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Labor Disputes Threaten Start of New School Year | Education News
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Labor Disputes Threaten Start of New School Year | Education News

Teachers in Columbus, Ohio, are picketing at dozens of sites across the city on Monday after voting to go on strike for the first time since 1975 as they failed to reach an agreement with the city’s board of education over the terms of their labor contract.Citing long standing concerns over pay, classroom size, the condition of school facilities and full-time art, music and physical education teachers, among other things, 94% of Columbus Education Association members voted to back the strike on Sunday evening, making it likely that the city’s 47,000 students will be learning virtually from substitute teachers on Wednesday, the first day of the new academic year.“CEA is committed to bargaining for the safe and welcoming, properly maintained, and fully-resourced public schools Columbus st...
Child Care Advocates Bemoan Lack of Funding in Budget Reconciliation Deal | Education News
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Child Care Advocates Bemoan Lack of Funding in Budget Reconciliation Deal | Education News

Outrageous. Unacceptable. Foolish. Devastating.Those are just some of the words early education advocates are using to describe the $400 billion reconciliation package unveiled in the Senate last week – a package being framed as an inflation reduction package but one that includes zero funding for child care, one of the largest expenses for families and once a pillar of the President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better proposal.When the coronavirus pandemic eviscerated the country’s child care infrastructure – forcing the closure of tens of thousands of centers and pushing millions of women out of the workforce – mothers and caregivers across the U.S. let out a primal scream that seemed to finally get the attention of lawmakers in Washington.As part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief packag...