Tag: Classrooms

Johnson urges parents to send children back to school as unions warn plan to reopen classrooms ‘negligent in the extreme’

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Boris Johnson has appealed to parents to send their children to schools when they reopen next week as a major union warned more teachers are needed in preparation.

The National Education Union (NEU) also accused ministers of being “negligent in the extreme”, saying schools had been left in the dark on how to deal with a coronavirus outbreak.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned the exams crisis that has engulfed the government for a fortnight has put the planned reopening of schools “at risk”.

But the prime minister thanked school staff who he said had

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Education Secretary Betsy Devos says it should be ‘the rule’ to return students to classrooms in the fall

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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  • Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration’s position on opening schools in the fall amid the US’ ongoing record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus.

  • “There is going to be the exception to the rule,” Devos said. “But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall.”

  • While children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, the

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Kids Belong In Classrooms This Fall

NEW HYDE PARK, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo should work with New York education officials and committees in the state Senate and Assembly to reopen schools this fall, Republican state Assemblyman Ed Ra wrote in a legislative column this week.

“As New Yorkers continue to crush the curve and infection rates remain extremely low across the state, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our kids belong back in the classroom this fall,” Ra said.

Ra, of Franklin Square, represents parts of Nassau County including New Hyde Park, Garden City, Mineola, Glen Head and Old Westbury.

Ra said one of the biggest

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