NEWS   The country’s two biggest school districts announced their fall reopening plans: Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that LAUSD will return for 5 days a week with a remote option (ABC 7, LA Times, KTLA, LA Daily News, CBS LA). In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will return 5 days…

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Editor’s note: This weekly media report covers public education news, opinions, and trends. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.   NEWS  Tennessee’s state legislature faces national blowback for advancing a bill that would ban critical race theory – the teaching of systemic racism – in public schools. Governor Lee still must sign it for…

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NEWS  The FDA approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to be used for 12-15 year olds.  (New York Times, CNBC, Washington Post, CNN, Daily Memphian)   Cindy Marten, former Superintendent of San Diego Unified School District, was confirmed by The Senate to be the US Deputy Secretary of Education. (NBC San Diego, San Diego Union-Tribune)   VIEWS…

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Editor’s note: This weekly media report covers national public education news, opinions, and trends. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions or publication log-in issues. NEWS Schools across the country, including ours, have been preparing lessons to educate and help students process the magnitude of today’s Derek Chauvin trial. (EdWeek, Chalkbeat, NY Times, CBS…

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Editor’s note: This weekly news report aims to highlight the most meaningful news and views (perspectives) in K-12 public education each week. Please contact alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions. Of note: Animo City of Champions’ return to campus was featured on ABC 7, watch and read the story here. NEWS The Senate approved the newest Covid-19 relief bill, The…

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NEWS  Miguel Cardona, the former CT Commissioner of Education, has been confirmed by the Senate to be the United States Secretary of Education under President Biden. (The 74, Washington Post, NPR, New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, Politico, USA Today) Legislative progress and Covid-19 vaccines reaching educators are two factors creating pathways for partial school…

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