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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


John Mooney, Education writer | August 20, 2021 | EducationCoronavirus in NJ


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


Deepa Shivaram| August 20, 20216:00 AM ET


Education Week--Face Masks and Kids: Separating Fact From Fiction


Arianna Prothero & Sarah D. Sparks — August 18, 2021


Education Week--After COVID’s Disruption, Groups Push Cardona to Detail Plans for Testing, Accountability


Evie Blad — August 19, 2021 3 min read