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Chicago high schools to reopen Monday after union approval

Apr. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s public high schools were set to reopen Monday for the first time since the nation's third-largest school district went fully remote amid the coronavirus pandemic over a year ago. The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday that its members...

Students' struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

Apr. 18, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students. But in his impoverished rural community deep in the Andes, his efforts were futile. ...

NMU faculty want raises after a one-year pay freeze

Apr. 18, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Professors at Northern Michigan University are looking for a better contract after they say they took “one for the team” during the pandemic and agreed to a one-year pay freeze. Faculty held signs during a rally last week at the Marquette...

Federal agency to send review team to Kansas university

Apr. 16, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees Haskell Indian Nations University plans to send a team to the Lawrence campus following the faculty's no-confidence vote in its president. The Bureau of Indian Education said in a message to university employees...

Schools, teachers reach high school in-person learning deal

Apr. 15, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s school district reached a tentative agreement Thursday that could lead to high school students returning to class for the first time in more than a year. The union’s House of Delegates was scheduled to meet...

Better Indiana outlook brings calls for bigger schools boost

Apr. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana educators called Thursday for a bigger school funding boost to help improve the state’s lagging teacher pay, as new projections showed state tax collections are expected to bounce back stronger than expected from the pandemic recession. A...

Seattle teachers OK deal for older students in classroom

Apr. 15, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A decision approved by Seattle’s teachers means at least 10,000 middle- and high-school students can return to class for the first time in more than a year due to COVID-19 restrictoins. The Seattle Times reports that after months of negotiations, the...

Florida education chief: Masks should be voluntary next year

Apr. 15, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's education commissioner has asked superintendents across the state to update their policies to make facial coverings voluntary rather than mandatory for students, teachers and staff in upcoming school year. In a memo sent Wednesday,...

Governor pushes school reopening as many districts resist

Apr. 14, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged all California schools to reopen, emphasizing that there are no state or health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. His frustration was evident: “Money is not an...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Index-Journal on extending the effort behind the South Carolina Highway Patrol's weeklong littering crackdown: One could certainly argue that...