Florida’s largest teachers union proposes ways to safely reopen schools

Florida’s top teachers union on Tuesday unveiled its proposal for reopening public-school campuses in the fall as districts wait for final direction from the state Department of Education.

After nearly three months of coronavirus-prompted school closures, the education of about 3 million Florida students has been upended, sparking concerns about growing achievement gaps and the types of safety measures that will be needed to keep students and staff members safe in the fall.

“We don’t want to go into a school year with question marks. People want to know how they can be safe, how they are going to stay healthy, how we’re going to tune into academic success,” Florida Education Association President Fedrick Ingram said during a conference call on Tuesday.

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