Tuesday, April 26, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, April 26, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️

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Bloomberg Donates $200 Million To Success Academy And Promise Academy | Gary Rubinstein's Blog https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/bloomberg-donates-200-million-to-success-academy-and-promise-academy/

NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board April 25, 2022--UFT Goes to Court Over Unfounded Suspensions by DOE http://nyceducator.com/2022/04/uft-executive-board-april-25-2022-uft.html

Teacher Tom: We Can, We Must, Count On Each Other http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2022/04/we-can-we-must-count-on-each-other.html

Our last day in NOLA. "Union, justice and confidence." https://fredklonsky.substack.com/p/our-last-day-in-nola-union-justice?s=r

Seattle Public Schools and Transportation - Yet Another Cluster You-Know-What https://saveseattleschools.blogspot.com/2022/04/seattle-public-schools-and.html

CURMUDGUCATION: Actors vs. Show Stealers https://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2022/04/actors-vs-show-stealers.html

CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Big $tandardized Te$ting Not Going Anywhere https://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2022/04/fl-big-tandardized-teting-not-going.html

Ted Cruz: “School Choice is the Most Important Issue” of Our Time | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/26/ted-cruz-school-choice-is-the-most-important-issue-of-our-time/

Chris Rufo Wants You to “Lay Siege to the Institutions” | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/26/chris-rufo-wants-to-lay-iege-to-the-institutions/

NPE Letter about Regulating Federal Charter Funds Signed by 96 Organizations | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/26/npe-letter-about-regulating-federal-charter-funds-signed-by-96-organizations/

Permanently Expanding the Child Tax Credit Would Help Close Educational Opportunity Gaps | janresseger https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/34159/

Betsy DeVos and Ron DeSantis: GOP dynamic duo team up to defund public schools | Salon.com https://www.salon.com/2022/04/26/betsy-devos-and-ron-desantis-dynamic-duo-team-up-to-defund-public-schools/

WHY DID TN ED COMMISH SCHWINN LEAVE HER HUSBAND’S EMPLOYER OFF HER DISCLOSURE? – THE TENNESSEE HOLLER https://tnholler.com/2022/04/why-did-tn-ed-commish-schwinn-leave-her-husbands-employer-off-her-disclosure/?

Janresseger: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Proposes Rules to Stop Flow of Federal Charter School Grants Into Management Company Profits | National Education Policy Center https://nepc.colorado.edu/blog/us-dept-ed

Teens Need Help - Now! https://saveseattleschools.blogspot.com/2022/04/teens-need-help-now.html

Analysis | Pandemic erased a decade of progress for public pre-K programs, report finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/04/26/pandemic-erases-decade-progress-prek-programs/?tid=ss_tw

That Infiniti Commercial | Teacher in a strange land https://teacherinastrangeland.blog/2022/04/26/that-infiniti-commercial/

Chris Rufo Threatens to Sue Randi Weingarten https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/26/chris-rufo-threatens-to-sue-randi-weingarten/ via @dianeravitch

Do public school officials have a First Amendment right to coerce students into Christian prayer? https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/04/coach-kennedy-supreme-court-kavanaugh-school-prayer.html?

‘Schools are killing curiosity’: why we need to stop telling children to shut up and learn https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jan/28/schools-killing-curiosity-learn?CMP=share_btn_tw

Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education https://networkforpubliceducation.org/best-posts/

BREAKING: Elon Musk to Buy Twitter – Mother Jones https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/04/breaking-elon-musk-to-buy-twitter/

Why Kids Make the Best Philosophers https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/04/kids-philosophy-questions/629650/?utm_source=feed

The Campus Workers Withdrawing Their Consent https://inthesetimes.com/article/kenyon-college-indiana-university-student-graduate-workers-strike

NewBlackMan (in Exile) https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/

