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5-23-22 Education in the News

Star Ledger--N.J. schools are struggling to fill vacancies for math, science and tech teachers. Here’s why.

https://www.nj.com/education/2022/05/nj-schools-are-struggling-to-fill-vacancies-for-math-science-and-tech-teachers-heres-why.html

Tina Kelley | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Published: May. 20, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

 

Star Ledger--N.J. may require districts to allow home-schooled students to participate in sports, other extracurricular activities

https://www.nj.com/education/2022/05/nj-may-allow-home-schooled-students-to-participate-in-sports-other-extracurricular-activities.html

Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated: May. 22, 2022, 11:35 p.m. | Published: May. 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

 

NY Times--In the Fight Over How to Teach Reading, This Guru Makes a Major Retreat

Lucy Calkins, a leading literacy expert, has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading. Critics may not be appeased.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/22/us/reading-teaching-curriculum-phonics.html?searchResultPosition=1

Dana Goldstein| May 22, 2022

 

The Atlantic—Kids are far, far behind in school

Educators need a plan ambitious enough to remedy enormous learning losses

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/schools-learning-loss-remote-covid-education/629938/

Thomas Kane| May 22, 2022

 

Education Week--The ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Is a Lie. It’s Also a Threat to Schools

What the hateful ideology behind the Buffalo shooting means for educators

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/opinion-the-great-replacement-theory-is-lie-its-also-a-threat-to-schools/2022/05

Jonathan E. Collins — May 19, 2022

 

Education Dive--Lawmakers and witnesses discuss race, gender in classrooms

https://www.k12dive.com/news/congressional-hearing-centers-on-classroom-discussions-about-race-gender/624127/

Kara Arundel Senior Reporter| Published May 20, 2022