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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Closures & Covid-19 outbreaks, distance learning returns, US Dept. of Ed Pursues Legal Action Towards States with Mask Bans

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 & Views: Schools Reopen, Masks & Vaccinations Still Differ by District.

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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Senate Passes Infrastructure Deal, Schools Reopen, Masks & Vaccinations Continue to be Contentious.

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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July 20, 2021 Weekly News Report: Democrats propose expanding public education in new budget, AAP says all students & teachers should wear masks this fall, and more.

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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This week in education news: To mask or not to mask in schools, Shelby County School Board issues call to action to halt local gun violence, and CA & Federal budgets.

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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