How the Late Jazz Great Charles Mingus is Remembered 100 Years Later
' Charles Mingus is one of the greatest jazz artists of the 20th century. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday on April 22. "Charles Mingus is one of our most important thinkers and composers," says Wynton Marsalis , who will lead two concerts in honor of the composer at Lincoln Center. "He touched on many of the foundations of jazz and American music, from the roots to the most sophistica
Black in Blue: The Duke Sports and Race Project
' is a faculty-led initiative that critically studies race and sports at Duke University and beyond. This faculty-led project has three pillars, with each examining the politics and histories of intercollegiate athletics and athletes, particularly in revenue-generating sports.'
Curating a Library from Scratch 📚 Heavy Manners Library
“The moment we opened our doors, the project belonged to everybody else who's interacting with it. It’s [now] about serving those people and their engagement with things. A lot of curation is also about listening and continuing to change your perspective and accept things that you didn't know or understand before you started on the journey you're on.” — Matthew James-Wilson , Heavy Manners Librar
Humor, Horror and Social Commentary Blend in Percival Everett's Detective Novel
' Percival Everett 's page-turning new detective novel is at once gruesome and screamingly funny. A racial allegory rooted in southern history, the book features two big-city special detectives with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation who are sent to investigate a small town crime. The murders are hideous in detail, the language is rough, there are racial epithets of all kinds, and somehow th
The Beauty and Pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'
'To comedy fans, Jerrod Carmichael is known as a stand-up comic with an acerbic brand of observational humor, and he's starred in his own family sitcom, The Carmichael Show . Now his recent HBO special Rothaniel has made headlines. Carmichael comes out publicly as gay for the first time and he talks about secrets that have haunted his family for multiple generations. It's a profoundly immersive e
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Sarah J. Zimmerman on Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers' Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire
'This discussion is with Dr. Sarah J. Zimmerman , an Associate Professor of history at Western Washington University and is the Vice President of the French Colonial Historical Society. Her research focuses on women and gender in West Africa, French Empire, and the Atlantic World. Her current research attends to the gendered production of history and memory on Gorée Island–a UNESCO World Heritage

U.S. Department of Education Announces Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment and Actions to Help Incarcerated Individuals Resume Educational Journeys and Reduce Recidivism | U.S. Department of Education https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-expansion-second-chance-pell-program-and-actions-help-incarcerated-individuals-resume-educational-journeys-and-reduce-recidivism

Texas residents sue over "censorship campaign" after officials banned library books they didn't like https://www.salon.com/2022/04/25/texas-residents-over-censorship-campaign-after-officials-banned-library-books-they-didnt-like_partner/

Court allows elite Virginia high school to keep admissions policy while legal challenge continues https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/04/court-allows-elite-virginia-high-school-to-keep-admissions-policy-while-legal-challenge-continues/

Teach Me, Teacher https://teachmeteacherpodcast.com/2022/04/25/260-leading-through-literacy-with-matt-renwick-pt-1/

The New Censorship Wars https://progressive.org/latest/new-censorship-wars-rosen-220426/

Black Men and Depression https://sacobserver.com/2022/04/black-men-and-depression/

The pandemic showed some Texas universities that they didn’t need the SAT. They might never go back. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/04/26/texas-universities-sat-act-test/

NOLA Public Schools tracking 49 COVID cases https://thelensnola.org/2022/04/26/nola-public-schools-tracking-49-covid-cases/

What we know about mystery hepatitis strain in children https://www.rawstory.com/2657210321/

Sandy Hook conspiracies played a pivotal role in the widespread proliferation of misinformation: author https://www.rawstory.com/2657208967/

The Major Findings of Harvard’s Report on Its Ties to Slavery https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/26/us/harvard-slavery-report.html
DeSantis’s Attack on Disney Is Also an Assault on Democracy https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/25/opinion/republicans-florida-disney-conspiracy-theories.html

Supreme Court Allows Elite High School’s New Admissions Rules https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/25/us/politics/supreme-court-admissions-race.html

Harvard sets up $100 million fund to tackle its historic ties to slavery https://www.rawstory.com/2657217636/

Missouri school board mysteriously bans LGBTQ safe space stickers citing unknown ‘concern’ https://www.rawstory.com/2657216632/

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON INSTRUCTION IN 2021 – PART ONE . Here are this week’s picks: Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding is from Cult of Pedagogy. Ron Ritchhart offers some great Project Zero relate
This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in seeing all my “Best” lists related to education policy here ): Parents Aren’t the Only Ones With Rights is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE PARENT ENGAGEMENT, BUT NOT PARENT BULLYING. Bill Allowing Teachers to be Sued for ‘Usurping’ Parental Rights Clears Senate is f
A Look Back: 5 Tools To Help Students Learn About – & Create – Budgets
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. mohamed_hassan / Pixabay I originally published The Best Sites For Students To Create Budgets in 2008, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes sites like The Living Wage Calculator , Pear Budget , Numbeo , and two others. Check them all out at the “Best” list and let me know what

