendations.  "It’s actually longstanding best practice for the CDC to engage with organizations, groups that are going to be...

Virginia teachers fire back after school district mulls implementing more ‘equitable’ grading system

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The proposal, according to WJLA, would remove late penalties for homework assignments, no longer allow students to earn extra credit, would allow for unlimited redoes of assignments, and would eliminate grading on ho...

Union vote could trigger ‘electronic lockout’ of Chicago teachers amid dispute over rising Covid-19 cases

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The Chicago Teachers Union is planning to convene an emergency meeting to vote on whether its teachers should move to virtual teaching amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, according to a union official, setting up a pote...

This World Teachers’ Day, here’s what teachers want you to know

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If there was ever a year to appreciate teachers, it is 2020. And World Teachers' Day -- which is held annually on October 5 -- aims to do just that. Amid a global pandemic, teachers have become even more vital, as ...

This celebrity used her Instagram following to help teachers stock their classrooms with school supplies

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It all began with a DM. Laura Ciervo, a preschool and elementary school-based speech language pathologist in New Jersey, had created an Amazon wish list of school supplies for the upcoming year. While many schools o...

The best deals for teachers to shop ahead of back-to-school

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K-12 teachers, educators working in daycare centers, homeschool teachers and other early childhood learning specialists will be able to receive discounts on classroom essentials beginning this month from retailers li...

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...

Teachers, unions and education officials push ‘woke,’ leftist policies in schools across US

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The progressive push goes from individual classroom teachers all the way to the highest education officials in the land, including President Joe Biden's Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. The ideas and policies advo...

Teachers unions prioritize ‘radical social and political agendas,’ alienating parents: report

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"Teachers unions have become so intertwined with Democratic political machines that their priorities have long stopped being what’s in the best interest of the classroom and the people inside it," Eric Eggers, vice p...

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...

Teachers union president misspells Ukraine on Twitter after posing with upside down Ukrainian flag

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"We #StandWithUkriane," American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten tweeted on Wednesday morning before deleting the tweet shortly after.

Teachers at a Los Angeles private school got Covid-19 vaccines — even though they weren’t eligible under county guidelines

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Some teachers at a Los Angeles private school were able to get Covid-19 vaccines despite not meeting the vaccine eligibility requirements set by the county health department. Pharmacies start administering their...

Teachers are making surprise visits to students who are struggling with online learning

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Three Texas teachers heard giggles as they insistently knocked on the front door of their student's home. "We knocked and knocked and knocked," Emily Countryman, an eighth-grade teacher at Rawlinson Middle School i...

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