7-27-21 Education in the News

The Record--NJ middle schools will have to teach civics classes starting in 2022

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2021/07/23/governor-phil-murphy-signs-nj-middle-school-civics-instruction-bill/8076974002/

Mary Ann Koruth|July 23, 2021

Education Dive--School attorneys: Heated discourse at meetings shouldn't keep boards from conducting business

The public has a right to participation and free speech, but there are steps school boards can take to set expectations for decorum at meetings.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/heated-discourse-at-meetings-shouldnt-keep-boards-from-conducting-business/603858/

Kara Arundel| Published July 26, 2021

NY Times--As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/health/coronavirus-vaccination-hesitancy-delta.html

Roni Caryn Rabin| July 27, 2021Updated 6:19 a.m. ET

Education Week--How Political Backlash to Critical Race Theory Reached School Reopening Guidance

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/how-political-backlash-to-critical-race-theory-reached-school-reopening-guidance/2021/07

Andrew Ujifusa July 23, 2021

The Hechinger Report--OPINION: How best do we teach kids about Holocaust horrors? Show them what it was like

Virtual reality creates hands-on experiences that engage and inform students in new ways

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-how-best-do-we-teach-kids-about-holocaust-horrors-show-them-what-it-was-like/

Jennifer Rich, Michael Haley Goldman and Sara Pitcairn July 26, 2021