Saturday, May 29, 2021

TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, May 29, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH

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THIS WEEK NEWS FROM DR. MIGUEL CARDONA AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
THIS WEEK FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ED.GOV NEWS FROM DR. MIGUEL CARDONA AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Stronger Partnerships with State Allies to Protect Student Borrowers by Jennifer Reeves / 21h As the chief operating officer at Federal Student Aid (FSA), I am committed to ensuring that borrowers receive high-quality service that helps them access the benefits granted by law. The
Network for Public Education Blog Post of the Day This Week
Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education Network for Public Education Blog Posts of the Day This Week Blog Post of the Day Our NPE Blogs of the Day feature what we think are interesting and important blog posts centered on issues of public education. The views expressed by the bloggers are, of course, entirely their own. To submit links and tips for inclusion, please send an email to npe
THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it + TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT
Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it. THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it HISTORY MAKERS by TC Weber / 4d “Success is never so interesting as struggle” ― Willa Cather It was the bottom of the last inning and we were trailing 6-1. In order to get a shot at winning, we were going to have to score the maximum allowable runs per inning of 5. That wo
TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION + Teacher Tom: Let's Turn The World Around: Teacher Tom's Play Summit
Teacher Tom TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Teacher Tom: Let's Turn The World Around: Teacher Tom's Play Summit Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: Let's Turn The World Around: Teacher Tom's Play Summit - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/04/teacher-tom-lets-turn-world-around.html TTPS 2021 Main Summit Registration - https://www.teachertomsplaysummit.com/?r_done=1 Childhood
Saturday, April 17, 2021 SSPI TONY THURMOND: STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
California Department of Education SSPI TONY THURMOND STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SPI Visits School Open for In-Person Instruction 1d State Superintendent Tony Thurmond visits Eisenhower Elementary School open for safe, in-person instruction using model practices. 2021 California Classified School Employees of the Year 1d State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announce
THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) Singer Allison Russell Shares Personal Saga Of Trauma And Triumph On 'Outside Child' by Mark Anthony Neal / 10h 'Over the last couple of decades, Allison Russell has preferred to do her songwriting, singing and playing alongside others. She's been the consummate collaborator, bringing exceptional emotional intelligence to a series of re
THIS WEEK Education Research Report
Education Research Report Cognitive exercises help young children boost their math skills by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 2d Young children who practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks improve their math skills more than children who focus on spatial rotation exercises, according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings support the notion that training
THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 “Fight The Power” Looks Like An Interesting History Channel Show & Website by Larry Ferlazzo / 5h OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America is a History Channel show premiering in June. Here’s how they describe it: Public protest has always forced our country to
KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all Mercedes Schneider: The Meteoric Rise and Fall of the Top Executives at the IDEA Charter Chain by dianeravitch / 3min Mercedes Schneider read the letter posted by the board of the celebrated IDEA charter chain. She noted that the chief executive

