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Democrats try to stamp out school closures as omicron surges

Jan. 12, 2022 15:54 PM EST

When Chicago teachers voted to work remotely last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation’s third-largest school district, Democratic Party officials leapt into action. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pushed for a quick end to the job action and helped secure rapid...

Biden redoubling focus on testing amid shortages, confusion

Jan. 12, 2022 15:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is redoubling its efforts to expand supply and accessibility of COVID-19 testing as it faces mounting criticism over long lines and supply shortages for testing nationwide and confusion about when to get tested amid the omicron surge. The...

Teachers at culture war front lines with Jan. 6 education

Jan. 04, 2022 08:53 AM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — What students are learning about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 may depend on where they live. In a Boston suburb in heavily Democratic Massachusetts, history teacher Justin Voldman said his students will spend the day journaling about what...

Deal averts strike by University of California lecturers

Nov. 17, 2021 13:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California and a union representing 6,500 lecturers reached agreement early Wednesday on a tentative contract agreement that averted a planned two-day strike at the system's campuses, both parties said. The University...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 03, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 28 The (Johannesburg, South Africa) Mail & Gazette on climate denial within political parties: Local government is on the front line of the climate crisis. ...

Education fight a winning message in Va., but not everywhere

Nov. 03, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Several high-profile school board candidates who fought COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism classes lost their election bids Tuesday, while the Republican candidate for Virginia governor won after making education a key part of his campaign. The...