Tuesday, December 22, 2020


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Congress 2020: Late and inadequate COVID-19 relief - Education Votes - https://educationvotes.nea.org/2020/12/21/congress-2020-late-and-inadequate-covid-19-relief/

Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School — ProPublica - https://www.propublica.org/article/judges-are-locking-up-children-for-noncriminal-offenses-like-repeatedly-disobeying-their-parents-and-skipping-school#1019503 via @propublica

Should students be tested for academic progress during a pandemic? | EdSource - https://edsource.org/?p=645579 on @edsource

New Year’s Resolutions the Biden Administration Can Make Right Now by Ben Jealous | NewBlackMan (in Exile) - https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2020/12/new-years-resolutions-biden.html

Educators, If You Aren't Consistently Asking 'How Are The Children?', You're Asking The Wrong Questions. - Philly's 7th Ward - https://wp.me/p7sbg2-uX

Texas students increasingly face mental health problems during pandemic | The Texas Tribune - https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/22/texas-students-mental-health-coronavirus/ by Melissa B. Taboada on @TexasTribune

Radical Eyes for Equity: Writing as an Academic and Scholar | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10680 on @NEPCtweet

Nancy Bailey: The Critique of Dr. Biden’s Credentials Was an Attack on Teachers and Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-sQT via @dianeravitch

Fighting Privatization in a Time of Crisis https://youtu.be/ZZnw4yWAXe0 via @YouTube

Joe Biden reportedly plans to nominate Miguel Cardona, currently the top schools official in Connecticut, to serve as the next secretary of education. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/miguel-cardona-education-secretary_n_5fe1f438c5b66809cb2da1c8?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostPol

NYC charter schools sue city over exclusion from COVID-19 school testing program https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-charter-schools-lawsuit-school-covid-testing-20201222-hee2lyu3irhjlhl5sykj5vdd5m-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

NYC Education Dept. to introduce mental health screenings, new community schools in hard-hit neighborhoods https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-mental-health-screenings-public-schools-20201221-buvb34qmnzdefd26pklbnam5ue-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

Public Schools Face Funding ‘Death Spiral’ as Enrollment Drops https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/public-schools-enrollment-stimulus.html

Biden to Pick Latino Chief of Connecticut Schools as Education Secretary https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/politics/biden-education-secretary.html

Financial Aid Is Restored for Prisoners in the Education Plan That’s Tucked Into the Stimulus Bill https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/us/politics/stimulus-law-education.html

Vaccinate teachers, cafeteria workers and school bus drivers next - https://hechingerreport.org/?p=76206 via @hechingerreport

In this, the most absurd and bewildering academic year of her life, my eighth-grader tucked herself under the table in her bedroom. https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/12/school-shooting-drills-have-gone-virtual.html via @slate

San Dieguito teachers go to court to prevent district from reopening during worst of pandemic - The San Diego Union-Tribune - https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2020-12-21/san-dieguito-teachers-go-to-court-to-prevent-district-from-reopening-during-worst-of-pandemic#new_tab by @Kristen_Taketa on @sdut

College students recruited as teachers to keep schools open - https://apnews.com/article/indiana-indianapolis-coronavirus-pandemic-greenfield-06f8b7568ecc3cfb2c9bf05b515bd723#new_tab on @ap

State Democrats propose a bill to require climate education in schools https://www.wlns.com/news/michigan/state-democrats-propose-a-bill-to-require-climate-education-in-schools/

Affluent Families Ditch Public Schools, Widening U.S. Inequality - Bloomberg - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-21/affluent-families-ditch-public-schools-widening-u-s-inequality#new_tab on @bpolitics

Autism disability, ESL, COVID: One family fights for special education - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/12/20/autism-disability-esl-covid-special-education/4737951002/#new_tab via @usatoday

As pandemic grinds on, Texas students increasingly feel alone and scared, and some are thinking about suicide https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/22/texas-students-mental-health-coronavirus/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social via @TexasTribune

Educators, Students and Schools Come Up Short in Coronavirus Relief Package | Education News | US News - https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2020-12-21/educators-students-and-schools-come-up-short-in-coronavirus-relief-package#new_tab on @USNews

Big Education Ape: Opinion: Teachers are more than Covid data points - CNN - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2020/12/opinion-teachers-are-more-than-covid.html