‘More than a warm body’: Schools try long-term solutions to substitute teacher shortage https://hechingerreport.org/more-than-a-warm-body-schools-try-long-term-solutions-to-substitute-teacher-shortage/

OPINION: There’s an effective way to guide our students through mental health problems https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-theres-an-effective-way-to-guide-our-students-through-mental-health-problems/

Art and Identity on the Spectrum https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2022/04/26/autism-art-identity

In a lawsuit, a group of Texas library patrons says a book ban amounts to censorship https://www.npr.org/2022/04/26/1094807686/texas-library-book-ban-lawsuit

How Robots Can Clean Schools and Help Ease Staff Shortages | Tech & Learning https://www.techlearning.com/news/how-robots-can-clean-schools-and-help-ease-staff-shortages#new_tab

Teachers union proposes providing free housing, laundry, for homeless students in Fresno https://kmph.com/newsletter/teachers-union-proposes-providing-free-housing-laundry-for-homeless-students-in-fresno

Teacher who reported strip searches back at work, faces suspension https://lvrj.com/post/2566168 via @reviewjournal

Chicago Teachers Union tells labor board CPS violated COVID-19 safety agreement – Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-union-covid-lifting-mask-ruler-labor-practice-hearing-20220425-dxxuyd7xgbdw7py7fg6y3u7d7e-story.html

Universal, state-funded preschool becomes Colorado law with Gov. Polis' signature https://coloradonewsline.com/briefs/universal-preschool-colorado-law-polis/ via @NewslineCO

CPS to scrap school ratings, replace them with less ‘punitive’ system https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2022/4/25/23041599/cps-school-ratings-rankings-sqrp-accountability-level-1-2-3-performing-test-attendance

Oakland teachers' union plans strike against school closures https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/04/25/oakland-unified-teachers-union-face-off-over-planned-strike-against-school-closures/#new_tab

Texas’ largest teacher prep program faces probation after state finds continued problems https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2022/04/25/texas-largest-teacher-prep-program-faces-probation-after-state-finds-continued-problems/#new_tab

San Dieguito superintendent, placed on leave for comments about Asian students, claims retaliation - The San Diego Union-Tribune https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2022-04-25/san-dieguito-superintendent-placed-on-leave-for-asian-student-comments-claims-its-retaliation#new_tab

Enrollment losses in cities prompt talk of school closures https://www.chalkbeat.org/2022/4/26/23041755/student-enrollment-cities-small-schools-closures via @Chalkbeat

Tennessee governor signs transgender athlete penalty bill | AP News https://apnews.com/article/sports-education-legislature-tennessee-f2f3062502447b990e5bc414c3517e87#new_tab

Substitute teachers vanished, so WA schools turned to new ideas https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/substitute-teachers-vanished-so-wa-schools-turned-to-new-ideas/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_inset_1.1 via @seattletimes

Number of weapons in SC schools doubles in 3 years, a Post and Courier analysis shows | SC Education Lab | postandcourier.com https://www.postandcourier.com/education-lab/number-of-weapons-in-sc-schools-doubles-in-3-years-a-post-and-courier-analysis/article_31ac6eca-c0e4-11ec-894b-5f1bbca9eec2.html#new_tab

We’re rewriting the most important educational test you’ve never heard of | The Hill https://thehill.com/opinion/education/3462412-rewriting-the-most-important-educational-test-youve-never-heard-of/#new_tab

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Big Education Ape: CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: An Actual Nice Weekend Edition (4/24) http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/catch-up-with-curmudgucation-icymi_24.html

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Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK Education Research Report - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-education-research-report_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm_23.html
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Big Education Ape: TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/teacher-tom-this-week-in-early_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-weeks-wildness-dad-gone-wild_23.html

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Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK NEWS FROM DR. MIGUEL CARDONA AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-news-from-dr-miguel-cardona_23.html

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