Education Update – May 11, 2021

From: Education Week's Edweek Update May 11, 2021 FDA Green Lights Vaccine for 12 to 15-Year-Olds The U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in children as young as 12. Court Restores Officers' Immunity Over Seizure of High School Athletes in Peeping Probe A federal appeals court ruled in the case of two campus officers involved in detaining...
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Education Update – April 27, 2021

From: Education Week's EdWeek Update April 27, 2021 Supreme Court to Weigh When School Board Censure of a Member Violates the First Amendment The justices will decide an issue that has become more salient as a few board members rant inappropriately on social media. Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge to Transgender-Inclusive Athletics Policy in Connecticut A federal district court judge said the...
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Education Update – April 09, 2021

From: The Washington Post's Breaking News   April 9, 2021 Biden seeks huge funding increases for education, health care and environmental protection in first budget request to Congress The White House said one focus of the proposal was to help children rebound from the disruption in schools during the coronavirus pandemic. In the budget plan, non-defense, discretionary spending would...
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Education Update – March 17, 2021

From ASCD's Smartbrief March 17, 2021 Kindergarten enrollment down nationwide Data shows a decline in kindergarten enrollment nationwide -- as much as 16% by NPR's research. Some experts now are concerned about students' readiness for school because of the wide variety of alternatives families are relying on for kindergarten-age students, including online charters, for-profit schooling and paid...
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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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