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A Florida judge ruled on Monday that the state’s requirement that public schools open their classrooms for in-person instruction violates the Florida constitution because it “arbitrarily disregards safety” and denies local school boards the ability to decide when students can safely return.The ruling was a victory for the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest teachers’ union, and one of its affiliates, the Florida Education Association. The unions sued Governor Ron DeSantis and Richard Corcoran, the education commissioner, last month in the first lawsuit of its kind in the country. Read more here...

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First Published: Aug 25 2020 | 3:50 PM IST

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