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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, May 1, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Why Elections Matter: the End of Common Enrollment in Oakland | Parents United for Public Schools - https://wp.me/p5L5zy-oz on @wordpressdotcom Valuing Diversity and Investing in Our Nation's Children https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-lesley/valuing-diversity-and-inv_b_6426076.html?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostPol New Leade
COVID-19, the educational equity crisis, and the opportunity ahead
COVID-19, the educational equity crisis, and the opportunity ahead As the one-year anniversary of campus closures due to COVID-19 passed last March, nearly half of America’s children were attending schools operating remotely or open only on a hybrid basis. In California, more than 70% of students were attending schools that were fully remote. But spring brings new hope. Amid steps to ensure safe
Teacher Evaluations (Hammers & Nails) | Blue Cereal Education
Teacher Evaluations (Hammers & Nails) There’s a difference between caring how well you’re actually doing your job and caring how well you do on official evaluations. Ideally, the two at least overlap - like a Venn Diagram or pop and hip-hop. That’s not always a given, however. In practice, it’s often more like the relationship between reality and reality TV. I know a teacher I’ll call Mr. Lutum.
Love, American Style – Grumpy Old Teacher
Love, American Style If you’re old enough, you might remember that television show from the early 1970s that featured comedy skits about couples and their relationships. It’s almost teacher appreciation week. Are you feeling the love, public school teachers? Teacher Appreciation Week has come upon us as well as the charter attempt to coopt the week into a celebration of themselves. Wait, Grumpy
Eli Broad, Who Helped Reshape Los Angeles, Dies at 87 - The New York Times
Eli Broad, Who Helped Reshape Los Angeles, Dies at 87 The businessman, who made a fortune in home-building and insurance, spent lavishly to try to make the city a cultural capital. Eli Broad, a businessman and philanthropist whose vast fortune, extensive art collection and zeal for civic improvement helped reshape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, died on Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Cent
Biden Chooses Ex-Obama Official for Key Position in Department of Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
Biden Chooses Ex-Obama Official for Key Position in Department of Education During the Obama administration, Roberto Rodriguez was the White House advisor on education. He vigorously supported the Race to the Top program, the Common Core standards, and high-stakes testing. All of these initiatives failed to improve student test scores and wasted billions of dollars. Andrew Ujifusa wrote in Educa
Grassroots Education Network- April 2021 Newsletter - Network For Public Education
Grassroots Education Network- April 2021 Newsletter The NPE Grassroots Education Network is a network of over 165 grassroots organizations nationwide who have joined together to preserve, promote, improve, and strengthen our public schools. If you know of a group that would like to join this powerful network, please go here to sign on. If you have any questions about the NPE Grassroots Education
Can Unions Defang Charter School Vampires? | gadflyonthewallblog
Can Unions Defang Charter School Vampires? What if a vampire suddenly lost its fangs? Would it still be a vampire? That’s the question at the heart of a major change in the largest charter school network in western Pennsylvania. This week, staff at the Propel network of charter schools voted overwhelmingly to unionize. So the money men behind the Allegheny County system of charter schools are pr
Nested Organizations: Public Schooling Is Complex | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Nested Organizations: Public Schooling Is Complex In the previous post on the complexity of teacher decision-making, I mentioned that not every teacher or parent knows that classrooms are embedded in complex organizations that affect what teachers do daily. This post tries to get at that organizational and political (yes, political) complexity that colors both how and what teachers teach and the
Musical Interlude: It’s Got That Swing | Live Long and Prosper
Musical Interlude: It’s Got That Swing Edited from original post of April 29, 2016. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUKE! Duke Ellington and his orchestra, with Louis Armstrong on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1961… Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born to two musicians on April 29, 1899. He began his musical career — starting piano lessons — at the age of 7. At 15 he wrote his first song (1914)…and spent the next 60
Education Matters: A tale of two high schools named Robert E. Lee.
