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Teachers and school employees will be in the next round of people to get a Covid-19 vaccine in Ohio

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The next group of people to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Ohio will be the state's teachers and school staff. Ohio teachers and school staff including cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians and clerical worke...

Chicago orders some teachers to resume in-person classes next week, setting up showdown with union

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Chicago may be closer to a teacher strike after Chicago Public Schools ordered some teachers back to work in person Monday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools said they had made their "last, best, and f...

California parents, teachers plan statewide walkout to protest school vaccine mandate

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News about the planned protest has spread on social media, with organizers suggesting that parents pull their children out of school and that teachers and staff who support the protest stay home.  California became t...

New Delhi’s teachers are being sent to the Covid frontlines, some without training, PPE or even pay

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Every morning, teacher Vikas Kumar texts video lessons to his students before going to his second job as an untrained, frontline coronavirus worker. The 27-year-old normally teaches physical education but, like thou...

A Texas school district closed all its schools after two teachers died from Covid-19

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A Texas school district is closing all of its schools until after the Labor Day holiday after two junior high teachers died of Covid-19 complications in the same week. What the data reveals about children and Cov...

Oklahoma teachers fired for refusing to wear masks: ‘Never thought this would happen’ in America

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After those teachers struck back with a lawsuit against the district, three of them shared their story Friday on "Fox & Friends First." "It was not about the mask. It was never about the mask. It was always about...

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...

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 ...

Biden admin keeps giving teachers unions political victories

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The Biden administration’s closeness with teachers unions is facing fresh scrutiny after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday a new crackdown on the alleged threats and harassment of school officials and...

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...

Chicago Teachers Union says coronavirus delta variant opens door to potentially ‘pause in-person instruction’

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In a Wednesday letter addressed to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public School officials, and members of the school board, CTU said "new pandemic variants pose immediate threats to the health of all Chicagoans, but e...

Chicago public school teachers back tentative deal to return to in-person learning, union says

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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union have voted to return to in-person learning, according to a news release from the union. The CTU backed the tentative agreement after weeks of tense negotiations with Chicago Pu...

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...

NYC teachers out of work over vaccine mandate, fight back with lawsuit: ‘It saddens me’

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"It saddens me. I love my kids and I love the community that I work in and I love my school staff," said Trinidad Smith, who's been a teacher in Brooklyn for 20 years. "I’m disappointed that I cannot be there with my...

Los Angeles teachers union approves plan to reopen public schools in April

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As school districts across the country struggle with ways to put students back in the classroom, public schools in Los Angeles are set to reopen for in-person instruction in April under a plan approved by the teache...

Head of teacher’s union blasts GOP for ‘bullying’ teachers on race, preventing accurate teaching of history

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"There are legislators, mostly from the Republican party, who are currently bullying teachers and trying to stop us from teaching kids honest history," Weingarten told the audience. "Look, maybe they are just trying ...