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What does the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines mean for our students, public schools and colleges? Join infectious disease experts, public health professionals, community leaders and educators for an update on the pandemic and our public schools with a deep dive into the topic of vaccines. What is involved in getting the vaccines to educators in Massachusetts? What can educators do through their unions to shape local distribution plans? How and where will vaccines be distributed? Will the vaccines allow us to return to life as we knew it prior to the pandemic?

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Thank you to all organizers and contributors for providing this information, and for all your hard work. Stay safe. <3

This was very informative, thank you again!

In response to questions about funding of surveillance testing, DESE will pay for staffing for the first 6 weeks to help with the program. After that, the new federal funds can be used. MTA will be putting out a spreadsheet with the federal funds each school district will receive.

Superintendents have have to opt-in to surveillance testing. Each local union should work with superintendents to get the paperwork in by the deadline, which is tomorrow, Jan. 15.

You can find this recording at facebook.com/massteacher/live.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

To participate, go to www.menti.com and use the code 79 94 43 9.

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#ACTIONALERT: Today is the last day for Gov Charlie Baker to sign the new climate justice bill! Help push this important environmental justice & climate change legislation across the finish line! Please share far & wide! Alternatives for Community and Environment, Conservation Law Foundation, Clean Water Action, Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM), Mass Audubon #SignTheMAClimateBill ... See MoreSee Less

#ACTIONALERT: Today is the last day for Gov Charlie Baker to sign the new climate justice bill! Help push this important environmental justice & climate change legislation across the finish line! Please share far & wide! Alternatives for Community and Environment, Conservation Law Foundation, Clean Water Action, Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM), Mass Audubon #SignTheMAClimateBill

What does the arrival of the #COVID19 vaccines mean for students, public schools & colleges? Join ID experts, public health professionals, community leaders & educators tonight, 1/14, at 7PM for a conversation on vaccines & schools. www.facebook.com/events/3477010919078438/ ... See MoreSee Less

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In MA, we have the lowest #COVID19 vaccination rate and one of the highest case rates in the NE. Our governor vetoed a climate bill that would have led to cleaner air and healthier communities. We may be a health care leader, but it takes more than that to be a health leader.

Lot of statements flying in response to @massgovernor's veto of the climate bill. Will try to track as many of them as I can on this thread.

1. Maria Belén Power of @GreenRootsEJ

Disappointing news today that @MassGovernor has vetoed last session’s #climatejustice bill! We urge the Legislature, Speaker @RonMariano & President @KarenSpilka to refile this landmark legislation & bring it to a vote as soon as possible! #mapoli

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes climate bill

The sweeping climate bill would have set new targets to make carbon emissions decrease drastically by 2050.

www.masslive.com

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