YESTERDAY

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, May 28, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Bricolage Academy educators vote in favor of unionization | The Lens - https://thelensnola.org/?p=564177 by @https://twitter.com/martajewson on @TheLensNOLA When students suddenly struggle in school. - https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/05/when-students-suddenly-struggle-in-school.html?via=rss on @slate Colorado Becomes First State T
Is Teaching a Profession, an Occupation, a Calling, or a Job? | The Merrow Report
Is Teaching a Profession, an Occupation, a Calling, or a Job? (Because this 2015 essay continues to attract readers from around the world, I am reprinting it, edited to include contributions from thoughtful readers.) “So, are they quitting because they’re fed up with their heavy-handed union bosses? ” The hostility of the question took me by surprise. I was explaining to my dinner companion, a v
Give school food service workers the support they deserve - Education Votes
Give school food service workers the support they deserve The unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic include school food service workers all across the country. Even when schools were closed, they reported to work and found innovative ways to keep kids from going hungry. Yet, many of these workers don’t have access to the training they need for this important work. The Improving Training for Sch
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/05/newblackman-in-exile-today-this-week.html Crate Digging With Christian McBride: The Works Of Cedar Walton by Mark Anthony Neal / 13h 'Christian McBride dives into Jazz at Lincoln Center's vaults for another edition of Jazz Night 's Crate Diggin
Ka-Ching! The Charter Lobby Buys into NYC’s Mayoral Race | Diane Ravitch's blog
Ka-Ching! The Charter Lobby Buys into NYC’s Mayoral Race In a crowded field of candidates in the Democratic primary, only two are opposed to expanding the number of charters in a city with hundreds of them: Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley. The other candidates support more charters at a time when the national Democratic Party seems to realize that charters are a key component of the rightwing’s lo
Oklahoma: Epic Virtual Charter Severs Ties to Co-Founders’ For-Profit Firm After Paying Them Millions | Diane Ravitch's blog
Oklahoma: Epic Virtual Charter Severs Ties to Co-Founders’ For-Profit Firm After Paying Them Millions After a scathing state audit of its finances, the EPIC virtual charter school cut its ties to the school’s for-profit co-founders. The governing board of Epic Charter Schools underwent a major overhaul Wednesday night and then declared its independence from the for-profit school management compa
Eliminating Federal Charter Schools Program Would Curb Academic and Financial Abuses by Charter Operators | janresseger
Eliminating Federal Charter Schools Program Would Curb Academic and Financial Abuses by Charter Operators Charter schools are a form of private contracting, but across the 45 states which have authorized charter schools, the state laws that created these schools are different. Some states let school districts themselves authorize charter schools; other states override local authorization through
Probably No Early Retirement Incentive This Year | JD2718
Probably No Early Retirement Incentive This Year Today’s email from Mulgrew held out the smallest glimmer of hope, “We will continue to fight until the final hour.” But the final hour is just about here. When the NY State legislature included in the state budget a provision that would allow the City to negotiate with unions for an early retirement incentive, some teachers got excited. But the ne
Teacher Tom: Childhood Comes Alive in Those Places Adults Don't Really Care About
Childhood Comes Alive in Those Places Adults Don't Really Care About I grew up in many homes. Our family moved often, on average once every couple of years, as my father pursued his career as an engineer; from Missouri to Connecticut, from Texas to South Carolina, from Greece to Oregon. Each place we had a home, sometimes moving to another one within the same city after a year or two. But when I
2021 CA Classified School Employees of the Year - Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education)
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Classified School Employees of the Year, National Award Nominee SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today honored nine outstanding classified school employees for their dedication to California’s public school students. Up to two of the nine are also eligible to be nominated for the second annual Recogni
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools and Planning for Reopening for Fall 2021
Seattle Schools and Planning for Reopening for Fall 2021 The Board had a “special meeting” yesterday afternoon to vote on a reopening plan. The Board rarely has this types of meetings because when all seven of them are together AND voting outside of a regularly scheduled Board meeting, it’s a big deal. (Director Harris was calling in from a beach and Conzie Pedroza, head of, said she, too, was o
NYC Public School Parents: Call to Action! Keep the cap on charters!
Call to Action! Keep the cap on charters! The Education Council Consortium (ECC) invites all stakeholders to make a Charter Cap Call to Action. Please find more information in a letter from the ECC to the community, below: Dear fellow advocates of public education and concerned families, We need your help. We advocated hard for a cap on the number of charter schools that could operate in New Yor
News that would make Grandmas Vasquez Proud | Cloaking Inequity
NEWS THAT WOULD MAKE GRANDMAS VASQUEZ PROUD The first thing I thought about when I heard the news was that mi abuelitas (my grandmothers) Maria Ygnacia Vasquez and Herminia Ovalle Vasquez would be proud hearing this news today. Adapted from Maya Angelou, Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am

