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7-29-21 Education in the News

Star Ledger--N.J.’s largest teachers union backs masks for all students, staff in schools after CDC guidance update


Rob Jennings| Updated Jul 28, 2021; Posted Jul 28, 2021


NJ Spotlight--High school students demand more services, less policing

Students urge more funding for counselors, other supports


Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | July 28, 2021 | Law & Public Safety



NJ Spotlight--Spread of delta variant behind new mask warnings

New Jersey now urging people to wear masks, take precautions as COVID-19 cases rise


Lilo H. Stainton, Health care writer | July 29, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJHealth Care



Insider NJ--Theodora Lacey of Teaneck and the Ongoing Fight Against School Segregation


Christine Sloan | July 28, 2021, 4:52 pm | in Caucus RoomCity Confidential



NY Times--Pandemic and Racial Injustice Cause Outsize Harm to Black Students, Study Finds

The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black people, coupled with racial trauma from last summer, will make it harder for Black students to return to classrooms, Teachers College research showed.


Isabella Grullón Paz| July 27, 2021

The Associated Press (via Education Week)--Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across U.S.


The Associated Press — July 26, 2021 5 min read


Chalkbeat--The pandemic’s toll: National test scores show progress slowed, gaps widened


Matt Barnum Jul 28, 2021, 12:01am EDT


Edutopia--A Tool to Help Students Assess and Improve Their Character

A simple ledger can keep character top of mind for middle and high school students and allow them to track their improvement over time.


Maurice J. Elias| July 28, 2021