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De Blasio said Monday that classrooms will open for in-person instruction in September with no remote option. The mayor said "It's time for everyone to come back."…
By Karen Matthews, Associated Press
The president of the American Federation of Teachers called Thursday for a full return to in-person learning in the fall, saying the union is "all in" on bringing students back to the classroom.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
Living through a full year of closed schools and distance learning has taken a heavy toll on students, parents, teachers and school administrators. The new stimulus bill sets aside roughly $125 billion to help K-12 schools reopen. Laura Meckler, a…
By William Brangham, David Coles
New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students three feet apart could offer a way to return more of the nation’s children to classrooms with limited space.
By Adam Beam, Associated Press
The legislation approved Thursday would give school districts $2 billion if they offer in-person instruction by the end of the month. Another $4.6 billion would be available to all school districts to help student catch up.
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to expand to new groups of people, there is the question of when children can begin to get shots. Dr. Fauci recently said children as young as first-graders may be vaccinated by the start of school…
By Collin Binkley, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Its roadmap for reopening schools emphasizes mask wearing and social distancing and other actions, saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, President Biden announced the U.S. purchased another 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines while blaming President Trump for doing little to lay the groundwork, a gunman in Afghanistan killed five police officers, fresh protests gripped…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
Baltimore City Public Schools have started to reopen, but it's a fraction of all the students so far. Out of roughly 80,000 students who attend public schools there, 2,000 have returned to in-person learning, and an expanded reopening was recently…
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