MAY 27

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Thursday, May 27, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Thank you, teachers, for this pandemic school year - cleveland.com - https://www.cleveland.com/news/2021/05/thank-you-teachers-for-this-pandemic-school-year.html on @clevelanddotcom A Productive Meeting Between the District and Teachers About the Next School Year - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency - https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-pr
School Privatizers Restructure State of Iowa to Seize Public Funds | Dissident Voice
School Privatizers Restructure State of Iowa to Seize Public Funds School privatizers and their political representatives are relentless in their efforts to restructure the state along neoliberal lines so as to restrict democracy and funnel more public funds into private hands. Privatization is a main mechanism for enriching major owners of capital, eliminating democratic arrangements, and degra
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/05/newblackman-in-exile-today-this-week.html Branford Marsalis' 'Ma Rainey' Score Makes 100-Year-Old Blues Sound Relevant Today by Mark Anthony Neal / 5h 'There has been plenty to discuss since the release of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom last year. Bu
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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/2021/05/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Teacher Tom: Raising Free People
Raising Free People "What are you going to be when you grow up?" It's a question adults asked me as a boy and one I still hear adults asking children. From quite a young age I knew that questions required answers to it so I always had one ready. "I'm going to be a cowboy." "I'm going to be an astronaut." "I'm going to be a baseball player." "I'm going to be an engineer like my dad." My answers v
What Do White Folk Fear? – radical eyes for equity
What Do White Folk Fear? Consider this description of public schools in the U.S.: [P]ublic schools … [are] a “dragon … devouring the hope of the country as well as religion.” Secular public education … [is filled with] “Socialism, Red Republicanism, Universalism, Infidelity, Deism, Atheism, and Pantheism—anything, everything, except religion and patriotism.” FREETHINKERS: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN S
Jane Nylund: I-Ready Stinks | Diane Ravitch's blog
Jane Nylund: I-Ready Stinks Jane Nylund is a parent activist and educator in Oakland. She writes: A bit of background: we are a family of two kids through OUSD, nearly 20 years with the district. Strong foundation in math and science, and some experience with statistics. As a classified educator in a high-needs school, I have recently spent time proctoring the I-Ready diagnostic in my fourth gra
A year and a day | JD2718
A year and a day Yesterday people wrote meaningful remembrances. Today I am asking: What’s changed? One conviction. Almost a thousand more people killed by cops. Police still lying about deaths in custody. After a few months of outrage and protest – what’s changed? Why are armed, uniformed police still in charge of traffic stops? Why are armed, uniformed police still in charge of dealing with th
CURMUDGUCATION: Should Some School Districts Be Broken Up?
Should Some School Districts Be Broken Up? New York City's school system is not really an example of anything except itself, despite the many times it's written about and pointed at. This should not be a surprise. We are lousy at history in this country, and so we miss obvious things, like the change in scale. Thomas Jefferson was the President of a country with roughly six million people in it;
I Fought the Do-Nothing-Incumbent, and He Won | gadflyonthewallblog
I Fought the Do-Nothing-Incumbent, and He Won The best candidate doesn’t always win. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from running for office, it’s that. This spring, I ran for Allegheny County Council in the Pittsburgh region of Pennsylvania – and got my butt handed to me. My opponent was a 15-year incumbent, a nominal Democrat known for doing next to nothing, and he promised to do the same up
i-Ready, Johns Hopkins and Oakland Public Schools | tultican
i-Ready, Johns Hopkins and Oakland Public Schools By Thomas Ultican 5/26/2021 The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) signed an agreement on March 10 to substitute i-Ready diagnostic testing for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The no cost agreement calls for the data to be given to Johns Hopkins University for comparative analysis with SBAC. Oakland teachers administering t
Year-End Deadline for CNIPS Payments - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Year-End Deadline for CNIPS Payments The California Department of Education’s (CDE) Child Nutrition Fiscal Services (CNFS) unit is advising Child Nutrition Program Operators of a temporary payment scheduling change. CNFS has been notified that the State Controller’s Office will not be processing payments for a brief period in June 2021. Claims submitted between June 3 – 23, 2021 may be affected.

