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- LeadershipProfessional Development Some Kids Had a 'Choppy' K-12 Experience This Year. ISTE Will Explore SolutionsBig themes at this year's online-only ed-tech conference will include acceleration and finding K-12's way in a new, more virtual world.More Than 1 Million Students Didn't Enroll During the Pandemic. Will They Come Back?Education Week analyzed state data to gather a more comprehensive understanding of this year's enrollment loss.CDC: Lags in Childhood Vaccines Could Spark Outbreaks in Other IllnessesRegular childhood immunizations haven't caught up to pre-COVID-19 levels, and schools are urged to take steps now to stem outbreaks.Policy & PoliticsLaw & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Cheerleader Who Posted Vulgar Snapchat MessageThe decision was 8-1 for a student who'd been disciplined by her school, but the court suggests some off-campus speech may be regulated.Federal Rules in the Pipeline on COVID-19 Relief, Testing, Student PrivacyThe Biden administration plans to issues rules governing coronavirus relief for homeless students and for private schools.U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Athletes Over NCAA in Case on Education-Related CompensationIn a case watched in high school sports, the justices hold that some limits on college athlete compensation violate federal antitrust law.Teaching & LearningTeacher Preparation The Complicated, Divisive Work of Grading Teacher-Preparation ProgramsAs the two national accreditors for teacher-preparation programs evolve, the battle over market share heats up.Starting School After the Pandemic: Youngest Students Will Need Foundational SkillsThe earliest grades saw the biggest enrollment drops in 2020-21. Experts say these students will need significant help come fall.Is the Bottom Falling Out for Readers Who Struggle the Most?A growing proportion of 4th and 8th graders read at the lowest level on national tests. Experts are working to understand why.TechnologyData Knowing What Schools Did in the Pandemic is Crucial. So Is Preserving That DataA prominent researcher is working to collect information on schools and COVID-19 to inform future study on the pandemic's effects.Like Police Officers, Educators Have Been Caught on Camera Behaving BadlySeveral recent incidents show how students and parents can use their cellphones to capture abusive or racist behavior by some educators.School District Leaders Are Still Worried About Home Internet Access for StudentsSchools have scaled-up their efforts to help more kids get online, according to a new survey, but concerns remain about tech equity.