Boston Teachers Union planning to sue for all-remote learning as city coronavirus rate rises

The Boston Teachers Union plans to sue in an effort to force Boston Public Schools to go all remote now that the city’s coronavirus infection rate is up.

The union said in a post Thursday morning, “We are seeking injunctive relief regarding the BPS and city’s decision not to comply with the MOA language which requires BPS to transition to full remote learning as a result of the 4.1% COVID-19 positivity rate.”

That’s referring to the seven-day average positivity rate that Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday. The city has long said that 4% is the threshold at which the city will reconsider its path to send BPS students back to some in-person learning.

Walsh on Wednesday said the city would “pause” the next phase in the process, pushing back by at least a week young children going back to school.

Walsh has repeatedly said it’s important to get children back

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Parents sue LAUSD, blasting its online learning as an ‘educational crisis’

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s distance learning plan has caused “enormous learning losses” and left tens of thousands of Black and Latino students without a basic education, according to allegations in a class action lawsuit filed against the district Thursday.



a group of people holding a sign: Parents, students and education activists hold a news conference to announce a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)


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Parents, students and education activists hold a news conference to announce a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Los Angles public school parents, alleges that the district is failing students by offering less instructional time to students compared with other large districts in California and cutting the hours that teachers are required to work

“My daughter and the children of my community…they’ve been failed by the district,” said Judith Larson, a plaintiff in the suit whose daughter is in seventh grade at South Gate Middle School. “The

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Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles

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