MAY 26

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, May 26, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Schools Matter: Tennessee Outlaws Critical Race Theory in Schools on Anniversary of George Floyd's Murder - http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2021/05/tennessee-outlaws-critical-race-theory.html COLUMN: Tenure protects free speech. Racism threatens to undo it - https://hechingerreport.org/?p=79363 via @hechingerreport Texas educators worry “
Some Things Are Always Wrong | Teacher in a strange land
Some Things Are Always Wrong When we adopted our son, from South Korea, more than 30 years ago, our wonderful adoption counselor warned us that we would experience racism, having a child who did not look like us. She shared incidents from her own parenting of children from three different parts of the world, ranging from the clueless— When she begins to talk, will she speak English?— to the down
School Choice and Charter Proponents Target Public Education in Key States |
School Choice and Charter Proponents Target Public Education in Key States But teachers and their allies are fighting back in Arizona, Kentucky and elsewhere. Three years ago in West Virginia , roughly 20,000 educators went on strike and shut down public schools across the state, protesting low pay and high health care costs. Their historic nine-day labor stoppage led to a 5% pay increase for te
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board - A Roundup of Who is Running
Seattle School Board - A Roundup of Who is Running The great folks at the 36th Dems invited all candidates for an endorsement interview before their Elections committee so here’s a link. Makes for interesting listening. The 36th will take a vote of their membership tonight and I’ll have an update here tomorrow. Candidates - if one media outlet does a profile of a single candidate, you have the r
We need more teachers of color. Getting there requires ambitious equitable solutions - Philly's 7th Ward
WE NEED MORE TEACHERS OF COLOR. GETTING THERE REQUIRES AMBITIOUS EQUITABLE SOLUTIONS When Marie Lewis applied to the Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR), she was earning $18,000 per year as a paraprofessional, supporting students with special needs, one-on-one or in small groups. To make ends meet, she also worked over the summers and during school breaks at a child care center, earning $10.25 per
IDEA Charter Chain in Texas Admits Major Scandal and Corruption | Diane Ravitch's blog
IDEA Charter Chain in Texas Admits Major Scandal and Corruption The IDEA charter chain in Texas was one of Betsy DeVos’s favorite grantees. She handed over $200 million from the federal Charter Schools Program to IDEA to spur its expansion. With so much money, the management of IDEA indulged in luxuries. They planned to lease a private jet for $2 million a year but backed off because of adverse
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
NewBlackMan (in Exile) NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2021/05/newblackman-in-exile-today-this-week.html Lorraine Hansberry's Upbringing by Mark Anthony Neal / 14h ' Soyica Colbert , interim dean of Georgetown College and professor of African American studies and performing arts, joins us for the next inst
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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/2021/05/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Chicken Little Journalism Fails Education (Again and Again): Up Next, the Science of Science? – radical eyes for equity
Chicken Little Journalism Fails Education (Again and Again): Up Next, the Science of Science? Often education journalism is disturbing in its “ deja vu all over again “: Why Other Countries Keep Outperforming Us in Education (and How to Catch Up) . Criticizing U.S. public education through international comparisons is a long-standing tradition in the U.S. media, reaching back at least into the m
Teacher Tom: "The Bigger and More Important Education"
"The Bigger and More Important Education" Ask any successful person for their secret and they'll inevitably talk about people: parents, teachers, relatives, and friends. Oh sure, some of them talk about hard work and perseverance, but that generally always strikes me as a matter of form, almost like we're expected to credit these Puritan work ethic traits, like a kind of good luck talisman, but
Maurice Cunningham: “Three Women and a Website” Plus the Support of Billionaires= National Parents Union | Diane Ravitch's blog
Maurice Cunningham: “Three Women and a Website” Plus the Support of Billionaires= National Parents Union Maurice Cunningham is perpetually amazed that the mainstream media—and even Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona—take the so-called National Parents Union as an authentic parents’ group. Without the generous funding of Charles Koch, the Walton s, and other rightwing billionaires, there would
NANCY BAILEY: The Racism Behind Firing Librarians and Closing School Libraries
The Racism Behind Firing Librarians and Closing School Libraries The Racism Behind Firing Librarians and Closing School Libraries Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. ~Frederick Douglass If a school has no school library or a flimsy excuse for a library, students are denied access to books and reading material. They miss opportunities to learn information and become proud of who they
President Biden Is Investing to Help Children at School: Secretary Cardona Needs to Provide the Policy Vision | janresseger
President Biden Is Investing to Help Children at School: Secretary Cardona Needs to Provide the Policy Vision The Education Law Center headlined the press release about its annual Education Justice Lecture: “President Biden’s First 100 Days Set Stage for Overhaul of Federal Education Policy.” The press release sounded exciting as it described Linda Darling-Hammond, the event’s primary speaker, “
The Fall of the IDEA Charter Execs: No Luxury Jet Can Save Us Now. | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog
The Fall of the IDEA Charter Execs: No Luxury Jet Can Save Us Now The May 25, 2021 Houston Chronicle reports of the firing of IDEA Public Schools charter chain CEO JoAnn Gama and CFO Irma Muñoz “after a forensic review found ‘substantial evidence’ that top leaders at the state’s largest charter network misused money and staff for personal gain ‘in a manner to avoid detection by the standard exte
CURMUDGUCATION: What Privatization Actually Means
What Privatization Actually Means When we talk about the privatization of education, the conversation is almost always about the privatization of the vendors. Publicly owned and operated schools replaced by privately owned and operated charter and private schools, plus a dizzying web of real estate developers, charter management organizations, other support businesses. Even the extreme form, whe
Education Matters: Troubled IDEA charter chain coming to Jacksonville in even more trouble
Troubled IDEA charter chain coming to Jacksonville in even more trouble Some of the post may seem familiar as I wrote most of it last year. I am just going to update it every time a new IDEA scandal hits the news. IDEA Public Schools CEO JoAnn Gama and Chief Operating Officer Irma Munoz have been fired after a forensic review found “substantial evidence” that top leaders misused money and staff
Is it time for New York City Charter Schools to be absorbed into a redesigned New York City School System? | Ed In The Apple
Is it time for New York City Charter Schools to be absorbed into a redesigned New York City School System? Twenty years ago Governor Pataki bundled a salary increase with a charter school law in a lame duck session of the state legislature. Has the law achieved its purposes? (See NYS Charter School Law here ). The law established two authorizers, the State Education Department and SUNY. The Stat
SPI Supports SB 698 that Counters Hate: Unite in Support of Bill that Counters Hate Through Education - Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education)
SPI Supports SB 698 that Counters Hate - Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education) State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Senator Henry Stern, and Partners Unite in Support of Bill that Counters Hate Through Education SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) joined legislative leaders and partnering organizations to urge support for new legis

