Infrastructure Bill Passes, Mask Mandates Prevail in TN, 5-11 y/o Vaccinations.

Editor’s Note: This weekly media report covers K-12 education news and trends. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions. NEWS The Infrastructure Bill was signed into law by President Biden earlier this week. Public education will see funds to close the digital divide, improve quality of clean water at schools, and change the quality…

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Covid-19 vaccines for 5-11 y/o, School Board Races, and School Choice.

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 alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  NEWS Today, the CDC unanimously recommended the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds, joining the FDA. Vaccinations are expected as early as this week. (NPR, USA Today, CNBC,…

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Covid vaccines for 5-11 y/o, health experts declare national emergency for youth mental health, Democrat spending plan still in negotiations.

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 alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  NEWS The FDA panel recommends emergency authorization of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds. (FDA, Chalkbeat, The 74 Million, NBC, NPR, CNN, ABC)   Health experts…

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Tennessee Education Funding, and California Ethnic Studies Requirement.

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 alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  NEWS The United States Department of Education is making progress on fixing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was preventing borrowers’ payments from counting towards the program.…

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School staffing shortages nationwide, Achievement School District in TN, 700,000 fewer students take SAT.

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 alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.    NEWS The US is contending with a nationwide staffing shortage in education such as teachers, bus drivers, and nurses. Immediate impacts include the MA National Guard being…

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President Biden’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate, funding, and quarantined students.

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 alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  News Last Thursday, President Biden issued the most encompassing Covid-19 vaccine mandate yet: companies with more than 100 employees must require vaccinations or weekly testing and workers at…

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House Reconciliation Package, School Closures and Mask Ban Lawsuits Continue.

News Today the House Democrats released a reconciliation package that includes $82B for school infrastructure, $9B for higher education and $1.5B HBCUs, $450B for childcare and preschool, and $35B for child nutrition. (The Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg Government, CNN Politics)    With the rise of school closures due to student Covid-19 infections and outbreaks (WSJ), districts…

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