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FDA staff supportive of Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines in young children

FDA staff supportive of Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines in young children

FDA staff supportive of Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines in young children Dive Brief: Food and Drug Administration scientists found the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and partners Pfizer and BioNTech to be comparably effective at boosting antibody levels in children as in teenagers and young adults, documents published Friday and over the weekend show. While vaccine …

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Expectations for ESSER: Pressure to show return on investments

Expectations for ESSER: Pressure to show return on investments

Expectations for ESSER: Pressure to show return on investments This article is the first installment of Expectations for ESSER, a series examining the implications of the federal government’s one-time, historic infusion of flexible funding to triage projects designed to blunt the impact of COVID-19 on schools. For the full series, click here. Louisiana’s Catahoula Parish …

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COVID disruptions hurt student progress at all grade levels, GAO says

COVID disruptions hurt student progress at all grade levels, GAO says

COVID disruptions hurt student progress at all grade levels, GAO says Dive Brief: Students across all grade levels and instructional models made less academic progress during the pandemic-strained 2020-21 school year compared to a more typical school year, according to a teacher survey conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Yet while 52% of teachers …

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CDC: Schools turn to low-cost ventilation remediation strategies first

CDC: Schools turn to low-cost ventilation remediation strategies first

CDC: Schools turn to low-cost ventilation remediation strategies first Dive Brief: Schools were more likely to move activities outdoors or open doors and windows rather than implement higher-cost strategies like replacing or upgrading HVAC systems to mitigate COVID-19 spread, according to a survey of 420 schools released this month by the Centers for Disease Control …

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Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment “Mind-boggling.” That’s how one administrator describes the ability of her district to rapidly pay for a vast number of programs in response to hardships and setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   School systems have received an historic amount of federal funding through the Elementary …

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