Tuesday, February 9, 2021


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CTU Statement on the Passing of President Emerita Karen Lewis | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-ttX via @dianeravitch

NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board February 8, 2021 Middle Schools Open, UFT District Rep. Runs for City Council Without UFT Endorsement - http://nyceducator.com/2021/02/uft-executive-board-february-8-2021.html

Intriguing Study On Supporting Struggling Students In After-School Programs | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=115494 on @Larryferlazzo

Education Research Report: Report ignores a plethora of literature on the deleterious impact of test-based accountability - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/

Mayor unveils vaccination plan as Philadelphia teachers protest return to school buildings https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/8/22273246/mayor-unveils-vaccination-plan-as-philadelphia-teachers-protest-return-to-school-buildings via @ChalkbeatPHL

Historian Warns Iowa: Fix Public Schools, Don’t Destroy Them | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-tsB via @dianeravitch

The Atlantic introduces “Inheritance”: A project about American history, Black life, and the resilience of memory http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/KU68fHGaXi8/

Homeroom: How Can I Get My Child to Finish Her Work? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/7TFPHDsRbuo/

The Stories I Didn’t Learn in School http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/5QDib2uojZM/

1619 Project vs 1776 Commission https://www.laprogressive.com/1619-project-vs-1776-commission/

Should Schools Teach Ethics Studies? https://www.laprogressive.com/teach-ethics-studies/

San Francisco district and unions agree on school reopening plan after city lawsuit https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/08/sanf-a02.html

How local schools could become vaccination destinations - POLITICO - https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-education-coronavirus-special-edition/2021/02/08/how-local-schools-could-become-vaccination-destinations-793217

Philly school reopening met with pushback from educators - https://www.inquirer.com/education/philadelphia-school-district-reopen-teachers-union-pft-20210208.html via @PhillyInquirer

CDC Says It Will Release Official Guidance On Reopening Schools This Week, Biden Says He Will Comply https://www.dailywire.com/news/cdc-says-it-will-release-official-guidance-on-reopening-schools-this-week-biden-says-he-will-comply/

Teachers deride fans, rally outside schools - Metro Philadelphia - https://philly.metro.us/teachers-deride-fans-rally-outside-schools/

Jonathan Reiner: To get kids back in school, we need a huge push to vaccinate all teachers https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/jonathan-reiner-to-get-kids-back-in-school-we-need-a-huge-push-to-vaccinate/article_75efc361-555c-536c-a99e-87fb9981c15a.html

Utah School Walks Back Letting Parents Opt Their Kids Out of Black History Month Following Backlash https://www.theroot.com/utah-school-walks-back-letting-parents-opt-their-kids-o-1846222152

NOLA Public Schools COVID-19 cases continue to drop as quarantines double https://thelensnola.org/2021/02/08/nola-public-schools-covid-19-cases-continue-to-drop-as-quarantines-double/

Amid Tough School Reopening Battles, Americans Continue To Cheer Teachers Unions https://www.huffpost.com/entry/teachers-unions-schools-reopen-covid_n_60218ee6c5b6173dd2f89ceb

How To Teach Kids That Ads Are Manipulating Them https://www.huffpost.com/entry/teach-kids-ads-manipulating_l_601e2e96c5b689330e2f6890

Lawmakers set to override Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/maryland-override-hogan-kirwan-veto/2021/02/08/526752a4-6a2a-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html

Teachers Knock On Doors Looking For Students Who've Disappeared From Online Learning https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/963669522/teachers-knock-on-doors-looking-for-students-whove-disappeared-from-online-learn

NYC teachers, students livid over College Board rule barring iPads for virtual AP exams https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-college-board-ban-ipads-ap-exam-20210208-xknhv2imjfcjvfw4gvll54shb4-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

Karen Lewis, Who Fought for Chicago’s Teachers, Dies at 67 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/karen-lewis-dead.html

Curmudgucation: New Horizons in Workplace Surveillance | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10761 on @NEPCtweet

'The people's champion': Labor leader Karen Lewis—who fought for students, teachers, and community—dies at 67 https://www.rawstory.com/the-peoples-champion-labor-leader-karen-lewis-who-fought-for-students-teachers-and-community-dies-at-67/

