Education Update – March 1, 2021

From: The Washington Post March 1, 2021 Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as education secretary, capping his rise from teacher to nation's top schools chief Cardona, 45, was born into poverty to Puerto Rican parents before becoming a teacher, principal, administrator and, in 2019, Connecticut’s education commissioner. As education secretary, he will be tasked with helping to reopen schools,...
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Education Update – February 02, 2021

From: Education Week's EdWeek Update February 2, 2021 FCC Takes One Step Closer to Offering E-Rate Funds for Remote Learning Technology Advocates have urged the FCC to loosen its rules on E-Rate funds so schools can pay for technology that helps students learn remotely. Biden Eliminated the 1776 Commission But Not the Need for 'Patriotic' Education Rick Hess hopes President Biden will urge...
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Education Update: January 5, 2021

From: ASCD's Smartbrief January 5, 2021 Survey: 25% of parents will not vaccinate children  Sixty percent of parents of K-12 students said they would allow their child to be vaccinated against the coronavirus -- with wealthier households being more accepting -- but 25% said they would not, according to a survey by the National Parents Union. Of those surveyed, 50% of parents said they would not...
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Education Update – December 22

From; The Washington Post's Breaking News December 22, 2020 Biden set to tap Miguel Cardona, top Connecticut schools official, as education secretary, two people familiar with the matter say With the expected pick, President-elect Joe Biden is settling on a low-profile candidate who has pushed to reopen schools and is not aligned with either side in education policy battles of recent years. A...
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Education Update – November 20, 2020

From: The National Superintendents' Roundtable Roundtable News November 20, 2020 What school leaders want from the Biden-Harris administration With the departure of Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos imminent, national superintendent organizations are compiling wish lists for the incoming Biden administration, reports Stephen Sawchuk for Education Week. The AASA and Chiefs for Change have...
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Education Update – September 28, 2020

From: ASCD's Smartbrief September 28, 2020 DeVos will not appeal decision on private-school funds The US Department of Education will not appeal a federal judge's decision to block its efforts to direct federal coronavirus aid to private schools. In a letter Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the department disagreed with the judge's decision and pointed out that school districts still...
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Education Update: August 17

  From: Education Week's EdWeek Update August 17, 2020 Fauci: Schools Should Be Outdoors As Much As Possible School districts developing their plans for reopening for the new academic year should find ways to offer as many outdoor activities as possible, from classes to recess and lunchtime, the nation's top infectious disease expert recommended.   August 24, 2020 Schools Sound the...
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Education Update: August 03

From: Education Week's EdWeek Update August 3, 2020 Betsy DeVos Pushes Schools to Clear COVID Hurdles Without Special Favors The education secretary's main message to educators has been: Meet your obligations and don't assume the feds will remove major mandates.   August 10, 2020 DeVos: Give Religious Groups Equal Consideration for Education Grants The new U.S. Department of Education...
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Education Update: June 23, 2020

From: Education Week's EdWeek Update June 23, 2020 1 in 3 American High Schoolers Felt Disconnected From School Before Pandemic UNESCO's annual report on global education progress finds countries need to make more effort to include marginalized students, particularly in the United States. June 26, 2020 DeVos Partially Retreats in Fight Over COVID Aid and Private School Students The Education...
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