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. 



  • The hot topic this week relating to back to school was how to navigate mask wearing policies. The CDC says masks aren’t required for vaccinated students and teachers (EdWeek), but LAUSD will require masks nonetheless (EdSource, NBC LA, LA Times Opinion). Shelby County has already made mask wearing for vaccinated individuals optional. (WMC 5 Action News)