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    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Education Association on Tuesday called on school districts to refrain from making any changes in COVID-19 mitigation policies after a downstate judge issued an order tossing Gov. JB Pritzker’s school mask mandate. The union, which represents teachers in numerous districts around the state, emphasized that students do not need further disruption and said the COVID-19 mitigations in place in Illinois schools have been working. The union said school districts should wait until the Illinois Appellate Court rules on the judge’s order. READ MORE: Queen Of Martyrs Principal Placed On Leave After Defying Archdiocese Mask Mandate; Many Parents Want Him Back; ‘He Basically Fell On The Sword For Our Kids’IEA Vice President Al Llorens released the following statement: “Our students thrive on consistency and the last two years have been anything, but consistent. We do not want another disruption to our students’ learning while we are still working to bridge the learning gap created by the pandemic. That’s why we believe our school districts should not make any rash decisions changing COVID safety requirements until after...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Education Association on Tuesday called on school districts to refrain from making any changes in COVID-19 mitigation policies after a downstate judge issued an order tossing Gov. JB Pritzker’s school mask mandate. The union, which represents teachers in numerous districts around the state, emphasized that students do not need further disruption and said the COVID-19 mitigations in place in Illinois schools have been working. READ MORE: Queen Of Martyrs Principal Placed On Leave After Defying Archdiocese Mask Mandate; Many Parents Want Him Back; ‘He Basically Fell On The Sword For Our Kids’IEA Vice President Al Llorens released the following statement: “Our students thrive on consistency and the last two years have been anything, but consistent. We do not want another disruption to our students’ learning while we are still working to bridge the learning gap created by the pandemic. That’s why we believe our school districts should not make any rash decisions changing COVID safety requirements until after this process plays out in our court system. Our educators should be focused on their students –...
    More from Axios:The group gets more dues income directly from school districts, with more than 1,200 providing nearly $5.3 million this year, according to NSBA records. Like the state associations, some of those districts also have severed ties with the group this fall.The $1.1 million figure likely undercounts state associations' financial support, which also includes contributions related to NSBA conferences and events. The Montana School Boards Association, for instance, initially budgeted for $68,000 in 2021-22 dues payments. But it estimated its total financial commitment to be much higher, at nearly $160,000. It voted last month to leave the NSBA.What did the NSBA say?A spokesman for the organization downplayed the financial headache caused by the states withdrawing their membership from the NSBA. "NSBA continues to have the resources we need to be effective on behalf of our members, and we will relentlessly work to advance our mission and continuously improve as an organization," the spokesperson told Axios.
    The Texas Freedom Caucus called on the state’s independent school districts to exit the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in a Monday letter. The Freedom Caucus previously urged the TASB to leave the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after it sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to use the FBI, Patriot Act and other law enforcement groups to target parents. The TX Association of School Boards refuses to leave the National School Boards Association after they pressured the FBI to target concerned parents as domestic terrorists. This is unacceptable! Join us in demanding action. Read our open letter to ISDs below.#txlege @tasbnews pic.twitter.com/38uMbUVy2p — Texas Freedom Caucus (@TxFreedomCaucus) November 22, 2021 Monday’s letter, written by Texas Republicans, says the TASB denied any involvement in creating the infamous NSBA letter to Biden. But new documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act revealed that the TASB knew the NSBA was colluding with the White House while writing the letter urging a law enforcement crackdown on concerned parents protesting school board policies, the letter stated. “While...
    TOLUCA LAKE (CBSLA) –  A shortage of teachers has been a serious issue for schools across the southland and now many schools are also coping with a shortage of people willing to be substitute teachers. Aslyn Schindler is a fifth grader at Toluca Lake Elementary. She said she’s had about three substitute teachers this year so far and at least two days whether there was no substitute at all. READ MORE: No-Burn Order Extended Through Tuesday Night (credit: CBS) On the days without a substitute, Schindler and her classmates were moved into a different classroom. “It was kind of like a play day,” the fifth grader said when asked if they worked on lesson plans or were simply allowed to play. Officials told CBSLA there were about 16,000 openings for credentialed positions across the state, after many educators left the profession last year. To retain and attract substitutes, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools offered two pay bumps in recent months. Incentives have also been offered in LA County, but in the executive director of the Torrance Teachers...
