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CAN SCHOOLS REQUIRE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR STUDENTS 12 AND UP?

From PBS.org
By Kristine Bowman   May 17, 2021

With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students be required to get the vaccine before returning to their classrooms in the fall? READ MORE

 

GUIDELINES RELAXED, LOCAL MASK MANDATES BANNED. WHICH COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL ACTIVE IN FLORIDA?

From Palm Beach Post
By Jonathan Tully   May 14, 2021

With the Centers for Disease Control saying fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks indoors, for the most part, it's worth noting which restrictions around coronavirus are still in place for Florida. READ MORE

 

OSCEOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO EXPLORE GUARDIAN PROGRAM AT CHARTERS DESPITE MISGIVINGS

From Orlando Sentinel
By CRISTÓBAL REYES    MAY 06, 2021

Osceola County school board members said at a meeting Thursday they will explore replacing resource officers with armed staff at nearly all the district’s charter schools, but most say they are against such a move for now. READ MORE

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: FDA AUTHORIZES PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE FOR EMERGENCY USE IN ADOLESCENTS IN ANOTHER IMPORTANT ACTION IN FIGHT AGAINST PANDEMIC

FDA NEWS RELEASE  May 10, 2021

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. The FDA amended the EUA originally issued on Dec. 11, 2020 for administration in individuals 16 years of age and older. READ MORE

 

CAN $800M HELP RECONNECT HOMELESS STUDENTS WITH SCHOOLS?

From K12 DIVE

By Shawna De La Rosa   May 3, 2021

Federal data shows about 1.5 million school-age children are homeless, and researchers estimated in fall that they also contribute to the 1 to 3 million students missing from remote learning, The Guardian reports. Advocates suggests the $800 million dedicated to helping homeless students in the American Rescue Plan will boost efforts to locate and assist them. READ MORE

 
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