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Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

Sep. 22, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who has tested...

New York City to conduct weekly COVID-19 tests in schools

Sep. 20, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement...

West Springfield enacts mask mandate as Big E fair opens

Sep. 16, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Board of Health in West Springfield has approved an indoor mask mandate that takes effect the same day as the opening, for the first time in two years, of what's billed as the largest agricultural fair on the East Coast. The mask mandate starts Friday,...

Mayor: Chicago's new schools chief leads San Antonio schools

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district. Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose...

Wayne State, faculty union agree to new 3-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075)...

School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules

Sep. 13, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School started Monday for about a million New York City public school students in the nation's largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The first day of school coincided with several milestones in the city’s pandemic...

Los Angeles schools mandate vaccines for students 12 and up

Sep. 10, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students age 12 and older in the Los Angeles public school system soon must be vaccinated to attend classes on campus under one of the toughest anti-COVID mandates enacted in the nation. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District voted...

Los Angeles requires COVID-19 vaccine for students 12 and up

Sep. 09, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles board of education voted Thursday to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation’s second-largest school district. The move makes Los Angeles by far the largest of...

Chicago union says city school's COVID tracker inaccurate

Sep. 09, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union raised questions Thursday about safety and transparency in the nation's third-largest school district, saying an online database tracking COVID-19 cases is inaccurate. Chicago Public Schools reported 160 cases among adults and...

Hawaii teachers lodge complaints over pandemic conditions

Sep. 08, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's teachers union has filed two grievances against the statewide public school system over pandemic working conditions. The Hawaii State Teachers Association says educators are being forced to work in unsafe conditions, Hawaii News Now reported. ...