7-29-21 Education in the News

Star Ledger--N.J.’s largest teachers union backs masks for all students, staff in schools after CDC guidance update

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/07/njs-largest-teachers-union-backs-masks-for-all-students-staff-in-schools-after-cdc-guidance-update.html

Rob Jennings| Updated Jul 28, 2021; Posted Jul 28, 2021

 

NJ Spotlight--High school students demand more services, less policing

Students urge more funding for counselors, other supports

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/high-school-students-demand-more-services-less-policing/

Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | July 28, 2021 | Law & Public Safety

 

 

NJ Spotlight--Spread of delta variant behind new mask warnings

New Jersey now urging people to wear masks, take precautions as COVID-19 cases rise

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/07/covid-19-delta-variant-rapid-spread-death-rates-breakthrough-cases-masks/

Lilo H. Stainton, Health care writer | July 29, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJHealth Care

 

 

Insider NJ--Theodora Lacey of Teaneck and the Ongoing Fight Against School Segregation

https://www.insidernj.com/theodora-lacey-teaneck-ongoing-fight-against-school-segregation/

Christine Sloan | July 28, 2021, 4:52 pm | in Caucus RoomCity Confidential

 

 

NY Times--Pandemic and Racial Injustice Cause Outsize Harm to Black Students, Study Finds

The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black people, coupled with racial trauma from last summer, will make it harder for Black students to return to classrooms, Teachers College research showed.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/us/covid-race-impact-black-education.html

Isabella Grullón Paz| July 27, 2021

The Associated Press (via Education Week)--Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across U.S.

https://www.edweek.org/education/sparked-by-pandemic-fallout-homeschooling-surges-across-u-s/2021/07

The Associated Press — July 26, 2021 5 min read

 

Chalkbeat--The pandemic’s toll: National test scores show progress slowed, gaps widened

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/7/28/22596904/pandemic-covid-school-learning-loss-nwea-mckinsey

Matt Barnum Jul 28, 2021, 12:01am EDT

 

Edutopia--A Tool to Help Students Assess and Improve Their Character

A simple ledger can keep character top of mind for middle and high school students and allow them to track their improvement over time.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/tool-help-students-assess-and-improve-their-character

Maurice J. Elias| July 28, 2021