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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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It Appears That Biden May Now Be Realistically Looking At A Fall Timeline To Reopen Schools
Early last month, President-Elect Biden announced a goal of reopening schools one-hundred days from his inauguration – roughly in May (see Biden Wants Most Schools To Reopen By May 1st – Here’s Why I Think That Would Be Great Timing IF It Can Be Done Safely ). Then, two weeks ago, he modified that to a goal of reopening just K-8 by that time (see This Was Interesting – Biden Says He Wants K-8 Sch
“Improving Instruction With Student Data”
Improving Instruction With Student Data is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Three educators offer ideas on how they use student data to improve their instruction. Here are some excerpts:
Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Teachers At Reopened Schools Are Getting COVID At Higher Rates Than Surrounding Community
Well, this is depressing and unsurprising – who would have guessed that teachers would have higher rates of COIVD infection that others in their cities ( COVID cases among teachers appear to be rising. What does that mean? ) ? Just because they are surrounded each day by many young people who might not be diligent at respecting social distancing and safety precautions? Just because they are worki
Wednesday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : The quote above is from The New Yorker article, Black America Has Reason to Question Authorities , and you definitely will want to read it. Big district superintendents, Newsom advisers remain at odds on back to school plan is from EdSource.
New Resources On Race & Racism
I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism: “ Mapping Marro