Thursday, February 11, 2021

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TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES 



Chicago Teachers Union OKs Deal To Return To Class, With Vaccines Promised | 89.3 KPCC - https://www.scpr.org/news/2021/02/10/96570/chicago-teachers-union-oks-deal-to-return-to-class/

Council members offer support to three Philadelphia school board nominees - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/10/22277243/council-members-offer-support-to-three-philadelphia-school-board-nominees on chalkbeat

New Hampshire: Voucher Bill Will Cost $100 Million per Year | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-tvl via @dianeravitch

Answer Sheet: Teacher: What’s Missing From Calls for Summer School to Stem ‘Learning Loss’ | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10765 on @NEPCtweet

Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September https://www.propublica.org/article/fauci-vaccines-kids

After Threatening Strike, Chicago Teachers Set “New Standard” With Safer School Reopening Plan - https://inthesetimes.com/article/chicago-teachers-union-strike-school-reopening-deal #press #feedly

A History of Black Excellence: The Mad King and Black Queen Who Built Black Wall Street (No, Not That One) https://www.theroot.com/a-history-of-black-excellence-the-mad-king-and-black-q-1846242649

The case for outdoor schooling https://www.vox.com/first-person/22276681/pandemic-covid-schools-open-outdoor-schooling

WATCH: Fauci projects 'anybody in any category' will be able to get COVID-19 vaccine by April http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/NRdPK0GXvZA/

Inspirational quotes from famous people on the autism spectrum https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/famous-people-with-autism

Faith leaders criticize Fairfax school board for delaying vote on adding four religious holidays to calendar https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/fairfax-schools-religious-holidays/2021/02/10/9ff5bfac-6bb9-11eb-9ead-673168d5b874_story.html

Pricey Los Angeles private school moves ahead of others for teacher vaccinations http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/QBW0hVBH7fM/la-private-school-skips-ahead-teacher-covid-vaccines

3 Teachers On The Push To Return To The Classroom https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966564643/teachers-on-the-push-to-return-to-the-classroom

Teachers’ Union Leaders Face a Tough Test Over School Reopening https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/us/teachers-unions-school-reopening.html

Democrats plan $7.6B for remote learning in COVID relief https://www.axios.com/democrats-plan-76b-for-remote-learning-in-covid-package-361eac92-3d85-41fd-9eb1-f959b4a730c7.html?utm_campaign=organic&utm_medium=socialshare&utm_source=twitter

Teachers unions, Democratic lawmakers pressure Biden to waive student loan debt - Washington Times - https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/teachers-unions-democratic-lawmakers-pressuring-bi/ on @washtimes

Biden's 100-day plan to reopen schools meets with a messy reality - https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/573771292.html on @publisher_handle

NOLA Public Schools’ COVID-19 tracker upgrade reveals additional cases https://thelensnola.org/2021/02/11/nola-public-schools-covid-19-tracker-upgrade-reveals-additional-cases/

How Chris Christie’s education reforms are still playing out in Camden schools https://politi.co/2Luu1K5

Charter school growth continues to alarm Hillsborough leaders https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2021/02/09/charter-school-growth-continues-to-alarm-hillsborough-leaders/#new_tab

WV GOP lawmakers put school choice bills on their very first committee agendas https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legislative_session/wv-gop-lawmakers-put-school-choice-bills-on-their-very-first-committee-agendas/article_526f9578-0709-50c0-b827-fcaf812420a0.html

1 in 4 NYC students with disabilities aren’t getting mandated services this school year, new data shows https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/10/22277334/special-education-coronavirus-nyc via @ChalkbeatNY

Low kindergarten attendance creates first grade problem | CalMatters https://calmatters.org/children-youth/2021/02/low-kindergarten-attendance/

RI Senate approves three-year moratorium on charter schools - https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/education/2021/02/10/state-senate-approves-three-year-moratorium-charter-schools/6703436002/#new_tab via @projo

Bill Would Allow Firing of Striking West Virginia Teachers | Political News | US News - https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-02-10/bill-would-allow-firing-of-striking-west-virginia-teachers#new_tab on @USNews


Big Education Ape: Harry T. Moore, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/harry-t-moore-black-educator-hall-of.html


Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: "You Can't Play" - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/teacher-tom-you-cant-play.html


Big Education Ape: David Berliner on the Travesty of Public Funds for Religious Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/david-berliner-on-travesty-of-public.html


Big Education Ape: School Ratings, Rankings and Wrongdoing – Have You Heard - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/school-ratings-rankings-and-wrongdoing.html


Big Education Ape: Today: First 100 days Summit for Civil Rights | Cloaking Inequity - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/today-first-100-days-summit-for-civil.html


Big Education Ape: Will Secretary of Education Cardona Grant Standardized Test Waivers to States? | Ed In The Apple - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/will-secretary-of-education-cardona.html


Big Education Ape: Choosing Democracy: antiracismdsa: Defend DACA, TPS, the Immigrant Community - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/choosing-democracy-antiracismdsa-defend.html


Big Education Ape: NYC Educator: UFT Delegate Assembly February 10, 2021--Debate Upon Debate - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/nyc-educator-uft-delegate-assembly.html


Big Education Ape: CURMUDGUCATION: HI: A Houseless Village - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/curmudgucation-hi-houseless-village.html


Big Education Ape: WHY QUIBBLE? – Dad Gone Wild - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/why-quibble-dad-gone-wild.html


Big Education Ape: RFA: Learning Communities for School Success Program (CA Dept of Education) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/rfa-learning-communities-for-school.html


Big Education Ape: NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/newblackman-in-exile-today-blm_11.html



Big Education Ape: A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/a-very-busy-day-larry-ferlazzos_11.html


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Harry T. Moore, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH

Harry T. Moore, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward
HARRY T. MOORE, 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 MonthFebruary is just the Blackest.

