Tuesday, February 16, 2021


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The Influence of a Perfect Teacher - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/well/family/teacher-reading-influence.html?smid=tw-share

School Finance 101: Fixing Connecticut School Finance: The Time is Now | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10769 on @NEPCtweet

Choosing Democracy: SCTA’s 5-Point Framework to Reopen Sac City Schools - http://choosingdemocracy.blogspot.com/2021/02/sctas-5-point-framework-to-reopen-sac.html

Catholic schools in US hit by unprecedented enrollment drop - ABC News - https://abcn.ws/3aH3h1K via @ABC

Homeroom: My Kid’s Teacher Doesn’t Like Her http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/jEw1AHHjW8A/

Student Loan Forgiveness: Democrats Debate How Much To Cancel https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968252572/student-loan-forgiveness-democrats-debate-how-much-to-cancel

Second wave of deadly post-COVID-19 illness targets kids in NJ | Video | NJ Spotlight News - https://www.njspotlight.com/video/second-wave-of-deadly-post-covid-19-illness-targets-kids-in-nj/ on @njspotlight

A new guidance by the CDC outlining for a return to in-person education | Video | NJ Spotlight News - https://www.njspotlight.com/video/a-new-guidance-by-the-cdc-outlining-for-a-return-to-in-person-education/ on @njspotlight

Child care options will be scarce after the pandemic - https://hechingerreport.org/?p=77186 by @lrmongeau on @hechingerreport

COLUMN: Financial literacy courses won’t solve the racial wealth gap - https://hechingerreport.org/?p=77209 via @hechingerreport

Betsy DeVos Is Gone, But Her Education Agenda Is Rolling Out Across the Country | OurFuture.org by People's Action - https://ourfuture.org/20210216/betsy-devos-is-gone-but-her-education-agenda-is-rolling-out-across-the-country

California's low kindergarten attendance creates first-grade problem - https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/California-s-low-kindergarten-attendance-15949961.php on @sfchronicle

Number Of 'Significantly Disengaged' Kids At Sacramento Public Schools Has Skyrocketed During The Pandemic https://www.capradio.org/articles/2021/02/15/number-of-significantly-disengaged-kids-at-sacramento-public-schools-has-skyrocketed-during-the-pandemic/

S.F. teachers set a reopening demand: two days a week in-person for a few hours a day - https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/S-F-teachers-set-a-reopening-demand-two-days-a-15946060.php#new_tab on @sfchronicle

Lightfoot: CPS would ‘never have opened without mayoral control,’ casts doubt on her promise of elected school board - Chicago Sun-Times - https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/15/22284118/lightfoot-chicago-public-schools-elected-board-teaches-union-ctu-strike-new-york-times-interview#new_tab

FAFSA could become high school graduation requirement in Alabama - al.com - https://www.al.com/news/2021/02/fafsa-to-become-high-school-graduation-requirement-in-alabama.html#new_tab on @aldotcom

Education Research Report: Policy reforms designed to reduce exclusionary discipline and increase racial equity in school discipline practices has opposite effect - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2021/02/policy-reforms-designed-to-reduce.html

Department of Education initiates directed investigation into FCPS | WDVM25 & DCW50 | Washington, DC - https://www.localdvm.com/?p=589899

Mississippi Senate: Ban transgender athletes on female teams - https://apnews.com/article/sports-mississippi-bills-us-news-3e1cafa631e056c7dd7c95652d848b05#new_tab on @ap

Ann Arbor trustee comments rile physicians urging in-person learning - https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/02/15/ann-arbor-trustee-comments-rile-physicians-urging-person-learning/6750508002/#new_tab via @detroitnews

The great attention deficit: More parents seek ADHD diagnosis and drugs for kids to manage remote learning - https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/great-attention-deficit-more-parents-seek-adhd-diagnosis-drugs-kids-n1257660#new_tab by NBCNews on @NBCNews

GOP bill would force yearly teacher action on union dues - https://apnews.com/article/indiana-bills-da9551477a374c04e5549a195672e5ca#new_tab on @ap