A tale of two high schools named Robert E. Lee. The city has been tearing itself apart for a year now as DCPS fails the city once again by not quickly changing the names of schools named after confederate generals. Instead of doing both the easy and right thing, DCPS has engaged in a year-long odyssey. Another school district faced with the exact same issue did things much quicker and better. Fr
CURMUDGUCATION: Dammit, Joe
Dammit, Joe So up on my screen pops the headline "Biden says K-12 education isn't working--calls for fgre pre-K to 'grade 14' " The good news is that the headlines is, as headlines will be, a bit inaccurate. The bad news is everything else. Starting with this lede: President Joe Biden on Wednesday praised the nation's K-12 education system for fueling America's economic growth for almost a centu
THE NEW ABNORMAL HAS IT’S PLUSSES – Dad Gone Wild
THE NEW ABNORMAL HAS IT’S PLUSSES “The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows” ― Stephen King Clipping the leash to the dog, I check that I have the necessary plastic bag in my pocket. Once verified, I call out to my 10-year old son, “You about ready?” “We going now?”, he responds from the living room, “Coming.” It’s 7:45 and in a normal year, we’d be
THIS WEEK FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
THIS WEEK FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Secretary Cardona to Conclude 'Help is Here' School Reopening Tour and Deliver Remarks on School Reopening at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, D.C. 2d On Friday, April 30, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will conclude the "Help is Here" School Reopening Tour, with a visit to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, D.C. A
Network for Public Education Blog Post of the Day This Week
Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education Network for Public Education Blog Posts of the Day This Week Blog Post of the Day Our NPE Blogs of the Day feature what we think are interesting and important blog posts centered on issues of public education. The views expressed by the bloggers are, of course, entirely their own. To submit links and tips for inclusion, please send an email to npe
THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it
Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it. THE NEW ABNORMAL HAS IT’S PLUSSES by TC Weber / 18h “The mind can calculate, but the spirit yearns, and the heart knows what the heart knows” ― Stephen King Clipping the leash to the dog, I check that I have the necessary plastic bag in my pocket. Once verified, I call out to my 10-year old son, “You about ready?” “We going now?”, he responds
TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT THIS WEEK
TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT Rhetoric vs. Reality: Bill Lee School Funding Edition 49 by Andy Spears / 1d As the Tennessee General Assembly passed Gov. Bill Lee’s budget today which included maintaining the woefully inadequate status quo for school funding, the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) offered the following statement expressing their disappointment: “The budget passed by the General A
TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION + Teacher Tom: Let's Turn The World Around: Teacher Tom's Play Summit
Teacher Tom TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Teacher Tom: Let's Turn The World Around: Teacher Tom's Play Summit We heard it from Mandela, "Turn this world around, For the children" - turn this world around. He's done it once before, and now we hear his call For the children, turn this world around. Turn, turn, turn, Turn this world around For the children, turn this world aroun
SSPI TONY THURMOND: STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
California Department of Education SSPI TONY THURMOND STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SBE Agenda for May 2021 14h Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on May 12-13, 2021. 2021 California Exemplary Arts Education Awards 21 1d State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces . Accessing Educational Data 1d Obtain data collected by the California D
THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) The New Conversation with Dr. Dwight A. McBride | Ep. 3 Jonathan Holloway by Mark Anthony Neal / 1h " Jonathan Holloway , a U.S. historian, took office as the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, on July 1, 2020. He also serves as a University Professor and Distinguished Professor. In this series, Dr. Dwight A.
THIS WEEK Education Research Report
Education Research Report Six out of every 10 teachers believe that changing the design of the classroom is key to improving learning by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 16h Several studies have already acknowledged the benefits of a suitably designed classroom. Research News \ facing a teacher at a blackboard has been a reality for decades. However, research reveals that this way of organizing the classro
THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 2021’s Best Posts From This Blog – So Far! by Larry Ferlazzo / 30min Twice each year, I post my favorite posts that appeared in during the previous six months. This post is for my favorites from the first half of 2021 (and from December, 2020). You can see my choices for each of the past thirteen year
KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats #CANCELTHETEST
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all Biden Chooses Ex-Obama Official for Key Position in Department of Education 25 by dianeravitch / 52min During the Obama administration, Roberto Rodriguez was the White House advisor on education. He vigorously supported the Race to the Top progra
Can Unions Defang Charter School Vampires?
What if a vampire suddenly lost its fangs? Would it still be a vampire? That’s the question at the heart of a major change in the largest charter school network in western Pennsylvania. This week, staff at the Propel network of charter schools voted overwhelmingly to unionize. So the money men behind the Allegheny County system of charter schools are probably wondering if they’re still investing

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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, April 30, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES May 2-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week https://educationvotes.nea.org/?p=49224#.YIxI0xxL0hI.twitter via @EdVotes Parents unload on 'insane and dangerous' pro-Trump couple running the Florida anti-vaxx school http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/XLaRaDUfhgo/ Pandemic Pomp and Circumstance: Graduation Looks Different This Year (Aga
