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10-8-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--School nurses: We’re now the ‘de facto health department’

‘We’re on our knees begging,’ says one school nurse

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/10/covid-19-school-nurses-contact-tracing-pressure-help-support-federal-pandemic-relief/

John Mooney, Education writer | October 8, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJ, Education

 

Star Ledger--N.J. school districts send out warning letters about ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenges for rest of school year

Several New Jersey school districts are bracing for mischief and mayhem, warning parents about a list going viral on Twitter and TikTok of monthly "devious licks" challenges planned for the rest of the school year. (AP Photo/File)AP

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/10/nj-school-districts-send-out-warning-letters-about-devious-licks-tiktok-challenges-for-rest-of-school-year.html

 Katherine Rodriguez | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Updated: Oct. 07, 2021, 2:48 p.m. | Published: Oct. 07, 2021, 12:12 p.m.

 

NY Times--Doubts, Anger and Anxiety: What It’s Like to Go to School Now

What was supposed to be a new, relatively normal year has become a politicized, bewildering experience for many parents, students and educators.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/us/covid-school-reopening-anxiety.html

Dana Goldstein and Tariro Mzezewa| Published Aug. 15, 2021Updated Sept. 9, 2021

 

NPR--Kids are losing school days to quarantines. Here's a way to keep them in classrooms

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/08/1044015104/rapid-tests-school-quarantines-test-and-stay-in-person-learning

Anya Kamenetz| October 8, 20217:00 AM ET

 

Chalkbeat--After Newark student brings gun to school, safety and mental health concerns intensify

https://newark.chalkbeat.org/2021/10/7/22715383/gun-newark-school-mental-health

 Patrick Wall Oct 7, 2021, 6:47pm EDT

 

Education Dive--How can districts protect school boards, administrators as threats grow?

School systems are often reluctant to consider safety precautions for administrative buildings, but growing threats and intimidation may force the issue.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/districts-need-to-consider-the-safety-of-administrators-board-members-when/607818/

Kara Arundel Reporter | Published Oct. 7, 2021

 

Edutopia--How SEL Can Help Make Schools Feel More Inclusive

Integrating social and emotional learning and culturally responsive teaching can help build a school culture that celebrates all students.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-sel-can-help-make-schools-feel-more-inclusive

 Maurice J. Elias| October 7, 2021