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Teacher unions flex their power in Covid school reopening chaos

Teacher unions flex their power in Covid school reopening chaos

Lori Torres knows the dangers of coronavirus are real. Fourteen members of her extended family tested positive after they grieved together for the loss of her grandmother last November. So Torres feels safer at home — and that’s where she plans to keep herself and her three children. As a Spanish teacher at James Monroe…MORE

San Francisco school board votes to rename 44 schools, including Abraham Lincoln and George Washington High Schools

San Francisco school board votes to rename 44 schools, including Abraham Lincoln and George Washington High Schools

The San Francisco Unified School District voted this week to rename 44 schools named after controversial public figures, including former Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and current Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The school district, which has more than 57,000 students enrolled, is changing the schools named after historical figures linked to “the subjugation and enslavement…MORE

Portland hit-and-run suspect faces second-degree murder and six assault charges

Portland hit-and-run suspect faces second-degree murder and six assault charges

A man charged with second-degree murder and six counts of second-degree assault after he allegedly ran over pedestrians and cyclists Monday in Portland, Oregon, has pleaded not guilty. Paul Rivas made his first court appearance Wednesday. He also faces seven counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver. Rivas was detained after a…MORE