NANCY BAILEY: We Need Clarity and Consistency From the President When it Comes to Democratic Public Schools
We Need Clarity and Consistency From the President When it Comes to Democratic Public Schools We Need Clarity and Consistency From the President When it Comes to Democratic Public Schools President Biden has accomplished much in his first 100 days. He’s a caring President when this is especially needed. There’s much to like about the President’s ideas and, here, for education, but his speech did
Rhetoric vs. Reality: Bill Lee School Funding Edition – Tennessee Education Report
RHETORIC VS. REALITY: BILL LEE SCHOOL FUNDING EDITION A s the Tennessee General Assembly passed Gov. Bill Lee’s budget today which included maintaining the woefully inadequate status quo for school funding, the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) offered the following statement expressing their disappointment: “The budget passed by the General Assembly is disappointing when we have a historic
Teacher Tom: Our Raccoon Teacher
Our Raccoon Teacher We were in the midst of circle time when a raccoon began climbing a tree behind me. I didn't see it, of course, but I knew it was there, or rather that something was there, because the eyes of every child were following it. Maybe I knew that raccoons climbed trees before this moment, but wether I previously knew or not, I did now. We all did. It made its way up the trunk, app
CURMUDGUCATION: Guest Post: Dispatch from Beleaguered PA District
Guest Post: Dispatch from Beleaguered PA District I've been following the story of Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania. It's a long history featuring every imaginable problem that could afflict a school district. Currently the district is facing a charter takeover and a mysterious stack of vanished money . The following post was sent to me from inside the district and written by a tea
The Mind Trust in Indiana Gives $800,000 to Charter Operator, Ignoring Lawsuits, Multiple Financial Scandals and Fake Resume | Diane Ravitch's blog
The Mind Trust in Indiana Gives $800,000 to Charter Operator, Ignoring Lawsuits, Multiple Financial Scandals and Fake Resume The Mind Trust in Indianapolis has been the central engine of charter creation in that city and holds itself up as a model charter authorizer. Until it was “deceived” by a would-be charter operator with a rosy vision, according to this story by Stephanie Wang in Chalkbeat
New Statewide Campaign Pressures Ohio Senate to Pass School Funding Reform in FY22-23 State Budget | janresseger
New Statewide Campaign Pressures Ohio Senate to Pass School Funding Reform in FY22-23 State Budget On Wednesday, four key organizations announced ALL in for Ohio Kids , a statewide campaign to demand that the Ohio Senate will pass a major a new school funding formula as part of the FY 2022-23 state budget. The new coalition brings together four organizations: the Ohio Education Association and t
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm_24.html Left of Black S11 · E25 | Claudrena Harold on the Greats of Gospel by Mark Anthony Neal / 14h Who were the greats of post-Civil Rights era Gospel music and have they gotten their due for the major
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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 THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-in-education-larry-f
100 Days of the Biden Administration: How the USDOED Has Helped More Schools Safely Reopen + Best Practices Clearinghouse Practices for Reopening Schools and Campuses + Financial Literacy Education and Paying for College | USDOED
100 Days of the Biden Administration: How the Department of Education Has Helped More Schools Safely Reopen and Meet Students Needs | U.S. Department of Education 100 Days of the Biden Administration: How the Department of Education Has Helped More Schools Safely Reopen and Meet Students Needs Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov During the first 100 days of the Biden Administratio
2021 CA Exemplary Arts Education Awards + Accessing Educational Data - Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education)
2021 CA Exemplary Arts Education Awards - Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education) State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Exemplary Arts Education Awards SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced that 33 California schools were selected for the California Exemplary Arts Education Award. These schools engage students in quality arts education
NYC Public School Parents: "Talk out of School" podcast with Council Member Danny Dromm, chair of the Finance Committee
"Talk out of School" podcast with Council Member Danny Dromm, chair of the Finance Committee Former teacher and NYC Council Finance chair Danny Dromm has been a champion for student rights and quality public schools. He spoke to Leonie about his experiences with large class sizes in Queens, why he risked his job by coming out as gay at his school, why he decided to run for the Council and challe
A year ago – a mathematical giant fell to COVID-19 | JD2718
A year ago – a mathematical giant fell to COVID-19 John Horton Conway died of COVID-19 on April 11, 2020. This is two and a half weeks late. I have been looking for something profound to say. I will not find it. I met Conway in the fall of 2013. I was on sabbatical, trying to take interesting math classes at Queens College. I was happy I found a class in Combinatorics. Logic made sense for me (i
CURMUDGUCATION: Falling Behind In An Actual Classroom
Falling Behind In An Actual Classroom The chicken littling about Learning Loss is just never going to stop. Today I came across yet another article (that I won't link to) warning that the Learning Losses from the pandemic pause will haunt students for the rest of their lives. The worst of the Learning Loss panickers are revealing too much about what they don't understand, but what they especiall
Florina Rodov: I believed the charter school myth — until I learned about the reality and who was behind it - Alternet org
I believed the charter school myth — until I learned about the reality and who was behind it - Alternet.org I believed the charter school myth — until I learned about the reality and who was behind it I fell for the charter school hype. I agreed with former President Obama's education secretary Arne Duncan who advocated for " school choice ." I trusted the research that said charters " close [the
The American Families Plan: Potentially the Most Important Proposal for Children Ever | by Bruce Lesley | Voices4Kids | Apr, 2021 | Medium
