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6-14-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Will the public get a shot to say how $11 billion windfall gets spent?

Lawmakers plan no hearings on $6.2 billion in federal aid, and none on a $5 billion tax surprise. How the money is spent will likely be decided in private with little chance for comment

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/06/whopping-11-billion-windfall-new-jersey-but-few-avenues-public-comment-shut-out-lawmakers-behind-closed-doors-hearings-canceled-budget-deadline/

John Reitmeyer, Budget/finance writer | June 14, 2021 | Budget

 

Star Ledger--Frustrated parents call on Murphy to end any mask mandates in N.J. schools

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/06/frustrated-parents-call-on-murphy-to-end-any-mask-mandates-in-nj-schools.html

Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 13, 2:37 PM; Posted Jun 12, 4:01 PM

 

Philadelphia Inquirer--Parents grapple with protecting kids who can’t get a COVID-19 vaccine as the Philadelphia region reopens

 https://www.inquirer.com/news/children-covid-vaccine-eligibility-pa-nj-travel-20210614.html

Erin McCarthy| June 14, 2021

 

Press of Atlantic City--Education briefs: School regionalization bill advances in NJ Legislature

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/education/education-briefs-school-regionalization-bill-advances-in-nj-legislature/article_b082a42e-caf1-11eb-8536-5b72bbf5c3d2.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

Claire Lowe| June 13, 2021

 

NPR--COVID Precautions Can Help Kids During Cold Season

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/12/1005833538/covid-precautions-can-help-kids-during-cold-season

Selena Simmons-Duffin| June 12, 20218:04 AM ET

  

Chalkbeat--Pandemic 360: A comprehensive look at COVID’s impact on school communities

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/6/11/22523086/pandemic-360-covid-schools-education-new-york-newark

Carrie Melago Jun 11, 2021, 6:00am EDT

 

Education Dive--Will daily school health checks continue in the fall?

https://www.k12dive.com/news/will-daily-school-health-checks-stay-or-go/601646/

Kara Arundel| Published June 11, 2021

 

Edutopia--The Enduring Importance of Extracurriculars

It will be tempting to put after-school activities on the back burner this fall, but experts say that’s a missed opportunity—especially for teenagers.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/enduring-importance-extracurriculars

Sarah Gonser| June 11, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

https://hechingerreport.org/should-rich-families-be-allowed-to-fundraise-a-better-public-school-education-for-their-kids/

Neal Morton June 14, 2021