Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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A Conversation With The Chancellor Webinar Registration - Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iZElATUxSFeG5o37Mo5-Sg

WV governor approves what advocates say is the nation’s broadest nonpublic school vouchers program | Legislative Session | wvgazettemail.com - https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legislative_session/wv-governor-approves-what-advocates-say-is-the-nation-s-broadest-nonpublic-school-vouchers-program/article_681f8e0a-f356-5295-ac0c-33d5d9fc8e30.html on @wvgazettemail

'This is just another slap in the face to our teachers': School choice bill to become law in Kentucky after veto override | whas11.com - https://www.whas11.com/article/news/kentucky/school-choice-kentucky-veto-override-millions-private-schools/417-a631d645-2153-4c3d-a017-9fbabec5a5d2 on whas11

Education Dept. Restores Debt Cancellation For Some Borrowers With Disabilities https://www.scpr.org/news/2021/03/29/97225/education-dept-restores-debt-cancellation-for-some/ via @kpcc

THE ABANDONMENT OF ROOSEVELT GARDENS: PROFITS AND VIOLENCE: | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing - https://wp.me/p4qzB1-BV via @dcgmentor

Should the federal government end its program to fund new charter schools? - Network For Public Education - https://networkforpubliceducation.org/should-the-federal-government-end-its-program-to-fund-new-charter-schools/ via @Network4pubEd

Income Eligibility Scales for School Year 2021–22 - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) - https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/incomeeligscalesy202122.asp

Big Education Ape: A Bold Idea for Testing: Opt-In | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-bold-idea-for-testing-opt-in-diane.html

Homeroom: Returning to the Classroom Might Not Be Easy http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/_V5hnkoDpu8/

The American Rescue Plan: What’s in it for higher education https://educationvotes.nea.org/?p=49045#.YGNVzpm9428.twitter via @EdVotes

Forum: OKCPS board chairperson candidates talk leadership, equity, charters https://nondoc.com/2021/03/30/okcps-board-chairperson-forum/ via @nondocmedia

Major Court Victory over Charter School - LA Progressive - https://www.laprogressive.com/?p=365743

COVID-19 cases dip slightly in schools; older students now eligible for vaccine https://thelensnola.org/2021/03/29/covid-19-cases-dip-slightly-in-schools-older-students-now-eligible-for-vaccine/

Republicans use trans students to hurt all kids http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRawStory/~3/ezrcDxc6V-s/

Cardona suspends collection of 1 million federal student loans in default https://politi.co/3cCYwZg via @politico

If In-Person Schooling Is Essential, Wen Says Teachers Should Be Vaccinated https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/982599293/if-in-person-schooling-is-essential-wen-says-teachers-should-be-vaccinated

COMIC: Pueblo Tribal Teacher On The Difficulty Of Getting Students Online https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/982364861/comic-pueblo-tribal-teacher-on-the-difficulty-of-getting-students-online

As Bad Information Spreads, Florida Schools Seek To Teach 'Digital Literacy' https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/980405254/as-bad-information-spreads-florida-schools-seek-to-teach-digital-literacy

'The Backbone Of The College': How Housekeeping Staff Make In-Person College Possible https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982417581/the-backbone-of-the-college-how-housekeeping-staff-make-in-person-college-possib

Why Virus Tests at One Elite School Ran Afoul of Regulators https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/health/coronavirus-trier-schools-testing.html

Secretary Cardona Kicks Off “Help is Here” School Reopening Tour with Visits to Schools in Boston, Massachusetts and Laurel, Delaware https://www.ed.gov/news/media-advisories/secretary-cardona-kicks-%E2%80%9Chelp-here%E2%80%9D-school-reopening-tour-visits-schools-boston-massachusetts-and-laurel-delaware

Department of Education Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Emergency Flexibilities to Additional Federal Student Loans in Default https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-education-announces-expansion-covid-19-emergency-flexibilities-additional-federal-student-loans-default

OPINION: Now is the time to hire and promote Asian Americans into leadership positions - The Hechinger Report https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-now-is-the-time-to-hire-and-promote-asian-americans-into-leadership-positions/

COLUMN: School standardized testing isn't the problem, its how we use it https://hechingerreport.org/column-standardized-tests-arent-the-problem-its-how-we-use-them/

