American Academy of Pediatrics sides with teachers unions, rips funding threats cited by White House

The American Academy of Pediatrics joined teachers unions on Friday in calling threats from President Trump to withhold federal funding for schools that don’t full reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic a “misguided approach,” warning it would “threaten the health” of students and teachers. President Trump this week threatened to cut federal funding for schools that plan […]

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Pediatricians, unions push back against pressure to reopen U.S. schools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The American Academy of Pediatrics, two national teachers’ unions and a group representing school superintendents pushed back on Friday against pressure from the Trump administration to fully reopen the nation’s schools, saying science must guide decisions where COVID-19 is spreading. “Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics,” the […]

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Why a Pediatric Group Is Pushing to Reopen Schools This Fall

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a reputation as conservative and cautious, which is what you would expect from an organization devoted to protecting children’s health. But this week, the academy made a splash with advice about reopening schools that appears to be somewhat at odds with what administrators are hearing from some federal and […]

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