Dunkin’ to give teachers a free medium coffee on Thursday
Dunkin’ announced that on Thursday teachers will get a free medium coffee. >> Read more trending newsAccording to a news release from Dunkin’, teachers can get a free medium hot or iced coffee on Thursday. The free coffee for teachers are available at participating locations. According to WKYC, one grand prize winner per state will get free coffee for a year and a school-wide coffee break that will include $300 worth of goodies. The first 50 teachers that get nominated will get 200 $1 medium or iced coffee VIP cards that they can share with their fellow school staff.wftv.com
‘We’re in dire need:’ Osceola school hires experience onboarding delays amid teacher shortage
Nearly two weeks into the school year, schools across Central Florida are still working to fill hundreds of vacancies. While districts have been facing shortages in classroom personnel, hiring delays are leaving some prospective employees in limbo.
SeaWorld Orlando offering School Teachers free admission through August — KnightNews.com
SeaWorld Orlando is saying “thank you” to Florida’s educators this summer by letting Florida K-12 teachers free access to the park now till Aug. 31. Teachers will need to qualify for their free unlimited admission to the Orlando theme park by signing up for a SeaWorld Florida Teacher card on this website. AdvertisementOnce Qualified, the teacher will be asked to visit Seaworld’s Official website to finish the ticketing process. In a statement on the SeaWorld Orlando Website, the company said they wanted to recognize the educators that play an important role in shaping the next generation of citizens. “Research and education are key pillars to the foundation of what SeaWorld does every day.knightnews.com
Minneapolis teachers reach tentative agreement to end strike
Minnesota Schools Strike Minneapolis teachers walk the picket line on the 10th day of the teachers strike in front of the Davis Center in Minneapolis, Monday, March 21, 2022. The union for teachers and staff announced a tentative agreement was reached early Friday. Teachers walked off the job March 8 after they were unable to agree on a contract with district leaders. Teachers in neighboring St. Paul reached a tentative agreement the night before the Minneapolis teachers walked out, getting a deal that had some similarities to what their Minneapolis counterparts were seeking. Union leaders cited that as evidence that Minneapolis administrators had room to compromise, too.wftv.com
Chicago-area schools face ‘warlike conditions,’ with protests and student walkouts over state’s mask mandate
“I have teachers telling me they’ve just had the worst week in their careers, and are dealing with warlike conditions,” said an official with the Illinois Education Association.chicagotribune.com
Timely or timeless? Art combats anti-Black violence
Beyond today's headlines, a new exhibit at Northwestern University's Block Museum takes a hard, and often uncomfortable, look at how American artists have depicted anti-Black violence over the past century. ++GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING++ (Feb. 2)news.yahoo.com
French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic
Virus Outbreak France Schools File - Students attend the first day of school for the 2021-2022 year at Gounod Lavoisier Primary school, Lille, northern France, Thursday, Sept. 2 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File) (Michel Spingler)PARIS — (AP) — Less than two weeks after the winter term started, French teachers are already exhausted by the pressures of surging COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, French teachers are walking out in a nationwide strike organized by teacher’s unions to protest virus-linked class disruptions and ever-changing isolation rules. The SNUIPP teacher’s union says discontentment is rising among French teachers. The union expects that some 75% of teachers will go out on strike, with half of the schools closed across the country.wftv.com
CBS News Poll: A closer look at Americans' views on immigration
As part of a series exploring opinions on key issues in the U.S., Anthony Salvanto, director of elections and surveys for CBS News, joined Anne-Marie Green to take a closer look at what people think about immigration -- and why.news.yahoo.com
Prioritizing teacher vaccinations will be a challenge until shortage is resolved, Biden official says
Prioritizing teachers in Covid vaccine distribution will continue to be a challenge until more doses are readily available, Andy Slavitt, senior advisor to the White House Covid-19 Response Team, said Wednesday. President Joe Biden has made reopening the nation's schools for in-person instruction one of his top priorities. Slavitt said governors have "difficult decisions" to make in juggling vaccine distribution for groups including seniors, nursing home workers and teachers. The issue of whether teachers should be vaccinated before returning to the classroom has been a flashpoint in the debate regarding reopening in-person instruction. The CDC guidance also advises schools to align reopening plans with the severity of outbreak in their communities.cnbc.com
CPS halts in-person learning for students already back as teachers strike looms; district still aims to open elementary schools Monday
At a news conference Tuesday, Lightfoot addressed teachers directly, saying: “Of course we want you to be safe. Of course we take your health and safety incredibly seriously, and we have built a plan to make sure you can get the vaccine. But you need to work with us, you need to talk to your leadership, because we can’t get there unless we get there together.”chicagotribune.com
CPS head says she wants to compromise with teachers but in-person classes must remain an option. CTU says time is running out for an agreement.
