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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, February 19, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKHISTORYMONTH #openonlywhensafe

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Teachers and Their Unions Are Demanding Truly Safe Schools Reopening — Not “Ignoring Science” - https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/teachers-unions-schools-covid-reopening#new_tab

Audio: Debate Over Student Loan Forgiveness Hinges On 2 Numbers: $10,000 Vs. $50,000 | 89.3 KPCC - https://www.scpr.org/news/2021/02/18/96701/debate-over-student-loan-forgiveness-hinges-on-2-n/

Philadelphia teacher supports immigrants with African-centered lessons - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/17/22288530/teacher-bridges-global-divide-for-philadelphia-students-with-african-centered-curriculum on chalkbeat

Education Research Report: Preschoolers with higher cardiorespiratory fitness do better on cognitive tests - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/

This Week’s Resources To Support Teachers Coping With School Closures | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=115692 on @Larryferlazzo

Answer Sheet: The Deeply Distorted Debate About Reopening Schools | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/10780 on @NEPCtweet

Transforming Policing in Los Angeles Schools https://www.laprogressive.com/transforming-policing-in-los-angeles-schools/

Educators Forced Inside Despite Slow Vaccine Rollout https://www.laprogressive.com/educators-forced-to-work/

What The Science Says About How To Reopen Schools | WBFO - https://news.wbfo.org/node/111576

New poll shows America’s teachers want to return to classrooms amid growing confidence in safety guardrails - The Highland County Press - https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/In-The-News/Education/Article/New-poll-shows-America-s-teachers-want-to-return-to-classrooms-amid-growing-confidence-in-safety-guardrails/2/75/65675

Andrew Yang says he doesn't support prioritizing secular education over faith-based https://nypost.com/2021/02/18/andrew-yang-doesnt-support-prioritizing-secular-education-over-faith-based/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons via @nypmetro

Teachers, daycare staff eligible for vaccine beginning Monday https://thelensnola.org/2021/02/18/teachers-daycare-staff-eligible-for-vaccine-beginning-monday/

NOLA Public Schools reopen campuses Monday; teachers to be added to vaccine eligibility list https://thelensnola.org/2021/02/18/nola-public-schools-reopen-campuses-monday-teachers-await-vaccination-eligibility/

As admissions season descends, warning signs appear for low-income applicants https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/college-admissions-wealth-gap-covid/2021/02/18/8c606766-712d-11eb-b8a9-b9467510f0fe_story.html

D.C. schools announces spending plan for academic intervention targeting students who have fallen behind during pandemic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/dc-students-tutoring-help/2021/02/18/c5061df2-71f7-11eb-b8a9-b9467510f0fe_story.html?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_local-education

Governor’s budget shorts education and pensions again. And you can’t blame the pandemic. – Fred Klonsky - https://wp.me/p4C3g-q9T via @fklonsky

Outdoor preschools grow in popularity but most serve middle class white kids https://hechingerreport.org/outdoor-preschools-grow-in-popularity-but-most-serve-middle-class-white-kids/

The ‘invisible’ front line workers of education https://hechingerreport.org/the-invisible-front-line-workers-of-education/

Gov. Gavin Newsom, legislators at odds over $6.6-billion plan to open California elementary schools in April http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/Zlz73Nq1GbY/gavin-newsom-sidelines-legislature-covid-19-school-plan

CDC's New Guidance For Reopening Schools May Not Be Effective https://www.npr.org/2021/02/19/969351662/cdcs-new-guidance-for-reopening-schools-may-not-be-effective

New Zealand Will Offer Free Sanitary Products At Schools To Fight Period Poverty https://www.npr.org/2021/02/18/969129496/new-zealand-will-offer-free-sanitary-products-at-schools-to-fight-period-poverty

NYC Education Dept. officials, City Council members rip plan to hire nearly 500 new school safety agents https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-school-safety-new-agents-hiring-freeze-20210218-kllcqouaynfupi6uqusc52xt5a-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