MAY 25

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, May 25, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Ian Feld: University City students were captivated, not indoctrinated, by 1619 Project | Guest columnists | stltoday.com - https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/ian-feld-university-city-students-were-captivated-not-indoctrinated-by-1619-project/article_134fa0d9-2d16-5f24-bc94-66d763df6422.html on @stltoday National Framework for C
Education Research Report: Condition of Education 2021 IES NCES National Center for Education Statistic
Education Research Report: Condition of Education 2021 Condition of Education The Condition of Education contains indicators on the state of education in the United States, from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. Beginning with the 2021 edition, the Condition of Education also includes indicators from the former Indicato
Board of UNC-Chapel Hill Denies Tenure to Distinguished Journalist | Diane Ravitch's blog
Board of UNC-Chapel Hill Denies Tenure to Distinguished Journalist The faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill selected the highly accomplished Nikole Hannah-Jones to serve as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism at the UNC Haussmann School of Journalism and Media. She was quite a catch: she has won a Pulitzer Prize, a coveted MacArthur Fellowship, has worked for
NEWS FROM SSPI TONY THURMOND AND THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
California Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs Questions and Answers 1h This USDA policy memo provides guidance to clarify CNP oversight and administrative questions for State agencies and program operators. CACFP At-Risk Nationwide Waiver Clarification 1h Provides guidance on the questions that CACFP At-Risk centers have from April's Town Hall. The main focus is if serving the At-R
American Rescue Plan: Organizing for Equity | Schott Foundation for Public Education
American Rescue Plan: Organizing for Equity The scale of the broad federal funding in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) presents an opportunity for transformative change – but only if funds are invested to address systemic racism and advance equity. This requires sustained organizing to ensure accountability and community participation to direct investments – and ongoing, transparent structures to
Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical | Eclectablog
Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical The following essay was written by Krystle DuPree, a working mother and member of the Ann Arbor School Board. The views expressed here are hers and not those of the Ann Arbor School Board, her employer, or any other group. Enjoy. In March of 2020, the world as we knew it came to a grinding halt. Restaurants l
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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/2021/05/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Texas Legislature Passes Sweeping Restrictions on Teaching About Race | Diane Ravitch's blog
Texas Legislature Passes Sweeping Restrictions on Teaching About Race In the GOP’s race to the bottom on teaching about racism, Texas takes the lead. The legislature passed a bill limiting what teachers can teach in history and social studies about race. Rightwing Governor Greg Abbott will sign it. Here’s a description of the legislation from the Texas Tribune, written before it was passed by th
Teacher Tom: Doing Deep Democracy
Doing Deep Democracy I was hanging out on one of our swings chewing the fat with some of the kids. I can't remember what we were talking about, but I'd just said, "I guess I forgot," when Roko earnestly replied, "You know, Teacher Tom, "When you get older you forget more stuff." The following day, I was a sitting in a circle of children heatlessly arguing about Star Wars. Roko was there and when
There’s No Erasing the Chalkboard (Kim Kankiewicz) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
There’s No Erasing the Chalkboard (Kim Kankiewicz) There are critics who maintain that teaching has hardly changed over the past century. Such critics know little of the history of schooling, particularly how teachers have taught. Teaching requires tools just as learning does. As long as there have been age-graded schools with one teacher and and a group of students distributed through a buildin
EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORT TODAY - New research finds test scores, educational aspirations drop if children overuse non-educational technology
Education Research Report EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORT TODAY Education Research Report: New research finds test scores, educational aspirations drop if children overuse non-educational technology - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2021/05/new-research-finds-test-scores.html Research News Middle-school aged children who use the internet, social media or video games recreationally for more
CURMUDGUCATION: Should Schools Offer Virtual School Options In The Fall?
Should Schools Offer Virtual School Options In The Fall? I'll admit that this blooming controversy snuck up on me. In Pennsylvania, school districts have offered virtual options for years in the Time Before Covid. It would never have occurred to me that a district shouldn't. But apparently we're going to have fussing about that. kickstarted today by the NYC mayoral announcement that public schoo
Education Matters: DeSantis goes after tech and teachers
DeSantis goes after tech and teachers Ron DeSantis went after big tech today, signing a bill that will fine them if they deplatform politicians who violate their standards and conditions, i.e., lie and insight violence. Juxtapose this next to what he said the other day when he said he would go after teachers who dared to tell the truth about the systemic racism that has pervaded our history. Wel
HISTORY MAKERS – Dad Gone Wild
HISTORY MAKERS “Success is never so interesting as struggle” ― Willa Cather It was the bottom of the last inning and we were trailing 6-1. In order to get a shot at winning, we were going to have to score the maximum allowable runs per inning of 5. That would send the game into the extra-innings, and give us a shot at victory. A daunting task, but not an inconceivable one. We had the top of the

