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What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Reopening Schools | The New Yorker -

100 Best Education Reform Books of All Time - BookAuthority - on @bookauthority

S.C. Gives Highest Civilian Honor To Principal Who Got A Walmart Job To Help Students via @kpcc

Day after protests, mayor talks ventilation, vaccination plan for Philadelphia teachers via @ChalkbeatPHL

Guidelines For The $130 Billion Schools Will Get In The Next Stimulus Look Amazing! What An Opportunity! | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Peter Greene’s Favorite Blogs | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Election for OKCPS Board of Education chairperson heads to runoff via @nondocmedia

CDC: Double-masking helps reduce exposure to the coronavirus

WATCH: School board member unloads on anti-maskers after they accuse her of supporting 'evil'

The way we teach science misses something key: Human context

L.A. elementary schools rapidly approach reopening threshold, but teacher vaccines lacking

Biden wants to reopen schools. California could hold him back

Frustration for teachers who want COVID-19 vaccination

How Educators In Public Schools Are Navigating Teaching During The COVID-19 Pandemic

How We Decided to Send Our Daughter Back to School

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools?

What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?

Chicago Teachers Union delegates approve deal to reopen schools, as opposition among educators grows - World Socialist Web Site - on @WSWS_Updates

Teachers union president Randi Weingarten on reopening schools - Axios -

D.C. teachers union votes against strike, prompting city to withdraw request for a restraining order

Teachers Deride Fans, Rally Outside Schools - PopularResistance.Org via @PopResistance

Is CDC Director Thinking Magically About School Reopenings?

PRINCIPAL VOICE: How Zoom features and bureaucracy kneecap distance learning - The Hechinger Report

Maryland’s largest school system decides to reopen classrooms in March

Nicholas Kristof: We Are a Nation of Child Abusers | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: 6 Ways High-Stakes Standardized Testing Destroys Student Voice | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Arkansas panel rejects ban on '1619 Project' in schools - on @ap

Gov. Newsom calls for closing big ‘loophole’ in school funding for high-needs students via @edsource

As lawmakers consider blocking new charter schools, a proposed Providence middle school faces uncertainty -

San Diego Unified starts offering learning labs for at-risk students - The San Diego Union-Tribune - by @Kristen_Taketa on @sdut

Schools reopening: White House clarifies goals during COVID pandemic - via @usatoday

S.F. school board strips Lowell High of its merit-based admissions system - on @sfchronicle

Biden school reopening guidance expected to focus on COVID mitigation, rather than teacher vaccination via @CBSPolitics

Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase - on @ap

Biden administration backs DeVos in fight over testifying about loan forgiveness - POLITICO -

Big Education Ape: Teachers Are Not the Problem, They Are the Solution – So Work With Them -

Big Education Ape: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward -

Big Education Ape: Why Does the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Control Education Policy in Ohio? | Diane Ravitch's blog -

Big Education Ape: Thoughts on the Legacy of Karen Jennings Lewis - LA Progressive -

Big Education Ape: One Nation Mumbles God (Is the Pledge Constitutional?) | Blue Cereal Education -

Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: That's the Real Work of Being a Parent -

Big Education Ape: Chicago teachers union approves the reopening plan – Fred Klonsky -

Big Education Ape: Check Out this Fine New Book on Social Justice Unionism: “Teachers Unions and Social Justice” | janresseger -

Frontline Dispatches: The struggle for Racial Justice in the Schools during the time of COVID–A conversation with Gerald Lenoir and Jesse Hagopian – I AM AN EDUCATOR
Frontline Dispatches: The struggle for Racial Justice in the Schools during the time of COVID–A conversation with Gerald Lenoir and Jesse Hagopian I am beyond excited to join my dad, Gerald Lenoir, in an online conversation about the struggle for racial justice in the schools during the COVID era on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7pm EST/4pm PST. From racial justice in schools during COVID, to the
CURMUDGUCATION: This Is Not An Anti-Teacher Gotcha Moment
This Is Not An Anti-Teacher Gotcha Moment So I posted this on Twitter, and drew the response pictured here There's a special group of folks among those who hate teacher unions and the teachers who belong to them. You'll remember these folks from back in the days when we were going to use test-based teacher ratings to fire our way to greatness. Their story of the US public education system is som
Mike Klonsky's Blog: The good ones are leaving us too soon.
The good ones are leaving us too soon. As everyone has heard by now, former CTU Pres. Karen Lewis passed yesterday, leaving a tear in my eye but also great memories for me to hold on to. Some of my fondest include our (Susan and my) occasional breakfast meetings at Meli's on Wells Street just to touch base and have a few laughs. Another was from an event we held for Jonathan Kozol back in 2012.


Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES CTU Statement on the Passing of President Emerita Karen Lewis | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board February 8, 2021 Middle Schools Open, UFT District Rep. Runs for City Council Without UFT Endorsement -

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