    DENVER (CBS4)– As school districts across the state move back to remote learning, the message from state and federal leaders to return is getting louder. Most school districts in Colorado are transitioning to remote learning for all grades through winter break after a surge in coronavirus cases. (credit: CBS) Michael Maes, president of the Pueblo Education Association says it only adds to the confusion for those making those decisions. “While we would love to have everyone in person, it’s the nature of this virus that is really impeding the ability to do that,” he said. Maes is also a member of the Colorado Education Association, that recently developed their own model for school districts to follow when COVID-19 numbers increase. “We are just trying to make it a little clearer and concrete and easier to understand for everybody so there’s not so much ambiguity,” he said. Following the CEA dial, schools would stay with remote learning until there is a less than 3% positivity rate in their county. (credit: CBS) It’s not exactly in line with the most recent recommendation...
    The high school basketball season is back on in Illinois. A day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker elevated the sport to the “high risk” level, effectively postponing the season, the Illinois High School Association held a special meeting Wednesday to give the green light to proceed despite the governor's order. The Illinois High School Association, or IHSA, governs high school sports in Illinois. The IHSA will allow boys and girls basketball to begin practices on November 16, and games can begin on November 30. The IHSA said masks will be worn by all players, coaches and officials during play. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said it is important to have basketball during the winter months. “Without basketball in the winter, we were going to have a really big hole in our winter season with limited activities for kids,” he said. The IHSA left the final decision on basketball to school districts. “It will become a local school decision to determine if a school will allow their basketball teams to participate following the guidelines developed by...
    Students, parents and teachers most likely all would rather have face-to-face instruction, but a return to the classrooms depends on what’s best and safest for individual school districts, a spokesperson for the Missouri State Teachers Association said. “It really depends on the ability of the district and teachers to teach virtually versus in person and how they feel about the safety and security of the students,” Todd Fuller, MSTA marketing and communications director, told The Center Square. The organization advises school districts to follow the science to make reopening decisions and to give teachers a say or input on those decisions. Teachers weren’t consulted on in-person instruction plans in some Missouri school districts, Fuller said. “There's going to be frustration on the part of parents and there's going to be frustration on the part of teachers and kids are going to be discouraged understandably,” he said. “Every district is going to have to work through what is best for those kids in that district. And what's going to keep them safe as well as the, not...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Texas State Teachers Association announced Tuesday that they are demanding to start the school year by utilizing remote learning models. Leaders from several San Antonio-area teacher unions released the following statement on Tuesday: “For the sake of our health and the health of our students and communities, we demand that our school districts provide only remote instruction for the first nine weeks of the new school year and that the state not penalize the districts with funding cuts. We are in the middle of a deadly COVID-19 pandemic that we fear is getting worse. It is not right to require teachers and other school employees to endanger their health and even their lives by returning to campuses when it is too dangerous to do so. Under current Texas Education Agency guidelines, districts will be required to offer on-campus classes or lose state funding. Teachers want to teach. But we didn’t sign up – and neither did our support staff – to put our lives at risk when that can be avoided by common-sense precautions, such as...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Texas State Teachers Association is urging state officials to slow down the reopening of campuses, as back to school season is just around the corner. With districts considering a wide array of options for the upcoming school year, the Texas State Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria says schools must reopen with caution to prevent another spike in COVID-19 cases. In a statement, Candelaria said, “millions of lives are at stake, beginning with our children, our educators, their families and communities.” He cited Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s swift reopenings of bars, restaurants and gyms as the cause of the uptick in cases and hospitalizations, and warned: “we can’t afford to let that happen in our schools.” San Antonio-area school districts’ tentative start dates for 2020-2021 school year Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath and state leaders have deemed it safe for schools to reopen in August. At the end of June, local school districts were still locking down calendars for the 2020-21 school year. Candelaria has said no school campuses should reopen until the pandemic begins to subside....
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