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Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

National teacher union supports strikes over reopening plans

Jul. 28, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

One of the nation's largest teachers unions is authorizing its members to strike if their schools plan to reopen without proper safety measures in the middle of the global pandemic. The American Federation of Teachers, which represents 1.7 million school employees, issued a resolution on Tuesday saying it will...

La alcaldesa de Chicago Lori Lighfoot junto a la directora de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago Janice K, Jackson, izquierda, anuncia un plan preliminar de regreso a clases durante conferencia de prensa el viernes 17 de julio de 2020 en la sede las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago en Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune vía AP)

Chicago plan would have kids in classrooms 2 days per week

Jul. 17, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Most Chicago children would return to the classroom two days a week and spend the other three days learning remotely once the school year begins under a tentative plan city officials presented Friday despite opposition to any in-person instruction by the teachers union because of the...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey holds a press conference during a rally outside the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Chicago Public Schools should start the fall semester with virtual classes rather than calling students back to buildings left empty since March, the union representing thousands of teachers in the nation's third-largest school district said Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers union wants virtual start to fall classes

Jul. 16, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools should start the fall semester with virtual classes rather than calling students back to buildings left empty since March, the union representing thousands of teachers in the nation's third-largest school district said Thursday. As the number of confirmed coronavirus...