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Friday, January 28, 2022

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The DoE/Jefferson scandal narrative should force major change in Florida schools and government. A bias toward cynicism is in the way. -

10th Period: Voucher Lawsuit Filed, Voucher Proponents Dissemble | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Nutrition - Learning Support (CA Dept of Education) -

Education Matters: School Board says it isn't there place to weigh in on education issues. -

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Public Education News Around the Country -

DoE "Innovation team" grant theft ring turns on itself, then wreaks havoc on state education workplace after armed home confrontation -

Tennessee School Board Bans Pulitzer-Prize Graphic Novel About the Holocaust | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Teacher Tom: Seeing Farther Than Any One Of Them Can See Alone -

What Did Dr. Martin Luther King Really Believe About Integration? - Philly's 7th Ward -

BANNED: TN School District Seeks to Silence the Truth – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

Grading Youngkin’s ‘tip line’ to snitch on teachers - The Washington Post -

Diane Ravitch's Blog: North Carolina: The End of an Experiment | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

CURMUDGUCATION: FL: Education Buffet of Bad Bills -

No One Can Tell Wisdom to Young Teachers | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

Virginia: More Than Half of School Districts Defying Youngkin Ban on Mask Mandates | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Texas District Removes Challenged Books from School Library | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Efforts to Ban Critical Race Theory Now Restrict Teaching for a Third of America's Kids

Watch our Crucial Conversation with author Donald Cohen | The Pulse - via @ncpolicywatch

Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education - on @Network4pubEd

Exploring Local Experiences of the Campaign to Ban “Critical Race Theory Education Research Report -

Biden promises to pick a Black woman to replace Justice Bryer. The backlash is swift and brutal. -

Philadelphia school board OKs controversial media limits for district’s 20,000 employees via @ChalkbeatPHL

glen brown: "On the vital, longtime, increasingly bonkers battleground of culture wars that are our schools and our kids and what they can learn, it keeps getting worse" -Abby Zimet -

These Doctors Wanted to Get Schools Back to Normal. Their Botched Effort May Backfire.

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

The Splendid Table: Dr. Jessica B. Harris Special
' The Splendid Table spends an hour with Culinary Historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris . We talk about her start in food writing, how she started making connections between what she ate in Africa and what she ate in America, learn about one of her greatest influences, her mother who she calls her “culinary secret weapon”, and hear the many different ways she studied food, from reading Columbus’ journa
The Real Ballers Read Podcast: Why Our Stories Must be Told with George M. Johnson
" George M. Johnson is an award-winning Black Non-Binary writer, author, and activist with boundless creativity. They are also the first The Real Ballers Podcast guest that chose their own books to talk about—and we are so glad they did. This is a really special episode for us because we were able to be in conversation with George and Sol Kelly, our friend who came on the podcast to talk about Ge
"Way Out of No Way": Nnenna Freelon and Karla F.C. Holloway in Conversation
In this special presentation, Left of Black and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University collaborated with The NorthStar Church of the Arts and the North Carolina Humanities Council to host a conversation with Grammy Award nominated Jazz artist Nnenna Freelon and noted literary scholar and novelist Karla F.C. Holloway . In a wide ranging conversation moderated by Left of Bla
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Glynn Turman
' Glynn Turman is a brilliant actor who's lived an extraordinary life. His first big role was at 12, in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun alongside Sidney Poitier , Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett Jr . He's played mayor Clarence Royce on The Wire and Doctor Senator on the most recent season of Fargo . He portrayed Mose Wright , the great-uncle of Emmett Till , in the ABC miniseri
The Intersection of Sustainable Farming and Decarceration
'Of the 52,000 farms in North Carolina, one farm stands out as doing more than growing produce and raising livestock. GrowingChange , a non-profit organization that converts decommissioned rural prisons into farms and education centers where local, at-risk young people learn about animal husbandry and sustainable agriculture. Noran Sanford , Executive Director and Founder of GrowingChange, and yo

State Board of Education hears report on HB 1775, recommendations for Western Heights via @nondocmedia

Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions

Why Are D.C. Cops Recruiting And Deputizing High School Students?

