8-17-21 Education in the News

NY Times--U.S. to Advise Boosters for Most Americans 8 Months After Vaccination

Nursing home residents and health care workers will most likely be the first to get booster shots, as soon as September, followed by other older people who were vaccinated last winter.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/politics/booster-shots.html

Sharon LaFraniere| Published Aug. 16, 2021Updated Aug. 17, 2021, 2:06 a.m. ET

 

Press of Atlantic City--New Jersey Department of Education encouraging districts to offer remote learning for quarantined students

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/education/new-jersey-department-of-education-encouraging-districts-to-offer-remote-learning-for-quarantined-students/article_c1d1b0a6-fe88-11eb-b0e9-83cca8247bad.html#tracking-source=home-trending

Claire Lowe| August 16, 2021

 

NJ Spotlight--Parents group urges Murphy to allow remote learning

New Jersey Parents for Virtual Choice makes the case to Gov. Murphy

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/parents-group-urges-murphy-to-allow-remote-learning/

Joanna Gagis, Correspondent | August 16, 2021 | EducationCoronavirus in NJ

 

The Record--What's the best mask for kids at school? Here's what NJ parents need to know.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/08/17/nj-covid-best-masks-kids-school-n-95-kn-95/5561653001/

Lindy Washburn| | August 17, 2021

 

Chalkbeat--Schools across U.S. staff up to address pandemic-fueled rise in mental health needs

https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/8/16/22624041/pandemic-mental-health-staff-schools-rand

Matt Barnum Aug 16, 2021, 12:01am EDT

 

Chalkbeat--Here’s what we know about Philadelphia’s remote school option

Parents have been active on social media expressing interest in the virtual academy. Deadline for families to sign up is Friday.

https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/8/11/22620931/heres-what-we-know-about-philadelphias-remote-school-option

Chalkbeat Staff Aug 11, 2021, 7:20pm EDT

 

Education Dive--How are schools addressing COVID-19 quarantines for fall?

The pandemic is disrupting in-person learning for a third school year in a row, but this time, remote learning policies for quarantines aren’t so clear.

https://www.k12dive.com/news/how-schools-are-addressing-covid-19-quarantines-this-school-year/605000/

Published Aug. 16, 2021| Kara Arundel

 

The Atlantic—Opinion:Vaccinate Kids to Protect Us All

The risk of vaccinating children will never be zero, but the alternative is so much worse.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/vaccinate-kids-under-12-delta-covid/619752/

Aaron E. Carroll| August 17, 2021

 

Education Week--Can Governors Really Take Money From Schools Over Masks?

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/can-governors-really-take-money-from-schools-over-masks/2021/08

Mark Lieberman — August 13, 2021 | Updated: August 16, 2021 7 min read

 

Edutopia--Why School Leaders Should Develop a Portrait of a Graduate

A new book explains how school leaders can support teachers and students by sharing their vision of what it means to be a successful student today.

https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-school-leaders-should-develop-portrait-graduate

Ken KaySuzie Boss| August 16, 2021