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6-11-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--First look at learning loss shows a third ‘below grade-level’

Black students fared worse, study of local schools says. State warns not to draw conclusions based on limited scope

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/06/learning-loss-one-third-students-overall-below-grade-level-50-black-latinx-students-below-grade-level/

John Mooney, Education writer | June 11, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

Philadelphia Inquirer—Special needs advocates worry about the fate of an N.J. bill to extend services for students who have turned 21

https://www.inquirer.com/news/nj-education-special-needs-bill-aging-out-eligibility-services-20210610.html

Melanie Burney| June 10, 2021

 

Education Week--Does ‘Academic Freedom’ Shield Teachers as States Take Aim at Critical Race Theory?

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/does-academic-freedom-shield-teachers-as-states-take-aim-at-critical-race-theory/2021/06

Mark Walsh — June 10, 2021

 

Chalkbeat--Efforts to restrict teaching about racism and bias have multiplied across the U.S.

Chalkbeat is tracking efforts to restrict teaching about race and bias in schools, as well as efforts to expand it, on this map.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/22525983/map-critical-race-theory-legislation-teaching-racism

Cathryn Stout and Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee

 

Edutopia--Breaking the Cycle of Silence Around Black Mental Health

Data shows that Black youth are especially prone to develop mental health issues but less likely to seek out or receive the specialized services and care they need.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/breaking-cycle-silence-around-black-mental-health

Paige Tutt| June 10, 2021