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- Teaching Profession Nation's Top Teachers Discuss the Post-Pandemic Future of the ProfessionDespite the difficulties this school year brought, the four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award say they're hopeful.Teaching Profession Teachers Are Stressed Out, and It's Causing Some to QuitStress, more so than low pay, is the main reason public school teachers quit. And COVID-19 has increased the pressure.Teaching Profession Opinion Should Teachers Be Prioritized for the COVID-19 Vaccine?Not all states are moving teachers to the front of the vaccination line. Researchers discuss the implications for in-person learning.Teaching Profession Chicago Teachers Approve School Reopening Plan: ‘We Got What We Were Able to Take’Chicago Teachers Union members have voted in favor of a reopening deal, signaling that in-person classes can resume Thursday as planned.Teaching Profession 1 in 5 Educators Have Been Vaccinated, NEA Survey FindsAbout one-fifth of teachers in the nation's largest teachers' union have had a COVID-19 vaccine; another 18 percent have scheduled a shot.Teaching Profession In Chicago and Other Big Cities, Teachers' Unions Are Delaying School ReopeningsThe Chicago Teachers Union struck a tentative deal with the city to slow the reopening of schools. Other unions have had similar success.Teaching Profession Obituary Karen Lewis, Firebrand Former Chicago Teachers Union President, Dead at 67Karen Lewis, the firebrand former Chicago Teachers Union president who led a seven-day strike in 2012, has died, the CTU confirmed Monday.Teaching Profession 'We’re Not Being Taken Care of': Many Teachers Still Ineligible for VaccinesIn parts of the country, teachers and child-care providers are still waiting their turn—and for some, there is no end in sight.Teaching Profession Audio Sitting on the Roof at Night for Internet: Pandemic Learning in the Navajo NationA teacher at a college-prep school for Native American students sees the struggles her students face daily to do their schoolwork from home.Teaching Profession Anthony Fauci: 'Get Teachers Vaccinated as Quickly as We Possibly Can'In a town hall with teachers, Fauci said there is "some light at the end of the tunnel" with the availability of effective vaccines.Teaching Profession Here Are the Four Finalists for 2021 National Teacher of the YearThe four finalists for the 2021 National Teacher of the Year challenge inequities both in their school communities and on a national level.Teaching Profession After a Stillbirth, This Teacher Was Denied Paid Leave for Recovery. Here's Her StoryA District of Columbia teacher delivered a stillborn baby and was denied paid maternity leave. Her story, told here, is not uncommon.Teaching Profession High Risk for COVID-19 and Forced Back to Class: One Teacher's StoryOne theater teacher in Austin has a serious heart condition and cancer, but was denied the ability to work remotely. Here is her story.