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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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‘We will not eat’: Teachers declare hunger strike over Oakland schools closure plan - on @sfchronicle

The Absurdity of PROTECTING Kids from the Holocaust Narrative ‘Maus’  | gadflyonthewallblog - via @StevenSinger3

Inequity Is Embedded In School Finance | Shanker Institute -

Pritzker cuts state subsidy to retired teacher healthcare. -

Arne Duncan wants to be the mayor of Chicago? -

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Maus: What Next For Teaching History? -

PEEKING BEHIND THE CURTAIN – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

Happy 5th Annual National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action: Events & resources to join an uprising for educational justice. – I AM AN EDUCATOR - via @JessedHagopian #BLACKJOY #BlackHistoryMonth #YEAROFPURPOSE #TEACHTHETRUTH

Schools Closings Creating Community Uproar in Oakland | tultican -

Laura Meckler Presents Public Schools as Hopelessly Challenged: She Is Wrong | janresseger - via @janresseger

Sen. Manny Diaz blames *the people of Jefferson County* for failing his employer's charter school. Let's audit that. -

CURMUDGUCATION: Alarming Pre-K News -

Teacher Tom: Life Is A Journey -

North Carolina: Double Standard Defines School Funding and Accountability | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

CURMUDGUCATION: TX: Governor's Attack On Teachers -

CURMUDGUCATION: Brace Yourself: There's A Movie Coming -

Wilhelmina Marguerita Crossen, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward -

First They Came To Erase Me… - Philly's 7th Ward -

SFPS Mom - -

Stephen Sawchuk: How the CRT Debate Is Shaping State History Standards | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Tennessee Education Report – Education politics and policy in the Volunteer State - via @TNEdReport

Grassroots Education Network- January 2022 Newsletter - Network For Public Education - via @Network4pubEd

NYC Educator: The Principal -

Applications for Free Summer Meal Programs - Year 2022 (CA Dept of Education) -

Weekend Quotables - by Michael Klonsky -

Teachers Are Quitting, and Companies Are Hot to Hire Them - WSJ - by @KathrynDill on @WSJ

Why I'm done with teaching - - on @StarTribune

More than half of teachers are looking for the exits, poll says

Why You Should Integrate Computational Thinking Into Your Curriculum | ISTE -

New poll offers insights for LAUSD’s next superintendent | EdSource - on @edsource

Unions are ‘strike-ready’ to win urgent demands | Opinion via @mnreformer

Pa. charter-school students lag in math, with cyber results ‘overwhelmingly negative,’ study says - via @PhillyInquirer

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

Penn to invest $4 million in West Philly’s Lea Elementary, says it will work with community via @ChalkbeatPHL

Education Research Report: 5 Popular Reading Programs May Be Harmful to Children -

February’s (2022) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One | Engaging Parents In School… -

The Inside Story of the Banning of “Maus.” It’s Dumber Than You Think.

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Larry Irvin: A Program to Empower Black Teachers in the US
'TED Fellow and education innovator Larry Irvin envisions a world where every child can see themselves reflected in their teachers. With his team at Brothers Empowered to Teach, Irvin is providing pathways to careers in education for Black men, who currently make up less than three percent of all teachers in the US -- offering training, personal and professional development and job placement. He
Sheryl Lee Ralph Talks Education, the Arts, and Abbott Elementary
'ABC mockumentary Abbott Elementary takes us to a public school in Philadelphia, where the teachers do their best to educate their students in spite of a lack of resources and funding. Sheryl Lee Ralph plays a no-nonsense, veteran teacher and mentor to second-grade teacher Janine Teagues, played by the show’s creator Quinta Brunson . While the reality of the public school system is no joke, Abbot
Amber Mark: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'In her Tiny Desk (home) concert, singer-songwriter and producer Amber Mark expresses more than once that performing for the series is a "bucket list" moment for her. Upon our first meeting, she came with the concept for her performance entirely laid out. "The band is gonna sing backup, and we can cut to my family in the audience at the restaurant," she said. "We'll make it beautiful." With detai

Students and schools struggle amid debate over masks via @YouTube

#248 Addressing Book Bans with Ashley Hope Pérez (pt.1) - Teach Me, Teacher -

New “College Corps” Program Offers $10,000 to Students for Community Service

In pandemic’s isolation, an alarming number of teenage girls are attempting suicide

Alfie Kohn: Second Thoughts About Community and “Empathy” | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Secretary Cardona to Open Wednesday’s 2022 Advancing Equity in Career-Connected Education Summit | U.S. Department of Education -

Chicago Public Schools Are Experiencing Loss of Black and Latino Students As Noted In New Report

Remembering the man who 'laid the groundwork for the modern civil rights movement'

New Orleans will be the first major school district to mandate COVID vaccinations

Black History Month | CTA President via @YouTube

At least 6 HBCUs canceled classes or went into lockdown after receiving bomb threats

Mayor Adams reaffirms commitment to school safety agents after NYC student busted with backpack full of weapons

The Atlanta schools’ cheating scandal isn’t over - The Washington Post -

Analysis | Preparing citizens to stick their heads in the sand

Photos: Chinese Lunar New Year 2022 - The Atlantic - on @theatlantic

Read the Books That Schools Want to Ban

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

Langston Hughes Was Born On This Day In 1901 – Here Are Two Good Lessons For ELLs Using His Poetry
American poet Langston Hughes was born on February 1st, 1901. One lesson that I’ve used for years with Intermediate English Language Learners is reading his poem, The Ballad of the Landlord as part of our unit on Problem-Solution essays. After studying the poem, students write a letter to their own landlord (though we obviously don’t send it). Here’s a video reading of that poem: The second lesso
Tuesday’s New Tweets, Articles & Videos On School Reopenings
congerdesign / 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: Schools in England reinstate mask wearing rules as Covid cases soar is from The Guardian. New Orleans will be the first m
Video: Spanish-Language Version Of TED-Ed’s “The benefits of a bilingual brain”
ElisaRiva / Pixabay “The benefits of a bilingual brain” is a very popular TED-Ed video and lesson that I previously added to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual . I’ve also reposted that English-version at the bottom of this video. TED-Ed recently came out with this Spanish-language version of it: Here’s the English-language version of it again:
A Look Back: The New Study Headlined “Group Work Harms Memory” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does
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: Group work can harm memory is the headline of a widely circulated summary of a new study. I believe a good number of the people (though not all) doing the circulating are ones who have in the past

Reader: The Founding Fathers Loathed the Filibuster | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

My twin boys spent kindergarten on Zoom. I watched their love of learning wither away. - on @YahooNews

South Dakota House committee OK's anti-transgender bathroom bill - via @argusleader

Douglas County school board majority wanted to can the superintendent -- but didn't tell the rest of the board, members allege - on @denverpost

How many students did WA public schools lose during the pandemic? | Crosscut

Pa. Democrats unveil $3.75B education spending blueprint ahead of budget season - Pennsylvania Capital-Star - by @marley_parish on @penncapitalstar

OCPS parents who keep students home over COVID-19 concerns could face truancy issues – WFTV -

Orange County NC school board keeps controversial LGBTQ+ books | Raleigh News & Observer - on @newsobserver

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox gives his OK for state workers to substitute teach in Utah’s public and private schools that are hard hit by employee absences due to illness, quarantines and in some positions, labor shortages

W.Va. Senators Unanimously Approve Bill To Bolster Law Requiring Cameras In Special Ed Classrooms

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

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