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5-14-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ lawmakers press to combat COVID-19 impact on schools

Summer school, mental health services figure in several measures winning approval

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/05/nj-lawmakers-bills-summer-school-student-mental-health-teacher-remote-instruction/

John Mooney, Education writer | May 14, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Star Ledger--Including arts and athletics will be crucial when students return to the classroom | Opinion

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/05/including-arts-and-athletics-will-be-crucial-when-students-return-to-the-classroom-opinion.html

Colleen Maguire and Robert Morrison| Star-Ledger Guest Columnist| Posted May 13, 2021

 

NPR--Schools Are Deciding What The New CDC Mask Guidelines Mean For The Classroom

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/13/996727768/schools-are-deciding-what-the-new-cdc-mask-guidelines-mean-for-the-classroom

Cory Turner| Updated May 13, 202110:49 PM ET

 

NY Times--President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall

About half the nation’s schools are not fully open despite rising vaccination levels, and teachers’ unions are getting much of the blame. Randi Weingarten hopes to carve a path forward.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/us/reopening-schools-teachers-union.html

Dana Goldstein| May 13, 2021

 

Education Week--Cash for Shots? Districts Take New Tacks to Boost Teacher Vaccinations

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/cash-for-shots-districts-take-new-tacks-to-boost-teacher-vaccinations/2021/05

 Madeline Will — May 13, 2021 8 min read

Chalkbeat--After a high point in the Obama administration, philanthropies no longer drive education policy

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/5/13/22434642/philanthropy-education-shift-biden-gates-walton-broad-czi

Matt Barnum May 13, 2021, 2:15pm EDT

 

Education Dive--Playbook offers strategies for recruiting, retaining diverse teaching workforce

https://www.k12dive.com/news/playbook-offers-strategies-for-recruiting-retaining-diverse-teachers/600100/

Kara Arundel| Published May 13, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children

Play has the potential to reduce inequality, report finds

https://hechingerreport.org/twenty-six-studies-point-to-more-play-for-young-children/

Jackie Mader May 13, 2021