The American Families Plan: Potentially the Most Important Proposal for Children Ever There are moments in time when historic or transformational changes are made by our nation’s leaders to really make a difference for children and families in this country. If President Biden’s just released American Families Plan becomes law, today would be one of those moments. Unfortunately, the reality we fa

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Thursday, April 29, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES glen brown: The Supreme Court Is “Frightened to Death” by the Case of a Foul-Mouthed Cheerleader by Mark Joseph Stern - https://teacherpoetmusicianglenbrown.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-supreme-court-is-frightened-to.html Louisiana Lawmaker Wants to Ban ‘Divisive Concepts’ Like Critical Race Theory, Also Wants to Teach About the ‘Good’ in S
Robert Kuttner: Biden’s Universal Pre-K Should Be Part of Public Schools, Nor “Public-Private” Partnerships | Diane Ravitch's blog
Biden’s Universal Pre-K Should Be Part of Public Schools, Nor “Public-Private” Partnerships Robert Kuttner applauds Biden’s proposal for universal pre-kindergarten, while warning of the danger of allowing the program to be partially privatized. The same could be written for K-12 education. In state after state, private corporations are using their political influence to privatize public money an
This is the Moment Philanthropy Has Been Waiting For! | Schott Foundation for Public Education
This is the Moment Philanthropy Has Been Waiting For! The time is now. For many of us in philanthropy, we have never seen a major policy expansion to support children and families on a scale that the president proposed last evening. But how did we arrive here, and how can philanthropy ensure more moments like this? It would be a mistake to only credit forward-thinking policymakers: the real lead
Shawgi Tell : No Justification for the Existence of Charter Schools (Part Two) | Dissident Voice
No Justification for the Existence of Charter Schools (Part Two) | Dissident Voice No Justification for the Existence of Charter Schools (Part Two) Non-profit and for-profit charter schools are privatized, marketized, corporatized education arrangements that appeared 30 years ago in the U.S. They are legal in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. About 3.3 million youth are currently e
Studying Black History Can Help You Address The Learning That COVID-19 Interrupted - Philly's 7th Ward
STUDYING BLACK HISTORY CAN HELP YOU ADDRESS THE LEARNING THAT COVID-19 INTERRUPTED We know all too well Black and Brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology, lack of internet access, little to no basic training in typing and computer skills, not to mention canceled music, visual and performing arts, athletic
Some kids never logged on to remote school. Now what? - POLITICO
Some kids never logged on to remote school. Now what? Connecticut was the first state in the nation to provide every student in need with a remote learning device. It wasn’t enough K risten Record, a science teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Conn., looks forward to the day she can use regular lab equipment again. Teaching AP Physics through a computer is hard, even for Connecticut’s 2
League of Women Voters Calls for Action on School Funding – Tennessee Education Report
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CALLS FOR ACTION ON SCHOOL FUNDING I n an action alert email, the League of Women Voters encouraged members and supporters to push Gov. Bill Lee and the General Assembly to make significant new investments in public education. Here’s the text of that email: Tennessee continues to neglect its public schools. The state consistently ranks as one of the bottom five for public
Billionaire Sponsored Edtech Sales Pitch | tultican
Billionaire Sponsored Edtech Sales Pitch By Thomas Ultican 4/29/2021 Laurene Powell Jobs and Amplify Education are hosting a “ Virtual Summit ” which is what they’re calling this May’s sales event. Jobs is very confident that her billions qualify her to shape education policy. In her drive to privatize public education, she has accumulated and created several pro-edtech and anti-teacher organiza
New Hampshire: The Libertarian Attack on Government | Diane Ravitch's blog
New Hampshire: The Libertarian Attack on Government Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider explore what happens when a state government is taken over by a combination of libertarians, who want to diminish government and taxes, and Republicans, who have spent decades attacking government as “the enemy.” It turns out they are indistinguishable. . This is a don’t-miss edition of their reader-support
Teacher Tom: "Gamification" is Just Another Exercise in Institutional Power
"Gamification" is Just Another Exercise in Institutional Power As we're trying to get back to something approaching "normal," I'm seeing a number of articles and discussion threads about the latest and greatest ways to motivate students. This is not something play-based educators need to think about, of course, because the children we teach are always self-motivated. Perhaps the trendiest of the
NYC Educator: Support Small Class Sizes (and Hire Regents Who Make a Difference)
Support Small Class Sizes (and Hire Regents Who Make a Difference) I'm glad to see Regent Kathleen Cashin advocating for smaller class sizes . I've got decades of experience teaching in both high school and college settings, and it's obvious to me that class size is a crucial factor in how effective my teaching is. In fact, it's even more important than the Danielson checklist my supervisor is f
Will NYC Create a Thoughtful and Effective Plan for the Billions of Education Dollars or Waste on Mindless Testing and Remediation? | Ed In The Apple
Will NYC Create a Thoughtful and Effective Plan for the Billions of Education Dollars or Waste on Mindless Testing and Remediation? I was biking up Third Avenue in May, no cars as far as I could see, New York City was a ghost town. The pandemic was rampant, subways and buses empty, the cities revenue stream had ended …. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months. Would the city go bankrupt? (Read
TODAY'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORT
Education Research Report THIS WEEK Education Research Report - h ttps://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-education-research-report_24.html Link between test anxiety and poor sleep by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 19h Research News College students across the country struggle with a vicious cycle: Test anxiety triggers poor sleep, which in turn reduces performance on the tests that caused
