The Biden administration last week released new guidelines on reopening schools, for the first time offering federal guidance on issues including physical distancing and air quality in classrooms, COVID-19 testing and acceptable community spread rates.
The plan has drawn praise from teachers and the unions that represent them and condemnation from education reform activists and pro-business groups.
“For the first time since the pandemic began nearly a year ago, we have clear, actionable safety measures to keep both students and teachers safe,” said Boston Teachers Union President (BTU) Jessica Tang, in a statement. “It will also be important for Congress to ensure districts have the funding they need to implement the guidance.”
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