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Nine COVID-19 outbreaks in 100-plus Philly private schools since the fall, health department says via @ChalkbeatPHL

Don't Call It A Comeback: School Districts That Never Opened Are Having Trouble Now via @kpcc

Columbia Students Wage the Largest Tuition Strike in Nearly 50 Years - Students are demanding the university lower the cost of attendance and boost financial aid.

Video Shows Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Slamming Black Student to the Ground, Appearing to Knock Her Unconscious

Marjorie Taylor Greene busted for trying to cover-up ugly smears of Parkland survivor -- who she called 'littler Hitler'

Education panel members rip ‘politicking’ in leadup to gifted testing contract vote

De Blasio promises ‘full-strength’ NYC public school reopening in September; teachers’ union skeptical

CDC Makes The Case For Schools Reopening via @kpcc

How four middle school students are making it though pandemic - via @hechingerreport

OPINION: Play is more important than ever

Teachers are moving to the front of the vaccine line — but that doesn’t mean all schools will reopen right away

LAUSD pushes back on CDC school reopening report, calls for more guidance from state on students returning to classrooms - ABC7 Los Angeles - via @abc7

Answer Sheet: How Much Learning is Really ‘Lost’ When Children Aren’t in School Buildings? | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Biden Backs Chicago Teachers' Union Ahead of Potential Strike - Payday on PBS Tonite - Lockouts Increase – Payday Report - on @paydayreport

An impromptu interview with Epic Charter Schools co-founder Ben Harris via @nondocmedia

BREAKING NEWS! QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Appointed to House Education and Labor Committee | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

A Dying Teacher, Worrying Over Students to His Last Breaths

Chicago Teachers Are Showing the Country How to Fight an Unsafe Reopening - In These Times - via @InTheseTimesMag

What happens when student research is focused on inequality in schools?

Md. teachers’ union pushes back on Hogan’s call to return to in-person classes | WTOP -

Camden superintendent says the plan to close four schools is ‘painful but necessary’ - via @PhillyInquirer

Massachusetts teachers unions push back on vaccination plan, say it delays safe return to in-person learning -

CPS halts in-person learning for students already back as teachers strike looms; district still aims to open elementary schools Monday - Chicago Tribune - via @chicagotribune

Parents of kids with disabilities discuss pandemic learning - by TodayShow on @TodayShow

CDC officials say schools can re-open during pandemic — but precautions are crucial - by NBCNews on @NBCNews

Mpls. teachers union files charge over lack of talks about in-person return - - on @StarTribune

Broward Schools Wins in Court, But Teachers Union Still Fighting – NBC 6 South Florida - via @nbc6

San Francisco to rename 44 schools with 'racist' namesakes, including Washington, Lincoln, Feinstein - on @SFGate

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NANCY BAILEY: How the Media and School Districts Shame Teachers During Covid-19
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Suddenly President Biden Has Made Ameliorating Child Poverty a Topic of the Hour | janresseger
Suddenly President Biden Has Made Ameliorating Child Poverty a Topic of the Hour Last summer and through the autumn, Jason DeParle—a NY Times reporter and long chronicler of the devastation wrought when, in 1996, welfare reform eliminated Aid to Families with Dependent Children—made the case ( here and here ) for augmenting the Child Tax Credit as the best way to reduce child poverty in the Unit
NYC Public School Parents: What the leaked DOE memo on the "gifted" test reveals
What the leaked DOE memo on the "gifted" test reveals In several of the articles on the controversy over the renewal of the Pearson contract for the gifted test, which will be voted on tomorrow Wed. night by the Panel for Educational Policy, including in the Daily News and Chalkbeat , a confidential draft DOE memo from July 2020 is mentioned that was leaked to PEP members. The memo is embedded a
2021 Medley #2 – Privatization, the Free Market, and Propaganda | Live Long and Prosper
2021 Medley #2 – Privatization, the Free Market, and Propaganda PRIVATIZATION, AND THE FREE MARKET Betsy DeVos might be gone from our federal government, but she and those who support her privatization schemes for public education are still around. It’s “School Choice Week” & I Choose… Stu Egan, who blogs at Caffeinated Rage wrote this about school choice week. In it, he reminds us that “Our pub


Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Joe Biden supports Chicago Teachers Union COVID safety concerns as AFT president Randi Weingarten briefs senior White House staffers - Chicago Sun-Times - AFT President Weingarten on Looming Chicago Teachers Stri

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