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6-17-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Here’s who’s set to share $300 million for school projects

NJ lawmakers approved plans for vo-tech schools, water upgrades and security systems at schools across the state

John Reitmeyer, Budget/finance writer | June 17, 2021 | Education

 

Associated Press (via Star Ledger)--Title IX prohibits discrimination of LGTBQ students in reversal of Trump-era policy, Education Department says

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/06/title-ix-prohibits-discrimination-of-lgtbq-students-in-reversal-of-trump-era-policy-education-department-says.html

The Associated Press| Updated Jun 16, 2021; Posted Jun 16, 2021

 

Star Ledger--N.J. to offer extra year of special education for 8,700 students due to COVID

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/06/nj-to-offer-extra-year-of-special-education-for-8700-students-due-to-covid.html

Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 16, 2021; Posted Jun 16, 2021

 

Star Ledger--Here’s how N.J. students learned in the final weeks of remote learning for a turbulent school year

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/06/heres-how-nj-students-learned-in-the-final-weeks-of-remote-learning-for-a-turbulent-school-year.html

Katie Kausch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Jun 16, 2021; Posted Jun 16, 2021

 

Philadelphia Inquirer-- For students who never returned to the classroom, an ‘extremely hard’ school year comes to an end

https://www.inquirer.com/education/nj-education-remote-virtual-learning-camden-philadelphia-pandemic-coronavirus-20210616.html

Melanie Burney| Jun 16

 

NY Times--Scholarly Groups Condemn Laws Limiting Teaching on Race

More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/arts/critical-race-theory-scholars.html

Jennifer Schuessler| June 16, 2021

 

NPR--This School District Erased All Holiday Names After Dropping Columbus Day

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/16/1007316831/columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-day-school-holidays

Joe Hernandez | June 16, 20215:21 PM ET

 

Education Week--The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay Up

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/the-opioid-crisis-hit-schools-hard-now-they-want-drug-companies-to-pay-up/2021/06

 Mark Lieberman — June 15, 2021 12 min read

 

Chalkbeat--After enrollment dips, America’s schools hope for fall rebound

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/6/16/22529686/schools-student-enrollment-decline-white-hispanic-fall-2021

Kalyn Belsha, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee, Larry Fenn, and Annie Ma Jun 16, 2021, 1:00am EDT

 

Education Dive--With burnout on the rise, districts turn to staff SEL and bringing joy to learning

District leaders and education experts say school staff well-being is important for student achievement and for preventing staff shortages.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/schools-build-capacity-to-support-teacher-and-staff-sel/601749/

Kara Arundel| Published June 16, 2021