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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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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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 week’s news was defined by the growing number of mask and vaccine mandates. This week’s news is defined by the growing number of school closures…

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News  One big thing: Most districts have already welcomed students back to school!  President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke publicly and sent letters to the Governors of Texas and Florida emphasizing the need to allow students and teachers to wear masks while at school. (NY Times, USA Today, Politico, Politico) Tennessee specifics:…

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Editor’s Note: This weekly newsletter covers media trends and key news in K-12 public education. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  News Today, the Senate passed a $1T Infrastructure deal with bipartisan support. As the name suggests, the bill deals primarily with the nation’s infrastructure and includes a $65B investment for updating the…

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Editor’s Note: This weekly media report covers national news in K-12 education, with a focus on Los Angeles and Memphis. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  News  The most recent Democratic budget proposal includes major advances for public education including free pre-K and community college, though there is a provision “tucked” into this…

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Editor’s Note: This weekly media report covers national news in K-12 education, with a focus on Los Angeles and Memphis. Please be in touch with alanna.klein@greendot.org with any questions.  News Today was the Senate confirmation hearing for Catherine Lhamon to be the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Reports indicate it was…

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