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Potential Chicago school lock out could trigger teachers union strike

Chicago Public Schools is requiring teachers to report to their classrooms starting Monday following weeks of contentious negotiations between the school district and the city’s teachers union about reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an effort to reach an agreement with the union, Chicago Public Schools proposed a staggered timeline for teachers and students to return for in-person learning starting Tuesday with pre-K and special education students and ending on March 1 with the return of sixth to eighth-grade students.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools officials have said that teachers included in the first group who haven’t

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Modi govt must look into these 5 suggestions from Education sector in Union Budget



a group of people standing in front of a blackboard: The Covid pandemic has not only affected the health of our nation but has also left millions of our students struggling to cope up with their education. (Representative image by IE)


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The Covid pandemic has not only affected the health of our nation but has also left millions of our students struggling to cope up with their education. (Representative image by IE)

Union Budget 2021-22 Expectations for Education: Covid pandemic has a detrimental impact on education even as there has been a paradigm shift in the mode of learning as well as the teaching method. Along with Coronavirus, the unveiling of National Education Policy 2020 by the Narendra Modi government has brought back discussions over the reforms in the education sector.

With just a fortnight

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Teachers Union Burns Betsy DeVos With 2 Memorable Words After Resignation

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The Capitol Riot Is Over. But the Search for Booby Traps Could Take Weeks.

By Elaine ShannonThe U.S. Capitol is not safe.It’s safer than it was Wednesday, when a mob stormed it shortly after 1 p.m. The Capitol complex was declared secured by the police by 5:40 p.m.And it’s safer after U.S. Capitol Police discovered a red GMC Sierra 1500 pickup parked near the Capitol which, according to an affidavit filed by a U.S. Capitol policeman, contained a handgun, an M4 carbine assault rifle, magazines of ammunition and 11 mason jars filled with a gasoline-Styrofoam mix, that,

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Focus on union leader as Biden searches for education secretary

But García also is facing attacks from advocates for children with disabilities as well as from supporters of education reform policies that were popular in the Obama administration but have fallen out of favor in the Democratic Party.

The jockeying comes as the Biden transition team works to settle on an education nominee who will satisfy teachers and their unions while not alienating Democrats in the reform camp.

“The challenge for the Biden administration will be to appoint a secretary who is supportive of teachers and their unions but not opposed to innovation and change,” said Pedro Noguera, the dean

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Former teachers union chief vying for education secretary

The former president of the nation’s largest teachers union has received endorsements from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and dozens of national Hispanic organizations as she pursues the top job at the U.S. Education Department in the Biden administration.

Lily Eskelsen García, who was president of the National Education Association until September, has been calling members of Congress to build support for her candidacy. She has been courting Democrats and some Republicans, including Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is chairman of the Senate education committee and a former education secretary.

Her supporters have ramped up lobbying efforts on her behalf, urging

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