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Leading News 2021

In today’s Leading News, as the coronavirus pandemic continues its course, vaccines and methods of testing lead to optimism and pushback.
 
University of Illinois wins FDA approval for saliva COVID-19 test: ‘We’re wasting no time in deploying this,’ Gov. Pritzker vows
Elyssa Cherney, Chicago Tribune, March 1
 
Some teachers still waiting for first dose, PCHD has a plan
Brittni Clemons, WMBD-TV, Peoria, March 3
 
All in or all out; Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 to eliminate hybrid learning
Russell Lissau, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, March 2
 
Parents tear into Naperville District 203 School Board for not reopening schools full time: ‘You will all be replaced’
Rafael Guerrero, Naperville Sun, March 3
 
Elmhurst School District 205 plans to saliva test students; some parents question if it's legal
Jesse Kirsch, WLS/ABC 7, Chicago, February 25
 

In today’s Leading News, read local assessments of the IIARSS educator shortage report. CPS students adjust to their return to the classrooms. Also in the news, Dr. Seuss Enterprises has announced it will discontinue publication of six of the late author’s books because of racist and insensitive imagery.
 
Illinois' teacher shortage is worst in west central region
Raymon Troncoso, CNI/State Journal-Register, Springfield, March 1
 
Survey shows Illinois teacher shortage worsening in most districts
Peter Hancock, Lenore Sobota, Kelsey Watznauer, Bloomington Pantagraph, March 1
 
Back to school, but not quite back to normal, as CPS students return to classrooms after yearlong closure: ‘The kids need this’
Darcel Rockett, Elyssa Cherney, Laura Rodríguez Presa, Gregory Pratt, Leslie Bonilla, Madeline Buckley, Chicago Tribune, March 1
 
How to support CPS students worried about going back to school
Clare Proctor, Chicago Sun-Times, February 27
 
6 Dr. Seuss books will stop being published over racist images
Mark Pratt, AP/Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus, March 2
 

In today's Leading News, the U.S. Senate confirms new Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Classrooms have reopened for many CPS students. Illinois educators discuss testing in the COVID era. Students celebrate ag in Future Farmers of America’s “spirit week,” which also prompts political discussion.
 
Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary
Cory Turner, National Public Radio, March 1
 
Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary
Collin Binkley, AP/Chicago Tribune, March 1
 
Excitement, tears and masks as CPS students head back to school for 1st time during pandemic
Stefano Esposito and Nader Issa, Chicago Tribune, March 1
 
School leaders statewide say no to standardized tests this spring
Madhu Krishnamurthy, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, March 1
 
Area schools celebrate FFA Week, some draw criticism
Andrew Adams, Effingham Daily News, February 26

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