Sec Cardona on Biden’s Nomination of Roberto J. Rodríguez + Secretary Cardona to Conclude 'Help is Here' School Reopening Tour + Ed’s Role in Second Chance Month and National Reentry Week | U.S. Department of Education
Statement by Secretary Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Roberto J. Rodríguez | U.S. Department of Education Statement by Secretary Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Roberto J. Rodríguez Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement today on President Biden’s intent to nominate Roberto J. Rodríguez for As
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm_24.html Butcher Brown: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert by Mark Anthony Neal / 2h ' Butcher Brown takes to a restaurant's rooftop terrace in the band's hometown of Richmond, Va., for a home concert and sizzles fr
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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 THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Education Matters: With the school name changes, the district sets up the racists to win even if they lose (draft)
With the school name changes, the district sets up the racists to win even if they lose (draft) DCPS has set up a system where people can vote to change the name of Lee High School, but Robert E. Lee can still get the most votes. This is failure a failure in leadership and it would not surprise me if it was by design. I wish I could vote to change the names of all the schools, as a citizen of Ja
Toolkit: School Privatization Explained - Network For Public Education
Toolkit: School Privatization Explained The Network for Public Education Toolkit: School Privatization Explained was first created in 2017 to alert the general public regarding the various forms that privatization takes and the consequences associated with each. We’ve updated the toolkit to ensure the information is up-to-date. This toolkit presents evidence of what we already know about charter
CURMUDGUCATION: Heutagogy (Because We Need New Education Jargon)
Heutagogy (Because We Need New Education Jargon) There are, apparently, three siblings in the Gogy family-- pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. Pedagogy you already know, at least in some vague way. Andragogy is the method and practice of teaching adults. Heutagogy--well, heutagogy is a made-up word. Miriam-Webster hasn't heard of it . The word was coined in 2000 by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon

APR 28

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, April 27, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Joe Biden speech to Congress 2021: Live analysis, transcript & highlights https://www.politico.com/interactives/2021/joe-biden-speech-to-congress-2021-live-analysis-transcript-highlights-4-28-21/ Education Research Report: Police Officers in Schools: Making Schools Safer but Escalating Disciplinary Response - http://educationresearchrep
A RACE TO NOWHERE, WITH NO GUARANTEED WINNERS – Dad Gone Wild
A RACE TO NOWHERE, WITH NO GUARANTEED WINNERS “the city’s ills were supposed to disappear.” ― Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain Back when I wore a younger man’s clothes, I drank the elixir of the protestant work ethic by the case. I was sold on the idea that I was on a mythical race to somewhere, I didn’t know where it was or even have a clear vision of how I’d recognize it if I got there, I only kne
National Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic + 'Help is Here' School Reopening Tour + Sec Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable with Military Children | U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education Launches National Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative to Help Students Most Impacted by the Pandemic | U.S. Department of Education National Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic 'Help is Here' School Reopening Tour Sec Cardona Holds Virtual Roundtable with Military Children U.S. Department of Education Launches Na
How Racism Affects Children of Color in Public Schools - LA Progressive
How Racism Affects Children of Color in Public Schools he unaffected parts of the world refuse to acknowledge that racism is alive and kicking even when it stares us all in the face. The truth is, we have to eventually face and deal with this monster, even if it means tearing down fickle castles we have built in the air for centuries. Only when we accept that children of color get a lower qualit
Texas teachers campaign against Republicans’ school charter bill – People's World
Texas teachers campaign against Republicans’ school charter bill AUSTIN, Texas —Using data showing Texas’s so-called “charter schools” are over-funded and under-performing—compared to promises to parents and lawmakers—the Texas Federation of Teachers is campaigning against GOP-pushed state legislation to remove the few strings the Lone Star State attaches to chartering charters and giving them m
Paid For By . . . – Tennessee Education Report
PAID FOR BY . . . A t the end of this nice, happy story welcoming a new reporter to the education beat at WPLN, there’s a very interesting sentence: Nashville Public Radio thanks the Thorne Family Charitable Fund, the Scarlett Foundation, the HCA Healthcare Foundation, the Joe C. Davis Foundation and the Andrew Allen Foundation for their generous support of our education beat. It’s great that th
Biden’s Plan: Raise Taxes On The Rich, Spend It On Education | HuffPost
Biden’s Plan: Raise Taxes On The Rich, Spend It On Education The president’s speech to Congress will include proposed tax hikes on wealthy Americans along with free community college and pre-K education . President Joe Biden will propose spending $1.8 trillion over the next decade to make massive investments in the nation’s education system, and to expand and protect tax credits aimed at the mid
OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Here’s how one teacher residency program is grappling with the problem - The Hechinger Report
OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Here’s how one teacher residency program is grappling with the problem OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Getting there requires ambitious equitable solutions Here’s how one teacher residency program is grappling with the problem W hen Marie Lewis applied to the Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR), she was earning $18,000 per year as a paraprofessional
Seth Andrew, Founder of Democracy Prep Charter Chain, Arrested by Federal Officials | Diane Ravitch's blog