Kentucky legislators override Governor’s veto of pension theft. Where was the KEA? – Fred Klonsky - https://wp.me/p4C3g-qeu via @fklonsky

Education Research Report: Pre-COVID Ability Grouping in U.S. Public School Classrooms - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/

Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos On School Reopenings | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=116580 on @Larryferlazzo

Judge orders CA school districts to pay back oversight fees totaling $1 million https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2021-03-27/judge-orders-school-districts-to-pay-back-oversight-fees-totaling-1-million

Reopening schools became a rallying cry for parents. Now it’s a campaign issue in suburban school board races: ‘This is a lot bigger than COVID’ - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/reopening-schools-became-a-rallying-cry-for-parents-now-it-e2-80-99s-a-campaign-issue-in-suburban-school-board-races-e2-80-98this-is-a-lot-bigger-than-covid-e2-80-99/ar-BB1f50o3#new_tab

Georgia lawmakers pass special education voucher expansion - https://apnews.com/article/georgia-bills-legislation-37304227afa8f6eacc7d8a430de69b44#new_tab on @ap

Massachusetts education officials report 0.7% COVID positivity rate in schools that are teaching in-person - masslive.com - https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2021/03/massachusetts-education-officials-report-07-positivity-rate-in-schools-that-are-teaching-in-person.html#new_tab on @masslivenews

Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of school choice bill overridden - https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2021/03/29/gov-andy-beshears-veto-school-choice-bill-overridden/6982250002/#new_tab via @courierjournal

Lawmakers pledge to kill effort to expand tax credit for private schools | Mississippi Today - https://mississippitoday.org/?p=997197 by @BobbyHarrison9 on @MSTODAYnews

Report finds school attacks are preventable "when communities identify warning signs and intervene" - CBS News - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-service-national-threat-assessment-center/#new_tab on @cbsthismorning

Higher-income families leave Philly public schools for in-person learning - WHYY - https://whyy.org/?p=504347

Kentucky General Assembly overrides teachers pension reform veto - https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2021/03/29/kentucky-general-assembly-overrides-teachers-pension-reform-veto/6997915002/#new_tab @fklonsky

Learning loss from virtual school due to Covid is significant - https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/30/learning-loss-from-virtual-school-due-to-covid-is-significant-.html#new_tab by jdickler on @CNBC

Tennessee could take over school systems under legislative proposal - Chalkbeat Tennessee - https://tn.chalkbeat.org/2021/3/29/22357547/tennessee-could-take-over-school-systems-and-replace-leaders-under-legislative-proposal#new_tab on chalkbeat

Students successfully lobby for new state law excusing them from school to protest - ABC News - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/students-successfully-lobby-state-law-excusing-school-protest/story?id=76736167#new_tab

Mass. Psychiatrists Concerned About Increase In Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Among Adolescents | CommonHealth - https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2021/03/25/children-suicidal-suicide-attempts-pandemic-hospital via @commonhealth

Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools | United States Secret Service - https://www.secretservice.gov/node/4937

Rebuked by lawmakers, Noem aims executive orders at transgender participation in sports - https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2021/03/29/rebuked-lawmakers-noem-aims-executive-orders-transgender-participation-sports/7054726002/#new_tab via @argusleader

Group That Led Mass Teacher Sickouts To Unionize Kentucky Public Employees https://tinyurl.com/yekk9rk6

DeKalb County parent expresses disappointment with in-person learning https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/dekalb-county-parent-disappointed-with-in-person-learning

How Rhode Island’s takeover of Providence schools unraveled before it really got started - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-rhode-island-e2-80-99s-takeover-of-providence-schools-unraveled-before-it-really-got-started/ar-BB1f7dnN#new_tab

Opinion: Education bill undermines Idaho Constitution | Coeur d'Alene Press - https://cdapress.com/news/2021/mar/29/opinion-education-bill-undermines-idaho-constituti/#new_tab

CURMUDGUCATION: Is Your Charter School A Public School? - http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2021/03/is-your-charter-school-public-school.html#new_tab

A Win for Private Schools | American Center for Transforming Education - https://www.discovery.org/education/2021/03/23/a-win-for-private-schools/#new_tab

Big Education Ape: Shawgi Tell: Charter Schools: “Choice” Is Not An Argument | Dissident Voice - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/03/shawgi-tell-charter-schools-choice-is.html

