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Monday, March 22, 2021

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, March 22, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform

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As students with disabilities return to school, districts are unprepared to meet their needs, report says

NYC schools won't see budget cuts for enrollment drops this year: De Blasio - New York Daily News - via @nydailynews

NYC gave thousands of students iPads. For English learners, those devices have not been up to the task. - Chalkbeat New York - on chalkbeat

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Made Decisions in 12 Minutes, Documents Say - The New York Times - on @nytimes

“Eight Instructional Strategies for Promoting Critical Thinking” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

“Let Them Sing!” School Sports Okayed, Singers Still Gagged!

U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Assistance for Students and Institutions Through HEERF Grant Program and Expanded SNAP Benefits | U.S. Department of Education -

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer | News | - on @pressrepublican

Department of Education Announces Action to Streamline Borrower Defense Relief Process | U.S. Department of Education -

High school football player dies after collapse during game - on @ap

Parents, teachers react to new CDC guidance allowing 3 feet between students

Oakland teachers union approves school reopening agreement - on @sfchronicle

Rural California schools have been open for months. It's taken a learning curve

NYC’s purchase of school buses should supercharge transition to electric fleet: advocates

PROOF POINTS: Paper beats pixels on most picture books, research finds

Colleges are withholding transcripts and degrees from millions over unpaid bills

SFUSD faces lawsuit over controversial renaming of 44 schools - on @sfchronicle

U.S. Public School System Tiptoes Back to Life | Education News | US News - on @USNews

Mayor Breed calls for S.F. school board member to resign over racist tweets directed at Asian Americans - on @sfchronicle

Yang lays blame on teachers union for sluggish pace of school reopenings

Teachers OK LAUSD reopening deal with strict protocols in place - ABC7 Los Angeles - via @abc7

In poor districts, pandemic overwhelms school counselors - on @ap

Covid 'may leave 12 million children unable to read' | Global development | The Guardian - on @guardian

Less than 30% of students ready to return to LAUSD campuses, survey shows

Assembly committee considers bill to allow 'microschools' | Local Education | - on @CapTimes

N.J. school district suspends vice principal after COVID outbreak that sickened 8 staffers - - on @njdotcom

Sacramento City Unified, Teachers Union Reach Agreement To Bring Back Students Starting April 8

Zoom paid $0 in federal income taxes on 4,000 percent profit increase during pandemic: report

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Whatever Happened to Monitorial Schools? | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Educators call on Congress to pass Voter Protection Bills via @EdVotes

McKee says he'll veto charter school moratorium if it passes - via @projo

Big Education Ape: Laurie’s Last Stand? – Tennessee Education Report -

Big Education Ape: Pasi Sahlberg and William Doyle: In Finland, Education is a Basic Civil Right | Diane Ravitch's blog -

Big Education Ape: Biden promised to end federal funding of for-profit charter schools. A new report explains how they operate. - The Washington Post -

Big Education Ape: NEPC: Another Useless Report from NCTQ | Diane Ravitch's blog -

Big Education Ape: Russ on Reading: Reading Aloud for Better Human Understanding: Asian-American Picture Books -

Big Education Ape: Teachers' Unions Uncertain on C.D.C.'s New 3-Feet Limit - The New York Times -

Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: Embodied Learning -

Big Education Ape: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Begins to Rectify Injustice in Department’s College Loan Program | janresseger -

High School Classes Continue. High School Buildings Open. | JD2718
High School Classes Continue. High School Buildings Open. Tomorrow is the day. High schools finally ….. Reopen? Bullshit. High schools have been open since September. Even then, the bulk of our teaching was via zoom and other remote platforms. Tomorrow, the bulk of our teaching will be via zoom and other remote platforms. In fact today more students will be fully remote than back in September. B
Why I'm Opting My Son Out Of Standardized Testing (And You Can, Too) | The Jose Vilson
WHY I’M OPTING MY SON OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING (AND YOU CAN, TOO) Recently, my son revealed the difficulty in observing his ninth birthday . Usually joyous occasions, this past birthday was mired in nervousness over the perpetual, coordinated assaults on American ideals of democracy. Just as he was finishing online class, government representatives over 200 miles away openly opined on electio
New CDC Guidelines to Reopen Schools Could be Dangerous - Institute for New Economic Thinking #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Institute for New Economic Thinking New CDC Guidelines to Reopen Schools Could be Dangerous School re-opening push based on outdated science is poorly timed in face of coronavirus resurgence T he scale of disaster visited on the world by the COVID-19 pandemic defies any easy summary. But it is safe to say that the question of keeping schools open is among the most fateful decisions facing public
A simple proposal. Give public school teachers an extra year of retirement service credit for the pandemic year. – Fred Klonsky
A SIMPLE PROPOSAL. GIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AN EXTRA YEAR OF RETIREMENT SERVICE CREDIT FOR THE PANDEMIC YEAR I’ve been out of the classroom for nearly a decade. But as I speak to my colleagues who have taught this year it is mind boggling. That is true whether they taught remotely, in-person or hybrid. I have a simple proposal. It doesn’t begin to demonstrate what should be our profound thank


CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: Spring Is Here, Apparently Edition (3/21)
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Spring Is Here, Apparently Edition (3/21) Spring Is Here, Apparently Edition It's nice enough, but I've lived in NW PA too long to be fooled. We'll just see where this leads us. In the meantime, here's your reading for the week. Also, your reminder that you can get a daily dose of edubloggery by checking out (or subscribing to) NPE's Blog of Blogs Why Black Parents Aren't J

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