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9-23-21 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy cautiously upbeat about start of school year

Governor says numbers thus far show a ‘strong start’ for the third school year tinged by COVID-19

https://www.njspotlight.com/2021/09/nj-school-covid-19-murphy-outbreak-numbers-optimistic-election/

John Mooney, Education writer | September 23, 2021 | Education, Coronavirus in NJ

 

NJ Spotlight--NJ child care centers brace for backlash over mask mandate

President of Early Childhood Education Advocates says eight parents yanked their kids out of his centers yesterday — all over mandatory masking

https://www.njspotlight.com/video/nj-child-care-centers-brace-for-backlash-over-mask-mandate/

Brenda Flanagan, Senior Correspondent | September 22, 2021 | Coronavirus in NJ, Education

 

Star Ledger--N.J. school bus driver shortage has no quick fix. Here are the 10 steps it takes to get a license.

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/09/nj-school-bus-driver-shortage-has-no-quick-fix-heres-the-10-steps-it-takes-to-get-a-license.html

Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated: 6:53 a.m. | Published: 12:00 a.m.

 

NY  Times--For Parents ​of Disabled Children, School Mask Wars Are Particularly Wrenching

In Tennessee, where the governor allows families to ignore school mask mandates, some parents are making excruciating calculations each morning about whether to send their children to school.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/us/politics/disabled-students-mask-mandate.html?searchResultPosition=1

Erica L. Green| September 23, 2021

 

NPR--How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/09/23/1032812404/how-some-schools-are-using-weekly-testing-to-keep-kids-in-class-and-covid-out

Christine Herman| September 23, 20215:00 AM ET

 

The Hechinger Report--11 lessons from schools that kept Covid cases low

Testing and masking, are critical, but so is collaboration and communication

https://hechingerreport.org/11-lessons-from-schools-that-kept-covid-cases-low/

Betsy Ladyzhets September 23, 2021