MAY 24

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, May 24, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES No 10 ‘tried to block’ data on spread of new Covid variant in English schools | Coronavirus | The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/22/no-10-tried-to-block-data-on-spread-of-new-covid-variant-in-english-schools by @carolecadwalla on @guardian No remote learning option for NYC next school year, de Blasio announces - C
Teacher Tom: An Intellectually Creative Affair: Teacher Tom's Play Summit
An Intellectually Creative Affair: Teacher Tom's Play Summit My journey as an early childhood educator began in 1996, the year our daughter was born. In the back of my mind, I'm sure I was aware that my wife and I were going to be her primary "teachers," at least for the time being, but I recall secretly telling myself that this aspect of parenthood could wait. My instinct was to simply love her
Florida: State Commissioner Fires Teacher for Supporting BLM | Diane Ravitch's blog #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
Florida: State Commissioner Fires Teacher for Supporting BLM | Diane Ravitch's blog Florida: State Commissioner Fires Teacher for Supporting BLM Richard Corcoran, state commissioner of education in Florida, announced that he fired Amy Donofrio, a teacher in Duval County, because she supported #BlackLivesMatter. Corcoran made his decision known during a lecture at conservative Hillsdale College in
Explore U.S. History at our Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground - ED.gov Blog
Explore U.S. History at our Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is considered America’s most hallowed ground and a sacred shrine to service and sacrifice. More than 400,000 people are laid to rest at ANC including former presidents, astronauts, civil rights activists, medical professionals, and prominent military figures. ANC recently launched an education program for
Russ on Reading: Defeating the Science of Reading Narrative, Part 4: Addressing School Boards, Legislatures and the Public
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A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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/2021/05/this-week-in-education-larry-f
2021 Medley #7 – Playing catch up | Live Long and Prosper
2021 Medley #7 – Playing catch up Teacher shortage, Punishing schools, Privatization, Facts, Rationality Apparently, retirement is needed so there’s enough time to go to all the doctor appointments you’re going to need as you age. Things have been quiet on this blog lately…for a variety of reasons. Now that things are a bit better I have a backlog of unposted Medley entries. To make it a bit eas
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Seattle Schools Community Forum: SPS Continues Its Long History of Rushed Surveys; Is OSPI Getting the Real Story?
SPS Continues Its Long History of Rushed Surveys; Is OSPI Getting the Real Story? Seattle Schools, like all school districts in Washington State, are required to submit a reopening plan to OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction). In the Board agenda for the May 19th, we see SPS’ plan. There is a survey attached for parents; I have no idea how many parents know about it and are weig
NYC Public School Parents: Results from our Parent Action Conference: how should the eight billion dollars in state and federal funds for our schools be spent? check it out!
Results from our Parent Action Conference: how should the eight billion dollars in state and federal funds for our schools be spent? check it out! On Sat. May 22, 2021, we had a great Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with NYC Kids PAC and Teens Take Charge, to brainstorm on how parents, educators and students would like the $8B in additional federal and state funds should be spent to meet
As US schools resume testing, large numbers are opting out - AP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
As US schools resume testing, large numbers are opting out As US schools resume testing, large numbers are opting out Standardized tests are returning to the nation’s schools this spring, but millions of students will face shorter exams that carry lower stakes, and most families are being given the option to forgo testing entirely. With new flexibility from the Biden administration, states are ad
NewBlackMan (in Exile) TODAY + THIS WEEK #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER
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Punished by Rewards The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way that we train the family pet. In this groundbreaking book, Alfi
N.Y.C. will eliminate remote learning for the fall, in a major step toward reopening. - The New York Times
N.Y.C. will eliminate remote learning for the fall, in a major step toward reopening. New York City will no longer have a remote schooling option come fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during a television appearance on Monday, a major step toward fully reopening the nation’s largest school system. This school year, most of the city’s roughly one million students — about 600,000 — stayed at ho

