7-23-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Lawmaker who floated vaccine mandate says not now

As COVID-19 spiked, key senator considered requiring vaccine for students. Thatís off the table now

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/07/sen-joe-vitale-says-not-the-time-for-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-for-nj-schoolchildren/

John Mooney, Education writer | July 23, 2021

Star Ledger--N.J. still plans no mask mandate in schools come fall, despite Bidenís comments

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/07/nj-still-plans-no-mask-mandate-in-schools-come-fall-despite-bidens-comments.html

Brent Johnson|Updated Jul 22, 2021; Posted Jul 22, 2021

Philadelphia Inquirer--School board meetings turn tense with debates over critical race theory and masking

The discord is raising the stakes for school boards already facing pressure over decisions on pandemic schooling. And some predict it may only get worse.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/critical-race-theory-masking-schools-philadelphia-suburbs-20210723.html

Maddie Hanna| July 23, 2021

InsiderNJ-Sweeney & Ruiz Conduct Forum to Identify Most Effective and Responsible Ways to Utilize Federal Education Funds

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/sweeney-ruiz-conduct-forum-identify-effective-responsible-ways-utilize-federal-education-funds/

July 22, 2021, 6:26 pm | in

Education Week--Standardized Tests Could Be in Jeopardy in Wake of Biden Decisions, Experts Say

https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/standardized-tests-could-be-in-jeopardy-in-wake-of-biden-decisions-experts-say/2021/07

Andrew Ujifusa ó July 21, 2021

Education Dive--How can schools raise ownership of student mental health supports?

https://www.k12dive.com/news/-dont-outsource-all-student-mental-health-supports/603750/

Kara Arundel| Published July 22, 2021