'They want their babysitters back': California school tensions boil over https://politi.co/3dpKwTb

Education Research Report: Highest rates of bullying occur between friends and friends-of-friends -http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/

Jeff Bryant on The Attitude: “Betsy Devos Is the Tip of the Iceberg in the School Privatization Agenda” | Ed Politics - https://edpolitics.org/?p=329

Georgia: Civil Rights Groups Oppose Voucher Legislation | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-tzd via @dianeravitch

Drop in kindergarten enrollment amid pandemic leads to growing concern about widening achievement gap https://www.ktvu.com/news/low-kindergarten-enrollment-amid-pandemic-leads-to-growing-concern-about-widening-achievement-gap

Experts call for more mental health for teachers and child care workers https://hechingerreport.org/the-invisible-front-line-workers-of-education/

Investment – Tennessee Education Report - http://tnedreport.com/?p=5167 via @TNEdReport

Meaningless – Tennessee Education Report - http://tnedreport.com/?p=5165 via @TNEdReport

If Schools Follow CDC Guidance, Biden's Reopening Goals Could Be Hard To Reach https://www.npr.org/2021/02/19/969467560/if-schools-follow-cdc-guidance-bidens-reopening-goals-could-be-hard-to-reach

School Board Candidate Blasts District, Superintendent, & Board In Explosive Public Comment | Exceptional Delaware - https://wp.me/p4JboV-5Ox via @ExcptlDelaware

California will earmark 10% of weekly COVID-19 vaccine supply for teachers to get more schools open http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/o_hrdjTJUtI/gavin-newsom-10-percent-covid-19-vaccines-educators-california-schools-open

Bill would let Utah schools spend special education funds on students without special needs - https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2021/02/18/bill-would-let-schools/#new_tab by https://www.facebook.com/saltlaketribune on @sltrib

Holding back students because of COVID? Boston officials consider options. | Boston.com - https://www.boston.com/?p=21384315 by christopher-gavin

WV House passes bill that would give parents public money for home-, private-schooling; bill now heads to Senate | Legislative Session | wvgazettemail.com - https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legislative_session/wv-house-passes-sweeping-bill-that-would-give-parents-public-dollars-for-home--private/article_49b82a7d-e985-5a0f-91e3-9c37063c3c1a.html#new_tab on @wvgazettemail

APS students, parents react to remote learning for rest of school year | KRQE News 13 - https://www.krqe.com/?p=819665

S.F. city attorney to school district: Vaccination demands for reopening will be challenged in court - https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/S-F-city-attorney-to-teachers-union-Demands-for-15961763.php#new_tab on @sfchronicle

As other school districts open, Seattle remains split on returning to classrooms | The Seattle Times - https://www.seattletimes.com/?p=13591800 by @dahliabazzaz on @seattletimes

Gov. Spencer Cox says he won’t sign transgender sports bill as now written https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/2/18/22289536/gov-spencer-cox-wont-sign-transgender-sports-bill-as-now-written-utah-legislature-2021-lgbt?utm_campaign=deseret&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter via @DeseretNews

With More N.H. Students Absent During Pandemic, Some Schools Turn to Child Protection Services | New Hampshire Public Radio - https://www.nhpr.org/node/166945

 Chicago’s teacher pact already showing cracks - Chalkbeat Chicago - https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/18/22289769/chicago-has-a-deal-with-teachers-how-long-can-the-peace-last#new_tab on chalkbeat

California lawmakers, governor at odds on school reopening - https://apnews.com/article/public-health-sacramento-gavin-newsom-california-coronavirus-pandemic-76967d19ccfab0a1c4e01b19392132d6#new_tab

CCS teachers say it's time to stop charter and private school transportation | WSYX - https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/ccs-teachers-time-stop-charter-private-school-transportation-2-18-2021#new_tab on http://twitter.com/wsyx6

