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Friday, June 25, 2021

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, June 25, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform

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If Pittsburgh Council Really Wants to Help City Schools, There’s an Obvious Solution | gadflyonthewallblog - via @StevenSinger3

CURMUDGUCATION: FL: More Education Bigly Bad News (There Is No Bottom) -

Letter to Chancellor to ensure there’s meaningful public input in spending of C4E state funds | Class Size Matters | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes -

Edtech is Business First – Part 2 | tultican - on @wordpressdotcom

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Critical Race Theory: How Did We Get Here? -

Illinois Legislature Begins to Repair the Damage of Chicago School Reform | janresseger - via @janresseger

Talking Points: A Conversation with Paul Thomas – radical eyes for equity - via @plthomasEdD

Rhode Island: Legislature Proposes that Every Child in State Be Placed in Charter Lottery | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Teacher Tom: Magic, Fairies, and Releasing the Full Potential of Humanity -

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Williamson County Struggles with Teacher Pay – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

The yearly teacher layoff ritual is inhumane. – Fred Klonsky - via @fklonsky

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - on @Larryferlazzo

John Thompson on The Perfect Storm of Destructive School Reform | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Neoliberal State Restructuring: Charter School Promoters Bypass Elected Governance and Impose Rule By Decree | Dissident Voice -

Republicans are pushing laws to prevent teaching about systemic racism and white privilege in schools. Teachers say they just want to teach the truth. via @HuffPostPol

Virginia School Board Meeting Disrupted by Critical Race Theory Protesters Ends in Fights and Arrests

Don't be fooled by parents' "critical race theory" tantrums — they're a part of the GOP's strategy

Critical Race Theory Hysteria Continues – Here Are Eight New Useful Resources | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

North Carolina school leaders pelted with racist abuse amid right-wing panic over critical race theory

Watch now: India Walton on charter schools | Multimedia | - on @TheBuffaloNews

Warren stalls Biden’s higher education pick over student loan policies - POLITICO -

Civic Education and Election Resources | Share My Lesson - by @sharemylesson

Why Are We Turning Our Backs on Remote Learning? (Opinion) - on @educationweek

Shout of 'Racist' Heard as Miguel Cardona, GOP Clash on Critical Race Theory - by @andrewujifusa on @educationweek

A Third Grader Drew a Rocket That Looked Like a Penis. She Was Handcuffed and Removed From School. - on @vice

Public Funds Public Schools|Join PFPS for Our Next Webinar: Vouchers, Voter Suppression, and Other Vices: The Effort to Undermine Democracy and the Public Good -,-voter-suppression,-and-other-vices-the-effort-to-undermine-democracy-and-the-public-good.html

IndoctriNation Map - Parents Defending Education - on @DefendingEd

NYC Public School Parents: Letter to Chancellor to ensure there’s meaningful public input in spending of C4E state funds, as legally required -

UrbEd Advocates, Philadelphia student-led education advocacy group, to name new executive directors - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

Kids Mask Up But Are at the Mercy of Adult Honesty

Oklahoma state regents approve higher tuition, fees for 13 institutions via @nondocmedia

State suspends certificate of Western Heights Superintendent Mannix Barnes via @nondocmedia

‘Lean into the culture war’: House conservatives push fight against critical race theory

Parkland parents trick former NRA president into speaking in anti-gun violence video

What changes families need to recover from the past year

An Iowa County Chooses to Be Named for a Black Professor, Not a Slaveowner

On 'Sesame Street,' Two New Black Muppets Teach Kids About Systemic Inequality, Racism

'Racist' shouted at GOP congressman while he pressed education secretary on critical race theory - CNNPolitics -

Durham’s actions may mean NC restricts the power of towns to say no to charter schools

Jersey City school board aiming to change the admission policy at two high-achieving schools - - on @njdotcom

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - Here’s what the state budget means for education funding - on @LedgerTrans

Miguel Cardona expresses concerns about virtual learning next fall via @Chalkbeat

AISD student enrollment continues to decline despite Austin’s growth | KXAN Austin -

Disengaged workers at Boston Public Schools are ‘busy acting out their unhappiness’ and undermining colleagues, survey finds

Lightfoot, lawmakers meet to discuss elected school board bill Pritzker is expected to sign - Chicago Sun-Times -

Education Sciences | Free Full-Text | The Demographic Transformation of the Teaching Force in the United States - on @MDPIOpenAccess

‘Massive steps backwards’: Florida reins in virtual schools via @politico

Philly school board takes a ‘sanctuary schools’ stance protecting immigrant students from ICE

Ed Notes Online: Norms Morn Report - June 26, 2021 - Last School Day, DSA - Wiley not left enough, Adams Big Theat to left and UFT, Go Felicia Singh, CC32 -

Florida Gov Signs Law Requiring Students, Faculty To Have Beliefs Surveyed | HuffPost - on @HuffPostPol


THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Thursday, June 24, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES The Education Reform Oligarchy & Their School Choice Conversation | The Crucial Voice of the PeopleThe Crucial Voice of the People - via @missingvoice CURMUDGUCATION: SCOTUS Backs F-bomb Cheerleader - Journalistic Integrit

JUN 23

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, June 23, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES DESPITE ALL THE TALKING, NOBODY IS TALKING – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10 CURMUDGUCATION: AI Wants To Take Your Order (Among Other Things) - ECR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) - https:

JUN 22

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, June 22, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES EXTRA: Big 8 Ohio School Districts Protest Senate Plan for School Funding | janresseger - via @janresseger CURMUDGUCATION: Is There Common Ground on Race and Education in Plain Sight - Supreme court rules that Arkansas teachers pe

JUN 21

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, June 21, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Father’s Day 2021: A Reminder to Read Aloud to Your Children | Live Long and Prosper - Seattle Schools Community Forum: Stats on King County Children and COVID Vaccination - CURMUDGUCATION: Things My Father Taught Me - ht

JUN 20

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, June 20, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #FATHERSDAY
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Big Education Ape: Teacher Tom: Teacher Tom's Play Summit is Here: Together, Let's Turn This World Around - Cheers to Dads Who Read to Their Babies and Beyond! -
CURMUDGUCATION: ICYMI: Father's Day Edition (6/20) Father's Day Edition My father is in his mid-80s, not quite as spry as he once was, but still the smartest human I know. I have a lot more to say, but I just erased a humongous paragraph because I realized it just needs to be a separate post. So let's get on to the reading for this week. I will warn you up front that there's a lot of critical rac

JUN 19

TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, June 19, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform
Big Education Ape PLEASE EXCUSE THE TEMPORARY FORMAT CHANGE I suffered a severe sinus infection from allergies which affected my vision. I am having trouble focusing. I went to my doc and she assured me it was temporary. 😊 Hope to be back to normal soon!!!! TOP POSTS THIS WEEK 6/19/21 Biden promised to end federal funding of for-profit charter schools. A new report explains how they operate. - T