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

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/08/nj-gets-federal-approval-for-spending-2-7-billion-pandemic-aid-for-schools/

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

https://newark.chalkbeat.org/2021/8/13/22623465/newark-teachers-covid-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

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/court-preliminarily-approves-landmark-settlement-improves-special-education-services-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

https://www.app.com/story/news/health/2021/08/16/covid-nj-mental-health-tips-kids-normal-school-resumes/8111446002/

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.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/us/covid-school-reopening-anxiety.html

Dana Goldstein and Tariro Mzezewa| Aug. 15, 2021

 

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/schools-competency-based-education/2021/08/13/a8faac98-fac0-11eb-9c0e-97e29906a970_story.html

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

 

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

https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/nations-largest-teachers-union-now-supports-vaccine-mandates-for-educators/2021/08

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."

https://www.k12dive.com/news/superintendents-navigate-fiery-mask-debates-amid-employment-threats/604832/

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.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/lets-start-year-focusing-learning-gains

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

https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-when-remedial-education-gets-woven-into-class-time/

Jill Barshay August 16, 2021