Tuesday, April 20, 2021

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, April 20, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform

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Elected Chicago school board gets support from civil rights leaders - https://www.chicagobusiness.com/node/946981

The Limits of Listening to Wonks | Just Visiting - https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/limits-listening-wonks

Texas Congressional Democrats Seek To Block Governor’s Grab Of COVID-19 Education Funds – Houston Public Media - https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2021/04/19/396143/texas-congressional-democrats-seek-to-block-governors-grab-of-covid-19-education-funds/ via @houstonpubmedia

NYC Educator: UFT Special Delegate Assembly April 19, 2021--UFT Endorses Scott Stringer for NYC Mayor - http://nyceducator.com/2021/04/uft-special-delegate-assembly-april-19.html

Education Research Report: New study on universal pre-K and child care: a more meticulous review of the literature relying on fewer preconceptions needed - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/

Webby Award Nominees Announced – Here Are A Few Useful To Educators | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/?p=117008 on @Larryferlazzo

Homeroom: How to Help Your Kid Write an Essay - The Atlantic - https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2021/04/homeroom-how-help-your-kid-write-essay/618644/

All Atlanta-Based HBCUs to Require Students Be Fully Vaccinated Before Returning to On-Campus Learning https://www.theroot.com/all-atlanta-based-hbcus-to-require-students-be-fully-va-1846715871

Congressional Democrats condemn Abbott for not releasing billions in federal stimulus dollars intended for Texas public schools https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/19/texas-democrats-congress-greg-abbott-stimulus-schools/

NOLA Public Schools reports more COVID-19 cases than week prior, 272 quarantining https://thelensnola.org/2021/04/19/nola-public-schools-reports-more-covid-19-cases-than-week-prior-272-quarantining/

LAUSD coronavirus testing reveals 177 infections prior to first campus openings http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/lanowblog/~3/RW0Tu33FQQs/lausd-covid-tests-show-177-cases-before-campus-reopenings

COMIC: 'Radiating Love And Positivity' While Teaching In The Pandemic https://www.npr.org/2021/04/20/988718290/comic-radiating-love-and-positivity-while-teaching-in-the-pandemic

How The Pandemic Changed The College Admissions Selection Process This Year https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988752659/how-the-pandemic-changed-the-college-admissions-selection-process-this-year

"If Anything Happens I Love You" is an animated "distillation of grief" from a school shooting https://www.salon.com/2021/04/19/if-anything-happens-i-love-oscar-netflix-school-shooting/

NAACP, unions launching ad campaign in push for federal voting rights bill https://thehill.com/homenews/news/548985-naacp-unions-launching-ad-campaign-in-push-for-federal-voting-rights-bill#.YH75Ia2XjSU.twitter

One month after schools reopened, Pennsylvania enters fourth surge of pandemic https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/20/penn-a20.html

Police Violence And Reform: The Inequality In Restorative Justice Opportunities | NewBlackMan (in Exile) - https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2021/04/police-violence-and-reform-inequality.html

Biden to propose $1 trillion for child care and pre-K in new 'American Families Plan': report https://www.rawstory.com/joe-biden-american-families-plan/

GOP governor 'abruptly canceled' PreK-12 mask rules -- but school districts quickly rejected it: report https://www.rawstory.com/mask-mandate/

The shadow orphan crisis of Covid-19 https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22386227/covid-19-child-bereavement-orphans

MORE THAN A HEALTH CRISIS: LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON CONNECTICUT YOUTH AND FAMILIES https://blog.ctnews.com/kantrowitz/2021/04/20/more-than-a-health-crisis-long-term-effects-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-connecticut-youth-and-families/

Is your child's smart toy actually a creepy surveillance tool? https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/smart-toys-surveillance

Florida’s transgender sports ban headed for defeat in GOP-controlled state Senate https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2021/04/20/floridas-transgender-sports-ban-headed-for-defeat-in-gop-controlled-state-senate-1376320

Feds investigate whether Pasco County Schools broke law | wtsp.com - https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/pascocounty/pasco-schools-sheriff-share-information/67-c75c9d7c-afae-410b-a4d2-890fc2a17272#new_tab on 10TampaBay

Utah school district says it will revise project where students were assigned to be fictional slaves and plantation owners - https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2021/04/19/utah-school-district-says/#new_tab by https://www.facebook.com/saltlaketribune on @sltrib

Missouri open enrollment bill sparks debate over segregation, consolidation | Local News | joplinglobe.com - https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/missouri-open-enrollment-bill-sparks-debate-over-segregation-consolidation/article_e76b6652-9df5-11eb-a662-2388cd140ec7.html#new_tab on @JoplinGlobe

Prop. 208 tax to boost school funding to be heard by Ariz. Supreme Court - https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2021/04/15/prop-208-court-case-on-tax-to-boost-school-funding-to-be-heard-by-arizona-supreme-court/7213071002/#new_tab via @azcentral

Students walk out of class to protest racial injustice - StarTribune.com - https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-students-walk-out-of-class-to-protest-racial-injustice/600047739/#1 on @StarTribune

John King Jr., former Obama education secretary, enters race for governor of Maryland - Baltimore Sun - https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-john-king-20210420-f2l7sddugnfltnliz2ojg2p6l4-story.html#new_tab via @baltimoresun

Biden Administration Cites 1619 Project as Inspiration in History Grant Proposal - https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/biden-administration-cites-1619-project-as-inspiration-in-history-grant-proposal/2021/04#new_tab by @andrewujifusa on @educationweek

Connecticut House passes bill to eliminate religious exemption for required school vaccines; students with existing exemptions can remain unvaccinated - Hartford Courant - https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-vaccines-religious-exemption-house-20210419-ktftk4u7hjatzm6fokffhryu4a-story.html#new_tab via @hartfordcourant

Jersey City district reverses plans to reopen April 26 -- not enough teachers, superintendent says - nj.com - https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/04/jersey-city-district-reverses-plans-to-reopen-april-26-not-enough-teachers-superintendent-says.html#new_tab on @njdotcom

Judge dismisses recall petition against Seattle School Board | The Seattle Times - https://www.seattletimes.com/?p=13770141 by @elisetakahama on @seattletimes

Convince Black and Latino parents that in-person school is safe - https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/04/19/convince-black-latino-parents-in-person-school-safe-column/7242262002/#new_tab via @usatoday

Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence - https://apnews.com/article/asia-pacific-general-news-health-education-violence-f551b353ebc6b6c731f8c1138fcfcbee#new_tab on @ap

D.C. is expanding in-person learning. But most of the new seats will be in the city’s wealthiest schools. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/dc-schools-in-person-fourth-quarter/2021/04/18/aa4fad12-9ea1-11eb-b7a8-014b14aeb9e4_story.html?tid=ss_tw

Bill advances requiring Pa. school districts to open up classrooms to homeschoolers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2021/04/19/pa-house-bill-school-districts-homeschool-students-public-schools-education-co-curricular-education-committee/stories/202104190122#new_tab via @PittsburghPG

Big Education Ape: A Decade After Act 10, Wisconsin Students Win, Betsy DeVos and Scott Walker Lose - Education Votes - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/a-decade-after-act-10-wisconsin.html

Big Education Ape: Let’s Talk about Title IX - ED.gov Blog - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/lets-talk-about-title-ix-edgov-blog.html

Big Education Ape: MEGAN PRATHER: 'Where my beliefs are': Stitt hires, fires State Board of Education members - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/megan-prather-where-my-beliefs-are.html

Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: "I Am . . ." - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/teacher-tom-i-am.html

NYC Council proposes $250 million for class size reduction next year | Class Size Matters
| A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes NYC Council proposes $250 million for class size reduction next year In their Preliminary Budget Response , the NYC Council proposes that next year $250 million should be allocated to lowering class size, especially targeted towards struggling schools with vulnerable student populations. This would allow the
UFT Endorsement Process | JD2718
UFT Endorsement Process The United Federation of Teachers just picked a candidate to endorse for Mayor (Scott Stringer – he received 90% of the up or down vote). Better Process This has been a better process than previous campaigns – by far. Apparently the leadership took everyone who volunteered. That’s a change from the past. The Town Halls were like infomercials – but slick and well-run, and
Student privacy HB256 – Fred Klonsky
Student privacy. HB256 – Fred Klonsky STUDENT PRIVACY HB256 Update. Hi Fred! Thank you for posting about the edTPA videotaping bill. It was HB256, but that bill disappeared with the end of lame duck session. So, the current incarnation is SB808-SFA1 . (= the language is in an education shell bell that’s being amended.) People can put in a witness slip at this link as a proponent of SFA1 for the h
Senate Bill 138: Universal Meal Service + Proposition 12 FAQs for Stakeholders - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Senate Bill 138: Universal Meal Service - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) Senate Bill 138: Universal Meal Service Senate Bill 138 (McGuire), School Meal Programs: Free and Reduced-price Meals: Universal Meal Service (Chapter 724, Statutes of 2017) was signed into law on October 12, 2017. You can view this law on the California Legislative Information web page . The law requires that local educat
JEFF BRYANT: How the federal government’s charter school program went wrong - Alternet.org
How the federal government’s charter school program went wrong - Alternet.org How the federal government’s charter school program went wrong From the outset, charter schools were somewhat of a blind man's elephant —people saw in them whatever they wanted—but two competing theories that helped propel the charter movement were that the schools would serve as laboratories for experimenting with new
A QUESTION ON NUANCE “A good intention, with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result.” ― Thomas Edison “When are you getting your vaccination shot?” My wife asked early last week. “I don’t know. Sometime soon.” “Why haven’t you already gotten it? What are you waiting for?”, she testily responded. “I don’t know. Just been busy with other things. I’ll get it this week.” “You’re not turning in


THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, April 19, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Students plan statewide walkout Monday against racial injustice https://www.twincities.com/2021/04/16/students-plan-statewide-walkout-monday-against-racial-injustice/ via @pioneerpress NAACP, teachers union part of group buying $1M ad spot in federal voting rights bill fight https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/naacp-teachers-unio

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