Tag: Union

Principals Union Asks Mayor De Blasio To Step Down From Education Role

Just days before schools reopen, a union of New York City school administrators is calling for Mayor Bill De Blasio to give up his power over the city’s Department of Education. 

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators — which represents principals and assistant principals —declared a unanimous vote of “No Confidence” for De Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza. The bargaining unit for about 1,600 school administrators is calling on the state to lead the city schools for the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Just last week, New York schools opened with only a small number of children going back

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Sacramento City Unified locks in distance learning plan. Union says teachers won’t follow it

The Sacramento City Unified School District adopted a distance learning plan Saturday after starting the school year two days before without one. The teachers union says its teachers will not follow the plan.

The two groups have been working for weeks to determine how much time teachers will spend in direct instruction via video conference calls and how much time students will be asked to learn asynchronously, or independently.

» EDITORIAL: Sacramento kids returned to school with no deal. What we can do to fix this now.

The district decided to move forward without an agreement with the union. The

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Largest U.S. education union is ‘demanding that the federal government act’

As U.S. schools reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic the largest educators union in America is calling for Congress to approve critically-needed funding as soon as possible.

“What school district put in their budget, the funds for plexiglass?… [or] funds to have masks and change them on a regular basis?” asked Becky Pringle, the newly-elected president of the National Education Association (NEA). “No one did that.”

Pringle added that the NEA is “demanding that the federal government act, and act now — we are tired of waiting for [Mitch] McConnell to do his job, we’re tired of waiting for leadership from

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2,000 Massachusetts Teachers Get Layoff Notices: Union

MASSACHUSETTS —The union that represents public school teachers in Massachusetts says more than 2,030 of its members have received layoff notices as school districts struggle to cobble together budgets for the 2020-21 school year.

The Massachusetts Teachers Association says 10 school districts sent layoff notices to 10 or more teachers and education support professionals by the June 15 deadline to notify teachers their contracts are not being renewed. Another 25 districts have sent notices to nine or fewer MTA members.

Districts often recall teachers that receive the so-called pink slips by the start of the school year. But delays and

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