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Leaders in several districts have in recent days have announced that all students and staff, regardless of age or vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when the 2021-22 school year begins.
Elementary and middle school are not ranked nationally in new U.S News directory that is based on students’ scores on state math and reading/language arts assessments.
Students and teachers may love three-day weekends but there is some evidence that districts may be sacrificing achievement in shortening the school week.
A small but growing number of districts are mandating vaccines for eligible as the COVID delta variant disrupted the beginning of yet another school year.
Perfect storm of the delta variant, low vaccination rates in parts of the country and political resistance to universal masking have sent tens of thousands of students and staff members into isolation and quarantine.
Effecting positive change is on all of their agendas as these leaders take on fresh roles.
Anti-maskers have dominated the news this fall but frustrated parents are now suing districts claiming children got infected because face coverings were not required.
Florida has now threatened to dock federal grant funds from districts that continue to disobey Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on mask mandates.
High school graduation rates set a record just before COVID, and a new report warns that only aggressive efforts will power that progress past the pandemic.
Department of Justice and FBI are stepping in to shield educators who have faced increasing attacks over masks, critical race theory and other K-12 issues.
'We're not close to representing the students we serve as a country,' says the leader of a nonprofit whose report finds education is not moving the needle on diverse hiring or inclusive climates.