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Teachers’ Unions May Support Democratic School Board Candidates With Dark Money

With voters still thinking about school closures and COVID protocol restrictions, political analysts in Florida say, outside of the gubernatorial race, they expect more attention local school board elections to receive much of the...
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Stephanie Murphy Backs School Safety Drill Research Act

Perlmutter’s bill will “study the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in K-12 schools” and “will help inform and identify best practices in order to maximize the effectiveness of school safety drills while minimizing the trauma to students and staff members.”

Teacher Unions Sent Lots of Campaign Cash to Democrats at the Start of 2021

In a sign that 2022 may be a tough year for Democrats, the nation’s largest teachers' unions have donated large amounts of campaign donations to Political Action Committees (PACs) allied with that party. Last week,...
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Wants Feds to Send $300 Billion to Schools During the Pandemic

“The SCHOOLS Act would require the CDC to conduct a study on the impacts of the coronavirus on children. CDC would issue updated recommendations and guidance based on these findings, to better inform state and local educational agencies on best practices," the congresswoman’s office noted. “Significant funding would then be provided to K12 public schools to procure the supplies needed to safely conduct in-person instruction or expand digital learning tools for remote instruction.”

Florida Teachers Unions Keep Moving the Goal Posts on Reopening Schools

In June, Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram, who chaired the union’s Statewide Committee to Safely Reopen Public Schools, laid out his group’s game plan for schools to safely reopen this summer.

American Federation of Teachers on Different Page than State, Local Unions in Florida on...

Earlier this month, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten insisted “we know remote learning hasn’t worked.”
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Donna Shalala Introduces the Educator Preparation Reform Act in the House

Shalala, who served as president of Hunter College and the University of Miami and as the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, noted the bill “requires reporting on teacher programs that are related to success in the classroom, such as admission standards, clinical preparation requirements, and outcome measures such as placement, retention, and performance. She weighed in on the proposal on Friday. 
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