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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.

 

NEWS 

  • The 2021-22 school year may resemble a pre-pandemic “normal” after a series of recent announcements from districts across the country such as: 

 

 

VIEWS

The 74 Million (Linda Jacobson, K-12 Reporter): Biden earns high marks from educators on his first 100 days, but some note there are still ‘kids sitting at home’

 

Discourse (Samantha Hedges, Education Policy PhD): Social Justice Is Now the Fourth Purpose of Public Schools and All Four Are in Conflict

 

Los Angeles Times (Letters to the Editor): Austin Beutner gets high marks for his crisis leadership at LAUSD

 

Chalkbeat Tennessee (Cathryn Stout, TN K-12 Reporter): Shelby County mayor and superintendent have a $31.6 million difference of opinion on facilities funding