Bus Drivers Go On Strike To Protest Low Pay

Holocaust novel 'Maus' banned in Tennessee school district - on WJXT

Gun-maker slammed for 2.5-pound "children's assault rifle" based on AR-15

America’s School Lunch Program Is Failing Black Students

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - on @Larryferlazzo
Friday’s New Tweets, Articles & Videos On School Reopenings
satheeshsankaran / Pixabay Ordinarily, I’d add these new articles and videos to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic . However, that list is just getting too massive. So, in the future, if you want to find these in one place, click here: America Is Desperate For Substitute Teachers is from the Atlantic. A Chicago principal on challenges facing schools r
Interesting Perspective On What It Takes To Get Into “Flow”
Adam Grant has a new TED Talk where he talks about the three elements he thinks are necessary to get into a state of “flow.” His perspective makes sense to me as elements that could help you get there, though it seems to me you can achieve “flow” even if you don’t have any of the three and you are just extremely focused and motivated to do something (perhaps that’s what he means by “mindfulness”?
January’s Most Popular Posts
As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days. I thought people might find it interesting to see a list of the ten most popular posts from the previous thirty days. You might also be interested in IT’S THE FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BLOG – HERE ARE THE FORTY ALL-TIME MOST POPULAR POSTS . Not to mention THE MOST POPULAR POSTS
Ed Tech Digest
Ten years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2021 – PART ONE , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this we
A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . This post originally appeared in 2016: The WIDA Consortium tweeted out a short clip to a 12 minute film titled “Immersion,” which was unknown to me. The film also has it’s own website . There are so many good things to say about it and
Just Sent-Out Free Monthly Email Newsletter
geralt / Pixabay I’ve just mailed out the February, 2022 issue of my very simple free monthly email newsletter . It has over 3,000 subscribers, and you can subscribe here . Of course, you can also join the eighteen thousand others who subscribe to this blog daily. Here Are 8 Ways You Can Subscribe For Free…

Teaching AAPI history is critical to combating racism, advocates say

A school principal's blunt warning: We can't pretend the pandemic is over

After 2 years, growing calls to take masks off children in school

U.S. students will take the SAT entirely online beginning in 2024 : NPR - on @NPR

School offers full tuition to 58 students after a scholarship award message error

The teen charged in a Michigan school shooting will pursue an insanity defense

Scientists warn of 'a slew of ethical concerns' with Elon Musk’s brain implant technology

GOP bill in Arizona would force teachers to out LGBTQ students to parents

Ethan Crumbley planning insanity defense in Oxford school attack, court docs show

White woman shocks community by dropping n-word at Michigan school board meeting

Fauci declines to predict COVID vaccine timetable for kids under 5

This West Point professor used to idolize Robert E. Lee – then he learned the terrible truth about the cruel enslaver

Baker College Threatens Legal Action Against Former Teacher Who Talked to Reporters

Left of Black S12 · E9 | Erica R. Edwards on Black Women and U.S. Empire | NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Cultivating Mentorship Opportunities in Hayward Promise Neighborhoods - Blog -

Birmingham schools return in-person as teachers stage sickout - - on @aldotcom

Limestone Creek teachers sent home for refusing to wear masks - via @pbpost

Mandatory kindergarten bill passes California Senate | EdSource - on @edsource

Where’s the data from NYC’s $36 million plan to assess ‘learning gaps?’ via @ChalkbeatNY

Parents can be silenced in special education settlements. A proposed bill would change that

District to intervene at three underperforming Boston schools - by @megwoolhouse on @gbhnews

With ESSER COVID relief, MPS plans renovations and $100,000 per school - via @journalsentinel

2 bills intended to give parents more say in school curriculum expose rift between educators, parents rights organization

Oklahoma elementary reading scores plunge despite increased spending - Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs - via @ocpathink

Should kids wear masks in schools? Maybe not - on @sfchronicle

The Bogus Claim That School Closures Will Doom Democrats | The New Republic - by @rmc031 on @newrepublic

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin summons leaders of colleges and universities to promote his plan for ‘lab schools’ - The Washington Post -

Virginia's Military Institute's first Black Superintendent Blasts Opposers of Diversity Reform

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Thursday, January 26, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, January 26, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, January 25, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, January 24, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, January 23, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: So Now It's Winter Edition (1/23) -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, January 22, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

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Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, January 16, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

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Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 -

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Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, January 15, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, January 15, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Meet our New Board members; Attend our 2022 Conference! - Network For Public Education - via @Network4pubEd

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