Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Big Education Ape: John Thompson: The Debate About Reopening Should Not Be Politicized | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/john-thompson-debate-about-reopening.html


Big Education Ape: New York Times: Scientists Say Schools Should Reopen | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/new-york-times-scientists-say-schools.html


Big Education Ape: The week in coveducation: 'Ghost students' examined - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/the-week-in-coveducation-ghost-students.html


Big Education Ape: LAUSD: The CDC Guidelines Do Not Meet Needs of Urban Districts | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/lausd-cdc-guidelines-do-not-meet-needs.html


Big Education Ape: Biden’s follow-the-science mantra on school meets political reality - POLITICO - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/bidens-follow-science-mantra-on-school.html


Big Education Ape: Randi Weingarten on New CDC Guidelines for Reopening Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/randi-weingarten-on-new-cdc-guidelines.html


Big Education Ape: Reckless School Reopenings Cause Long-Term Academic Deficits | gadflyonthewallblog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/reckless-school-reopenings-cause-long.html



The Shame of Swedish Education: J’Accuse! (Part 1 + 2) | Diane Ravitch's blog
The Shame of Swedish Education: J’Accuse! (Part 1) | Diane Ravitch's blog The Shame of Swedish Education: J’Accuse! (Part 1) The following article was written by Swedish high school teacher Filippa Mannherheim and translated by retired Swedish educator Sara Hjelm. It appeared in the Swedish publication Expressen. Sweden adopted a free-market system of schooling in the early 1990s, and the results
Abel Meeropol, author of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” mentioned by UFT | JD2718
Abel Meeropol, author of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” mentioned by UFT I get this newsletter in my email. And it is true. But maybe a bit incomplete. Abel Meeropol was a member of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) – but not in 1937 when he wrote “Bitter Fruit” ( Billie Holiday first sang it two years later, as “Strange Fruit” and it became a signature song .) The UFT did not yet exist.
Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on February 24, 2021 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education)
SBE Agenda for February 24, 2021 - State Board of Education (CA Dept of Education) Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on February 24, 2021 Important Notice Please note, the February 24, 2021 State Board of Education meeting will be held as a teleconference; Room 1101 (board room) will be closed to the public. Please see SBE Meeting Logistics section below for options
NYQUIL AND TYLENOL – Dad Gone Wild
NYQUIL AND TYLENOL “The point is that, whenever we propose a solution to a problem, we ought to try as hard as we can to overthrow our solution, rather than defend it. Few of us, unfortunately, practice this precept; but other people, fortunately, will supply the criticism for us if we fail to supply it ourselves.” ― Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery Nearly a decade ago, upon foundi
Education Matters: CATCH UP WITH MR. G - THIS WEEK IN DCPS
Education Matters CATCH UP WITH MR. G THIS WEEK IN DCPS Who listens to teachers in DCPS? Nobdoy. by Unknown / 42min The answer is apparently no one. On the one hand, I am glad after a week of unrest, the district listened to students and changed their ham-fisted and tone-deaf "take off the mask" campaign but incredibly disappointed again at the realization nobody with any authority listens to and
TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT + THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it.
Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it. THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it. NYQUIL AND TYLENOL by TC Weber / 19h “The point is that, whenever we propose a solution to a problem, we ought to try as hard as we can to overthrow our solution, rather than defend it. Few of us, unfortunately, practice this precept; but other people, fortunately, will s
TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Teacher Tom The Central Challenge of Our Time 100+ 1d "You Can't Play" 400+ 1d That's the Real Work of Being a Parent 400+ 2d Leaving Our Children Illiterate in Body and Spirit 500+ 3d Always Raising One Another 100+ 4d Even If We've Forgotten 100+ 7d Teacher Tom
SSPI TONY THURMOND: STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
California Department of Education SSPI TONY THURMOND STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SBE Agenda for February 24, 2021 12h Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on February 24, 2021. Online Training on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: How to Apply 1d The CDE NSD announces the new voluntary online training course: FFVP: How to Apply, Course
THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
NewBlackMan (in Exile) THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) Making Belafonte: An Appreciation with Terrance McKnight by Mark Anthony Neal / 11h ' Harry Belafonte is known as one of history’s most successful and iconic pop stars. The “King of Calypso” brought us the Banana Boat Song (Day-O), Matilda, and his album Calypso was the first million-selling LP by a single artist. While his ongoing care
THIS WEEK Education Research Report
Education Research Report Report ignores a plethora of literature on the deleterious impact of test-based accountability by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 4d A recent report from the Hoover Institution’s Education Success Initiative argues that state and federal officials should retain what it calls “results-based” accountability systems that use standardized assessments of students followed by consequen
THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 Pres. Biden’s State Of The Union Address Is Likely To Take Place On Feb. 23rd – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources by Larry Ferlazzo / 9h janeb13 / Pixabay President Biden’s first State of the Union address is tentatively scheduled for February 23rd . You might be interested in The Best (& Most In
KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #RIPKARENLEWIS
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all The Shame of Swedish Education: J’Accuse! (Part 1) by dianeravitch / 27min The following article was written by Swedish high school teacher Filippa Mannherheim and translated by retired Swedish educator Sara Hjelm. It appeared in the Swedish publ

