Editor's Note: This weekly news report covers National K-12 education news with a focus on California, Tennessee, and Texas. Please be in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- California is the first and only state to mandate Covid-19 vaccination for all students 12 and older, indicating what we might see more of in the future. This will go into effect once the FDA approves the shots, and is a big step beyond districts requiring vaccines for certain student groups such as athletes. (LA Times, Politico CA, NY Times, Fox News, EdWeek, CalMatters, NBC News, AP News)
- Across the country, there has been a rise in reported cases of violence towards teachers regarding mask wearing, critical race theory, vaccines, and other issues. Under the leadership of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, the FBI will seek to minimize this violence via various tactics. (Office of the Attorney General’s Memorandum, The United States Department of Justice, NPR, Washington Post, The Hill, LA Times, BBC News, Fox News)
- Schools struggle to feed students amid staffing shortages and supply chain issues. (NYTimes, CNN, Washington Post, CBS News, NBC News)
- National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Voting With Their Feet: A State-Level Analysis Of Public Charter School And District Public School Enrollment Trends
- NYTimes (Andrea Elliot, Investigative Reporter): When Dasani Left Home
- Chalkbeat TN (Cathryn Stout, Samantha West, Caroline Bauman): ‘My heart aches for our children.’ Memphis student hospitalized, another student in custody after school shooting
- Washington Post (Jeffrey Vergales & Monica Gandhi): Quarantining kids doesn’t stop covid. It just keeps them out of school.
- LA School Report (Linda Jacobson, K-12 Reporter): What happens when an ‘all-of-government approach’ to preventing evictions leaves out schools: Advocates fault Biden plan for delays in rental assistance
- Education Week (Shari Walker, Advocate & Former Foster Youth): I Lived Off School Lunches as a Kid. Here’s How to Make the Program Better
- Education Next (Jay P. Greene, Lindsey M. Burke, James D. Paul): Rethinking Old Tactics to Advance School Choice