The Los Angeles teachers' strike is behind us, but more tension lies ahead: Here's what's next for teachers in your state. Teachers in Virginia plan to rally Monday for more education funding. In California, Oakland teachers vote next week on whether to strike. In Denver, a strike planned for Monday is on hold. Meanwhile, in West Virginia, Republicans kicked off another showdown with educators. For the first time in decades, a bold and visible uprising is underway. Ref. USAToday.
Thank you, educators: It's Teacher Appreciation Day. From navigating classroom "Zoom bombings" to supporting students with no internet connection, this year, teachers across the nation have been stepping up in greater ways due to the coronavirus pandemic. In honor of Tuesday's Teacher Appreciation Day, some restaurants are offering deals from pizza buffets to cellphone plans in order to spread the love. In some cases, a valid teacher ID is required to get a hold of the freebie or discount. Ref. USAToday.
Even if schools reopen this fall, 1 in 5 teachers say they're unlikely to return, exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos poll finds. The COVID-19 pandemic has recast education in the United States, prompting almost every district to send their students home and hastily adopt distance learning. In an exclusive poll from USA TODAY/Ipsos, 1 in 5 teachers say they are unlikely to go back to school if their classrooms reopen in the fall, a potential massive wave of resignations. Source 7u.
Teachers don't need to be vaccinated for schools to safely reopen, CDC says in new report. The recommendations come as many public schools — more than half according to some estimations — have already reopened while others, particularly in cities, remain closed. The CDC acknowledges many of the schools operating in-person learning are, in fact, doing so safely. Ref. USAToday.