Amid attacks, school principals concerned over Asian Americans' return to class - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/amid-attacks-principals-concerned-over-asian-americans-returning-class-n1258302#new_tab by NBCNews on @NBCNews

Washington could tie school district COVID-19 relief to campus return plan | king5.com - https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/washington-school-covid-19-relief-inslee-remote/281-4d8c2235-8d90-4986-b9d3-c04e5eaf3d52#new_tab on KING5Seattle

LAUSD parents plan Zoom blackout to protest school closures as other school districts open - ABC7 Los Angeles - https://abc7.com/lausd-when-will-reopen-los-angeles-unified-school-district-zoom-blackout/10352147/#new_tab via @abc7

Tim Scott: Why I'm voting against Biden's nominee for Education secretary | Commentary | postandcourier.com - https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/tim-scott-why-im-voting-against-bidens-nominee-for-education-secretary/article_81cbdf72-711b-11eb-8922-bfc6f399677e.html#new_tab on @postandcourier

Shelby County teachers union says hundreds could retire if forced to return to in-person teaching - https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2021/02/18/shelby-county-teachers-union-says-hundreds-could-retire-if-forced-return-in-person-teaching/#new_tab via @WMCActionNews5

Susan Johnson: Charter schools, vouchers will erode what unites us (Opinion) | Op-Ed Commentaries | wvgazettemail.com - https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/op_ed_commentaries/susan-johnson-charter-schools-vouchers-will-erode-what-unites-us-opinion/article_686136c2-9ebf-5789-ab1c-d434bc76bcab.html#new_tab on @wvgazettemail


