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8-30-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Pandemic’s impact on children needs attention, experts say

They don’t face the same COVID-19 risks as adults. But children are impacted greatly


Lilo H. Stainton, Health care writer | August 30, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJHealth Care


Star Ledger--Can my K-12 kid take a ‘gap year’ and skip school this year?


Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Published: Aug. 29, 2021, 8:15 a.m.


Philadelphia Inqurer—This was supposed to be a return-to-normal school year.  It will be anything but.


Kristin A. Graham, Melanie Burney, Maddie Hannah| August 30, 2021


NY Times--How the Delta Variant Infiltrated an Elementary School Classroom

A detailed study in California found that the variant easily spread from an unvaccinated teacher to children and, in a few cases, their families.


Sabrina Imbler and Emily Anthes| Aug. 27, 2021


The Atlantic—The pandemic broke a fundamental rule of teaching.

America’s schoolchildren spent less time in the classroom last year than ever before in modern history. Now teachers are scrambling to fill in the gaps.


Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer|August 28, 2021


NPR--Children's Mental Health Gets Millions In Funding From The Biden Administration


Selena Simmons-Duffin, Rhitu Chatterjee| August 27, 20219:45 AM ET


Education Week--Schools Are Getting a Windfall of Money for Pandemic Relief. How Will They Spend It?


The Associated Press — August 26, 2021 7 min read


Education Dive--Districts begin mandating COVID-19 vaccines for eligible students


Naaz Modan Reporter| Published Aug. 27, 2021