JEFF BRYANT: A Flood of New Charter Schools Shows How the Industry May Try to Thrive — Despite the Pandemic | Ed Politics
A Flood of New Charter Schools Shows How the Industry May Try to Thrive — Despite the Pandemic | Ed Politics A FLOOD OF NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS SHOWS HOW THE INDUSTRY MAY TRY TO THRIVE — DESPITE THE PANDEMIC As the COVID-19 pandemic began closing school buildings and forcing schools to quickly ramp up online learning programs in April, an op-ed by Alex Medler, the executive director of the Colorado A
Biden Picks Connecticut Commissioner Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
Biden Picks Connecticut Commissioner Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education President-Elect Joe Biden selected Dr. Miguel Cardona, Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, to be his administration’s Secretary of Education. The Washington Post wrote about him: President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate the commissioner of public schools in Connecticut as his education secretary, settling on
K-12 Schools Get $57 Billion in COVID-19 Deal; No Relief for State and Local Governments
K-12 Schools Get $57 Billion in COVID-19 Deal; No Relief for State and Local Governments K-12 schools would receive about $57 billion in direct aid under a new $900 billion federal COVID-19 relief deal reached over the weekend by congressional negotiators. The vast majority of that amount, $54.3 billion, would be for public schools in an education stabilization fund, and 90 percent of that must
Biden leaning toward Miguel Cardona for education secretary - Axios
Miguel Cardona emerges as Biden's choice to open schools Joe Biden is leaning toward nominating Miguel Cardona, education commissioner in Connecticut, to serve as secretary of the Department of Education and lead a reopening of the country's schools, according to people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: Cardona, who has focused on reopening schools in his home state, emerged as the presi
Clamor por Cardona - Manhattan Times News
Clamor for Cardona Clamor por Cardona Clamor for Cardona (ENGLISH) Una de las promesas de campaña del presidente electo Joe Biden incluyó nombrar a un maestro como el próximo secretario de Educación. Inmediatamente surgieron varios nombres, incluidos Randi Weingarten, presidente de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros, y Lily Eskelsen García, ex presidenta de la Asociación Nacional de Educaci
Biden to pick Connecticut education commissioner for top schools post - POLITICO
Biden to pick Connecticut education commissioner for top schools post Miguel Cardona will be tested on his ability to unify opposing sides in the debate over reopening schools. President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona for Education secretary, adding another Latino to his roster of Cabinet appointees and choosing a leader who has pressed sc
Survey: Oklahoma educators 'overwhelmed' and 'scared' - NONDOC
Survey: Oklahoma educators 'overwhelmed' and 'scared' Survey: Oklahoma educators ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘scared’ In a recent survey, the Oklahoma Education Association asked more than 3,100 teachers, support professionals and administrators to use one word to describe their current feelings about their job. Words like “stressed,” “overwhelmed,” and “scared” landed in the top 10. The survey (embedded b
Laura Chapman: Charters in Ohio Shaking the PPP Money Tree | Diane Ravitch's blog
Laura Chapman: Charters in Ohio Shaking the PPP Money Tree Our reader Laura Chapman lives in Ohio. She contacted NPE Execurive Director Carol Burris to find out which Ohio charter schools asked for and received money from the Paycheck Protection Program, even though they already received funding allotted to public schools; even though they lost no income, unlike the hundreds of thousands of smal
Teacher Tom: When the Sun Stands Still
When the Sun Stands Still I've been awaking to darkness for the last couple weeks. I’d have to say that the short winter days are one of the most challenging aspects of life in the northern tier, but things are turning around. The Winter Solstice occurred in Seattle on Monday at 2:02 a.m., marking the end of our ever-longer nights and the return of light. Not to lessen the significance of Christ
Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick for Secretary of Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick for Secretary of Education President-Elect Joe Biden will soon announce his choice for Secretary of Education. He promised to choose a person with experience as a teacher. He said he wants a Secretary who is committed to public education. Here is my choice. I can’t think of anyone better qualified to be Secretary of Education than Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick, other than Dr. Linda
BACK ROOM QUESTIONS “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill Things are bad in Tennessee in relation to COVID-19. Case rates are the highest in the country, and open hospital beds are becoming scarce. As Christmas approaches, fears are ratcheting up for another after the holiday explosion. Especially as many schools are scheduled to re-ope


Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES A COVID-related illness is sickening a growing number of children in California http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/q0FYjPE6WI4/covid-related-misc-

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