Philadelphia School District, Teachers at Impasse on Re-Opening

February 9, 2021

Philadelphia students are not yet headed back to classrooms, as the district and teachers await a mediator’s decision on re-opening schools. Plans to return to in-person learning are on hold as teachers demand improved ventilation in the city’s aging education buildings. District leadership hopes to open classrooms for optional hybrid learning by February 22nd. However, teachers and staffers await vaccinations, and the union wants to see students also receive vaccines, despite being low-risk for COVID-19.

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