Big Education Ape: Ed Notes Online: Take me home, West Virginia - How will Red for Ed respond as Extreme Voucher Law passed to decimate Public Ed? - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/03/ed-notes-online-take-me-home-west.html

Big Education Ape: Opting Out of TNReady – Tennessee Education Report - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/03/opting-out-of-tnready-tennessee.html

Big Education Ape: NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/03/newblackman-in-exile-today-blm_30.html

MUST WATCH VIDEO: President of the American Federation of Teachers on schools reopening - CBS News
President of the American Federation of Teachers on schools reopening - CBS News President of the American Federation of Teachers on schools reopening Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers union, joins Nikki Battiste on CBSN to discuss how school reopening efforts are going so far. President of the American Federation of Teachers on schools reopening - CBS News
'Boogers down': Biden’s bid to reopen schools may hinge on ‘pooled’ testing - POLITICO
'Boogers down': Biden’s bid to reopen schools may hinge on ‘pooled’ testing The process is meant to limit the spread of a potential outbreak while minimizing the costs of the frequent large-scale testing needed to keep the disease in check. A growing number of the nation’s school districts are experimenting with a Covid-19 testing regime they hope will get millions of children back into their cl
A QUESTIONABLE OFFENSE “The human being must always be central, not the products and objects of his skill and energy.” ― Bernard Wolfe, Limbo It was about 8:30 last night, I was getting ready for the nightly family dog walk. The phone buzzed indicating an incoming text. Curious I picked up the phone to see who was texting. Gini Walker. Interesting, I hadn’t communicated with her for over a year.
Joel Westheimer: Three Essential Lessons That COVID Taught Us About Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
Joel Westheimer: Three Essential Lessons That COVID Taught Us About Education Joel Westheimer is a professor of education at the University of Ottawa. He wrote this article for The Ottawa Citizen and shared it with me. This is a good time for me to mention that I strongly believe in content. In the mid-1980s, I was involved with a large committee that wrote the California K-12 History-Social Stu
Teacher Tom: When Young Children Lie
When Young Children Lie The average person admits to telling 1.65 lies per day according to one study done on the subject, although even the researchers confess that since they, by necessity, had to rely on self-reporting, people were probably lying toward the low end. Of course, it could also be that we all define things differently: some may consider nothing but outright falsehoods to be lying
Unlearning to Write – radical eyes for equity
Unlearning to Write In my foundations of education course, we discussed the role of evidence and research in education , highlighting the problem with experimental/quasi-experimental research and its use in the so-called real world of day-to-day teaching. I always use medicine as an analogy—such as the recently development of the Covid-19 vaccine. What I hope to accomplish is to offer students a
A Bold Idea for Testing: Opt-In | Diane Ravitch's blog
A Bold Idea for Testing: Opt-In The Ossining, New York, school district has a creative response to the federal mandate to administer tests at a time when children’s lives have been disrupted by the pandemic. The superintendent has asked parents to write a letter asking for their child to be tested, that is, to “opt in” to testing. Gary Stern of the Lower Hudson news (Lohud) reports : At a time w
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #REOPENSCHOOLSSAFELY #openonlywhensafe
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 THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/03/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Choosing Democracy: Cesar Chavez Day - Organize
Choosing Democracy: Cesar Chavez Day _ Organize Cesar Chavez Day - Organize Cesar Chavez Day Cesar Chavez Day is a state holiday in California – one of eight states to recognize the date, and one of the few holidays in the nation dedicated to a labor leader. Sacramento and dozens of cities, counties and labor federations will celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez on March 31. On March 26, U.S. Secre
Major victory over a corporate charter school chain and their trade association – Los Angeles Education Examiner
Major victory over a corporate charter school chain and their trade association Original post at Robert’s page on Medium . On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, I got my second big win in court against a charter school corporation. It was also a major victory over their California Charter Schools Association (“CCSA”) trade association, which tried to use the case to carve out immunity to the California Pu
Why I Support Public Education | tultican
Why I Support Public Education By Thomas Ultican 3/29/2021 The original cause for my supporting public education was that my rancher father married a school teacher. Growing up in southern Idaho, I learned many philosophical and theoretical reasons for supporting the establishment and maintenance of public schools from my mother. However, it was from watching mom and her dedicated colleagues in


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