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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, February 12, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #RIPKARENLEWIS
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Hite offers school tour to show Philadelphia is ready for hybrid reopening https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/11/22279300/hite-offers-school-tour-to-show-philadelphia-is-ready-for-hybrid-reopening via @ChalkbeatPHL 3 Teachers On The Push To Return To The Classroom http://feeds.scpr.org/~r/893KpccSouthernCaliforniaNews-Education/~
CDC Releases New Guidelines For Reopening Schools : NPR
CDC Offers Clearest Guidance Yet For Reopening Schools The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its much-anticipated, updated guidance Friday to help school leaders decide how to safely bring students back into classrooms and/or keep them there. Rather than a political push to reopen schools, the update is a measured, data-driven effort to expand on old recommendations and advise
Christina Groeger: How Education Embedded Inequality | Diane Ravitch's blog
Christina Groeger: How Education Embedded Inequality Historian of education Christina Groeger writes that Americans have long believed that education is the key to equality, but she thinks that this faith is misplaced . She writes: “The best way to increase wages and reduce wage inequalities in the long run is to invest in education and skills,” wrote economist Thomas Piketty in his landmark Cap
Milla Granson (Lily Ann Granderson), Black Educator Hall of Fame - Philly's 7th Ward
MILLA GRANSON (LILY ANN GRANDERSON), BLACK EDUCATOR HALL OF FAME 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 featured Black Educator is Milla Granson. Milla Granson , was born Lily Ann Grand
CURMUDGUCATION: School Choice: Branding for an Open Market
School Choice: Branding for an Open Market Coming up with the right name for a policy initiative is a critical step in framing a conversation and controlling the narrative. The classic example is the abortion debate, in which one side is "pro-choice" and the other is "pro-life," carefully selected terms that frame each side as champions of an undeniable good. Just watch supporters of "defund the
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
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 To Be Young, Black & Revolutionary: 'Judas & the Black Messiah' Review by Stephane Dunn 21 by Mark Anthony Neal / 18h To Be Young, Black & Revolutionary: Judas & the Black Messiah Review By Stephane
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
NANCY BAILEY: $100M For Children “Learning Faster Than Ever Before” In Tennessee?!
$100M For Children “Learning Faster Than Ever Before” In Tennessee?! $100M For Children “Learning Faster Than Ever Before” In Tennessee?! Tennessee lawmakers just signed off on a $100 Million program called Reading 360. Sixty million is federal Covid-19 relief money and $40 million federal grant money. What is this? Why Tennessee? Will other states follow? While the media bombards the public with
Teacher Tom: The Central Challenge of Our Time
The Central Challenge of Our Time Most people seem to think that preparing children to serve the economy is the primary goal of education. Indeed, many seem to think that it's the primary job of childhood. Adults obsessively ask young children what they are going to be when they grow up. Our policy makers fret about the jobs of tomorrow, parents worry that their preschool choice will ultimately
My Interview with Karen Lewis at Annual NPE Conference in 2015 | Diane Ravitch's blog
My Interview with Karen Lewis at Annual NPE Conference in 2015 Network for Public Education National Conference: Diane Ravitch in Conversation with Karen Lewis from Schoolhouse Live on Vimeo . I think you will enjoy watching this spirited discussion between me and Karen Lewis at the annual NPE conference in Chicago in 2015. I spoke more than she did because I wanted to make it as easy as possibl
Big Data on Learning Loss Is Not the Point: Teachers Know How to Use Formative Assessments to Guide Their Work with Each Child | janresseger
Big Data on Learning Loss Is Not the Point: Teachers Know How to Use Formative Assessments to Guide Their Work with Each Child Recently on the news, I heard an education researcher discussing the importance of using standardized tests to measure something called “learning loss” across racial, ethnic, and regional groups of children during the pandemic. Like so many others, this so-called expert
Anxiety over Pandemic Learning Loss (Alfie Kohn) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Anxiety over Pandemic Learning Loss (Alfie Kohn) Alfie Kohn has been writing and speaking about education, human behavior and parenting for more than two decades. His most recent book was “Schooling Beyond Measure and Other Unorthodox Essays About Education,” Anguish and even anger are entirely appropriate reactions to the fact that coronavirus infection rates are still too high in most areas to
Biden School Reopening Plan Now Has a Survey | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog
Biden School Reopening Plan Now Has a Survey In December 2020 , President Biden pledged to reopen most schools in his first 100 days in office– dependent upon sufficient resources to protect students and staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. Months later, in February 2021 , the Biden administration is catching flack for a seriously modified version of that pledge– 51 percent of K-8 schools open
Education Matters: The year before Pratt-Dannals was fired he got stellar reviews.
The year before Pratt-Dannals was fired he got stellar reviews. I mention this because the school board recently rated superintendent Greene highly effective, a sentiment I don’t think the majority of staff and, at this point, families would agree with. I have a different take than the school board one that comes from being in the classroom and doing the novel thing of actually talking to teache
Online Training: FFVP: How to Apply - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Online Training: FFVP: How to Apply The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) announces a new online training course: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): How to Apply, Course Number 460 . You may access the course on the CDE FFVP: How to Apply web page . This course provides an overview of the FFVP and the FFVP grant application process. As a reminder,