MAY 23

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, May 23, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Schools Are Dropping Mask Requirements, But A New CDC Study Suggests They Shouldn't https://www.scpr.org/news/2021/05/21/97907/schools-are-dropping-mask-requirements-but-a-new-c/ via @kpcc ‘Should kids get vaccinated?’: Philadelphia students ask questions about COVID-19 vaccine during town hall https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/5/
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: And Now I'm Older Edition (5/23)
And Now I'm Older Edition What a week here at the Institute. But now it's time to get back to reading, and we've got a fine selection of pieces this week. I'll remind you that you can also keep up on the current writing about public e3d by following the Network for Public Education's Blog of Blogs . Hop on over, put your email in the little box, and get a daily dose of quality education writing.
Shawgi Tell: Charter School Promoters’ War on Consciousness | Dissident Voice
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Bill Phillis: Why Do Ohio Republicans Hate Public Schools? | Diane Ravitch's blog
Bill Phillis: Why Do Ohio Republicans Hate Public Schools? Bill Phillis is a retired state education official who writes frequently about the Republican war against public schools and against the education provisions of the state constitution. He created the Ohio Coalion for Equity and Advocacy of School Funding to publicize his campaign for equitable funding and his opposition to privatization.
Ed Notes Online: Final Call for Monday Noon press conference: Do Not Privatize Our Medicare - and some reason why
Final Call for Monday Noon press conference: Do Not Privatize Our Medicare - and some reason why Ed Notes Online: Final Call for Monday Noon press conference: Do Not Privatize Our Medicare - and some reason why Monday Noon near City Hall: Media Advisory: Press conference to save Medicare for NYC Municipal workers Join us Monday and make sure to vote RA in chapter election. The more people who ar
EdAction in Congress May 23, 2021 - Education Votes
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“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” And a #2 pencil. The quote is attributed to Winston Churchill as he received the King’s appointment to be Prime MInister in May 1940 to form a new government and prosecute the war with Nazi Germany. However, for the last 20 years, it is the plaintive cry of every American school child in grades 3 through 10 taking numerous state tests b
A VERY BUSY DAY Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 #tBATs
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/2021/05/this-week-in-education-larry-f
Indoctrinate this, part 2: Would DeSantis and Latvala fire me for teaching this lesson on the state-mandated 1920 Ocoee pogrom standard? - Public Enemy Number 1
Indoctrinate this, part 2: Would DeSantis and Latvala fire me for teaching this lesson on the state-mandated 1920 Ocoee pogrom standard? A case study in the performative stupidity of your state government and its fake, impotent, embarrassing outrage at real history. Part 1: The voices of the Great Migration laugh at Richard Corcoran — A grifter who can't make finalist in a university president s
Why Our Many Big Plans to Raise Educational Standards Will Never Work (Jay Mathews) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Why Our Many Big Plans to Raise Educational Standards Will Never Work (Jay Mathews) Jay Mathews is a veteran journalist for The Washington Post who has covered education for more than three decades. He has written books on Jaime Escalante, a Los Angeles high school math teacher and KIPP charter schools. This article appeared in the Post April 17, 2021. As one of our most celebrated education ref
Top 6 Administrative Failures of the Pandemic Classroom | gadflyonthewallblog
Top 6 Administrative Failures of the Pandemic Classroom This school year has been a failure in so many ways. But don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to sit here and point fingers. The Covid-19 pandemic has tested the public school system like never before. Teachers, administrators and school directors have been under tremendous pressure and I believe most really tried their best in good faith to m
Results from Parent Action Conference 2021: How do parents, educators & students want $8B in additional funds to be spent? | Class Size Matters
| A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes Results from Parent Action Conference 2021: How do parents, educators & students want $8B in additional funds to be spent? On Sat. May 22, 2021, we had a great Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with NYC Kids PAC and Teens Take Charge, to brainstorm on how parents, educators and students would like the $
CHOICES, IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES. – Dad Gone Wild
CHOICES, IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES “I volunteer because it makes me look helpful, and it gives me first dibs on the refreshments.” ― Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club For all intents and purposes, the school year all over but the shouting. Grades have been turned in. Graduations scheduled. Library books returned. By mid-week next week, most districts will be closing the books on the 2020/2021

