State and National Education News
Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.
Highlights in the News from WFIS
Researchers have created bite-size models of molecules that kids can safely use in their mouths to easily feel using their tongues to be as recognizable as using eyesight. Baylor University lab said one goal of their research is to help visually impaired students in high school better understand the basic principles of biochemistry.
The $7.1 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECFP) passed as part of the latest COVID relief bill will be available for schools to purchase laptops, tablets, hotspots, and other forms of connectivity for students and teachers. Within the next two months, the FCC will open an initial 45-day application window allowing schools to seek funding for future purchases of approved services and devices.
The agency is also expected to issue an emergency authorization for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds next week. The companies have said that they plan to file for emergency authorization for 2- to 11-year-olds in September.
Other education news from around WA state
Washington State OSPI
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
- Eastside Catholic School, Class of 2021
- Cascades Academy Senior to Land Helicopter on the School Athletic Field This Friday
- The International School Announces New Leadership
- Open Window School Fifth Graders Win National NSTA/Toshiba Exploravision Competition
- Cascades Academy Named One of the 2021 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine
Washington State Wire Education News
Washington State Legislative Bill Tracker
Other education news from around the US
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- How a South Carolina district is re-examining grading policies for equity
- As discipline guidance pendulum swings once again, what does it mean for schools?
- Discernment in credentialing builds teacher leadership opportunities
- Early childhood must be overhauled to improve pay, career pathways
- The US has pledged $12B for back-to-school COVID testing. What comes next?