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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, JULY 13, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT

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PTA: Reform Obstacle or Trusted Parent Advocate? | tultican - on @wordpressdotcom

HOW DO WE CHOOSE? – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

NYC Public School Parents: Latest Talk out of School: Tom Loveless on the failure of the Common Core -

Schools Matter: CRT: Who Needs a Theory When the Historical Facts Say It All, Part 2 -

The Life of Sally Hemings: An Exhibit at Monticello | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

The Black Male Messiah In Our Schools - Philly's 7th Ward -

Steve Hinnefeld: “The 1619 Project” Affirms American Ideals | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Gadfly on the Wall: Public Schools Are Not Indoctrinating Kids About Racism. Voucher Schools ARE | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Trump Praises January 6 Insurrectionists on FOX News | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Teacher Tom: "If We Don't Talk About It, How Can We Fix It?" -

The Politics of Childhood in an Era of Authoritarian Education – radical eyes for equity - via @plthomasEdD

The Government Should Make Unvaccinated Students & Staff Mask Up in Schools | gadflyonthewallblog - via @StevenSinger3

COLUMN: Student debt cancellation isn’t regressive, it’s anti-racist

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones - on @ap

Chicago Teachers Pension Fund names Carlton Lenoir Sr. executive director -

Board of Regents supports charter school cap, votes to reject charter high school in NYC | amNewYork -

Opinion | The child cash benefit could give families security and flexibility they’ve never known - The Washington Post -

District posts new start times for schools across Philadelphia, disables access after backlash via @ChalkbeatPHL

“Four Teacher-Recommended Instructional Strategies for Math” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Education Research Report: Recess quality influences student behavior, social-emotional development -

The Hip-Hop Song That's Driving Cuba's Unprecedented Protests | NewBlackMan (in Exile) -

Questions about the specialized high school admissions process from a specialized high school teacher. Part 6 “Is It Cheating To Prep For The SHSAT?” | Gary Rubinstein's Blog - via @garyrubinstein

Ryan Walters announces run for state superintendent of public instruction via @nondocmedia

Board of Education acts on HB 1775, Western Heights via @nondocmedia

Western Heights community celebrates state takeover, calls for resignations via @nondocmedia

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How Much Should We Be Policing Language? | NewBlackMan (in Exile) -

Media, critical race theory and one serious disconnect

American Federation of Teachers honors Steven Van Zandt with Making a Difference award | X101 Always Classic - via @X101_wxhc

CDC Updates School Guidelines For Students Returning In The Fall

Oklahoma board approves rules banning certain race theories | Daily Mail Online -

John Nichols: Educators and their unions will defend the honest teaching of history | John Nichols | - by @ on @CapTimes

Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner Zaila Avant-Garde Offered Full-Ride Scholarships to Multiple Universities

After hours of impassioned testimony, Texas Senate panel advances bills limiting the school sports teams that transgender athletes can join

Illinois Has Become The First State To Require The Teaching Of Asian American History

Nikole Hannah-Jones Chose Howard Over UNC. HBCUs Hope It's The Start Of A New Era

New Survey Shows What Parts Of U.S. History Kids Across America Are Actually Learning

NYC schools sticking with COVID mask mandate despite new CDC guidance: De Blasio

Sacramento Democrats Complicit in School Privatization Agenda

Trump fans bullying educators over Fox News-fueled diversity panic

In abrupt turnaround, California to let school districts decide how to enforce mask rules

Cal State schools to give students iPads in effort to cut barriers to college enrollment

Video: “The Biggest Myth In Education” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Op-Ed: 2022’s budget boosts educational opportunities for students who need it most

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

Feds Set Limits on Which Private Schools Can Get COVID-19 Relief - by @andrewujifusa on @educationweek

Despite critical race theory hysteria, we must teach kids about racism - Vox - on voxdotcom

Obama's education guidance was terrible policy — and it's about to come back

Despite CDC Guidance, Some States to Require Masks in Schools -

The Kids Were Safe From COVID the Whole Time - on @intelligencer

More Chicago high schools vote to remove school police, a year after George Floyd’s murder intensified calls to oust CPD from CPS

Texas Senate panel advances transgender sports bills, though their fate remains uncertain - via @dallasnews

Duval School Board To Vote On $1.2M Contract To Recruit Students | WJCT NEWS - on @WJCTJax

CPS Schools For Dropouts Now Has 1 In 10 Students | WBEZ Chicago -

Board of Regents rejects bid for new charter school, citing state cap - by @nypmetro on @nypost

Oklahoma Ed Board passes rules banning certain race, gender teachings - via @theoklahoman_

Secretary Cardona to Join Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on Tour of Summer Enrichment Program and Roundtable Discussion with Students on Community College | U.S. Department of Education -

Texas Parents, Teachers, and Students Show Differing Priorities on Federal Education Relief Spending | The Texan - by @


THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, JULY 12, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES While Statehouses Try to Legislate Against Teaching about Racism, Educators and Historians Fight to Protect Students from Censorship | janresseger - via @janresseger Education Matters: Florida's separate and unequal education system -

JUL 11

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, JULY 11, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Fantastic Article about CRT “Good News” from a Texas Baptist | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog - on @wordpressdotcom Choosing Democracy: Is Learning Loss Real ? - Does Critical Race Theory Debacle Signal Collapse of American Empire? -
FAMILY VACATION EDITION Hiatus The staff of the Curmudgucation Institute home office are on the road for a corporate retreat in Maine. Internet access is spotty there. Also, I am told that sometimes people actually vacation by stepping away from social media. Most years I pre-create some content (usually some greatest hits compilations) but this year I just didn't pull it off. So tonight we're i

JUL 10

TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, July 10, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT #TEACH21 #AFTTEACH21
Big Education Ape TOP POSTS THIS WEEK 7/10/21 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 TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, July 3, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #openonlywhensafe #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edre
THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, JULY 10, 2021 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT #TEACH21 #AFTTEACH21
Big Education Ape THE TOP BANANA TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES AFT TEACH 2021 | American Federation of Teachers - by aftunion #TEACH21 #AFTTEACH21 NPE opposes all legislation that restricts the discussion of racism in schools - Network For Public Education -

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