Tuesday, January 12, 2021


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Push to open California public schools in February thrills some parents, terrifies some teachers, as COVID surges - https://bayareane.ws/2LlgRz2 on @mercnews

Spare the tests, support the children: Forget about standardized exams this year - New York Daily News - https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-spare-the-tests-support-the-children-20210112-ef2hznkuxzauplgtndruaqwlcm-story.html via @nydailynews

Gadfly on the Wall: Will PA Schools Ask Parents to Oversee CDT Testing at Home? | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10703 on @NEPCtweet

Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=114755 on @Larryferlazzo

Lesbian teen who got kicked out by family turns them in as possible MAGA rioters https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/lesbian-teen-got-kicked-family-turns-possible-maga-rioters/#.X_3QsUB5-L8.twitter

Harvard removes Republican Elise Stefanik from advisory committee https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/12/harvard-removes-elise-stefanik-advisory-commitee-458141

Betsy DeVos Resigns After Finally Spelling Her Name Correctly https://www.mandatory.com/fun/1562201-betsy-devos-resigns-after-finally-spelling-her-name-correctly

CPS and CTU, act like adults and stop fighting over school reopening - Chicago Sun-Times - https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/11/22225673/school-reopening-chicago-schools-teachers-union-educators-4-excellence-op-ed

Democrats’ Senate win could mean more money for schools https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/1/11/22225865/money-schools-education-democrats-senate-biden via @Chalkbeat

Illinois Senate Votes To Expand Teachers' Union Rights - Law360 - https://www.law360.com/publicpolicy/articles/1343734/illinois-senate-votes-to-expand-teachers-union-rights via @law360

Teachers talk U.S. Capitol riot with #oklaed students https://nondoc.com/2021/01/12/u-s-capitol-riot-discussed-with-students/ via @nondocmedia

NOLA Public Schools reevaluating reopening metrics after schools close amid city spike in COVID-19 cases https://thelensnola.org/2021/01/11/nola-public-schools-reevaluating-reopening-metrics-after-schools-close-amid-city-spike-in-covid-19-cases/

L.A. students must get COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available for them, Beutner says http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/eN8AbjcOT7A/beutner-says-students-must-be-vaccinated-to-return-to-campus

UC, USC plan to have students back on campus in the fall for classes http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/6kizlp4DABk/uc-in-person-campus-fall-2021-classes

Teachers And Parents Express Concern Over Chicago Children's Return To Schools https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955720023/teachers-and-parents-express-concern-over-chicago-childrens-return-to-schools

NYC educators begin getting vaccinated as eligibility expands https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-teachers-vaccine-eligibility-expansion-20210111-da2ipqq5izh2njiip4ib6xt6ku-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

The Spring Semester to Come https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/college-spring-semester-prediction.html

Ohio education official and county GOP groups helped send Trump supporters to violent DC protest http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/A89TAxYRqJA/

No Surprise – Survey Finds We Teachers Are Spending A Lot Of Money On Our Classes This Year | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=114746 on @Larryferlazzo

I’ve Been Having Students Complete Weekly “Check-Ins” & I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Think To Ask This Question Until Now! | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=114751 on @Larryferlazzo

Child care is key to our economic recovery https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-to-solve-the-workforce-crisis-america-has-to-invest-in-child-care/

Curmudgucation: How Does Education Fix Poverty? Spoiler Alert... | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10705 on @NEPCtweet

Zach Bush On Impact Investing – January 12, 2020 – Wrench in the Gears - https://wp.me/p7SU8W-1Vp

A Tale of Two Bills – Tennessee Education Report - http://tnedreport.com/?p=5092 via @TNEdReport

Some 18% of CPS staff failed to show up for the first day of in-person learning on Monday, triggering discipline against 145 of them. https://www.wbez.org/stories/cps-teachers-lockout/144bba21-ba6b-4325-be87-4c5ea2efbb87?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share

Butler County school gun policy case heads to Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/state/2021/01/12/ohio-supreme-court-oral-arguments-madison-local-gun-policy/6624519002/ via @DispatchAlerts

Trump Administration seeks to impose last-minute scrutiny of Chinese schooling https://www.axios.com/trump-chinese-funding-education-c34e3b73-0ec9-4e4c-ad30-fc183fa7f958.html?utm_campaign=organic&utm_medium=socialshare&utm_source=twitter

COVID-19 fuelling education's tech disruption, deepening digital divide https://reut.rs/39l4tqI

Calling all billionaires: S.F. plans to ask philanthropists for huge sums to help schools post-pandemic https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Calling-all-billionaires-S-F-plans-to-ask-15862836.php#new_tab?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

Chicago Teachers Union notches huge victory in bid to expand bargaining power - Chicago Sun-Times - https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/11/22225159/ctu-teachers-union-cps-public-schools-bargaining-power#new_tab

N.J. seniors don’t have to pass exit exam, teachers won’t be rated on student performance - nj.com - https://www.nj.com/education/2021/01/nj-seniors-dont-have-to-pass-exit-exam-teachers-wont-be-rated-on-student-performance.html#new_tab on @njdotcom

Ducey says schools that lost enrollment should lose cash - https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-legislature-arizona-coronavirus-pandemic-doug-ducey-3b4e8cdeffc7632e16335ad692021fe3#new_tab on @ap

