The teacher was placed on administrative leave following the incident.
"Schools in Florida are open, and we're saying thank you to our hard-working teachers in the classroom," the governor said.
If a bill passes in the state House of Representatives and gets signed by the governor, some public educational institutions could be required to prominently display the phrase.
On Thursday, parents in Fairfax County, Va., one of the country's largest school districts, got a disturbing email.
While the pandemic exacerbated educational inequities, it did not create them. Those urging us to "return to normal" would do well to recall just what "normal" meant for millions of students in the U.S.
"We shouldn't go back to the schools of March 2020—that's a low bar," Cardona said.
After months of false starts and conflict between teachers unions and public school districts across the country, parents from at least 15 New Jersey municipalities are organizing to file federal lawsuits to reopen schools.
"I'm as disappointed as I am unsurprised that last week, we all had to hear all the cynical, pearl-clutching, faux-urgency, ableist, structurally white-supremacist, hysteria," the teacher wrote on Facebook recently.
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Leaning on unsubstantiated COVID-related fears and exploiting a pandemic for personal and professional gain, teachers still refuse to return to classrooms despite, in some cases, cutting the line for a vaccine.
Unions are calling for teachers to be vaccinated, but Newsom is refusing to budge and pushing on with his plan to reopen schools.
Teachers were disappointed to learn Connecticut's education commissioner was tapped, citing his limited experience teaching in a classroom.
"We weren't consulted, and this is making us very uneasy about the health and safety of our students," said New York City teacher Jia Lee.
Homeless families demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio install Wi-Fi networks in homeless shelters housing school-age children before classes resume after the winter break.
Henry Renelus, principal of the PS721Q high school in Elmhurst, Queens, sent a letter to members of the school's community notifying them that the building will remain closed for the next two weeks following positive COVID-19 tests.
Competition is a beautiful thing—all the more so amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several K-12 teachers said much of the joy they received from personal interaction with students has been undermined or eliminated by teaching through a computer screen.
Missouri and Iowa both relaxed substitute teacher requirements in effort to supply enough teachers as schools begin to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Musings on an under-discussed pandemic innovation in childhood education.
The lawsuit says the education secretary diverted $13.2 billion in coronavirus funds from economically disadvantaged public schools to K-12 private schools.
Justin Kucera wrote on Twitter: "I'm done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president. Don't @ me."
In a Monday statement, a local teachers' union called the governor's for reopening Texas schools "unacceptably vague and hardly adequate."
Forced from their classrooms and routines, kids need immediate action to make sure their developmental and academic progress doesn't take a lasting hit.
Where the "Trump bump" panned out for Tate Reeves in Mississippi, it ultimately flopped for Eddie Rispone, just as it did for Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Both candidates were the scourge of local teachers unions.
"My son's school is holding 4 active shooter drills this year. The only clear impact of these drills is stress, anxiety and confusion on the part of children and families. I would end the drills or make them optional. Let our kids learn the right things," Yang tweeted Monday.
Nearly 220 San Fernando Valley school campuses are shut today, in addition to several others in Los Angeles County, over poor air quality issues.