Washington educators, childcare workers eligible for vaccine

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says that following President Joe Biden’s direction to states to prioritize vaccinating teachers, preK-12 educators, school staff and licensed childcare workers have been added to the current vaccination tier that includes all people 65 years and those 50 and older who live in multigenerational households. The news comes as some public school teachers in the continue to resist returning to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the governor’s urging. Educators in Renton voted not to return to in-person teaching, with KIRO-TV reporting the Renton School District had planned for preschool, kindergarten and self-contained elementary special education teachers to return to school classrooms on Wednesday.