Seth Andrew, Founder of Democracy Prep Charter Chain, Arrested by Federal Officials Federal officials arrested Seth Andrew , founder of the Democracy Prep charter chain, accusing him of taking money from the schools’ bank account to lower his mortgage rate on a new home. Andrew launched Democracy Prep in 2005; he left in 2013 to work the Obama Department of Education but retained financial ties
Reimagining the Teaching of English – radical eyes for equity
Reimagining the Teaching of English Published in The High School Journal (May 1951) by Dorothy McCuskey, a review of Lou LaBrant ‘s most comprehensive work on teaching English, We Teach English , concluded: “In short, this is no ‘how to teach’ book. Rather, it is a book which will cause the reader to re-examine the bases of his [sic] teaching methods and the content of his [sic] courses.” LaBran
Teacher Tom: Learning is for Each Child a Unique and Personal Experience (and why not acknowledging that is so stressful)
Learning is for Each Child a Unique and Personal Experience (and why not acknowledging that is so stressful) I've been married to my wife Jennifer since 1986, that's 35 years, and during that time we've shared a lot of experiences, side-by-side, the difference in our relative perspectives only a matter of degrees, yet we still regularly find ourself disagreeing about what we saw, heard, touched,
Minnesota: Elites Propose Constitutional Amendment to Enable Segregated Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
Minnesota: Elites Propose Constitutional Amendment to Enable Segregated Schools Minnesota was the first state to pass a charter law in 1991. As blogger Sarah Lahm wrote in the Progressive in 2019, the new charters were exempt from most state regulations, including desegregation . A number of its charters are segregated by race and ethnicity, intentionally so, because the charter industry believe
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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 THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-in-education-larry-f
What Is President Biden’s American Families Plan? | janresseger
What Is President Biden’s American Families Plan? Tonight, when President Biden marks 100 days in office with a major speech to a joint session of Congress, he is expected to announce the second part of his Infrastructure Plan—the American Families Plan. This part of Biden’s agenda does not directly support the public schools, but it will continue to ameliorate child poverty and reduce stress on
The Complexity of Teacher Decision-making | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
The Complexity of Teacher Decision-making In the previous two posts (see here and here ), I have argued that parents as well as grandparents, uncles and aunts who became home-bound teachers during pandemic-driven closures of schools have come to both appreciate and understand teaching as never before. Sitting with a 10 or 14 year-old at the kitchen table figuring out how to answer the math word
2 Easy ways to help make sure NYC kids get smaller classes starting next year! | Class Size Matters
| A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes 2 Easy ways to help make sure NYC kids get smaller classes starting next year! 1.The Mayor released his proposed budget yesterday. Despite the crying need for smaller classes and the Council’s proposal to allocate $250 million for that purpose, instead he wants to spend $500 million for something called for
At Supreme Court, Mean Girls Meet 1st Amendment : NPR
At Supreme Court, Mean Girls Meet 1st Amendment Even Supreme Court advocates can look at a case before the court with their own teenage years in mind. And lawyer Gregory Garre sums up Wednesday's case this way: " Mean girls meet the First Amendment." More than a half-century ago, the court, in a 7-to-2 vote, ruled that students do have free speech rights at school, unless the speech is disruptiv
Liz Davis | GFBrandenburg's Blog
Liz Davis A virtual memorial for my former colleague, fellow union member, friend and ally, Elizabeth Davis, is starting soon. https://www.wtulocal6.net/ https://www.wtulocal6.net/ and click on the banner if you want to participate. I really need to record a few things in appreciation. During my very first year teaching, we happened to be teaching at the same school, a big newe open space classr
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Additional 2021 California Distinguished Schools + CA LSWP Webinar: SNPs and Student Mental Health - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
CA LSWP Webinar: SNPs and Student Mental Health - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) CA LSWP Webinar: SNPs and Student Mental Health On Tuesday, May 18, at 10 a.m., the California (CA) Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) Collaborative will discuss the important contributions of School Nutrition Programs (SNP) to improving student mental health and addressing food insecurity. Join us to learn more a

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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, April 27, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Dallas schools move to rewrite disciplinary rules that hit Black students hardest https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/27/texas-dallas-schools-rules-black-students/ Education Research Report: Minority Student and Teaching Assistant Interactions in STEM - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/ City officials expand free internet ac
Education Research Report: Reading Skills of Fourth-Graders Performing Below NAEP Basic
Reading Skills of Fourth-Graders Performing Below NAEP Basic Results from the 2018 NAEP Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) study show, for the first time, that fluent reading of text can be a major challenge for many fourth-grade public school students who perform below NAEP Basic on the NAEP reading assessment. This study was administered to a nationally representative sample of over 1,800 fourth-grade
Texas: Stand Together Against the Voracious Charter Industry | Diane Ravitch's blog
Texas: Stand Together Against the Voracious Charter Industry PTC is joining with many parent groups and school boards to fight this direct assault on local control and democracy. Pastors for Texas Children is a staunch ally of public schools and of separation of church and state. They have vigorously fought vouchers and now they are fighting an all-out attempt by the yet the aggressive charter i
Principals Show Bias in Responses to Black parents, New Study Finds | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Principals Show Bias in Responses to Black parents, New Study Finds Principals show bias in responses to Black parents, new study finds Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Apr 26, 6:00am EDT A few years ago, thousands of high school principals across the country received a variation of the same email from a parent asking for “any information you can provide about enrolling.” When the email was sent by “Emily
