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Bill Banning Locked Seclusion and Face-Down Restraints in Illinois Schools Stalls as Lawmakers Run Out of Time

Education Matters: The Duval County school board just doesn't get it -

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Trump administration tries to hamstring Biden on student loan forgiveness

Former Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis - POLITICO -

And Still She Rises: Dr. Maya Angelou Is One of Barbie's 'Inspiring Women'

Thousands of NOLA Public Schools students ‘chronically absent’ amid pandemic | The Lens

Can school districts require teachers to be vaccinated?

Less than one third of open NYC schools offering five days of in-person classes to all students

‘We have a very clear timeline’: NYC officials pledge to expand access to ‘gifted’ programs by phasing out entrance exam

Private Schools Cashed in on P.P.P. Funding

Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

OPINION: Reclaiming the role of the humanities in our democracy

NYC graduation rates increased slightly after diploma policy changes amid COVID pandemic

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham in Conversation with Eve L. Ewing on Black Futures | NewBlackMan (in Exile) -

Thursday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Big district superintendents, Newsom advisers remain at odds on back to school plan via @edsource

COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins for SCUSD staff

6 in 10 Philly kids still attend low-performing schools, report says - via @PhillyInquirer

Locked-out CPS teachers outside home of Chicago Board of Education president Miguel del Valle - Chicago Sun-Times -

Tennessee’s new Senate education leader is pro-voucher attorney - Chalkbeat Tennessee - on chalkbeat

PAE President: "White Privelege" Behind Parents Demand for Hybrid - on @Newstalk870

Indiana backtracks on counting hundreds of hidden dropouts - Chalkbeat Indiana - on chalkbeat

‘Disturbing reports’ about Seattle schools spark civil-rights probe by U.S. Department of Education | The Seattle Times - by @HannahFurfaro on @seattletimes

US Department of Education investigating Indiana's special education services during COVID via @indystar

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated - on @ap

Former Broward schools administrator arrested in grand jury corruption probe

Analysis | No, viral video doesn’t show police removing barriers for Capitol rioters — and other news literacy lessons on insurrection

Big Education Ape: David Labaree on Schooling, History, and Writing: Do No Harm: Reflections on the Impact of Educational Research | National Education Policy Center -

Big Education Ape: The Riot at the Capitol: Classroom Lessons?* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice -

Big Education Ape: Republicans Usher in the Land Free from the Truth: Free Speech v. Free Markets – radical eyes for equity -

Schott Foundation's 2020 Grantmaking Impact + Eight #EdJustice Policy Wins that Give us Hope for 2021 | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Schott Foundation's 2020 Grantmaking Impact | Schott Foundation for Public Education Schott Foundation's 2020 Grantmaking Impact Fueling the frontlines of social progress with philanthropic support is central to Schott’s strategy to advance racial justice in public education. In a year like no other, Schott’s 2020 grantmaking was more nimble, diverse, and participatory than ever before. $1.64 mil
NANCY BAILEY: 6 Ways High-Stakes Standardized Testing Destroys Student Voice
6 Ways High-Stakes Standardized Testing Destroys Student Voice 6 Ways High-Stakes Standardized Testing Destroys Student Voice The National Council of the Teachers of English is Helping Students Find Their Voices in Challenging Times. This title stood out as well worth exploring, but it’s also a reminder that since public education became focused on high-stakes standardized testing, public schools
Stop the Spring Tests! Support the Children! | Diane Ravitch's blog
Stop the Spring Tests! Support the Children! Ann Cook, executive director and co-founder of the New York State Performance Standards Consortium, and Phyllis Tashlik, director of the Consortium’s Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning, argue in this article in the New York Daily News that the spring testing should be canceled. The Consortium, a group of a few dozen high schools in New York,
Teacher Tom: Getting Straight A's
Getting Straight A's Over the New Year's break, I spent a few days reorganizing our laundry room/storage closet. Among the items in there were boxes of keepsakes, which is why it was a multiple-day project: I found myself considering each item, remembering, and telling myself and my family the stories they evoked. Among the memorabilia I found my very first report card from Meadowfield Elementar
Understanding and Countering Islamophobia - Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education)
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Experts Discuss Approaches to Understanding and Countering Islamophobia SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today joined leaders from the Islamic Networks Group (ING) in a virtual classroom session on understanding and countering Islamophobia. The event was the third in a series of ongoing virtual classroom and professional d
NYC Educator: UFT Delegate Assembly January 13, 2021--Waiting for Vaccines
UFT Delegate Assembly January 13, 2021--Waiting for Vaccines 4:19 UFT President Michael Mulgrew welcomes us. National --Has been difficult week. Tough for teachers to explain. We've never had students seeing everything happening in real time all the time. This is on top of all the other issues. We have to guide students through this craziness. We get no support at all from DOE. Hopefully things
Washington Privacy Act, SB5062, does not go far enough to protect consumers or students | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
WASHINGTON PRIVACY ACT, SB5062, DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH TO PROTECT CONSUMERS OR STUDENTS On January 14, 2021, the Washington state legislature will hold a hearing on a privacy bill, The Washington Privacy Act, SB 5062 which is weak and does not fully protect consumers’ right to privacy: SB5062 does nothing to better protect educational, teacher, or student data. SB5062 does not apply to state or
CURMUDGUCATION: AZ: Teachers Slapped Yet Again
AZ: Teachers Slapped Yet Again Arizona is one of a handful of states that owe a debt to Florida; were it not for the Sunshine State, Arizona would be a strong contender for State Most Hostile To Public Education. And now their governor is sticking it to teachers yet again. Arizona has a long-standing problem with convincing teachers to work there ; they are one of the states that was recruiting


Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES It Appears That Biden May Now Be Realistically Looking At A Fall Timeline To Reopen Schools | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - 

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