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September 1, 2021

Education Week, Vol. 41, Issue 3
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Education Briefly Stated: September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021
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Grace John, who works at a school in San Lorenzo, gets a COVID-19 shot at a mobile vaccination clinic run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state in Hayward, Calif., on Feb. 19, 2021. California will become the first state in the nation to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. The statewide vaccine mandate for K-12 educators comes as schools return from summer break amid growing concerns of the highly contagious delta variant.
Grace John, who works at a school in San Lorenzo, gets a COVID-19 shot at a mobile vaccination clinic in Hayward, Calif. California is among those states requiring all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.
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Students are reminded to wear a mask amidst other chalk drawings on the sidewalk as they arrive for the first day of school at Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
Students are reminded to wear a mask amid other chalk drawings on the sidewalk as they arrive for the first day of school at Union High School in Tulsa, Okla. in 2020. Oklahoma is one of eight states that have banned local mask requirements for the 2021-22 school year.
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States From Our Research Center Map: A-F Grades, Rankings for States on School Quality
EdWeek Research Center, September 1, 2021
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Student Achievement From Our Research Center Sources and Notes: How We Graded the States (Quality Counts 2021)
EdWeek Research Center, January 19, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion After Propping Up Schools in the Pandemic, Teachers Now Feel Ignored
Lora Bartlett, August 9, 2021
6 min read
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Teaching Opinion Yes, Remote Learning Can Work for Kindergartners
Sydney Linderman, August 24, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Why, Really, Are So Many Black Kids Suspended?
Richard O. Welsh, August 19, 2021
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