Will hard-hit Mass. cities’ schools reopen after teachers are vaccinated? Not necessarily - The Boston Globe - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/15/metro/will-hard-hit-mass-cities-schools-reopen-after-teachers-vaccinated-not-necessarily/#new_tab on @BostonGlobe

Arizona GOP lawmakers move to expand school vouchers | Local news | tucson.com - https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-gop-lawmakers-move-to-expand-school-vouchers/article_fc061e00-cbc5-5649-a8f9-0997b2a966ed.html#new_tab on @tucsonstar

L.A. County elementary schools are cleared to fully open - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lausd-to-open-school-vaccination-site-to-administer-shots-to-district-staff/ar-BB1dHKpT#new_tab

'School choice' concerns in Iowa are mostly myths; here are the facts - https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/02/12/school-choice-concerns-iowa-mostly-myths-education-freedom/6723425002/ via @DMRegister

Big Education Ape: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT BECKY PRINGLE EXPLANS WHAT'S NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN - MSNBC VIDEO - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/national-education-association.html

Big Education Ape: Ebenezer Bassett, Black Educator Hall of Fame - Philly's 7th Ward - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/ebenezer-bassett-black-educator-hall-of.html

Big Education Ape: From Dress Codes to Pornography: Miseducating Children on Love and Sex – radical eyes for equity - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/from-dress-codes-to-pornography.html

Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: "Actual Life" - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/teacher-tom-actual-life.html

Big Education Ape: AFT RANDI WEINGARTEN on REOPENING SCHOOLS - MSNBC VIDEO - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/aft-randi-weingarten-on-reopening.html

Big Education Ape: The distorted debate about reopening schools - The Washington Post - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/the-distorted-debate-about-reopening.html

Big Education Ape: CURMUDGUCATION: What An Education Uber Actually Looks Like - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/curmudgucation-what-education-uber.html

Big Education Ape: NANCY BAILEY: CDC Recommendations Are Clearer, But Teachers Face the Same Problems and New Ones - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/nancy-bailey-cdc-recommendations-are.html

Big Education Ape: NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/02/newblackman-in-exile-today-blm_16.html

Choosing Democracy: $225 Million In New Revenue: 10 Facts About the SCUSD Budget
$225 MILLION IN NEW REVENUE 10 FACTS ABOUT THE SCUSD BUDGET Fact # 1: Since the 2012-2013 school year, the District has run a surplus every year except one: 2017-18 ( 2012-13 to 2018-19 Projections & 2012-13 to 2018-19 Actuals ). The District was told by the Sacramento County Office of Education it needed to make budget cuts to offset the costs of our contract settlement. Instead Superintendent
Florida Alert! Save Public Schools from Privatizers! | Diane Ravitch's blog
Florida Alert! Save Public Schools from Privatizers! SB 48 Will Be Heard at 3:30 p.m. on 2/17/21 in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Your Voice is Needed! What you can do . . . 1) Make calls and/or send emails – We are urging all those connected to Pastors for Florida Children to contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and encourage them to v
CURMUDGUCATION: Donors Choose Monday: Making Music
Donors Choose Monday: Making Music Continuing my plan to try to help a bit in the real classrooms of the nation. Not excusing the local districts that ought to be funding these projects, but I prefer to light and candle and curse the darkness at the same time. Multitasking, you know. This week I'm looking at some music asks, because music generally gets the short end of the too-small stick to be
THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO CONSIDER “It’s not enough to conquer the opposition. In a nonviolent struggle, we are committed to fight on until we win our adversaries as friends.” ― William J. Barber II, The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement A few weeks ago, in the comment section on one of my blog posts, an observation was made about my tende
Did College Board change its mind about requiring cameras on this year’s online AP exams? What security software will the online AP require? | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy
DID COLLEGE BOARD CHANGE ITS MIND ABOUT REQUIRING CAMERAS ON THIS YEAR’S ONLINE AP EXAMS? WHAT SECURITY SOFTWARE WILL THE ONLINE AP REQUIRE? College Board’s AP Guide said the 2021 Digital AP Exams Require Computers with Cameras–but then changed their mind? Last week the College Board announced they were making changes to this year’s Advanced Placement exam administration, offering both paper or


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