Today, our featured Black Educator is Harry T. Moore.

Harry T. Moore, like many Black educators in the Hall of Fame, put his life on the line for the equal rights of Black people. Moore was born in Florida on November 18, 1905. Nicknamed “Doc” because of his good grades at Florida Memorial College high school program. At 19, he accepted a teaching job at an all-Black school (Titusville) in Cocoa, Florida, where he met his wife, Harriette Sims.

Moore eventually became the principal of the Titusville school, an all-Black school focused on providing educational justice for their students. In addition to being an educator, Moore was an activist, launching the Brevard County NAACP in 1934 and with the backing of Thurgood Marshall, filed the first lawsuit in the Deep South to equalize the teaching salaries of Black and white CONTINUE READING: Harry T. Moore, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward

Teacher Tom: "You Can't Play"

Teacher Tom: "You Can't Play"
You Can't Play




We were playing with cardboard boxes and cardboard blocks. A group of three-year-olds began to play a game that involved standing in a rough circle around a box while drumming on it together with long blocks. Before long they began to chant which allowed them to find a mutual rhythm. Periodically, they would then all fall down on the ground in a kind of pig pile. After a lull they began their drumming again, repeating the cycle over and over, joyfully.

It was a noisy, full body game that attracted others, both as participants and observers. Before long, we ran out of long blocks. Some children allowed this to be their barrier to entry into the game, so they either moved on or griped while watching the game as an outsider. A few, however, simply picked up shorter blocks and attempted to join in. Unfortunately, the nature of shorter blocks meant that they had to stand closer to the box that was the target of their drumming, placing them in position to be hit and jostled by the longer blocks. Each time this happened, and it began to happen a lot, the child with the shorter block complained, "Hey, you hit me!" which meant the game had to momentarily stop.

Before long, this previously fun game was in a time out as CONTINUE READING: 
Teacher Tom: "You Can't Play"

David Berliner on the Travesty of Public Funds for Religious Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog

David Berliner on the Travesty of Public Funds for Religious Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog
David Berliner on the Travesty of Public Funds for Religious Schools




David Berliner, a distinguished scholar of American education, is writing a long essay about the dangers of public funding for religious schools. Currently numerous red states are considering proposal to expand vouchers and transfer more public funds to religious schools, typically without accountability. Their actions will overturn the historic tradition of separation of church and state. As the Pastors for Texas Children often say, that separation guarantees religious Liberty.

Berliner writes:

Public dollars for support of religious schools costs citizens billions of dollars annually, and ends up supporting some horrible things. A contemporary example of this is the criteria for entrance to the Fayetteville Christian School (FCS) in North Carolina. 

The Fayetteville Christian School is recipient, in a recent school year, of $495,966 of public money. They got this in the form of school vouchers that are used by students and their families to pay for the students religious schooling. The entrance requirements for this school, and other religious schools like it, frighten me, though they are clearly acceptable to North Carolinians. From their website, in 2020:1

“The student and at least one parent with whom the CONTINUE READING: David Berliner on the Travesty of Public Funds for Religious Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog

School Ratings, Rankings and Wrongdoing – Have You Heard

School Ratings, Rankings and Wrongdoing – Have You Heard
School Ratings, Rankings and Wrongdoing



School ranking season is on us once again, which means that Have You Heard co-host Jack Schneider is in a lather. Episode #106 is devoted to demystifying the “brutal pessimism” of school rankings and ratings, from higher education to K-12. And who better to join us than Akil Bello, Senior Director of Advocacy and Advancement at FairTest?

Complete transcript of the episode is here. The financial support of listeners like you keeps this podcast going. Subscribe on Patreon or donate on PayPal.


Today: First 100 days Summit for Civil Rights | Cloaking Inequity

Today: First 100 days Summit for Civil Rights | Cloaking Inequity
TODAY: FIRST 100 DAYS SUMMIT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS




We are very pleased that HUD Secretary designate, Marcia L. Fudge will be the featured guest at our First 100 days Summit for Civil Rights this Thursday, February 11, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time. It will be hosted (virtually) by the University of Kentucky School of Education, the University of Minnesota Law School, Case Western Reserve University and Building One America.

Other speakers include Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, United States Congresswoman Barbara Lee, North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Biden Education Transition Team leader Linda Darling Hammond, United States Senator Sherrod Brown and others. You can go here for more information, other speakers, and to register.

There is a $10 fee to help cover the costs for the independent not-for-profit.

You must register in advance to participate.