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FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2020, file photo, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson speaks during a news conference at the CPS headquarters announcing a preliminary reopening framework for public schools, in Chicago. Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Reports: Chicago schools to announce all-remote learning

Aug. 4, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, citing unnamed sources, said the announcement will be made...

FILE - In this July 13, 2020, file photo, a gate is locked at the closed Ranchito Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. As Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled details for California elementary schools seeking to reopen with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening schools would be

California school waivers will require detailed planning

Aug. 4, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Gov. Gavin Newsom released details for California elementary schools seeking to return with in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the state's two powerful teachers unions warned that reopening campuses would be “reckless." It was not immediately clear...

Teachers union backs strike if schools can't reopen safely

Aug. 4, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s second-largest teacher organization announced Tuesday that its members may resort to striking to ensure a safe return to school as the state continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The Indiana chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, which represents...

Fauci: Connecticut is in 'a good place,' advises vigilance

Aug. 3, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Monday that Connecticut is currently “in a good place" because the state's baseline rate of COVID-19 infections is very low, predicting the state will have an upper hand with containing, rather than just mitigating, any flare-ups...

Teachers union calls for continued remote learning in fall

Aug. 3, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another major teachers union in Massachusetts called Monday for remote-only lessons to continue for at least the first few weeks of the new school year because of the rising levels of COVID-19 transmission in the state. The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts, the state's...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

Arizona judge removes education tax initiative from ballot

Jul. 31, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Friday blocked an initiative that would have raised taxes on the wealthy in Arizona to help boost education funding, agreeing with opponents that the 100-word summary on petitions that more than 400,000 voters signed to qualify it for the November ballot was incomplete. Maricopa...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes end for the week, in New York. A positive coronavirus test in a New York City school will trigger a two-week classroom shutdown under a reopening plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Friday, July 31,  for the nation's largest public school system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYC submits plan to reopen nation's largest school district

Jul. 31, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A positive coronavirus test in a New York City school will trigger a two-week classroom shutdown under a reopening plan announced by the nation's largest public school system. If there is a single confirmed case, the entire classroom will self-quarantine for 14 days and receive instruction...

Board approves plan to delay Hawaii school year start

Jul. 31, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Board of Education approved Thursday an agreement to delay the start of public schools. Students across Hawaii were originally scheduled to return to school on Aug. 4. But the statewide teachers union led an effort to delay, saying the state Department of Education didn't...

In this photo provided by the Connecticut Teachers Association, a

Lamont gives school districts more reopening flexibility

Jul. 30, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

The state of Connecticut plans to give local school officials the flexibility to decide the mix of in-school learning and online learning and whether any changes should be made if there's an uptick in COVID-19 cases in their particular county, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. “It will be guided metrics,...