40% Of Chicago Teachers And Staff Didn’t Report To Schools As Ordered

By Nader Issa and Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun Times.  -

About 40% of Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff who were expected to report to schools Monday for the first time during the pandemic didn’t show up for in-person work, officials said [...]

Defying CPS, Some Chicago Teachers Union Members Won’t Return To Schools

By Diana Wallace and Morgan Greene, Chicago Tribune. -

The Chicago Teachers Union says some of its members are choosing not to return to school buildings on Monday, in defiance of Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans. The union said Sunday it [...]

Teachers Walk Off The Job After COVID-19 Outbreak

By Roger Jordan, WSWS. -

Teachers and support staff at Glamorgan Junior Public School, in the Toronto borough of Scarborough, walked off the job Monday to protest school authorities’ decision to keep the school open [...]

Record Number Of Children Infected With COVID-19

By Erika Edwards, NBC. -

More than 61,000 children in the U.S. were diagnosed with Covid-19 last week — more than in any other week during the pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital [...]

Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into A Crisis

By Jeff Bryant, The Progressive. -

Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University California and an expert on K-12 online learning, believes that more than half of the nation’s school superintendents “should be fired.” His [...]

Educator Speaks Out Against Unsafe Conditions, Lack Of Resources

A middle school educator in Knoxville, Tennessee recently came forward to speak with the World Socialist Web Site about the unsafe conditions at her school. Knox County currently has nearly [...]

COVID19 Rips Through Michigan K-12 Schools

By Zac Corrigan, WSWS. -

The spread of COVID-19 through Michigan’s K-12 schools is rapidly accelerating, with the number of new outbreaks rising for the third week in a row, according to data released by the state [...]

Why Black Families Are Choosing To Keep Their Kids Remote

By Bracey Harris, Hechinger Report. -

Mississippi - Yolanda Logan, the parent engagement coordinator for the Oxford School District, spent two weeks in July making home visits — some announced, some cold-calls — to check in on the [...]

Teachers Union Urges Parents To Boycott School Reopening

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

When Baltimore City Schools announced last week that 25 schools will reopen next month to increase in-person instruction for high need students, officials promised it could be done safely and [...]

What Does A “Safe Return” To School Look Like?

By Lois Weiner and Jackson Potter, In These Times. -

Demands for stu­dents and edu­ca­tors to return to in-per­son school­ing dur­ing the pan­dem­ic are com­ing from Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans, both claim­ing the return is nec­es­sary not just to [...]

Schools Reopen — And Teachers Fight For Their Lives…

By Sarah Jaffe, Rethinking Schools. -

As schools begin to reopen, within teacher unions around the country, teachers have been coming together to discuss the risks they’re willing to take — both to protect public health in the short [...]

Teachers Organize As COVID-19 Outbreaks At Schools Concealed

By Evan Blake, WSWS. -

Using the fraudulent pretext of “protecting medical privacy,” a growing number of states and school districts across the United States are deliberately concealing information from the public on [...]

Disastrous US School Openings Lead To 2,500 Infections Across 44 States

By Evan Blake, WSWS. -

Within weeks, the reopening of schools across the United States has already become a complete catastrophe. Outside of the mobilization of educators, parents and the broader working class to halt [...]

New York Teachers Union To Strike Against School Reopening

By Telesur English. -

Despite Donald Trump's administration pressure for schools reopening, several states and institutions postponed the resume of learning activities or issued not-in-person strategies due to new [...]

Detroit Teachers Vote Overwhelmingly To Authorize Safety Strike

By Detroit Federation of Teachers. -

During an emergency special meeting Wednesday, members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) voted to authorize a potential safety strike aimed at pressing the Detroit Public Schools [...]

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