Education Update – September 28, 2020 – October 12, 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 – September 7

  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 – August 14

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 – July 11, 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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Education Update June 4, 2020 – June 22, 2020

From: ASCD's Smartbrief June 4, 2020 Many students still lack devices for learning Twenty-four percent of US public-school teachers say all of their students have a tablet or computer to complete school assignments during this time of remote instruction, according to a May survey by Educators for Excellence. Officials say attempts to procure devices have been challenging in some areas because of...
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Education Update: April 21, 2020 – April 24, 2020

From: ASCD's Smartbrief April 20, 2020 SNA: Need increasing for school meals SNA: Need increasing for school meals (John Moore/Getty Images) Schools nationwide already are seeing an uptick in applications for free and reduced-price meals amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, said Gay Anderson, president of the School Nutrition Association. School nutrition professionals in this...
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