7-9-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ cut aid to some schools. Did that break federal pandemic-relief rules?

Advocates for schools that lost in Murphy’s budget are looking to the federal government for help

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/07/jersey-city-coalition-leads-fight-against-nj-school-aid-cuts-argues-state-broke-federal-pandemic-relief-rules/

John Mooney, Education writer | July 9, 2021 | Education

 

NJ Spotlight--GOP hears anti-mask testimony during Senate Facebook session

Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest COVID-19 order states school districts can exempt kids from masks in hot weather

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/gop-hears-anti-mask-testimony-during-senate-facebook-session/

Brenda Flanagan, Senior Correspondent | July 8, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

MyCentralJersey.com--Citing local school aid cuts, Hunterdon County officials blast NJ’s budget

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/get-access/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mycentraljersey.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Feducation%2F2021% 2F07%2F09%2Fhunterdon-county-officials-continue-criticism-state-school-aid-cuts%2F7900613002%2F

Mike Deak| June 9, 2021

 

NPR--Zaila Avant-garde Becomes First African American To Win Scripps Spelling Bee

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/08/1014312875/scripps-spelling-bee-winner

Dana Farrington, Emma Bowman| July 8, 202111:23 PM ET

 

Education Week--Feds OK First State Plans for Remaining Share of $122 Billion in K-12 Virus Aid

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/feds-ok-first-state-plans-for-remaining-share-of-122-billion-in-k-12-virus-aid/2021/07

Evie Blad — July 07, 2021

 

Education Week--As states place new limits on class discussions of race, research suggests they benefit students

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/7/8/22569197/critical-race-theory-bans-racism-schools-research

Matt Barnum Jul 8, 2021, 6:01pm EDT

 

Education Dive--GAO: Ed Dept can improve K-12 operations in 3 priority areas

https://www.k12dive.com/news/3-priority-areas-where-ed-dept-can-improve-k-12-operations/602988/

Kara Arundel| Published July 8, 2021

 

The Hechinger Report--Five ways you can help ease kids’ stress from the last year

As children transition to post-pandemic life, here’s how adults can help

https://hechingerreport.org/five-ways-you-can-help-ease-kids-stress-from-the-last-year/

Jackie Mader July 8, 2021