Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Big Education Ape


Indiana teachers union calls on lawmakers to expand bargaining rights amid COVID https://in.chalkbeat.org/2020/11/16/21570324/ista-indiana-teachers-union-calls-on-lawmakers-to-expand-bargaining-rights-amid-covid via @ChalkbeatIN

Illinois teachers union calls on Gov. Pritzker to close school buildings again because of COVID-19 surge - Chicago Tribune - https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-illinois-teachers-union-close-schools-20201116-bbt6svkkvbcbnjpxxicccme7xy-story.html#new_tab via @chicagotribune

One Denver family’s fight for special education services during remote learning https://co.chalkbeat.org/2020/11/16/21570424/denver-family-special-education-remote-learning via @ChalkbeatCO

Nebraska teachers union leaders call on governor to issue state mask mandate and other measures | Education | journalstar.com - https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/nebraska-teachers-union-leaders-call-on-governor-to-issue-state-mask-mandate-and-other-measures/article_bdffe358-3602-5365-bd6e-08aef2a4c4a0.html#new_tab by @https://www.twitter.com/LJSreist on @JournalStarNews

More than 1 million children in the U.S. have had Covid-19 - https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/more-1-million-children-u-s-have-had-covid-19-n1247913#new_tab by NBCNews on @NBCNews

CCSD families’ lawsuit over distance learning headed for hearing | Las Vegas Review-Journal - https://wp.me/p8qdWm-9ard on @reviewjournal

'Betsy DeVos made a mess' of the U.S. student loan system, teachers' union boss says - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/betsy-de-vos-made-a-mess-of-the-us-student-loan-system-teachers-union-boss-says-142905766.html#new_tab on @Yahoo

How do you get a luxury apartment in Oakland for $350 a month? Become a teacher - SFChronicle.com - https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/How-do-you-get-a-luxury-apartment-in-Oakland-for-15731704.php#new_tab on @sfchronicle

Thousands of students are 'no-shows' this year, almost twice as many as in years past - https://idahoednews.org/Vm7K0 via @idahoednews

How school discipline — and student misbehavior — has changed during the pandemic | EdSource - https://edsource.org/?p=643758 on @edsource

Monroe teachers who resist in-person classes could be fired | HeraldNet.com - https://www.heraldnet.com/news/monroe-teachers-union-defiant-over-in-person-first-grade/#new_tab via @everettherald

Howard County school board rejects hybrid model, votes to stay with virtual learning through mid-April - Baltimore Sun - https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-virtual-hybrid-vote-20201117-bmrlj4vuvngqbmjb7ey2644zte-story.html#new_tab via @baltimoresun

Maps: How employment in education has changed in each US state - Business Insider - https://www.businessinsider.com/maps-teacher-education-jobs-percent-change-states-2020-11#new_tab

Students to Biden: Include us in picking DeVos’s successor - The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/11/17/students-biden-include-us-selecting-devoss-successor-education-policy/

These educators ran for office—and won! - Education Votes
These educators ran for office—and won! By Amanda Menas When Kenneth Tang retired from teaching elementary school in California’s Garvey School District , it was his mission to do all he could to continue to help his students. When a position on the school board for his district became open, his former students urged him to run. “[My students] were telling me that they felt unheard [at to school
The Election Is Over. How Do We Help Our Students (And Ourselves) Heal? - Philly's 7th Ward
THE ELECTION IS OVER. HOW DO WE HELP OUR STUDENTS (AND OURSELVES) HEAL? “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” -Audre Lorde After one of the most tumultuous and fraught elections of our lifetime, Joe Biden was chosen to be our next President, and Kamala Harris the next Vice President. A time for celebration in many corners, t
Teacher Tom: Time Travel
Time Travel I don't catch a whiff of cigar smoke very often these days, but I recently passed a couple of men enjoying stogies over glasses of wine and the scent carried me instantly back to my youth, playing baseball under the lights at Legion Field in Corvallis, Oregon. There was always a fan or two smoking a cigar in the stands and in an instant, my mind was transported over four decades back
Betsy DeVos' Legacy: Transforming How The Education Department Treats Civil Rights | HuffPost
Betsy DeVos’ Legacy: Transforming How The Education Department Treats Civil Rights The Education Department has been slow to investigate complaints of discrimination related to COVID-19, HuffPost has learned. Employees say it’s part of a pattern of disorganization that has emerged under Trump. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has spent months failing to make meaningful
Students deserve an explanation for the origins of the Electoral College
TEACHER VOICE: The United States is not a democracy. Stop telling students that it is “Students are commanded to vote, but not to judge the fundamental questions of governance not on the ballot — like the legitimacy of the Electoral College” W hen U.S. voters recently cast their ballots, an unchecked pandemic raged through the nation, uprisings against racism and police violence stretched into t
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2020/11/this-week-in-education-larry-ferlazzos_14.html “22 Strategies for Encouraging Students’ Intrinsic Motivati
Epidemiologist: How to Reopen Schools Safely | Diane Ravitch's blog
Epidemiologist: How to Reopen Schools Safely Benjamin P. Linas, an epidemiologist, writes in VOX that both blue and red states are doing the wrong things about the pandemic. The blue states are too quick to close down schools and the red states are too quick to keep them open without proper safety measures. The Trump administration has provided no guidance at all and left it to states to craft t
Donald Trump Exemplifies Plutocratic Populism Run Amok: the Implications for All of Us | janresseger
Donald Trump Exemplifies Plutocratic Populism Run Amok: the Implications for All of Us The United States has become a textbook case, and I don’t mean merely a textbook case of pandemic denial, although that is also true. Last July, two political science professors, Jacob Hacker of Yale University and Paul Pierson from the University of California at Berkeley, published a thorough analysis of the
CURMUDGUCATION: Donors Choose Monday: The Extra Screen
Donors Choose Monday: The Extra Screen Every Monday, I'm making a donation to someone on Donors Choose, a well-rated charity site that lets folks offer financial support to teachers across the country. No, we shouldn't have to do this. Yes, some of the requests might raise an eyebrow (is that something you really need, really?) But we are where we are in the world right now, and this is a small
America Might Not Know Biden’s Choice for US Ed Sec Until January | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog
America Might Not Know Biden’s Choice for US Ed Sec Until January Given President-elect Joe Biden’s “deliberative approach” in choosing his Cabinet, it seems that his selection for US ed sec may well follow the January 05, 2021, runoff elections for the two US Senate seats in Georgia. If Democrats are tied with Republicans for the number of Senate seats– which can only happen if both Georgia Dem
Who’s Whispering in Biden’s Ear? (And who is he listening too …?) | Ed In The Apple
Who’s Whispering in Biden’s Ear? (And who is he listening too …?) The late 1920’s saw seemingly everlasting increases in stock prices, the Hoover Boom Market; in September and October of 1929 the market stumbled and on October 29th, Black Tuesday the market tumbled and the nation fell into the Great Depression . President Hoover saw the “crash” as a “correction,” the “ invisible hand ” would int
When we return from remote… | JD2718
When we return from remote… Will New York City public schools switch to all remote? Wrong question. First of all, it’s not “will we go remote?”, but “when will we go remote?”. But that’s not the right question either. When we return from all-remote, how will we return? Because blended learning sucks. There’s the question. In the real universe, in person regular school is best. Remote is bad. But