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Broward schools asked to investigate lawyer in 'spying' flap - South Florida Sun-Sentinel - via @SunSentinel

Betsy DeVos Is Out — But Her Right-Wing Agenda Lives On | Ed Politics -

Teachers Union Head: Examples Of Success And Trust Key To Reopening Schools

Schumer Pushes a $50,000 Student Debt Forgiveness Plan.

Texas: Stop the STAAR Test. It’s a Waste of Money and Students’ Time | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Despite teachers’ concerns, superintendent believes Philadelphia classrooms are safe via @ChalkbeatPHL

Emergency Operating Cost Reimbursement Programs - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) -

February’s (2021) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One | Engaging Parents In School… -

Schumer, White House at odds over how to cancel student loan debt

Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back

Union tells Philadelphia teachers not to show up to school buildings Monday

US in tug-of-war with teachers over reopening schools - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism - on @

The school reopening debate, explained in 600 words via @voxdotcom

Pandemic drives drop in school funding | The Lens - by @ on @TheLensNOLA

Join The Texas Tribune for an interview with Mike Morath, Texas education commissioner via @TexasTribune

Debunking anti-vaxxer RFK Jr.’s claim about ‘suspicious’ coronavirus vaccine deaths, a phony Elon Musk tweet and more news literacy lessons - The Washington Post -

AP tests will be offered at home or in school as virus crisis persists, but this time exams will be of normal length - The Washington Post -

Alexandria City Public Schools sets date for reopening; Arlington refuses to follow suit

Republicans target Democrats and teachers unions over school closures in bid to regain suburban foothold

Do We Really Have to Do This? – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

Thousands of Fairfax County teachers to work from home despite district's plan to send students back - via @fox5dc

Kentucky legislature: Teachers pension reform bill clears state House - via @courierjournal

Illinois lawmakers call on Chicago mayor to compromise with teachers to avoid strike; Lightfoot says her patience has run out -

Pine-Richland senior student survey reveals heartbreaking responses - via @WPXI

A Union Head Says Portland Teachers Didn’t Ask to Cut in Line for Vaccines—and They Won’t Automatically Return to Classrooms in Gratitude - Willamette Week - by @wweek

Philly teachers, district go to mediator over classroom return - WHYY -

NC State Board of Education approves new social studies standards :: - on @wral

D.C. teachers union expected to vote on possible 'illegal' strike over unsafe schools | WJLA - on @abc7news

Tennessee Supreme Court to hear Gov. Bill Lee school voucher appeal - via @tennessean

Pennsylvania charter schools face cuts in governor’s education-focused spending plan via @thecentersquare

New Mexico teachers union opposes extending the school year » Albuquerque Journal - on @abqjournal

Biden's would-be education secretary pioneered classroom race theory via @nypost

Big Education Ape: “Young, Gifted, & Black”: #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Virtual Talent Showcase, Friday, 2/5, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST. – I AM AN EDUCATOR #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH -

Big Education Ape: It’s not enough! | Live Long and Prosper -

Big Education Ape: Jo Ann Robinson, Black Educator Hall of Fame - Philly's 7th Ward -

Big Education Ape: CURMUDGUCATION: NH: Full Neo Voucher Assault On Public Ed -

Big Education Ape: Betsy DeVos is gone — but ‘DeVosism’ sure isn’t. Look at what Florida, New Hampshire and other states are doing. - The Washington Post -

Big Education Ape: Carol Burris: Cardona Is a Public School Guy | Diane Ravitch's blog -

Big Education Ape: New Hampshire: “Historic” Turnout Against Proposed Universal Voucher Plan | Diane Ravitch's blog -

Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: Even If We've Forgotten -

Big Education Ape: How Are the Children? U.S. Senate Republicans Don’t Worry About That. | janresseger -

Big Education Ape: Hybrid Teaching: Classroom Dilemmas | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice -

Big Education Ape: CURMUDGUCATION: Pandemic Lesson #1: Trust Matters -

Marjorie Taylor Greene Removed from House Ed Committee | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog
Marjorie Taylor Greene Removed from House Ed Committee On February 04, 2021, the House of Representatives voted 230-199 to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments (Education and Labor, and Budget). Eleven Republicans joined 219 Democrats in supporting Greene’s committee removal: Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) John Katko (R-NY) Fred Upton (R-MI)
The False Narrative of “Needy Kids vs Selfish Teacher Unions” | The Merrow Report
The False Narrative of “Needy Kids vs Selfish Teacher Unions” The giant lumbering beast known as the US Economy–akin to a conveyor belt with countless moving parts–wants public schools to reopen. The beast needs workers, but right now too many adults are at home, supervising their children’s ‘remote learning.’ Open the schools, and the adults can go to work: it’s that simple…. But of course it i
NYC Educator: Nobody Wants to Talk to the Principal
Nobody Wants to Talk to the Principal You know, any job you take in which you're a nominal leader of anything will be inconvenient. People don't always agree, and where there's disagreement, there's often blame as well. Someone is always mad at you for something or other. It's part and parcel of the job, no matter how much (or little) power you actually have. But usually, someone will stand up f
NANCY BAILEY: The 12 Point Covid-19 DISCONNECT Between Teachers and Those Who Want Schools Open Now!
The 12 Point Covid-19 DISCONNECT Between Teachers and Those Who Want Schools Open Now! The 12 Point Covid-19 DISCONNECT Between Teachers and Those Who Want Schools Open Now! Pressure is being placed on teachers to return to in-person classes. Here’s why that’s a problem. 1. Precautions The CDC and Dr. Fauci and President Biden want all schools to return to in-person learning with precautions in p
NYC Public School Parents: NeQuan McLean on how DOE's "gifted" program is the fruit of a poisonous tree
NeQuan McLean on how DOE's "gifted" program is the fruit of a poisonous tree See the eloquent letter below by NeQuan McLean, President of CEC 16 to Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP NYS Conference and Christine L. Waters, Education Chair about the DOE "gifted" program. [One correction to this excellent letter: NYC DOE is not "the most well-funded public school system in the country." There are
Betsy DeVos Is Out — But Her Right-Wing Agenda Lives On
Supporters of public education and school teachers were relieved to see Betsy DeVos leave her job as head of the Department of Education, knowing full well the education policies she and former President Trump supported would go nowhere in a President Biden administration. But they should remain incensed over how her efforts to privatize public schools are being rolled out in state legislatures a


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