FEB 11

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, February 10, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #RIPKARENLEWIS
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA 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
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 Month … February is just the Blackest . Today, our featured Black Educator i
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 transcrip
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 Univ
Will Secretary of Education Cardona Grant Standardized Test Waivers to States? | Ed In The Apple
Will Secretary of Education Cardona Grant Standardized Test Waivers to States? Secretary of Education Designee Cardona testified at his Senate Education Committee confirmation hearing (Watch here ); committee members have five minutes to ask and receive answers: a preview of Cardona policies? Maybe. One of the first questions was whether he would grant waivers allowing states not to administer s
Choosing Democracy: antiracismdsa: Defend DACA, TPS, the Immigrant Community
Defend DACA, TPS, the Immigrant Community By Greisa Martinez Rosas, Javier H. Valdes, and Marisa Franco The first two weeks of Joe Biden’s presidency brought relief to millions of people across the country, including those who fight for immigrant justice. So far, we have seen several immigration actions by the Biden administration—including the restoration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva
CURMUDGUCATION: HI: A Houseless Village
HI: A Houseless Village It started with this tweet: Reactions were peak tl;dr, with most people not making it past the tweet. But click past to the story , and then on to the contest itself , and you quickly see there' a lot to this. I'm no expert on Hawaii. My ex-wife lived there for a few years and my sister-in-law and her husband lived on O'ahu for a while. My wife and I visited for about a w
WHY QUIBBLE? – Dad Gone Wild
WHY QUIBBLE? “I was naive and thought we could express our feelings to each other- not suppress them and keep holding them back. Well, it was what I felt, and why should I be untrue to myself? I came to believe the importance that if you feel something strong enough then you should say it.” ― George Harrison, I, Me, Mine On Monday, I listened to Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee give his State Of Th
RFA: Learning Communities for School Success Program (CA Dept of Education)
Request for Applications Learning Communities for School Success Program Due: Friday, March 26, 2021 The Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to local education agencies (LEAs) to support programs aimed at improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime. The LCSSP is the res
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
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 “This Woman’s Work”: Why Cicely Tyson Is So Important to Black Women’s Respect in Hollywood by Stephane Dun by Mark Anthony Neal / 13h “This Woman’s Work”: Why Cicely Tyson Is So Important to Black W
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
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DID YOU MISS DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG TODAY? A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #RIPKARENLEWIS
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all DID YOU MISS DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG TODAY? A site to discuss better education for all Big Education Ape: KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/keep-up-catch-up-with-diane-ravitchs.html Warning: Beware of Norway! by dianeravitch / 9min Will
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
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 ove
NYC Educator: UFT Delegate Assembly February 10, 2021--Debate Upon Debate
UFT Delegate Assembly February 10, 2021--Debate Upon Debate UFT President Michael Mulgrew --We're more than halfway through this wonderful school year. Hope everyone is safe. Asks for a moment of silence for former CTU President Karen Lewis. Middle schools --They needed testing capacity. They do not need an agreement with UFT. State approved city plan with 20% testing per building per week. We d

