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8-18-22 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ launches first-of-its-kind loan program for lower-income students

The Pay It Forward program is aimed at helping students get into high-demand careers

https://www.njspotlightnews.org/video/nj-launches-first-of-its-kind-loan-program-for-lower-income-students/

Briana Vannozzi, Anchor | August 17, 2022 | Education

Chalkbeat--Teachers head back to school with optimism and some worry

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2022/8/17/23310067/educators-cautious-back-to-school

Jessica Blake| Aug 17, 2022, 2:33pm EDT

Wall Street Journal--Schools Are Looking in Unusual Places to Deal With Teacher Shortage*

Districts turn to virtual teachers, military veterans and college students during tough hiring season

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-school-districts-facing-teacher-shortages-get-creative-11660642201

Sara Randazzo| Updated Aug. 16, 2022 4:46 pm ET

*Wall Street Journal articles are available only to subscribers.† Those interested in full text versions should contact gscschools@gmail.com.

NY Times--Whatís Actually Being Taught in History Class

Schools across the country have been caught up in spirited debates over what students should learn about United States history. We talked to social studies teachers about how they run their classrooms, what they teach and why.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/17/us/teaching-critical-race-theory.html

Kassie Bracken, Mark Boyer, Jacey Fortin, Rebecca Lieberman and Noah Throop Aug. 17, 2022

The Atlantic--The Pandemicís Soft Closing

The CDCís latest COVID guidelines are the closest the nationís leaders have come to saying the coronavirus crisis is done.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/08/cdc-weakened-covid-guidelines-pandemic-preparedness/671147/

Katherine J. Wu| August 16, 2022

Education Dive--Staffed Up: North Dakota invests in online ed prep to train rural teachers

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is dedicating $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for†scholarships†to help aspiring educators.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/staffed-up-north-dakota-invests-online-ed-prep-rural-teacher-shortage/629777/

Anna Merod Associate Editor| Published Aug. 17, 2022

NPR--As a new year starts, schools prepare for fewer masks, more learning and joy

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/18/1117171716/as-a-new-year-starts-schools-prepare-for-fewer-masks-more-learning-and-joy

Cory Turner, Jeffrey Pierre| August 18, 20225:06 AM ET

Education Week--When It Comes to the Teacher Shortage, Whoís Abandoning Whom?

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/opinion-when-it-comes-to-the-teacher-shortage-whos-abandoning-whom/2022/08

Michael Fullan & Joanna Rizzotto ó August 15, 2022