NewsClips

IASB collects and compiles news clips as a service to members, to help Iowa school leaders stay in the loop on education-related news and learn from other districts' successes and challenges. Note: The articles compiled in these emails come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content and IASB does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles. Some articles may be available only by subscription.

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Breaking News from April 10–16, 2021

National News

Nationwide
Teachers Union Switches Stance, Now Endorses CDC Guidance on School Reopenings

Nationwide

Biden Budget Seeks More For Schools, Health Care And Housing

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Education Releases "COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs"

Nationwide
High Schoolers Are Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine. What Do They Think?

Nationwide
Kids Are Returning to Classrooms. but What Will Happen to Those Who Stay At Home?

Nationwide
Why So Many Asian Americans Are Learning Remotely

Nationwide

A Surge In Legislation Targeting Trans Youth "Could Come At The Literal Cost Of Lives," Advocates Warn

Nationwide
Alarm Grows Over Impact of States Banning Trans Youth Treatment

Nationwide
How a Cheerleader’s Snapchat Profanity Could Shape the Limits of Students’ Free Speech

Nationwide
Teachers Are Choosing To Quit Rather Than Go Back to School While Pandemic Lingers

Arkansas
Bill Allowing Ark. Teachers to Misgender Students Passes the House

California
Suspected Gunman in Custody; Students, Staff Evacuated From Sylmar School

Florida
‘...Ten Minutes Remain Until You Blow.’ Boy, 12, Charged With Sending Bomb Threat to School

Michigan

Whitmer Urges Two-Week Halt to Youth Sports and Face-to-Face Instruction in High Schools

Michigan
Michigan Sees Surge In COVID-19 Among Children

Michigan
Here’s Why a 3-2 Detroit School Board Vote To Suspend in-Person Learning Until the End of the School Year Failed

Minnesota
Brooklyn Center Schools Go Remote As Unrest Over Daunte Wright Shooting Plagues City

Missouri
Move To Allow Students To Choose Their Public School Worries Some Small Districts

Tennessee

1 Dead in Shooting At Tennessee High School

Texas
‘I’ve Never Done Any of This’: Meet the Texas Mom in the Middle of a Political Battle Over Her School District’s Mask Policy

Washington

Legislature Approves Ban on Native American School Mascots
 

Recent News from April 3–9, 2021

Iowa News

Statewide
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands To Include All Iowans Ages 16 And Up

Statewide
Iowa Education Department Postpones Equity Conference In Response To 'Divisive Concepts' Bill

Statewide
To Mask Or Not To Mask? While Some Iowa Schools Look At Continuing Mandates, Others Have Already Unmasked.

Statewide
From Abortion To 'Defunding' Police, Here Are The Bills That Are Alive And Dead In The Iowa Legislature So Far

Statewide
Parents Fighting For Their Virtual Students To Opt Out Of Taking State Tests In Person

Statewide
$300,000 In State Grants To Support New College And Career Counselors In 22 Districts

Statewide
Two Iowa Teachers Reflect On A Year Of Pandemic Schooling

Statewide
Iowa Teacher Offers Lessons Learned From Online Learning

Regional
2 Siouxland Community Colleges Receive $50,000 Grants To Expand College, Career Transition Counselor Positions

Regional
DMACC Will Hire Eight New Counselors to Serve in Area High Schools to Better Help Students Transition to College and Careers

Ames
Iowa State Crew Club Shared Safety Concerns More Than A Year Before Fatal Accident

Ames
USRowing To Conduct Safety Review Following Fatal ISU Crew Club Accident

Ames
Iowa State Hopes To Vaccinate As Many Students As Possible Starting April 19. Here's What We Know.

Cedar Rapids
Show You Care: Iowa BIG Students Hold Luggage Drive For Children In Foster Care

Cedar Rapids
'I Want Every School To Do What You Do,’ State Education Director Says After Tour Of Kenwood, Iowa BIG

Davenport
Davenport Schools Earn Iowa Department Of Education Recognition

Davenport
Davenport School Board Discussing Youth Participation In Crisis Response And Violence Prevention

Iowa City
Registration Open For Iowa City Community School District’s New School: ICCSD Online

Iowa City
More Than 600 Iowa City School District Students In Quarantine For Exposure To COVID-19

Iowa City
Iowa City Quarantines Students, Staff Amid Variant Concerns

Le Mars

Students Benefit From Dual-credit Courses

Norwalk
'We Are Not Safe': Norwalk Student Calls On School Board To Address What She Says Is Discriminatory Bullying

Norwalk

Tensions High In Norwalk Schools Ahead Of 'Back The Blue' Event

West Sioux
West Sioux Approves Property Tax Levy Rate
 

National News

Nationwide
81% Of Teachers Vaccinated Or Have Appointments, According To Union Survey

Nationwide
Teens Are Starting to Get Vaccinated. That’s a Big Deal for Schools.

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How Does Sending a Child to School Change a Family’s Risk of COVID-19?

Nationwide
DOJ Tells Agencies Gay And Transgender Students Are Protected By Anti-discrimination Laws

Nationwide
Teachers Fear Transgender Students Are Becoming 'Political Pawns' For GOP Bills

Nationwide
"Staggering" Number Of Children Have Lost At Least One Parent To COVID-19, Model Estimates

Nationwide
Asian High School Students Speak Out Against Discrimination, Harassment

Nationwide
Anti-Asian Attacks At A Philadelphia School Led To Landmark Ruling Over A Decade Ago. Did Anything Change?

Nationwide
Student School Board Members Flex Their Civic Muscle in Supreme Court Free-Speech Case

Nationwide
Biden’s School-Reopening Plans at Risk on Sports-Tied Outbreaks

Alabama
Bill Would Let Students Enroll In Schools Outside Districts

California
California Moving To Pioneer Free Meals For All Students

Kansas
Funds For Kansas Schools Tied To GOP Right’s ‘Choice’ Plan

Michigan
Putting In Their Papers: Michigan Teachers Retiring At Alarming Rate During Pandemic

Nebraska

State Board Of Education Hears From Over 80 People On Sex-Ed Standards

Ohio
70 School Districts Preparing To Sue Ohio Over Private School Vouchers

Ohio
5 Rocky River Teachers Resign, 1 Retires Amid Investigation Of Alleged Inappropriate Conduct: Superintendent Releases Lengthy Statement

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico To Shutter Schools Amid Spike In COVID-19 Cases