The Spin: Teachers Union, Mayor Lightfoot and a new game of brinksmanship? | Durkin says GOP candidates will use ComEd, Madigan as talking points in November election

Reopening schools for the looming new academic year already was gearing up to be a political brawl. But things amped up today as the Chicago Teachers Union — concerned that in-class learning would be dangerous amid the coronavirus pandemic — was planning a House of Delegates meeting next week, a required move on the road to a potential strike.

Anyone who recalls the battles and brinksmanship that played out between union leaders and the mayor during last fall’s knows to brace themselves for a battle.

Parents and guardians were looking to a Friday deadline to inform Chicago Public Schools whether their students would attend in-person classes or stay home. But, as my colleagues reported, sources say CPS — whose CEO and Board of Education is appointed by the mayor — is expected to announce an all-remote learning plan as soon as Wednesday. A source told the Tribune the shift is

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Florida teachers union sues state over plans to reopen schools for fall during coronavirus pandemic

Florida’s largest teachers union sued Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday over his administration’s plan to reopen schools for the fall semester next month even as coronavirus cases continue to spike.

The Florida Education Association’s lawsuit argues that the state’s order for brick-and-mortar schools to open five days a week for in-person teaching violates the constitutional mandate to provide a “safe, secure” environment

“Gov. DeSantis needs a reality check, and we are attempting to provide one,” Florida Education Association President Fedrick Ingram said in a statement.

“The governor needs to accept the reality of the situation here in Florida, where the virus is surging out of control.”

The lawsuit, which names DeSantis, state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, the state Education Department and the State Board of Education, argues that the reopening of schools will not allow officials to “safeguard the health and welfare of Florida public school students, educators, staff, parents,

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Parents and teachers describe how it feels to have children returning to school

It’s a strange time to be a parent.

Most schools in the UK have been closed to all but the children of key workers since Friday 20 March, as part of the nationwide lockdown. Parents and care-givers were forced to transform into teachers overnight, tasked with the mammoth challenge of juggling homeschooling with work in many cases. And the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” became even more stark, as those without books or the technology needed to access educational resources were left trailing behind their peers.

The news, then, that schools in England were reopening from 1 June – albeit only for certain year groups – should have been welcome. “The education of our children is crucial for their welfare, their health, their long-term future and for social justice,“ Boris Johnson announced during a speech given last month. “So in line with the decisions taken in many

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The Rise Of Teachers’ Blogs

In the United States and Canada , a college of education (or college of education ed college) is a division inside a university that is devoted to scholarship in the field of education , which is an interdisciplinary branch of the social sciences encompassing sociology , psychology , linguistics , economics , political science , public policy , history , and other folks, all applied to the subject of elementary , secondary , and post-secondary education. In recent years, the gaps have narrowed, primarily because of increases in teachers’ salaries at these levels of education but they are nevertheless wider than the spend gap amongst tertiary-educated professionals and upper secondary teachers. Comparing funding approaches across countries adds an additional layer of complexity. College of Education and Human Development students, family members members, and faculty at the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony on May possibly 13 at the courtyard reception. About Blog … Read More