8-18-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--As COVID-19 cases rise, doctors fight ‘myth that kids were spared’

With schools about to open, doctors urge vaccinations as they treat more children than usual


Lilo H. Stainton, Health care writer | August 18, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJHealth Care


The Record--New Jersey’s SDA districts set to open in 'deplorable conditions.' What you need to know


Dustin Racioppi| August 17, 2021


NY Times--The School Culture Wars: ‘You Have Brought Division to Us’

From mask mandates to critical race theory and gender identity, educators are besieged. “You are just trying to keep everything from collapsing,” one official said.


Sarah Mervosh and Giulia Heyward| Aug. 18, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET


Education Week--Mask Exemptions: Which Students Really Need Them and How Are Parents Getting Them?


Lisa Gutierrez, Sarah Ritter, and Eric Adler, The Kansas City Star — August 16, 2021


Chalkbeat--When should schools quarantine students due to COVID exposure? Here’s what the CDC says.


Matt Barnum Aug 17, 2021, 5:51pm EDT


Chalkbeat--As quarantines send students home, what’s the plan to keep them learning?

Some students are being sent home with only paper packets or are receiving no instruction at all.


Kalyn Belsha and Matt Barnum