Black and Smart: Stop Using Black Children as an Excuse to Open Your Schools (Gloria Ladson-Billings) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - https://wp.me/pBm7c-7Wt via @CubanLarry

Matt Farmer: The Unforgettable Karen Lewis | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-tuK via @dianeravitch

Columbus school teachers out sick - https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/education/2021/02/08/columbus-school-teachers-out-sick/4436127001/#new_tab via @DispatchAlerts

Biden plan would devote billions to addressing learning loss https://www.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/8/22273359/biden-education-schools-funding-stimulus-learning-loss via @Chalkbeat

This moves CPS closer to offering in-person classes, but the governing body of the teachers union didn’t endorse the deal. https://www.wbez.org/stories/ctu-delegates-vote-to-let-all-teachers-weigh-in-on-reopening-agreement-with-cps/8393aa9e-758e-44a7-a82d-0bacf76a1d4f?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share

In tense Q&A, San Francisco school board head defends not consulting historians in renaming process https://www.sfgate.com/education/article/San-Francisco-school-board-New-Yorker-renaming-15934239.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral via @SFGate

Biden administration sends conflicting signals on school reopenings | TheHill - https://thehill.com/node/537897

School choice bill wades into remote schooling debate in Kansas - https://www.cjonline.com/story/news/politics/state/2021/02/08/kansas-education-legislature-school-choice-bill-wades-into-remote-schooling-debate/4434687001/#new_tab via @CJOnline

California teachers grapple with grading nearly a year after initial school closures | EdSource - https://edsource.org/?p=648376 on @edsource

Atlanta Public Schools considers mandatory summer school targeting students furthest behind from coronavirus - CNN - https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/us/atlanta-summer-school-coronavirus/index.html#new_tab

A massive Black Lives Matter mural has been dedicated to George Floyd in front of his high school https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/08/george-floyd-black-lives-matter-mural-unveiled-houston-school/4436189001/ via @usatoday

Big Education Ape: Emma Tai: Karen Lewis Taught Us to Believe That We Could Win | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/emma-tai-karen-lewis-taught-us-to.html

Big Education Ape: CURMUDGUCATION: PA: A Reminder That Charter Schools Are Businesses - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/curmudgucation-pa-reminder-that-charter.html

Big Education Ape: Teaching WandaVision: A Textset on Pastiche – radical eyes for equity - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/teaching-wandavision-textset-on.html

Big Education Ape: Rest in Power, Karen Lewis | Schott Foundation for Public Education - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/rest-in-power-karen-lewis-schott.html

Big Education Ape: Pitiful – UNDERWHELMING - YARBRO CALLS FOR BEP UPDATE - Tennessee Education Report - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/pitiful-underwhelming-yarbro-calls-for.html

Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member + WHEN WILL BLACK LIVES MATTER IN SCHOOL? - Philly's 7th Ward #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward CHARLOTTE HAWKINS BROWN, BLACK EDUCATOR HALL OF FAME MEMBER E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development , in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org , will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer . But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month … February is just the Blackest . Today, our feature
In the Absence of COVID Safety Plans, Teachers Are Resigning and Retiring Early
In the Absence of COVID Safety Plans, Teachers Are Resigning and Retiring Early This should have been Cheryl Dubberly’s 40th year as a music teacher, but in August 2020, she resigned from her position with the Duval County Board of Education in Jacksonville, Florida. “It was dreadful to think about continuing,” Dubberly told Truthout . “I would not have been able to stay safe because I was respo
Remembering a dinner with Karen and Coach John. – Fred Klonsky
REMEMBERING A DINNER WITH KAREN AND COACH JOHN. Singing back-up with Karen Lewis at my 2012 retirement party. “Take a load off, Fanny.” There will be and should be plenty of those who will talk about the union leader, Karen Lewis, who died yesterday at the young age of 67. I remember one memorable evening in New Orleans. Anne and I were there on a brief holiday. My cell phone notifications went
Teacher Tom: Leaving Our Children Illiterate in Body and Spirit
Leaving Our Children Illiterate in Body and Spirit I prioritize reading books. Growing up, our daughter got to know me as a father who read books in the morning and in the afternoon. My wife and daughter are book readers as well. Our homes have always had book-lined walls. I also read a lot as a young boy. I remember keeping a stack of the books I'd completed at the foot of my bed as if they wer
Karen Lewis 1953 – 2021 | JD2718
Karen Lewis 1953 – 2021 This is not an obituary. I could not do her justice. But one summer I flew to Chicago then on to Minneapolis, and while in Chicago I spoke (indirectly) to Karen, and in Minneapolis I met her, and it makes a little story. Here’s how I told it, the evening after the one and only time I met Karen Lewis. AFT Convention 2016 – Meeting the President JULY 21, 2016 PM31 12:40 PM
Hoping for a Stronger Focus on Public Education in 2021 and Beyond | Truth in American Education
Hoping for a Stronger Focus on Public Education in 2021 and Beyond We need a Secretary of Education who has classroom teaching experience beyond grade 5 and has administered a middle or high school for at least a couple of years or so. This experience gives teaching faculty a chance to understand and tell us a little bit about a candidate’s supervisory style. No need for a particular ethnicity o
DOWN AT THE FACULTY LOUNGE “Id Faciam What I hate I love. Ask the crucified hand that holds the nail that now is driven into itself, why.” ― Catullus The phone rang this morning, It was my pal Slatsky, “Come on down to the Faculty Lounge and grab lunch with me.” When I got there, Slats was sitting at the bar with an empty shot glass and a half-filled beer in front of him. I raised my eyebrows an
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm.html Coffee & Books – Marc Lamont Hill talks with Dr. Yaba Blay, Author, 'One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race‪' by Mark Anthony Neal / 19h 'On this episode of Coffee & Books , host Marc Lamont Hill is in
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 A VERY BUSY DAY 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/2021/02/this-week-i
The Network for Public Education Mourns the Loss of Karen Lewis - Network For Public Education
The Network for Public Education Mourns the Loss of Karen Lewis Friends of public education have lost a true friend and hero with the passing of the Chicago Teachers Union’s leader, Karen Lewis. Our President Diane Ravitch was her admirer and dear friend. This morning she wrote on her blog. “It is with immense sadness that I share with you the news that the brilliant, charismatic Karen Lewis has
CURMUDGUCATION: Donors Chose Monday: Books. Just Books.
Donors Chose Monday: Books. Just Books. Researchers actually took a look at teacher fundraising via Donors Chose and other micro-philanthropy sites. Some of t he patterns that emerged are not exactly surprising--the site is used for "triage and not extras," and more prevalent in states where funding of schools is less than optimal. As I've said before, Donors Choose shouldn't be a thing. The nee
Additional Guidance for 75 cent Rate Increase + CACFP Meal Patterns Training Slides and Resources - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Additional Guidance for 75 cent Rate Increase - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) Additional Guidance for 75 cent Rate Increase Coronavirus (COVID-19) Main Web Page This communication provides additional guidance on the identification, accounting treatment, use, and reporting requirements of the supplemental $0.75 rate increase payments (supplemental increase) that the California Department of Edu
Google Lawsuit, COPPA, Investigating and Blocking Ad Trackers in Children’s Apps | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
GOOGLE LAWSUIT, COPPA, INVESTIGATING AND BLOCKING AD TRACKERS IN CHILDREN’S APPS There was some big news last week on the children’s privacy front: A District Judge has ruled that Google and the apps they sell on their “store” cannot dodge a lawsuit brought by the New Mexico Attorney General. Previously, a state court had said the case couldn’t proceed, but thanks to this decision , Google will


Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Keep Schools Open All Summer, And Other Bold Ideas To Help Kids Catch Up https://www.scpr.org/news/2021/02/08/96514/keep-schools-open-all-summer-and-other-bold-ideas/ via @kpcc Read to Succeed bill would fail reading again in South Carolina https://www.thestate.com/opinion/op-ed/article248928394.html In a reversal, Philadelphia teachers

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