Push to bar trans students from school sports hits legal roadblock | Salon.com
Push to bar trans students from school sports hits legal roadblock Judge tosses suit trying to block trans athletes On Sunday, a federal judge threw out a Connecticut lawsuit that sought to bar transgender athletes from participating in high school girls' sports teams. The suit, brought by four cisgender runners — Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith, and Ashley Nicoletti – was filed aga
Teacher Tom: Unfortunate Yet Transient Immaturity
Unfortunate Yet Transient Immaturity Last week, the United States Supreme Court in a split decision made it easier to sentence children to prison without the possibility of parole. Every year, children as young as 13 are locked away for the rest of their lives in our country. There are currently over 2500 people, mostly black, mostly poor, and mostly from backgrounds of abuse, who are living the
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm_24.html 'Black Girl Songbook' – Chapter 8: Black California Girls, Featuring Anita Pointer and Cari Champion by Mark Anthony Neal / 3h " Danyel Smith , notable Oakland enthusiast, dedicates this episode t
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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 THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Missouri Times: Stop the Demolition of Public Schools: They Belong to the Public | Diane Ravitch's blog
Missouri Times: Stop the Demolition of Public Schools: They Belong to the Public The Misssouri Times is a generally right of center newspaper, But it believes in the promise of public schools and recognizes that the latest push for charters and vouchers is rank privatization funded by wealthy elites. After thirty years of pouring billions into charters and vouchers, there is no reason to believe
CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Private School Says No Vaccine For Staff
FL: Private School Says No Vaccine For Staff Centner Academy (Miami's premiere private school for the leaders of tomorrow) has informed parents by letter that the staff and teachers are not to get vaccinated for Covid-19. The letter indicates that "we ask any employee who has not yet taken the experimental COVID-19 injection, to wait until the end of the school year." That sounds almost mild, un
WHO DO WE WANT THEM TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP? – Dad Gone Wild
WHO DO WE WANT THEM TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP? “The time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in a manner of virtue” ― Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes I’m going to let you in on a little secret this morning. For some, it’ll be deeply disturbing. Others will nod and say, “About time you catch up to reality.” Regardless, here it is, the chasm between what happ

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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, April 26, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tom Ultican: No Billionaires Wanted or Needed | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-u2U via @dianeravitch PROOF POINTS: Later school start time gave small boost to grades but big boost to sleep, new study finds https://hechingerreport.org/proof-points-later-school-start-time-gave-small-boost-to-grades-but-big-boost-to-sleep-new-
Math Path – Grumpy Old Teacher
Math Path Several years ago, Grumpy Old Teacher (GOT) took a MOOC provided by Stanford University’s Jo Boaler in which she presented ideas about better maths teaching in schools. That’s not a typo, Dr. Boaler is British and they pronounce the subject with an ‘s’ on the end. GOT is a math teacher and one of the lessons has stuck with him; the one in which Dr. Boaler described a public high school
Podcast: The joy of hassling the Hof(meister)
Podcast: The joy of hassling the Hof(meister) S tate Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister is our guest on this week’s episode of Live from the News Dungeon. The state’s top elected education official talks about how she got involved in education, the “fluke” that kicked off her career as a public servant and whether she is considering a run for governor. Hofmeister also weighs in
The Journey of Black Male Teachers in Early Childhood Classrooms - Philly's 7th Ward
THE JOURNEY OF BLACK MALE TEACHERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS I am from a place where being home before the streetlights came on meant just that. I am from a neighborhood in Detroit where drugs and guns were more common than schoolbooks. I am from a place where milkcrate basketball hoops brought out the best in us. I am from a place where my past informed my “why” for becoming a Black male te
Sec Cardona, Sen Manchin Sen Murray Roundtable with Students Experiencing Homelessness to Discuss American Rescue Plan Resources + Supporting First-Generation and Low-Income Students | U.S. Department of Education
Secretary Cardona, Senator Manchin, and Senator Murray Held Roundtable with Students Experiencing Homelessness to Discuss American Rescue Plan Resources | U.S. Department of Education Secretary Cardona, Senator Manchin, and Senator Murray Held Roundtable with Students Experiencing Homelessness to Discuss American Rescue Plan Resources This afternoon, Secretary Cardona held a virtual roundtable wi
Teacher Tom: Creating a "Rat Park" for Our Children
Creating a "Rat Park" for Our Children Our school is housed in lower level of the Fremont Baptist Church, a place that in non-plague times also opens its doors to several 12-step groups, one of which met early in the morning as I was getting ready for school. I tried to honor the "anonymous" part of AA and keep to myself, but I nevertheless became friendly with a few of the guys over the years a
Russ on Reading: Unsettling the Science of Reading Narrative
Unsettling the Science of Reading Narrative Call me crazy, but when I learned I had cancer a few years ago, I did not immediately consult a journalist. Instead I chose to see an oncologist. When COVID broke out, I threw in my lot with Dr. Fauci and other infectious disease scientists, instead of a former reality TV star who suggested I inject bleach. And so, when I want advice on reading instruc
How the Bad Old Third Grade Guarantee May Be Reborn to Hurt Children in the Post-COVID Era | janresseger
