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When President Trump threatened to pull federal funding for schools choosing not to fully reopen for in-person instruction this fall, he upended plans months in the making. While some districts have chosen to stick with their hybrid approaches to reopening, others must now take into account new state directives requiring classroom access for each and every student, five days a week.

But what happens if teachers aren't on board? In our top story this week, we're highlighting the growing concern of a teachers' union in New Jersey that there may not be enough teachers willing to return to the classroom to implement the state's reopening guidelines, whatever they end up being.

Michael Kirby also shares strategies learned from last week's daylong education event at the White House that aim to help districts safely comply with rapidly changing mandates.

Dr. Judy Riffle, our education grants columnist, also details grant opportunities that can help schools finance much-needed safety measures in the fall.

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