7-16-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Well-staffed school libraries can help students recover from their pandemic year

School library media specialists reach every student, every year they’re in that building, fostering relationships that ignite and sustain a love of reading and learning

Beth Thomas | July 16, 2021 | Opinion, Education

 

NY Times--Haunted by Past Virus Surges, California Leans on Masks and Vaccines

A new indoor mask requirement in Los Angeles County comes as new virus cases have nearly tripled statewide. Immunization rates, however, should keep any spike below past peaks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/us/california-los-angeles-mask-mandate.html

Shawn Hubler and Mitch Smith| July 16, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

 

The Atlantic--COVID-19’s Effects on Kids Are Even Stranger Than We Thought

Doctors have found a concerning link between the rare pediatric complication known as MIS-C and a syndrome related to tampon use.

Roxanne Khamsi| July 15, 2021

 

NPR--What Do Alabama And California Have In Common? Top-Notch U.S. History Standards

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/12/1015338155/new-survey-shows-what-parts-of-u-s-history-kids-across-america-are-actually-lear

Cory Turner| Updated July 15, 20217:55 AM ET

 

Education Week--Topics Be Enforced? Here’s What 10 States Plan to Do

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/how-will-bans-on-divisive-classroom-topics-be-enforced-heres-what-10-states-plan-to-do/2021/07

Eesha Pendharkar — July 14, 2021 5 min read

 

Chalkbeat--A surge in pandemic Fs raises old concerns about credit recovery. Here’s how schools could make it better.

Researchers and educators says schools should first try to figure out why students failed, and think carefully about who should make up classes online.

Kalyn Belsha | July 15, 2021

 

Education Dive--Survey: Under-resourced schools less likely to perform COVID-19 testing in fall

https://www.k12dive.com/news/under-resourced-schools-less-likely-to-implement-covid-testing-this-fall-s/603335/

Naaz Modan Reporter| Published July 15, 2021