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Educating from the Heart, the Florida Education Association’s monthly podcast, is your source for lively discussion from educators, parents and students on the issues that matter most to public education in Florida. Each episode you will hear the struggles and the successes in our schools directly from rank-and-file educators as well as local union leaders from around the state.
NEA Position on COVID-19 Vaccines
As a vaccine for Covid-19 begins to become available, the National Education Association, through resolution C-2, believes “that vaccines are essential medical tools in preventing infectious diseases. The Association acknowledges that vaccines must be pervasive to be effective.” Read the NEA’s position on Covid-19 vaccines.
Safe Schools Report
FEA launched the Safe Schools Report, to collect and display important, factual information surrounding the opening of school campuses across the state. Parents and educators can also submit Covid-related information about their school or district’s reopening. In a recent op-ed, AFT President Randi Weingarten lays out what safe reopening of schools can and should look like.
FEA update (Dec. 3 update): To comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, most FEA staff are working remotely until there is a two-week coronavirus positivity rate of 5 percent or below. Our work continues as normal, with FEA staff available through email, phone and voicemail. As always, we remain committed to advocating for our members and students.
Teaching In the Era of Zoom
Primrose Cameron, the Director of FEA’s new Professional Development and Educational Research Department, shared some tips for educators in her recent AFT Voices article, “Teaching in the era of Zoom: My ‘Five C’s’ for student engagement”.
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Florida Education Association members believe in the bold promise of public education for all. Together we stand up and speak out for student success, opportunity and professional excellence.
United, our nearly 150,000 members make up the the state’s largest labor union of professional employees and are each committed to helping every student unlock their full potential. Here’s how: