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As the custodial management contract with Aramark inside Chicago Public Schools (CPS) comes to an end, there’s a palpable mix of anticipation and reservation.The decision to bring management back unde
While both the United States and Italy face significant challenges, sharing strategies and learning from each other’s experiences can help improve the mental health support systems in both countries.
Democratic leaders were told to hold firm on the Paycheck Protection Act, or PPP, with a "fix" piece of legislation apparently scheduled for a vote in coming days.
Big business is using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to protect itself against lawsuits.

CPAA Files Lawsuit to Protect Your Health

Even after the COVID-19 related deaths of two CPS employees, CPS continues to fail to provide the essential protections needed to keep people safe at school buildings. In response, CPAA filed a lawsuit on April 27 with the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County.

AFSA has joined other unions in a push for the $3.6 billion in the House Democrats’ stimulus bill to pay states to establish vote-by-mail systemsand the measure’s mandate they do so.

However, the unions, plus wide public support for the idea across the country, might not be enough to sway either GOP President Trump or the overwhelming majority of the Senate’s ruling Republicans. Both Trump and senators fear that the more people vote, as Trump put, the more the Republicans lose at the polls.

With the average public school more than 50 years old, we have reached a critical juncture to fulfill the need to update and make safer our 100,000 public K–12 school facilities across the country.
“We cannot allow the ‘homework gap’ to become a larger ‘learning gap’ during the coronavirus pandemic.”