7-14-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--As applications plunge, Newark schools face threat of lower enrollment

About 4,000 fewer students applied to traditional schools and most charter schools. But time remains to recruit students

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/07/newark-schools34-enrollment-drop-4000-students-traditional-charter/

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark | July 14, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--Off-season spike in respiratory virus sends NJ kids to hospitals

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, which usually spikes over the winter, reappears after people shed their masks

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/off-season-spike-in-respiratory-virus-sends-nj-kids-to-hospitals/

Brenda Flanagan, Senior Correspondent | July 13, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJ, Health Care

 

Star Ledger--Number of free meals given to N.J. kids last July tripled. Here’s how to find help regardless of income.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/07/number-of-free-meals-given-to-nj-kids-last-july-tripled-heres-how-to-find-help-regardless-of-income.html

 Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Jul 13, 2021

 

NY Times--New York City and California are sticking with their mask mandates in schools.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/13/us/nyc-schools-california-masks-covid.html

Alexandra E. Petri| July 13, 2021

 

NY Times--Schools Are Receiving $129 Billion in Stimulus Aid. Where Is It Going?

There’s money for summer schools, tutors and field trips, but other urgent needs will not be addressed.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/13/education/school-budget-stimulus.html

Madeleine Ngo and Kate Taylor| July 13, 2021

 

NPR: Illinois Has Become The First State To Require The Teaching Of Asian American History

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/13/1015596570/illinois-has-become-the-first-state-to-require-the-teaching-of-asian-american-hi

Deepa Shivaram| July 13, 202110:54 AM ET

 

Education Week--Kids Are Behind on Routine Vaccinations. Here’s What Schools Can Do About It

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/kids-are-behind-on-routine-vaccinations-heres-what-schools-can-do-about-it/2021/07

Arianna Prothero — July 09, 2021

 

Education Week--Tears, Politics, and Money: School Boards Become Battle Zones

https://www.edweek.org/education/tears-politics-and-money-school-boards-become-battle-zones/2021/07

The Associated Press — July 12, 2021 4 min read