Why so many teachers are thinking of quitting

Three minutes. That’s all the time Lanee Higgins, a Baltimore County Public Schools teacher, had to herself during a typical day of coronavirus-era remote learning. On her computer screen were middle-schoolers, scattered across the county, running through their lessons — while at home, Higgins, age 29, was trying to maintain her authority over her classroom … Read more

New York School Teachers Rejected By US Supreme Court On Vax Petition – Deadline

UPDATE, SATURDAY AM: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has rejected a request to block New York City’s vaccination mandate for all Department of Education employees. Four city teachers petitioned Sotomayor to intervene on Thursday. On Friday, she rejected their request, clearing the way for city enforcement to begin Monday. UPDATE: A group of New York City public … Read more

Justice Sotomayor denies appeal from teachers to block NYC’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday denied an emergency appeal from a group of teachers to block New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public school teachers and other staff from going into effect. The teachers had filed for the injunction with Sotomayor on Thursday, in an effort to keep the mandate from going … Read more

New York School Teachers Petition US Supreme Court On Vaccine Mandate – Deadline

UPDATE: A group of New York City public school teachers has petitioned the US Supreme Court to block the city’s vaccine mandate, which kicks in this week. In a 12-page petition to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is the circuit justice for the 2nd Circuit, lawyers argued that the teachers’ rights to due process and equal … Read more

Parents, teachers give return-to-school mixed grades as COVID-19 rages on – National

After a year of COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered Canadian schools, kids are back in the classrooms. Or, at least, most kids are. Some parents have opted to continue online learning, creating a hybrid curriculum for children in certain parts of the country. Some parents are overjoyed. “They are like different people,” Toronto mother Naomi Braunstein … Read more

Federal judge temporarily blocks COVID vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect. The worker mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into effect Monday. But late Friday, a judge … Read more

DIY Air Purifiers for Teachers: Free Designs & Step-by-Step Instructions Online

If you’re a teacher returning to the classroom, you may want some extra COVID protection. Thankfully, some researchers and practitioners have created “a design for an in-room air purifier which can remove a significant amount of COVID-19 virus from the air.” “The design involves making a ‘box’ out of four 20″ MERV-13 filters (the ‘sides’ … Read more