How the Bad Old Third Grade Guarantee May Be Reborn to Hurt Children in the Post-COVID Era On Friday, the Washington Post ‘s Valerie Strauss republished an article about learning loss, an article that raises some very serious concerns about what will happen next fall when we can presume that most children will be back in school. The article is by a former teacher, now an editor at a website call
We're Not Even At Equality Yet | The Jose Vilson #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKMINDSMATTER
We're Not Even At Equality Yet | The Jose Vilson WE’RE NOT EVEN AT EQUALITY YET A jury of Derek Chauvin’s “peers” found him guilty on all counts of murder: unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Millions reacted to this conviction in their homes, in the streets, on social media, on their own, in the company of others, or perhaps not at all. As the
Gov. DeSantis Should Veto Florida’s Tragically Flawed So-Called ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ | by Bruce Lesley | Voices4Kids | Apr, 2021 | Medium
Gov. DeSantis Should Veto Florida’s Tragically Flawed So-Called ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ Thanks to the South Florida Sun Sentinel editorial for highlighting significant concerns with a so-called “Parents’ Bill of Rights” (HB 241) that passed the Florida Senate this week and is now on the way to Gov. Ron DeSantis for either his signature or veto. The Governor should veto this legislation because
A Closer Look at Teacher Insurgency with Dr. Leo Casey - Trending in Education
A Closer Look at Teacher Insurgency with Dr. Leo Casey Mike welcomes Dr. Leo Casey, the Executive Director of the Albert Shanker Institute who has written a book called The Teacher Insurgency: A Strategic and Organizing Perspective . They begin with Leo’s upbringing by two New York City teachers, how he abandoned his dissertation to teach in Crown Heights, and how he began working with the union
CURMUDGUCATION: ID: Lt. Governor Forms Indoctrination Task Force
ID: Lt. Governor Forms Indoctrination Task Force I am not making this up. Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin has announced the formation of a Task Force to Examine Indoctrination in Idaho Education. You can go to an honest to God state website page where you can turn in an educator who is doing Naughty Indoctrination Things. “One of our primary goals with this task force is to give concerned ci

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CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: Car Shopping Edition (4/25)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Car Shopping Edition (4/25) Car Shopping Edition Only slightly more fun than a root canal. But I needed a new project. In the meantime, here are some good reads from the week. State of Siege: What the Free State Project Means for New Hampshire’s Public Schools Have You Heard welcomes Matthew Honglitz-Hetling, author of A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear, a book I just finished
THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, April 18, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Biden is set to roll out the plan during a Wednesday speech to Congress. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-community-college-free_n_6084a67ce4b09a22a4429e69?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostPol “PLCs Can ‘Unleash the Learning!’” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=117103 on @Lar
Why Non-Native English Speakers Actually Speak The Best English : Goats and Soda : NPR
Tower Of Babble: Non-Native Speakers Navigate The World Of 'Good' And 'Bad' English Picture this: A group of non-native English speakers are in a room. There's someone from Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Nigeria and France. They're having a great time speaking to each other in English, and communication is smooth. And then ... an American walks in the room. The American speaks quickly, using e
EdAction in Congress April 25, 2021 - Education Votes
EdAction in Congress April 25, 2021 Chauvin’s conviction reinvigorates push for systemic change Derek Chauvin’s conviction is raising hopes that George Floyd will be remembered not just for his tragic death, but for reinvigorating the fight for desperately needed systemic change. “While the jury reached the right decision and did in fact convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm_24.html "You see a lot of people doing acrobatics to show why Ma’Khia deserved to die, not why she deserved to live": On the Adultification of Black Girls by Mark Anthony Neal / 12h "The fatal police shoo
Lee High teacher reassigned to paid, non-teaching post amid controversy over BLM flag, her organization says #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #SPLC
Lee High teacher reassigned to paid, non-teaching post amid controversy over BLM flag, her organization says Lee High teacher reassigned to paid, non-teaching post amid controversy over BLM flag, her organization says Students planned demonstration but it was shut down by school staff JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Robert E. Lee High School teacher who was told to remove a “Black Lives Matter” flag fro
"Capacity-ism:" Florida spends $1 Billion per year on a fraudulent voucher marketplace that has created zero private education capacity. A documentary. - Public Enemy Number 1
"Capacity-ism:" Florida spends $1 Billion per year on a fraudulent voucher marketplace that has created zero private education capacity. A documentary. $1 billion per year has produced few -- if any -- products worth buying in Florida's voucher marketplace. That's because markets alone don't create capacity; and there is no equity without capacity. Put aside what you think about Jeff Bezos and A
During Pandemic, More Parents Come To Appreciate Teachers and Understand Teaching | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
During Pandemic, More Parents Come To Appreciate Teachers and Understand Teaching Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 3rd. With school closures over a year ago and the onslaught of remote instruction, many parents have come to appreciate not only what teachers do in classrooms (and now on screens) than ever before (see here ) but also how complex the act of teaching is. Celebrities sport T-shir
More Money, More Privatization | Live Long and Prosper
More Money, More Privatization INDIANA’s NEW BUDGET BILL — MORE PRIVATIZATION The Indiana General Assembly has passed the 2021 budget bill, and once more, the Republican super-majority has done its best to line the pockets of religious schools with a large increase for unaccountable school vouchers. This year, they have added money to the privatization piggy bank in the form of Educational Schol

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