School Funding Since 2008: $600 Billion LOST! | Diane Ravitch's blog
School Funding Since 2008: $600 Billion LOST! The Education Law Center has developed an excellent presentation on the shortchanging of public education in the years since 20008. The great majority of states did not keep up with the costs of educating their children. Only a handful did: Wyoming, Alaska, Illinois, Connecticut. The rest saw a sharp drop in their effort to fund the education of thei
National Education Policy Center Criticizes RAND for Overstating Results of Study of Online Learning | Diane Ravitch's blog -
School Funding Since 2008: $600 Billion LOST! The National Education Policy Center frequently engages researchers to review studies, reports, and evaluations. NEPC recently released a review of a RAND study that looks at online learning and whether it deserves federal funding. The title of the RAND report is “Remote Learning is Here to Stay,” but the body of the report does not support that conc
CURMUDGUCATION: Disaster Capitalism And The Abuse Of Youth
Disaster Capitalism And The Abuse Of Youth In the rush to raise alarm over Terrible Educational Emergencies, folks need to pay closer attention to exactly who they're hurting. I'm not talking about teachers right now. Yes, teachers get blamed for anything and everything, and it stinks, and we're paying a regular price for it in the increasing difficulty in recruiting people to do the work. But t
Seattle Town Hall Presents: “#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: An Uprising for Educational Justice”–Black History Month Online Book Event with Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian – I AM AN EDUCATOR
Seattle Town Hall Presents: “#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: An Uprising for Educational Justice” Black History Month Online Book Event with Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian Jesse Hagopian and Denisha Jones (livestream) Black Lives Matter at School Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:00PM Pacific $5.00 / Free for youth 22 and under Event Description How can educators help destroy entrenched inequalities
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives Provide Excellent Cover To Do Nothing - Philly's 7th Ward
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI) INITIATIVES PROVIDE EXCELLENT COVER TO DO NOTHING After the protests… “The Battle for the Soul of the Nation” was the tagline of the Biden-Harris campaign. In many ways it was a battle between the status quo of structural inequality and the promise of a new beginning. As Michele Alexander eloquently writes, this summer was not a racial reckoning ; it simply
Education Scholars and Leaders Push Back Against High-Stakes Standardized Testing | Diane Ravitch's blog
Education Scholars and Leaders Push Back Against High-Stakes Standardized Testing Kevin Kumashiro writes: Dear Friends–I hope you’re well. I wanted to be sure that you’re aware of three initiatives in which hundreds of educational scholars and leaders are pushing back on high-stakes standardized testing of students and teachers: 1) Last week, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in
NYC Educator: Reflections on Apocalypse Teaching
Reflections on Apocalypse Teaching I have an accommodation this year, so this picture describes me well. My classroom, since March, has been our dining room. We don't use it much, generally. Our little family can eat in the kitchen. So our dining room table becomes a storage area, except on the rare occasions when we have company. Since COVID hit, we haven't had more than one outside visitor at
Teacher Tom: In the End the Goal is Not Literacy, It's Understanding
In the End the Goal is Not Literacy, It's Understanding I write every day, publishing here and in other forums like Medium, Edutopia, and other places, not to mention my two books. Yesterday, I wrote a post that might be considered a bit dismissive of writing , but please don't let that make you think that I don't value the written word. I'm a product of it, as are you, but it has its limitation
Blaming Teachers Unions for Problems Reopening Schools Is Wrong: Reopening Must Be Done Safely | janresseger #openonlywhensafe
Blaming Teachers Unions for Problems Reopening Schools Is Wrong: Reopening Must Be Done Safely | janresseger Blaming Teachers Unions for Problems Reopening Schools Is Wrong: Reopening Must Be Done Safely Right now, after nearly a year since life shut down for COVID-19, things feel like a chaotic mess. Children in lots of places are not in school but are instead learning remotely at home. Unemploy
LOUISIANA TEACHERS, SCHOOL STAFF NOW ELIGIBLE FOR COVID VACCINATION | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog
LOUISIANA TEACHERS, SCHOOL STAFF NOW ELIGIBLE FOR COVID VACCINATION On February 18, 2021, Louisiana governor, John Bel Edwards, announced that as of Monday, February 22, 2021, teachers and all other K12 school staff, daycare workers, and others have the green light to receive COVID-19 vaccines: Meanwhile, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has a message that vaccine shipments have been del
CURMUDGUCATION: Khan Academy Makes Its Next Big Move
Khan Academy Makes Its Next Big Move The Khan Academy (aka that library of instructional videos that come in varying degrees of accuracy) is finally ready to take its next step and morph into an on-line-ish micro-credential competency-based school-ish thing. What does that even mean? Let me try to explain the vision behind this, the people behind this, and--well, then we can just reflect on how
Education Matters: This week in Ron DeSantis, he blasts CDC guidelines, threatens to withhold vaccines and lies about the pandemic.
This week in Ron DeSantis, he blasts CDC guidelines, threatens to withhold vaccines and lies about the pandemic. Ron DeSantis is a menace, before the pandemic is over he will be responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. From WCJB.com, DeSantis is calling it a “disgrace.” He says these new guidelines are not rooted in science. “We’ve been open the whole time, since August. We had kids doing ca
YONG ZHAO: New article: The changes we need: Education post COVID-19 - Education in the Age of Globalization
Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » New article: The changes we need: Education post COVID-19 New article: The changes we need: Education post COVID-19 Just published in Journal of Educational Change: The changes we need: Education post COVID-19 Yong Zhao and Jim Watterston Accepted: 28 January 2021 Download the PDF here Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has caused both unpreceden
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Bret贸n Vs. the Sacramento Teachers Sacramento Bee opinionnaire Marcos Bret贸n offers up one of his frequent attacks on the Sacramento teachers’ union in today’s Bee https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/article249152435.html . It is the usual anti union diatribe filled with paragraphs cut and pasted from prior columns. He purposes to deal with the issue of opening schools in Sacramento. If you ignore al
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

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Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Teacher union leadership response to JB’s flat education funding? Too much understanding. – Fred Klonsky - https://wp.me/p4C3g-q9J via @fklonsky Teacher bridges global divide for Philadelphia students with African-centered curriculum https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/17/22288530/teacher-bridges-global-divide-for-philadelphia-stu

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