Education

  • Education Briefly Stated: November 17, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    November 16, 2021
    8 min read
    Leo Hahn, 11, gets the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
    Education Nearly a Million Kids Vaccinated in Week 1, White House Says
    Experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum.
    The Associated Press, November 10, 2021
    4 min read
    A girl walks outside of a mobile vaccine unit after getting the first dose of her COVID-19 vaccine, outside P.S. 277, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
    Education How Schools Are Getting Kids the COVID Shot, and Why Some Aren’t
    Some district leaders say offering vaccine clinics, with the involvement of trusted school staff, is key to helping overcome hesitancy.
    The Associated Press, November 8, 2021
    5 min read
    President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Education Biden Administration Urges Schools to Provide COVID-19 Shots, Information for Kids
    The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host vaccine clinics for kids and information on benefits of the shots.
    The Associated Press, November 8, 2021
    2 min read
    Amy Allen, the mother of an 8th grade transgender son, speaks after a Human Rights Campaign round table discussion on anti-transgender laws in Nashville, Tenn. on May 21, 2021.
    Amy Allen, the mother of an 8th grade transgender son, speaks after a Human Rights Campaign round table discussion on anti-transgender laws in Nashville, Tenn. on May 21, 2021.
    Mark Humphrey/AP
    Education Civil Rights Groups Sue Tennessee Over Law Against Transgender Student Athletes
    The state law bars transgender athletes from playing public high school or middle school sports aligned with their gender identity.
    The Associated Press, November 5, 2021
    3 min read
    Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a bill signing in Phoenix on April 15, 2021. Ducey signed legislation banning government agencies from requiring training in so-called "critical race theory" as he begins considering the remaining bills from the legislative session that ended last week.
    Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a bill signing in Phoenix on April 15, 2021.
    Ross D. Franklin/AP
    Education Arizona Won't Stop Using COVID Money for Anti-Mask Grants
    Arizona's governor is defying a demand to stop using federal money to fund an education grant program for schools without mask mandates.
    The Associated Press, November 5, 2021
    2 min read
    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks to students at the New River Middle School, on Sept. 2, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curriculum reach a boiling point.
    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks to students at the New River Middle School, on Sept. 2, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curriculum reach a boiling point.
    Lynne Sladky/AP
    Education Education Fight a Winning Election Message in Virginia, But Not Everywhere
    Several high-profile school board candidates who fought COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism classes lost their election bids.
    The Associated Press, November 3, 2021
    5 min read
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas, on June 8, 2021.
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas, on June 8, 2021.
    Eric Gay/AP
    Education Texas Governor Adopts Lawmaker's Probe of Books in Schools
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined a conservative lawmaker’s campaign to investigate books that cover race and sexuality in public schools.
    The Associated Press, November 2, 2021
    2 min read
    This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows boxes of kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP)
    Education COVID Vaccine for Younger Kids Already Being Packed, Shipped
    Anticipating a green light from vaccine advisers, the government is assembling and shipping millions of COVID-19 shots for kids aged 5-11.
    The Associated Press, November 1, 2021
    2 min read
    Protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York on Oct. 14, 2021. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination.
    Protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York on Oct. 14, 2021. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
    Education Schools Debate: Gifted and Talented, or Racist and Elitist?
    Vocal parents are blaming gifted and talented programs for worsening racial segregation and inequities in the country’s education system.
    The Associated Press, October 29, 2021
    6 min read
    Protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York on Oct. 14, 2021. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination.
    Protesters at City Hall condemn Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to phase out the Gifted and Talented (G&T) public school program in New York on Oct. 14, 2021. Public school programs for the gifted and talented are garnering increased scrutiny nationwide, as critics denounce them as modern-day segregation and push for broader access or outright elimination.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
    Education Explainer Why Are Schools Revisiting Gifted Education? An Explainer
    New York City officials announced plans for its school system to phase out its program for gifted and talented students.
    The Associated Press, October 29, 2021
    6 min read
    Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks about educational freedom at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Education Former Vice President Mike Pence Wades Into School Debate Roiling Va. Governor's Race
    Pence, who is widely thought to be preparing a 2024 presidential run, hailed activist parents decrying some school curricula as un-American.
    The Associated Press, October 29, 2021
    3 min read
    Education Briefly Stated: October 27, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    October 26, 2021
    8 min read
    Education Briefly Stated: October 20, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    October 19, 2021
    8 min read
    Education Briefly Stated: October 6, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    October 5, 2021
    9 min read