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Wednesday, February 3, 2021


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The High Stakes of Miguel Cardona’s Senate Confirmation Hearing | Education News | US News - on @USNews


Carrying Betsy DeVos' Torch: More States Push Voucher Programs | HuffPost - on @HuffPostPol

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Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Free Webinar Dealing With Learning Disabilities In Delaware On February 10th | Exceptional Delaware - via @ExcptlDelaware

Some Philadelphia teachers may get vaccine before return to buildings Monday, health commissioner says - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

Choosing Democracy: Reopening schools during the pandemic is proving to be a complex assignment -

Education Pick Miguel Cardona Is New To Washington — But Not To Classrooms

Cardona's nomination wins Burr's support - POLITICO -

‘Wake Up and Learn’ Mayor, Superintendent call on community to help improve student attendance

Defund or reform UC campus police? Sharp disagreement surfaces

Southern California pediatricians call for L.A.-area schools to immediately reopen

Opinion: What Biden administration can learn from NJ’s fight for equitable education

Montclair schools in bitter dispute with teachers union over reopening

NYC families enrolled in remote-only learning can now opt into in-person ‘Learning Bridges’ childcare programs

When worldviews collide: Why science needs to be taught differently

Virginia’s largest school systems vow to reopen classrooms for all by March

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

As Newsom pushes for return to classrooms, teachers say it would put them at risk

OPINION: A Black principal’s case against educator neutrality - The Hechinger Report

After months of planning, protests and false starts, D.C. students and teachers head to classes for first time in nearly a year

Perspective | How to start ending the school-to-prison pipeline — by an educator just elected to the U.S. House

Perspective | Teacher: What Americans keep getting wrong about our unions during the pandemic

Chicago Families Debate School Reopening

Betsy DeVos is no longer education secretary. But the school voucher programs she loves are expanding in states. via @HuffPostPol

Education Pick Miguel Cardona's Message To Lawmakers: 'En La Unión Está La Fuerza'

Two major teachers' unions call on GOP leadership to remove Greene from Education Committee

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise Pa. income taxes and give $1.5 billion more to schools - via @PhillyInquirer

Detroit district will remove Fs, limit graded assignments in push to help overwhelmed online students - Chalkbeat Detroit - on chalkbeat

Montclair teachers union says it’s ‘sucker-punched,’ district plans to sue via @Montclair Local News

Missouri school districts could lose control of virtual education decisions under proposed legislation | Politics | - on @stltoday

5 big questions Miguel Cardona may face during his confirmation hearing via @Chalkbeat

16% of New Orleans public school students miss class each day. Officials issue a 'call to action' | Education | - on @nolanews

S.F. school board leans toward permanently stripping Lowell High of its merit-based admissions rules - on @sfchronicle

The schools of the future can be built in less than a week

One of Biden’s biggest problems in his first 100 days comes from an unlikely place - POLITICO -

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Online Book Forum: BLM co-founder Opal Tometi will join Brian Jones, Denisha Jones, Jesse Hagopian and Marshé Doss in conversation about making Black Lives Matter–from the streets to the classroom. – I AM AN EDUCATOR -

Big Education Ape: Open Letter: Cancel the Standardized Testing Mandate for Spring 2021 | Schott Foundation for Public Education -

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Big Education Ape: Teachers to Biden: What we want from your administration + Jamaal Bowman: ending the school-to-prison pipeline + Americans keep getting wrong about our unions - The Washington Post -

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Big Education Ape: Septima Clark, Black Educator Hall of Fame - Philly's 7th Ward -


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Diane Ravitch in Conversation with Raynard Sanders - Network For Public Education
Diane Ravitch in Conversation with Raynard Sanders Start: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 • 7:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00) End: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 • 8:30 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00) The Network for Public Education invites you to join us for a video conference with NPE President Diane Ravitch. Diane's guest will be author and educator, R
A New Anthem for #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: “False Knowledge,” by the middle school duo Triple S! – I AM AN EDUCATOR
A New Anthem for #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: “False Knowledge,” by the middle school duo Triple S! To support the artists, Triple S, please buy the track on Bandcamp at: Black Lives Matter at School has a new anthem for the movement! The middle school duo from Seattle, Triple S (South Seattle Swagger)–Mc’s Freeze 32 and Gucci Grape–is
Florida: Stop the Mega-Voucher Bill! | Diane Ravitch's blog
Florida: Stop the Mega-Voucher Bill! The Constitution of the state of Florida bans the transfer of public funds to religious schools or any religious institution. The ban is unequivocal. It says: “No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in ai
Alfie Kohn: The Tests Are Lousy, So How Could the Scores Be Meaningful? | National Education Policy Center
Alfie Kohn: The Tests Are Lousy, So How Could the Scores Be Meaningful? Way before Waze, I listened to traffic reports on my car radio whenever I had to drive to the airport. Over time I came to realize that the information they broadcast was frequently wrong: I’d be caught in a jam on a highway that the radio had just told me was in good shape or, conversely, I’d be speeding along on a road I’d
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s First Big Test | janresseger
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s First Big Test Miguel Cardona’s confirmation hearing as President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is scheduled for this morning at 10 AM in the U.S. Senate Education Committee. Assuming Cardona is confirmed by the committee and subsequently on the floor of the U.S. Senate, his first big test as Education Secretary will be his decision


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