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Districts’ approaches to accommodating high-risk educators a mixed bag

September 8, 2020

The decision to return to work is a challenging one for many teachers. Those over 65 make up 18% of the educator workforce in the U.S., while 27% of principals are over the age of 65. Earlier this year, the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank, recommended schools offer early retirement incentives or create online teaching roles for educators and principals who need to stay home due to underlying health concerns as the coronavirus pandemic persists.

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