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AFT TEACH Convention 2021
AFT TEACH Convention 2021 Wed, Jul 07, 2021 “Teaching America’s history requires considering all the facts available to us — including those that are uncomfortable — like the history of enslavement and discrimination toward people of color and people perceived as different." — AFT President Ra... Read More

Follow the Educating from the Heart...
Follow the Educating from the Heart... Tue, Jun 08, 2021 The Florida Education Association’s monthly podcast is your source for lively discussion from educators, parents and students on the issues that matter most to public education in Florida. Each episode you will hear the struggles and the succes... Read More

Marion teacher union rep applauds later start date July 27, 2020
Marion teacher union rep applauds later start date July 27, 2020 Tue, Jul 28, 2020 President Mark Avery says he is still concerned about how teachers will be paid if they are quarantined multiple times during pandemic. A local teacher union representative said Monday he is pleased that the Marion County School Board delayed the... Read More

Florida Teachers sue as DeSantis distances himself from school openings July 16, 2020
Florida Teachers sue as DeSantis distances himself from school openings July 16, 2020 Tue, Jul 21, 2020 TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s largest teacher union sued Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to overturn a sweeping emergency order that requires schools to physically open five days a week, saying the policy bypasses local leader... Read More

The Pandemic’s Toll on School Leaders Is Palpable. Here’s What’s Needed for a Successful School Year.
The Pandemic’s Toll on School Leaders Is Palpable. Here’s What’s Needed for a Successful School Year. Tue, Jul 21, 2020 In early May, when what seemed like the worst of the pandemic was behind us, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI), in collaboration with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) in New York City, conducted a survey to u... Read More

Florida teachers union head says, 'We don't want to be the petri dish for America'
Florida teachers union head says, 'We don't want to be the petri dish for America' Tue, Jul 21, 2020 Fedrick Ingram, president of the Florida Education Association, said on NBC's "TODAY" show on Tuesday that with coronavirus cases surging in the state, returning to school buildings in August would not be safe....by Ben Kesslen Read More

Some Marion Teachers seek delay....
Some Marion Teachers seek delay.... Fri, Jul 10, 2020 Some older and other at-risk teachers are uncomfortable returning to the classroom, especially now that Marion County’s COVID-19 cases are spiking Read More

Florida teachers union head: Resuming in-person learning is ‘irresponsible’
Florida teachers union head: Resuming in-person learning is ‘irresponsible’ Fri, Jul 10, 2020 Fedrick Ingram, president of Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, talks on the 3rd hour of TODAY about the state’s education commissioner ordering all public schools to resume in-person learning when the academic year be... Read More

Teachers union leader: We’re not going to risk kids’ or teachers’ lives
Teachers union leader: We’re not going to risk kids’ or teachers’ lives Fri, Jul 10, 2020 Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, tells TODAY that teachers “want to be in classrooms” this fall “if they have the proper safeguards.”.. Read More

Florida teachers say the state's decision to reopen schools could be deadly
Florida teachers say the state's decision to reopen schools could be deadly Thu, Jul 09, 2020 (CNN) Florida has announced that it will require schools to reopen for in-person classes next month. The order came down as the state smashes daily records for new coronavirus cases and some hospitals report maxing out capacity. Listen to Lily Eskel... Read More

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