News We’re Reading This Week, 4/27/21

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Editor's note: This weekly media report covers national public education news, opinions, and trends. Please be in touch with [email protected] with any questions.



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




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