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TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, May 22, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape TOP POSTS THIS WEEK 5/22/21 Biden promised to end federal funding of for-profit charter schools. A new report explains how they operate. - The Washington Post New report provides reality check on virtual schools - The Washington Post THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, May 17, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #
THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, May 22, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Vaccinate Our Kids - https://wp.me/p5gGh3-jUE Texas GOP Passes Bill To Stop Teachers From Talking About Racism | HuffPost - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-republicans-ban-teachers-racism_n_609a96c8e4b063dccea1a3ef on @HuffPostPol Challenging Students . . . And How to Have More of Them (#) - Alfie Kohn - https://www.alfiekohn.org/?
Judge: Betsy DeVos Cannot “Quash” Deposition About Her Actions Re: Defrauded Corinthian College Students | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog
Judge: Betsy DeVos Cannot “Quash” Deposition About Her Actions Re: Defrauded Corinthian College Students Former US ed sec Betsy DeVos did not want to give a formal, in-person account of her decision to side with defunct, for-profit, California-based Corinthian Colleges by not granting monetary relief to hundreds of thousand of students defrauded by this federal-aid-sucking monster. However, on M
Dana Milbank: The War Over Civics Education | Diane Ravitch's blog
Dana Milbank: The War Over Civics Education Dana Milbank believes that Republicans are terrified of restoring civics education for fear that the younger generation will learn how our government is supposed to work. He wrote in the Washington Post: Pretty much everything the Trump-occupied Republican Party has been doing these days violates the basic tenets of democracy that American schoolchildr
Education Matters: "You have to police them on a daily basis." Richard Corcoran on the free speech of teachers + The Florida GOP Taliban
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Providence: State Takeover Stumbles As “Toe-Popping” Official and Superintendent Are Fired | Diane Ravitch's blog
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Nikole Hannah-Jones was terminated because she did not come from a “traditional academic-type background.” Good grief. Racism in academia. – Fred Klonsky
NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES WAS TERMINATED BECAUSE SHE DID NOT COME FROM A “TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC-TYPE BACKGROUND.” GOOD GRIEF. RACISM IN ACADEMIA. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill said Thursday that the tenure application for New York Times journalist and The 1619 Project lead author Nikole Hannah-Jones was terminated because she did not come from a “traditional academic-type background.” As
NYC Educator: What Do Large Schools Need to Reopen?
What Do Large Schools Need to Reopen? UFT President Michael Mulgrew has a column in the NY Daily News laying out a program for reopening. Mulgrew correctly points to the safeguards we insisted on as a reason schools were relatively safe this year. He asks that schools reach out to parents and enact a remote option for those who still aren't comfortable. These are all good ideas, and I think they
The movement to privatize public schools marches on during coronavirus pandemic - Network For Public Education
The movement to privatize public schools marches on during coronavirus pandemic Legislatures in 35 states have proposed bills to enact or expand voucher programs or charter schools. A few have passed; others have failed. Still others are sitting on governors’ desks or are stalled in the state’s House or Senate. Several are obvious attempts to please right-wing donors with no chance of moving out
TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT THIS WEEK
TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT Physicians Urge Schools to Maintain Mask Mandates, Protect Kids 22 by Andy Spears / 2d A group of Tennessee physicians this week responded to Gov. Bill Lee urging local school districts to drop mask mandates. Here’s more from a press release: “Mask requirements for our classrooms keep COVID out so our kids can stay in school, parents at work and most importantly, prote
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Network for Public Education Blog Post of the Day This Week
Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education Network for Public Education Blog Posts of the Day This Week Blog Post of the Day Our NPE Blogs of the Day feature what we think are interesting and important blog posts centered on issues of public education. The views expressed by the bloggers are, of course, entirely their own. To submit links and tips for inclusion, please send an email to npe
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Dad Gone Wild – Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it. CHOICES, IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES. by TC Weber / 19h “I volunteer because it makes me look helpful, and it gives me first dibs on the refreshments.” ― Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club For all intents and purposes, the school year all over but the shouting. Grades have been turned in. Graduations scheduled. Library books returned. By mid-
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THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 LARR Saturday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings by Larry Ferlazzo / 6h stevepb / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING (& SHOWING) WHAT SCHOOLS LOOK LIKE DURING THE PANDEMIC (you might also be interested in SCHOOLS WENT REMOTE A YEAR AGO – HERE ARE MY CHOICES FOR THE BEST
THIS WEEK Education Research Report
Education Research Report U.S. Spending on Public Schools in 2019 Highest Since 2008 by Jonathan Kantrowitz / 3d K-12 School Spending Up 4.7% in 2019 From Previous Year The nation spent $752.3 billion on its 48 million children in public schools in fiscal year 2019, a 4.7% increase from the previous year and the most per pupil in more than a decade. Instructional salaries, the largest expenditur
KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all TODAY Dana Milbank: The War Over Civics Education by dianeravitch / 25min Dana Milbank believes that Republicans are terrified of restoring civics education for fear that the younger generation will learn how our government is supposed to work. H

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THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, May 21, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHTRUTH
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES OP-ED: Prioritizing student voices to reopen schools | Dhaka Tribune - https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2021/05/19/op-ed-prioritizing-student-voices-to-reopen-schools via @dhakatribune The Fall of the House of Gates? | The Nation - https://www.thenation.com/?p=386470 on @TheNation Please use the additional state and federal fu
Judge Orders DeVos to Testify About Cruel Treatment of Students Who Were Defrauded | Diane Ravitch's blog
Judge Orders DeVos to Testify About Cruel Treatment of Students Who Were Defrauded Salon wrote about a A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will have to testify in a class action lawsuit over her handling of the Education Department’s student debt loan forgiveness program . Judge William Alsup said “exceptional circumstances” warrant issuing DeVos a subp
A Day of Action: Educators Pledge to Teach the Truth, June 12 - PopularResistance Org
A Day of Action: Educators Pledge to Teach the Truth, June 12 - PopularResistance.Org A DAY OF ACTION: EDUCATORS PLEDGE TO TEACH THE TRUTH, JUNE 12 Lawmakers in at least 15 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history. In response, educators across the United States a