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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 or publication log-in issues.

NEWS

Schools across the country, including ours, have been preparing lessons to educate and help students process the magnitude of today’s Derek Chauvin trial. (EdWeek, Chalkbeat, NY Times, CBS News)

Schools continue to grapple with how to respond to students’ learning loss over the last year (LA Times) and in both California and Tennessee, districts are looking towards summer school and extending the school year as key tactics. (LAist, Sacramento Bee, Politico

Earlier this week, Shelby County Schools’ Superintendent Joris Ray announced a ‘Reimagining 901’, outlining his goals and hopes for the future of his district. (Chalkbeat TN, ABC 24, Commercial Appeal, Daily Memphian, WMC 5 Action News

VIEWS

EdSource, Carolyn Jones (K-12 Report): Why mental health is the key to dealing with learning loss

Politico, Marcella Bombardieri (Center for American Progress): Covid-19 changed education in America -- permanently

NY Times, Anemona Hartocollis (National Correspondent): After a Year of Turmoil, Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Classes