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8-19-22 Education in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer—Some New Jersey schools are now mandating clear backpacks, one of many anti-violence approaches used nationwide

https://www.inquirer.com/news/clear-bag-policy-bleed-control-threat-assessment-schools-20220819.html

August 19, 2022

NY Times--Texas School District Removes Bible and Anne Frank Adaptation in Back-to-School Sweep

The Keller Independent School District in North Texas reviewed dozens of challenged books during the last school year. It is taking them off the shelves as it reviews them again.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/17/us/texas-school-books-removed-bible.html

Amanda Holpuch| Aug. 17, 2022

 

Washington Post—Students are struggling and lashing out.  Schools must respond.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/16/student-behavior-covid-pandemic-depression/

Washington Post Editorial Board| August 16, 2022

 

NPR--For the first time in 20 years, teachers can deduct more for school supplies

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/17/1117832975/teachers-school-supplies-irs

Ayana Archie| August 17, 20224:00 AM ET

Education Week--White House Outlines Key COVID-Prevention Strategies for This School Year

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/white-house-outlines-key-covid-prevention-strategies-for-this-school-year/2022/08

Libby Stanford — August 17, 2022

Education Week--Staffing, attendance, behavior: 7 big issues facing schools this year

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2022/8/18/23311473/school-staffing-chronic-absenteeism-behavior-enrollment-academic-recovery

Kalyn Belsha and  Patrick Wall |   Aug 18, 2022, 3:24pm EDT

Education Dive--Proposed curriculum censorship bills increased 250% in 2022

A majority of the state bills have targeted K-12, which has increased from 85% of bills in 2021 to 96% of bills in 2022. George Frey via Getty Images

https://www.k12dive.com/news/proposed-curriculum-censorship-bills-increased-250-percent-in-2022/629926/

Anna Merod Associate Editor | Published Aug. 17, 2022