8-16-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--NJ gets final signoff on $2.7B COVID-19 aid for schools

Federal regulators approve plan for school spending ahead of September reopening


John Mooney, Education writer | August 12, 2021 | EducationCoronavirus in NJ


Chalkbeat--‘It’s only a matter of time’: Newark union leader tells teachers to prepare for vaccine mandate


Patrick Wall Aug 13, 2021, 11:51am EDT


InsiderNJ--Court Preliminarily Approves Landmark Settlement That Improves Special Education Services in New Jersey State Prisons

Court Preliminarily Approves Landmark Settlement That Improves Special Education Services in New Jersey State Prisons


August 12, 2021, 3:49 pm


Asbury Park Press--Here's how kids can cope with back-to-school stress as 'normal' learning resumes in NJ


Gene Myers| NorthJersey.com| August 16, 2021


NY Times--Doubts, Anger and Anxiety: What It’s Like to Go to School Now

What was supposed to be a new, relatively normal year has become a politicized, bewildering experience for many parents, students and educators.


Dana Goldstein and Tariro Mzezewa| Aug. 15, 2021


Washington Post--Emerging from the pandemic, districts look to expand personalized competency-based education


Nancy Walser| August 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EDT


Education Week--Nation’s Largest Teachers’ Union Now Supports Vaccine Mandates for Educators


Sarah Schwartz — August 12, 2021 3 min read


Education Dive--Superintendents navigate fiery mask debates amid employment threats

Despite mask bans and threats to jobs, some leaders are requiring masks. They're difficult decisions one expert compared to "snow days on steroids."


Naaz Modan| Published Aug. 13, 2021


Edutopia--Let’s Start This Year by Focusing on Learning Gains

There’s a lot of talk about learning loss, but teachers can guide students to reflect on all the ways they’ve grown during the pandemic.


Jamie Kobs| August 12, 2021


The Hechinger Report--PROOF POINTS: When remedial education gets woven into class time

Just-in-time review shows promise in one pandemic experiment


Jill Barshay August 16, 2021