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  • Education Briefly Stated: September 22, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    September 21, 2021
    9 min read
    Two Camden Elementary School students in masks listen as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster talks about steps the school is taking to fight COVID-19, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Camden, S.C. McMaster has adamantly and repeatedly come out against requiring masks in schools even as the average number of daily COVID-19 cases in the state has risen since early June. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
    Education Schools Get the Brunt of Latest COVID Wave in South Carolina
    In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter.
    The Associated Press, September 20, 2021
    4 min read
    A dancer participates in an intertribal dance at Schemitzun on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation in Mashantucket, Conn., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. Connecticut and a handful of other states have recently decided to mandate students be taught about Native American culture and history. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
    Education More States Are Requiring Schools to Teach Native American History and Culture
    Advocates say their efforts have gained some momentum with the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice since the killing of George Floyd.
    The Associated Press, September 14, 2021
    3 min read
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to reporters following a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Reynolds lashed out at President Joe Biden Thursday after he ordered his education secretary to explore possible legal action against states that have blocked school mask mandates and other public health measures meant to protect students against COVID-19. Reynolds, a Republican, has signed a bill into law that prohibits school officials from requiring masks, raising concerns as delta variant virus cases climb across the state and schools resume classes soon. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
    Education Judge's Temporary Order Allows Iowa Schools to Mandate Masks
    A federal judge ordered the state to immediately halt enforcement of a law that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn.
    The Associated Press, September 13, 2021
    4 min read
    Six-year-old Mary-Louise Lacobon sits on a fallen tree beside the remnants of her family's home destroyed by Hurricane Ida, in Dulac, La., on Sept. 4, 2021. Louisiana students, who were back in class after a year and a half of COVID-19 disruptions kept many of them at home, are now missing school again after Hurricane Ida. A quarter-million public school students statewide have no school to report to, though top educators are promising a return is, at most, weeks away, not months.
    Six-year-old Mary-Louise Lacobon sits on a fallen tree beside the remnants of her family's home destroyed by Hurricane Ida, in Dulac, La., on Sept. 4, 2021.
    John Locher/AP
    Education Hurricane Ida Deals New Blow to Louisiana Schools Struggling to Reopen
    The opening of the school year offered teachers a chance to fully assess the pandemic's effects, only to have students forced out again.
    The Associated Press, September 13, 2021
    8 min read
    Massachusetts National Guard soldiers help with logistics in this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, at a food distribution site outside City Hall, in Chelsea, Mass. Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, activated the state's National Guard to help with busing students to school as districts across the country struggle to hire enough drivers.
    Massachusetts National Guard soldiers help with logistics in this Friday, April 17, 2020 file photo, at a food distribution site outside City Hall, in Chelsea, Mass.
    Michael Dwyer/AP
    Education Massachusetts National Guard to Help With Busing Students to School
    250 guard personnel will be available to serve as drivers of school transport vans, as districts nationwide struggle to hire enough drivers.
    The Associated Press, September 13, 2021
    1 min read
    Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate health, education, labor, and pensions hearing to examine an update from federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 11, 2021. On Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, Marks urged parents to be patient, saying the agency will rapidly evaluate vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds as soon as it gets the needed data.
    Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate health, education, labor, and pensions hearing to examine an update from federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 11, 2021.
    Jim Lo Scalzo/AP
    Education FDA: ‘Very, Very Hopeful’ COVID Shots Will Be Ready for Younger Kids This Year
    Dr. Peter Marks said he is hopeful that COVID-19 vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds will be underway by year’s end. Maybe sooner.
    The Associated Press, September 10, 2021
    4 min read
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Aug. 18, 2021. The on-again, off-again ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students is back in force. The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Friday, Sept. 10, that a Tallahassee judge should not have lifted an automatic stay two days ago that halted enforcement of the mask mandate ban.
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Aug. 18, 2021.
    Marta Lavandier/AP
    Education Florida Ban on School Mask Mandates Back in Force for Now, Court Rules
    An appeals court ruled that a Florida judge should not have lifted an automatic stay that halted enforcement of the on-again, off-again ban.
    The Associated Press, September 10, 2021
    3 min read
    Lori Butler wipes her brow as she moves debris she is gutting from her home that was flooded, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    Education 250K La. Students Still Unable to Return to School Due to Hurricane Ida
    Across New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana, families are still waiting to hear when their children can return to school, as districts assessed hurricane damage.
    The Associated Press, September 8, 2021
    4 min read
    Student Winston Wallace, 9, raises his hand in class at iPrep Academy on the first day of school in Miami on Aug. 23, 2021. A judge has ruled that Florida school districts may impose mask mandates. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper on Friday agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on the mandates is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.
    Student Winston Wallace, 9, raises his hand in class at iPrep Academy on the first day of school in Miami on Aug. 23, 2021.
    Lynne Sladky/AP
    Education Judge Rules Florida Can't Enforce Ban on School Mask Mandates; Appeals Continue
    A Florida judge said the overwhelming evidence shows that wearing masks does provide protection for children in crowded school settings.
    The Associated Press, September 8, 2021
    3 min read
    Education Briefly Stated: September 8, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    September 8, 2021
    8 min read
    In this April 15, 2021, photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a bill signing in Phoenix.
    In this April 15, 2021, photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a bill signing in Phoenix.
    Ross D. Franklin/AP
    Education Interest in Anti-Mask School Vouchers Outpaces Funds in Arizona
    Gov. Doug Ducey's program to give private school vouchers to parents who object to campus mask requirements has seen applications surge.
    The Associated Press, September 7, 2021
    3 min read
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds a news conference at the Florida Department of Health's Duval offices in Arlington, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2021. DeSantis has appealed a judge’s ruling that the governor exceeded his authority in ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is appealing a state judge’s ruling that he exceeded his authority when he ordered school boards not to impose mask mandates.
    Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP
    Education Florida School Mask Debate Headed for Court Battle After Governor's Appeal
    Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that a blanket ban on mask mandates exceeds the state government's authority.
    The Associated Press, September 3, 2021
    3 min read
    Supporters to recall the entire Mequon-Thiensville School District board wave at cars outside Homestead High School Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Mequon, Wis. A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in the culture war fights in schools across the country. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
    Education Tea Party 2.0? Conservatives Get Organized in School Battles
    A loose network of conservative groups is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture war fights in schools nationwide.
    The Associated Press, September 1, 2021
    6 min read
    Education Briefly Stated: September 1, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    September 1, 2021
    8 min read