On the first day of in-person class, nearly 30% of teachers were absent. Beginning Tuesday, CPS plans to dock pay for staff it considers AWOL. https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-students-return-to-public-school-classrooms-for-first-time-since-march/e62d2a65-8069-4c1a-8f59-360ad37a3b82?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share

Lake Oswego teachers call district’s reopening timeline ‘callous and dangerous’ - oregonlive.com - https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2021/01/lake-oswego-teachers-call-districts-reopening-timeline-callous-and-dangerous.html#new_tab on @oregonlive

Atlanta: Charter Schools Rake in Millions in PPP Funds for “Not-Public Schools” | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-t9k via @dianeravitch

Big Education Ape: As DeVos exits, where does education go next? - CSMonitor.com - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/01/as-devos-exits-where-does-education-go.html

Big Education Ape: Mitchell Robinson: How do you spell “hypocrisy”? “G-O-P.” | Eclectablog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/01/mitchell-robinson-how-do-you-spell.html

TFA Snags Top Job in Biden Administration | Diane Ravitch's blog
TFA Snags Top Job in Biden Administration Well, that didn’t take long! The Biden administration has selected a TFA person for one of the plum jobs in the White House. At least half a dozen individuals recently appointed to positions in the White House include those with teaching experience and others who have worked with education-focused organizations. While several have most recently worked on
Jill Biden's former students share stories about her classes - The Washington Post
Most people know her as Jill Biden. But to some she is Dr. B, the compassionate and challenging educator who went the extra mile. Mikaela Stack knew her English professor as the “petite, blond lady” who “dressed up to the T.” The professor was a strict, but fair, grader. She assigned an essay every week and shared stories about her trips through Africa. Stack had left Sweden in 2014 to pursue a
Is it safe to send your kids to school? | Salon.com
Is it safe to send your kids to school? Health experts worry the issue has become politicized, and argue it's safer than one might think — with a catch Ten months into the pandemic, the prospect of reopening K-12 schools is divisive. Yet unlike wearing a mask to stop the spread of the virus — a politicized act which is scientifically proven to work — there is far more nuance between the "right"
A New Secretary for the Department of Education – Have You Heard
A New Secretary for the Department of Education What does the selection of Miguel Cardona for Secretary of Education portend for K-12 education? Kevin Welner, head of the National Education Policy Center, joins Jack and Jennifer to discuss how Cardona is likely to differ from Betsy DeVos – and Arne Duncan. Complete transcript of the episode is here . The financial support of listeners like you k
Teacher Tom: Education Has Nothing to Do With Right and Wrong Answers
Education Has Nothing to Do With Right and Wrong Answers My wife Jennifer and I recently met a man named Leon. I found him to be thoughtful, sophisticated, and witty. Yesterday, I overheard Jennifer describing our new friend to someone else, "He's loud, inappropriate, and wildly hilarious." Surely, she wasn't talking about Leon, but she was. How can two people share an experience, yet come away
Top-Down Reform in Chinese Schools and Classroom Practices | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Top-Down Reform in Chinese Schools and Classroom Practices While I do read a lot of articles and books on the history of Chinese education and once spent a month lecturing at Beijing universities in 1987, I am no expert on how children and youth are schooled in the People’s Republic of China. But journalist Lenora Chu who wrote about Chinese schooling from the perspective of a mother of a kinder
Control Your Destiny, Schedule the Vaccination Yourself - SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL BLOG southbronxschool com
http://www.southbronxschool.com Control Your Destiny, Schedule the Vaccination Yourself I am appreciative of the UFT, NYSUT, and whatever other groups expedited teachers and educators into group 1B so we can get vaccinated. What I am not crazy about are the strings attached and what it appears to be that the only way we can get vaccinated is through the DOE and/or the UFT. Why? Basically to contr
NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board January 11, 2021--The Elusive Vaccine
UFT Executive Board January 11, 2021--The Elusive Vaccine Joined in progress 6:05 -- Mulgrew --Will have more .possibilities for funding with new Senate. Very sad week for US this week, lost clout internationally Positivitity rate inside schools very low. There is usually a small bump after holiday. We are still closing schools under emergency provision. Today 190 schools closed. Monday always w
CURMUDGUCATION: Donors Choose Monday: Ukuleles
Donors Choose Monday: Ukuleles Okay, this has turned out to be more sporadic than I originally planned. Bt I'm still committed to making regular attempts to supporting public school teachers in small ways (beyond just yapping about policy issues). Yes, Donors Choose sometimes includes requests for funding that absolutely should be coming from the local district, and no, I don't have any way of c
WHAT COMES FIRST, UNITY OR JUSTICE? “Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” ― Alexander the Great I tell you, I could go a long time without another week like last week. Unfortunately, early indicators are that more of the same with increased peril lies ahead. This morning I scrolled through my Twitter feed with a deepening horror, recoiling from visages of last week and reactions fr
NYS Board of Regents selects Lester Young as Chancellor | Ed In The Apple
NYS Board of Regents selects Lester Young as Chancellor Over the last few years when an education leader was selected, i. e., head of NYC schools, or, US Secretary of Education I had to scramble to check them out. The selection of Lester Young as chancellor of the Board of Regents culminates a lengthy career serving the children of the city and state of New York. Back in the days of decentraliza
A VERY BUSY DAY 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 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/2021/01/this-week-in-education-larry-ferlazzos_9.html New Resources On Race & Racism by Larry Ferlazzo / 4h I’m adding these new


Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Stunned teachers and scared students: How the Capitol insurrection is overtaking lessons 

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