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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, February 10, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #RIPKARENLEWIS
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Reopening Schools | The New Yorker - https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/whats-at-stake-in-the-fight-over-reopening-schools 100 Best Education Reform Books of All Time - BookAuthority - https://bookauthority.org/books/best-education-reform-books?t=bs3jz3&s=author&book=0525655379 on @bookauthor
Teachers Are Not the Problem, They Are the Solution – So Work With Them
Teachers Are Not the Problem, They Are the Solution – So Work With Them By Colleen O’Connor Time to be blunt. Teachers, students and children are the new electoral battering rams amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as I wrote in June of last year, the 2020 Presidential election it was “not Biden v. Trump, but COVID-19 v. Trump).” And the GOP’s own confidential postmortem report (as quoted on Politi
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward
IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT, 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 featured Black Educator is Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an activist in
Why Does the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Control Education Policy in Ohio? | Diane Ravitch's blog
Why Does the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Control Education Policy in Ohio? Writing in ohiocapital.com, Jeanne Melvin and Denis Smith denounced the central role that the Thomas B. Fordham Institute plays in directing education policy in Ohio. TBF is the think tank of the Ohio Republican Party; that party has controlled the state in recent years. It is curious that TBF directs education policy in
Thoughts on the Legacy of Karen Jennings Lewis - LA Progressive
Thoughts on the Legacy of Karen Jennings Lewis When I think of Karen Jennings Lewis, I not only think of someone who led the most important teacher’s strike in modern US history, but someone who did more to undermine the Obama Administration’s attacks on teachers unions and public schools than any other person in the country. By going head to head with Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s first chief of staff
One Nation Mumbles God (Is the Pledge Constitutional?) | Blue Cereal Education
One Nation Mumbles God (Is the Pledge Constitutional?) You've probably heard that I'm working on a follow-up to "Have To" History: Landmark Supreme Court Cases because I mention it every chance I get and won't talk about anything else so why aren't more of you buying my book do you hate truth and America? Along the way, I'm posting rough drafts and ramblings that may or may not make it into the
Teacher Tom: That's the Real Work of Being a Parent
That's the Real Work of Being a Parent When parents complain, "He doesn't listen to me" what they really mean is that their kid doesn't do what they want them to do when they want them to do it. Believe me: they are listening to you. They are almost always listening to you. You just disagree with what they opted to do, or continue doing, after listening to your words. Of course, some of the time
Chicago teachers union approves the reopening plan – Fred Klonsky
Chicago teachers union approves the reopening plan. – Fred Klonsky CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION APPROVES THE REOPENING PLAN The need to reopen schools safely is nearly universally agreed upon. “Safely” being the operative word. But these are uncharted waters and I don’t envy teacher unions in districts across the country as they try to represent the safety concerns of educators, students and their fami
Check Out this Fine New Book on Social Justice Unionism: “Teachers Unions and Social Justice” | janresseger
Check Out this Fine New Book on Social Justice Unionism: “Teachers Unions and Social Justice” Rethinking Schools just published an excellent new handbook, Teachers Unions and Social Justice: Organizing for the Schools and Communities our Students Deserve . I call it a handbook because it was written as a guide for teachers union social justice advocacy and organizing. But it is also a handbook f
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
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.

FEB 09

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, February 9, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES 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.htm
Emma Tai: Karen Lewis Taught Us to Believe That We Could Win | Diane Ravitch's blog
Emma Tai: Karen Lewis Taught Us to Believe That We Could Win Emma Tai is executive director of United Working Families of Chicago. She describes in Jacobin the powerful lesson that she learned from Karen Lewis. She writes: At a time of austerity and teacher demonization, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis — whose death at age sixty-seven was announced today — dared to believe that educ
CURMUDGUCATION: PA: A Reminder That Charter Schools Are Businesses
PA: A Reminder That Charter Schools Are Businesses Who do you suppose might have said the following: During the last few years, we’ve created a complete business ecosystem at The Waterfront. This strategic purchase was the natural next step as we continue to expand our operations. A: A classroom teacher B: A building principal C: A corporate VP in charge of mergers and acquisitions D: The CEO of
Teaching WandaVision: A Textset on Pastiche – radical eyes for equity
Teaching WandaVision: A Textset on Pastiche Early in the semester of my first-year writing seminar, we consider and reconsider openings in essays, an interrogation of students’ experiences with the mechanical “introduction” with the obligatory thesis sentence. We examine, for example, several Beginnings from Barabara Kingsolver’s essays in High Tide in Tucson and Small Wonder . Two essay beginni
Rest in Power, Karen Lewis | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Rest in Power, Karen Lewis Today we learned that Karen Lewis — educator, organizer, and pathbreaking labor leader — has passed away . She leaves us with a legacy of unwavering commitment to children, public education, and racial justice. After teaching chemistry for 22 years, Lewis was elected president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) along with fellow members of Caucus of Rank and File Educ
Pitiful – UNDERWHELMING - YARBRO CALLS FOR BEP UPDATE - Tennessee Education Report
Pitiful – Tennessee Education Report PITIFUL That’s how Tennessee Education Association (TEA) President Beth Brown described the state of education funding in Tennessee. The Chattanooga Times-Free Press reports on Brown’s remarks, which come just as Gov. Bill Lee prepares to deliver his State of the State address tonight. Brown notes: “Our funding is so low the only neighboring state we beat is M
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
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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, February 8, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, February 6, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH
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