|8-20-21 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--COVID-19 vaccination mandate for teachers, school staffers likely within days
Vaccinations or weekly testing expected, though what sort of pushback will be seen remains unknown
NY Times--As Childhood Covid Cases Spike, School Vaccination Clinics Are Slow Going
Districts are heeding President Biden’s call to host pop-up vaccination clinics. But promoting vaccines is politically difficult, and persuading parents isn’t easy.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg| Aug. 20, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET
Washington Post—(Video) Biden orders education secretary to take action against governors who ban school mask mandates
President Biden ordered Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Aug. 18 to explore possible legal actions against governors who have blocked universal masking in pubic schools.
August 18, 2021 | 10:57 PM EDT
The Atlantic—Why America’s Largest Teachers Union Refuses to Support Vaccine Mandate
Emma Green|August 20, 2021
NPR--The Topic Of Masks In Schools Is Polarizing Some Parents To The Point Of Violence
Education Week--Face Masks and Kids: Separating Fact From Fiction
Education Week--After COVID’s Disruption, Groups Push Cardona to Detail Plans for Testing, Accountability
Evie Blad — August 19, 2021 3 min read