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Epic Charter Schools board approves more corrective actions - https://nondoc.com/?p=20443 by @https://twitter.com/MeganPrather405 on @nondocmedia

As more Biden administration picks roll in, the future U.S. Secretary of Education remains a mystery | Florida Phoenix - https://www.floridaphoenix.com/p/197806 via @flphoenixnews

Issa Rae and Adam McKay to Adapt 'Nice White Parents' Podcast - https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/issa-rae-is-producing-a-comedy-series-based-on-a-podcas-1845824395 on TheRoot

Study: OneApp’s half-mile ‘priority’ is more likely to benefit white, higher-income students | The Lens - https://thelensnola.org/?p=558789 by @https://twitter.com/martajewson on @TheLensNOLA

Increase in head start funding ‘a national priority’ - Jonathan Kantrowitz - https://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/?p=14208

Fall Graduations Were Cancelled, While College Football Continued : NPR - https://www.npr.org/2020/12/08/938446254/with-fall-graduation-off-but-football-still-on-students-question-college-priorit on @NPR


Pa. shortchanged its poorest school districts in giving out federal CARES Act money, report says - https://www.inquirer.com/education/cares-act-federal-aid-schools-pennsylvania-20201207.html#new_tab via @PhillyInquirer

Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Mandatory for Students? - https://www.edweek.org/leadership/will-a-covid-19-vaccine-be-mandatory-for-students/2020/12#new_tab by @AriannaProthero on @educationweek


While Calling For Injunction That Could Delay CPS Reopening Plan, Chicago Teachers Union Says Strike Is Not Off Table – CBS Chicago - https://cbsloc.al/3gkAUJ4 on /CBSchicago

Salt Lake students rally to return to classroom as more Fs are reported - Deseret News - https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/12/7/22158987/salt-lake-city-district-students-rally-to-resume-in-person-learning-covid-19-failing-grades#new_tab on deseretnews




The empty gradebook: As students struggle with remote learning, teachers grapple with Fs https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/12/7/22160183/students-struggle-with-remote-learning-teachers-grapple-with-failing-grades via @Chalkbeat

Christian schools sue Lucas County health board, claiming closings violate religious freedoms - cleveland.com - https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2020/12/christian-schools-sue-lucas-county-health-board-claiming-closings-violate-religious-freedoms.html#new_tab on @clevelanddotcom

Tennessee unveils plan to move struggling schools out of its failed program to rescue them - Chalkbeat Tennessee - https://tn.chalkbeat.org/2020/12/7/22160244/tennessee-unveils-plan-to-move-struggling-schools-out-of-its-failed-program-to-rescue-them#new_tab on chalkbeat

With new GOP leadership, New Hampshire poised to use federal funds to double state charter schools  - https://www.concordmonitor.com/With-new-Republican-leadership-New-Hampshire-to-move-forward-on-federal-charter-school-grants-37626989#new_tab on @conmonitornews

What should education issues for the next administration look like? | TheHill - https://thehill.com/node/529083

Pandemic is leaving students of color behind, creating long-term impact - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/08/covid-pandemic-leaving-students-of-color-behind.html#new_tab by MFoxCNBC on @CNBC


Teacher Tom: It's the Thinking
It's the Thinking Nearly twenty years ago, there was a two-year-old in my class named Melissa who would regularly hit the other kids. Not when she was mad or when she wanted something they had, but only when they cried. The moment she heard a classmate cry, she made a beeline for them, then proceeded to methodically pummel them about the head and shoulders, which of course made things worse. She
Hispanic caucus backs former teacher’s union chief for Education secretary - POLITICO
Hispanic caucus backs former teacher’s union chief for Education secretary Latino lawmakers sent a letter to the Biden transition team Monday night urging the president-elect to nominate Lily Eskelsen Garc√≠a. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is lobbying President-elect Joe Biden to nominate Lily Eskelsen Garc√≠a for Education secretary, substantially boosting the pack of supporters who are stump
Lessons From Pandemic Teaching | Blue Cereal Education
Lessons From Pandemic Teaching We’ll soon hit a full year of trying to figure out how public education works (or doesn’t) during a pandemic. Some of the experience gained may be specific to 2020 – the social and political dynamics of which have not been even remotely encouraging (see what I did there?). I’d respectfully suggest, however, that many of the “lessons” learned along the way apply to
Teachers Who Make a Difference | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Teachers Who Make a Difference A few years back, Mike Rose’s wrote a post about his high school English teacher. It was a beautiful piece that captures the ineffable moment 40 years earlier that Rose was ready–he did not know it, of course, at the time–to dig deeper into literature and the pushing and prodding he got from Jack McFarland, his young English teacher. McFarland’s teaching, Rose said
Choosing Democracy: No More Children Locked in Cages- Separated from Their Families
No More Children Locked in Cages- Separated from Their Families WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. Separately, Biden picked a Harvard infectious disease expert, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, to he
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” Hawks Digital Learning | tultican
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” Hawks Digital Learning By Thomas Ultican 12/8/2020 The last Democrat and first woman to serve as Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue, has become one of the nation’s leading advocates for digital learning. She presents herself as a simple country girl from a poor family, but doesn’t mention that her coalminer father became a rich mine owner by the time she was in colleg
Education Matters: Is DCPS hoarding money?
Is DCPS hoarding money? Is DCPS hoarding err saving cash? I was told they were and have since asked the district how much of their budget they are keeping in reserves. It's my opinion it shouldn't be more than one dollar over the statutory minimum. DCPS has needs that are going unmet. I was told they were doing so in case the commissioner decided not to release funds for distance learning studen
NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board December 7, 2020--School in the Times of COVID 19
UFT Executive Board December 7, 2020--School in the Times of COVID 19 UFT President Michael Mulgrew --Asks for moment of silence for Barbara Schiller, who passed today. Says schools ran smoothly today. City is allowed to change plan as long as they adhere to test rules. Says testing will keep us extremely safe. Closed 1400 schools based on monthly testing, not weekly. Schools said large majority
PSST…THERE’S A PANDEMIC GOING ON. – Dad Gone Wild
PSST…THERE’S A PANDEMIC GOING ON. “I believe in kindness. Also in mischief.” ― Mary Oliver It’s been my experience that when dealing with the unpleasant – be it debt, employment dissatisfaction, marriage infidelity, health risks, or school shortcomings – we often default to a strategy akin to sticking our fingers in our ears and making loud noises in hopes that if we don’t acknowledge the issue,
How a soccer club won a $1.2 million grant from DeVos’s Education Department to open a charter school - Network For Public Education
How a soccer club won a $1.2 million grant from DeVos’s Education Department to open a charter school By Carol Burris In late September 2020, amid the covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $6 million to five organizations to open new charter schools. One of the five awardees was “The All Football Club, Lancaster Lions Corporation,” located in Lancaster, Pa. The club
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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/2020/12/this-week-in-education-larry-ferlazzos.html Excellent Visualizations About How People Spend Their Time In Countries Thro
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THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES CPS will reopen next month even if only a fraction of students opt in — and most teachers will be required to return, CEO says - Chicago Sun-Times -