On Jan. 4, when the first group of returning teachers were due to report in person, about 60% were marked present, according to CPS data. But the figure was up to more than 70% by Monday, the day the first students — preschoolers and children in some special education programs — returned. That still left more than 500 teachers not in attendance; of those, 145 were deemed absent, and on Tuesday, they were locked out of their Google Classroom accounts and their pay was withheld. That figure dropped to 100 later in the week. By Friday, the number of AWOL teachers was down to 87, but the percentage of total staff members who showed up was the lowest since Monday.chicagotribune.com
Teachers adapt lesson plans following assault on the Capitol
Teachers adapt lesson plans following assault on the Capitol Teachers discuss monumental events with their students in their classes. But following the assault on the U.S. Capitol, they pivoted to discussing history in the making. Nancy Chen reports.cbsnews.com
CPS ‘does not care about my health and safety’: Teachers call plan to withhold pay if they don’t show up for in-person classes Monday ‘heartless’
“Even though we are starting to bring students back I also want to reiterate that students who are staying remote for the next quarter will still receive high quality instruction,” Thurmond said. “While I might not be able to hug them when they return, I am looking forward to hearing their voices and laughter in my building again and watching them flourish as students in ways they did not even know they were capable of.”chicagotribune.com
How Rome teachers take lessons beyond the classroom
How Rome teachers take lessons beyond the classroom How we educate our children has changed drastically during the pandemic — and for many, online learning is the only option. In Rome, teachers are thinking outside the box to find ways to inspire their students. Chris Livesay shows us how.cbsnews.com
Free admission: It’s Teacher Appreciation Weekend at Daytona Lagoon
To recognize the hard work and dedication of teachers, Daytona Lagoon is hosting Teacher Appreciation Weekend. On Sept. 26 and 27, teachers can relax at the water park for free, after providing proof of employment, Daytona Lagoon announced in a news release. All other guest admission costs $19.99. [TRENDING: 10-foot bull shark attacks snorkeler in Fla. | Seminole High School student killed in crash | Fla. strip club fights to lower dancer age to 18]“Teachers are an important part of the community and society,” said Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon. Daytona Lagoon will then operate with limited operation on Saturday and Sundays through Oct. 11 with $15.99 Pool Daze.
SeaWorld offers Florida teachers free admission for a year
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Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill that would provide over $500 million to raise teacher salaries
Ron DeSantis held a news conference Wednesday at the Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens to sign a bill that would provide funding to school districts and allow them to raise the average minimum salary for teachers. WATCH LIVE: Governor Ron DeSantis Makes a Major Announcement in Hialeah Gardens https://t.co/akI1jozNOy Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 24, 2020So what we have today, what well be signing, is a bill that will provide $500 million directly to teachers, all public school teachers in school districts or charter, and it will take Florida from No. 5 in the nation for average minimum salary, DeSantis said. DeSantis said that the funding would be distributed so that schools would be able to modify salaries as early as this summer. The governor thanked teachers for their ingenuity and flexibility in transitioning to teaching students via distance learning as the COVID-19 pandemic overtook Florida.
Pa. school district can't afford to pay its teachers
Teachers in Chester, Pennsylvania, are beginning school without knowing when they will get paid. The school district is $22 million dollars in the red and is currently unable to pay the teachers. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reportscbsnews.com