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 June 5–11, 2021

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa Governor Signs Law Banning Some Concepts Related to Racism, Sexism, From Diversity Trainings, School Lessons

Statewide
Iowa Educators Gear up for Summer School To Help Kids Make Up for Lost Learning

Statewide

Op-Ed: Can Iowa's GOP Leaders Please Outline Their Vision for K-12 Education?

Statewide
Op-Ed: In Iowa, Anything Qualifies as a School

Statewide
Op-Ed: Education Legislation Changes Outlook of School Districts

Ames
What Will Happen to the COVID-19 Plexiglass Barriers? Iowa State Students Have Ideas

Ankeny
Iowa Community College Closes Again After Cybersecurity Incident

Ankeny
Ankeny Community School District Summer Curbside Meals for Kids

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids School District Adopts New COVID-19 Quarantine Protocols for Summer

Cedar Rapids
17-Cent Pay Raise Leaves Cedar Rapids Paraeducators Asking for More

Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs Schools Honors 2021 Employees of the Year

Davenport
Davenport Schools’ Summer Meals Begin June 21

Davenport
Davenport Schools Working To Help Curb Community Gun Violence

Des Moines

Friend Raises $15K for Iowa Man's College Debt so He Can Go to Medical School

Des Moines
Des Moines Public Schools' Free Summer Meal Program Begins

Iowa City
ICCSD Parents Call for End of Seclusion, Restraint State Policy

Union
Iowa School District's Data Exposed in Cyber Attack

Waterloo
Saturday Event Invites Educators to Pledge That They Will 'Teach the Truth' Despite New Law

Waterloo

Program Helps First Group of Waterloo Schools' Minority Staff To Become Teachers
 

National News

Nationwide
Moderna Files For U.S. Authorization To Use Its Covid-19 Vaccine In Teens

Nationwide
U.S. CDC Director Urges Teens to Get Vaccinated After Hospitalizations Rise

Nationwide
Schools Forge Ahead Without CDC Guidance, Some Leaning Away From Masks

Nationwide
FDA's Vaccine Advisers To Discuss Rules for Authorizing COVID-19 Shots for Kids

Nationwide
Does ‘Academic Freedom’ Shield Teachers as States Take Aim at Critical Race Theory?

Nationwide
Legislators, Students Push for K-12 Asian American Studies

Nationwide
Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education

Nationwide
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Backs Transgender Athletes' Rights

Nationwide
After a Tough Year, Schools Are Axing Virtual Learning. Some Families Want To Stay Online.

Nationwide
Is Public School Enrollment Set To Make a Comeback?

Nationwide
Biden Wants To Fix the Nation's Teacher Shortage. Educators Say the Problem Is Worsening.

Nationwide
These Districts Defunded Their School Police. What Happened Next?

Nationwide
High Court Declines to Hear Ex-Principal’s Race-Bias Case Over Transfer to Central Office

Nationwide
America’s Lingering Problem With School Segregation

Nationwide
How the US Lets Hot School Days Sabotage Learning

Colorado
Mead High Principal Resigns in Wake of Photo Showing Students Reenacting George Floyd Murder

Florida
A Florida School Board Is Renaming Middle and High Schools Honoring Confederate Leaders

Florida
Florida Middle School Suspends Multiple Students for Fight Over LGBTQ Pride Flag After Video Is Shared on Twitter

Florida
A School District Announced Guidelines To Protect the Rights of Trans Students. Some Locals Tried to Storm the School Board Meeting.

Florida
Florida Bans ‘Critical Race Theory’ From Its Classrooms

Florida
A Florida High School Paused Distribution of Its Yearbook Over Coverage of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Louisiana
Lawmakers Decide Kindergarten Will Be Mandatory in Louisiana

Nevada

A New Nevada Law Bans Racial Mascots in Schools and 'Sundown Sirens'

New Jersey
N.J. Superintendent Put On Leave For Refusing To Make Masks Optional For Students

New York
‘I Was Punched in the Head’: Last Words of 12-Year-Old Boy Who Died After Bullying at Brooklyn School Revealed as Family Seeks Surveillance Footage

New York
New York City Schools Integrate LGBTQ Stories in Social Studies Curriculum

Ohio
Cincinnati Public Schools Board Considering Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for All Faculty and Staff

Ohio

High School Football Coaches Fired After Allegedly Forcing Player To Eat Pork

Texas
Mom Who Posed as Daughter To Sneak Into Texas Middle School Arrested

Virginia
Police: Student Shot Outside Graduation Practice
 

Recent News from May 29–June 4, 2021

National News

Nationwide/Canada
Mass Grave Of 215 Children in Canada a Stark Reminder of the Dark History of Native American Boarding Schools in US

Nationwide

Biden’s K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding Inequity

Nationwide
Poll: Majority of Parents Want Children in-Person, but Would Like Options

Nationwide
Why Experts Say COVID-19 Contact Tracing May Be More Valuable Than Ever

Nationwide
Vaccinated Staff at ‘Exceedingly Low’ Risk of Getting COVID-19 From Unvaccinated Students

Nationwide
Op-Ed: I’m a Pediatrician. Get Your Child Vaccinated.

Nationwide
What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Are People So Upset About It?

Nationwide
31 States Don't Require Schools To Teach About the Holocaust. Some Laws Are Changing That.

Nationwide
The Pandemic Brought Universal Free School Meals. Will They Stay?

Nationwide
Most US Schools Teach Little To Nothing About Asian American History and It Hurts Everyone, Experts Say

Nationwide
Getting Face Time With Students May Be More Important Than You Think

Nationwide
Schools Would Have To Install Panic Alarms Under Bill Named For Ex-N.J. Student Killed At Parkland

Colorado
Colorado Adds $50,000 Scholarships to Its Vaccine Incentives

Florida
Florida Joins U.S. States Banning Transgender Girls From Female Sports

Idaho
Idaho Governor Nixes Lieutenant Governor’s Mask-Mandate Ban

Illinois

Illinois Bill Banning School-Level Hair Discrimination Will Head to Governor’s Desk

Maine
Justice Department Settles With Lewiston Public Schools

Michigan
Whitmer Vetoes Bill To Exempt Graduations From Crowd Limits

Minnesota
Student COVID-19 Cases Plummet in Minnesota After Spring Wave

New Jersey
New Jersey's LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum a 'Mindset Shift' To Help Center Diverse Voices

New Jersey
Student's Report on Hitler's 'Accomplishments' Was Displayed in an Elementary School for Weeks, Parent Says

New Jersey
Teacher Who Assigned First-Person Hitler Essay Placed on Leave, Superintendent Says

New York
As New York Brings ‘Everyone Back’ to Schools in Fall, Observers Wonder Where That Leaves Once-Heralded Remote Learning Program

North Carolina

N.C. Mom, Teens Went Into High School And Assaulted Girl In Her Classroom, District Says

Ohio
Teen Says Coaches Forced Him to Eat Pork Despite Beliefs