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Disability Rights Groups Send Letter Opposing Biden’s Potential Education Secretary Pick

The potential nomination of Lily Eskelsen García for the top job at the U.S. Education Department is receiving pushback from disability rights groups.

A coalition of organizations that represent students with disabilities, their families and educators penned a letter to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Thursday expressing “serious concern” about Eskelsen García.

The group wrote that during her time as president of the National Education Association (NEA), Eskelsen García “oversaw the development of many positions that stood in direct opposition to those taken by parents and parent advocacy organizations in support of children with disabilities.”

Those positions, the letter

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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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Is it safe to send my child back to primary school, and when will secondary schools reopen?

Parents want to know when they can send children back to school. Continued school closures will have a detrimental impact on pupil progress, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, acknowledged earlier in the lockdown. 

Boris Johnson delivered an announcement on Sunday May 10 about phase two of the shutdown, indicating that the return to school would be gradual, rather than a wholesale lifting of the lockdown.

One week later, the Education Secretary defended the decision, saying that school is the safest place for children from difficult or unhappy homes, as he urged teachers to return to the classroom. Teachers’ unions, backed … Read more