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 October 9–15, 2021

Recent News from October 2–8, 2021

National News

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Pfizer Asks FDA To Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine in Young Children

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Gun Safety Advocates, Educators Call on Congress – Again – to Take Up Gun Legislation

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FBI To Investigate Threats Made Against School Board Members, Teachers

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Critics Say DOJ Move To Stop School Board Threats Will Deter Free Speech

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Education Culture War Finds a New Target: Pride Flags in Classrooms

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‘Threatened, Intimidated, Bullied’: Educators Under Attack Over Mask Mandates

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Roasts ‘Crazy’ Parents Storming School Board Meetings Across U.S.

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‘Devious Licks’ Asks Students via TikTok to ‘Smack a Staff Member.’ the Nation’s Teachers Are Feeling Burnt Out.

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‘Test to Stay': New Approach Keeps COVID-Exposed Students in Class

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How Will Pandemic Learning Impact Graduation Rates Long-term?

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Analysis: Maybe the Problem With Police in Schools Isn’t Just the Police — A State-by-State Breakdown of How Often Schools Call the Cops

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Fixes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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School Shootings Nearly Double As Students Return From Online Learning

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Majority Of Teens Express Anxiety/Stress Of Returning To Classroom Full-Time; Half Want Curriculum To Deal With “Social/Emotional Being”

Alabama
Alabama Isn’t Reporting School COVID Outbreaks, Contact Tracing. Here’s Why.

Arizona
Arizona High Court To Consider Case Blocking School Mask Ban

Arizona
U.S. Says Arizona Can’t Use COVID-19 Money Just for Schools Without Mask Mandates

California

California Pushes 1st US Vaccine Mandate for Schoolchildren

California
Woman Shot by Long Beach School Cop To Go off Life Support

California
Long Beach School District Officials Fire Safety Officer After Internal Review of Shooting

California
Emergency Response Team Helps California Schools Navigate Wildfires

Florida
Florida Missing Out on $2.3b in Federal School Funding as Only State to Not Apply

Florida
Florida Leaders and School Districts Continue Clashing Over Masks

Florida
Federal Payments To Cover School Board Salaries in School Mask Dispute Aren’t Gifts, Ethics Board Initial Review Says

Florida
3 Florida Students Accused of Making Bomb Threats to School

New York
Just 35% Of Eligible NYC Students Have Consented to Coronavirus Testing So Far

South Carolina
Court Keeps South Carolina School Mask Mandate Ban on Hold

Tennessee

Boy, 13, Charged With Attempted Murder in Tennessee School Shooting, Officials Say

Tennessee
COVID Cases in Kids Are Soaring. In Tennessee, Most Remain Unmasked and Unvaccinated.

Texas
Texas’ Ban on School Mask Mandates Heads to Federal Court Today

Texas

Houston School Principal Shot by Ex-student on Campus

Texas
Texas Schools Remove Children’s Books Branded ‘Critical Race Theory’

Washington, D.C.

With Youth Vaccine Rates Still Low, D.C. Awards First College Scholarship as Part of Incentive Program