Latest News and Comment from Education

Thursday, February 3, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Thursday, February 3, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT

 Big Education Ape


February Is Black History Month – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Young, Gifted, & Black Student Talent Showcase: Online event (2/3/22, 6-8pm PT) for BLM at School Week – I AM AN EDUCATOR - via @JessedHagopian

IN SEARCH OF INFORMED PATRIOTISM – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

Moving NYC teachers to Medicare Advantage is scaring the crap out of folks. -

'Manifest Destiny': How the west was won (lost). -

Two Teaching Traditions: Which Is Most Effective in Getting Students To Learn? | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

Nancy Bailey's Education Website: Charters and Vouchers to Destroy Virginia’s Public Schools Will Involve Questionable Data Collected on Children | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Quarrels About Critical Race Theory and the Teaching of “Divisive Topics” Persist and Expand | janresseger - via @janresseger

New York: Charters Scoop Up All the New Funding for Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Republican Doug Broxson ratchets up the narrative heat on DoE/Jefferson and fellow senator Manny Diaz's failures and lies -

Horace Mann Bond, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward -

Thirteen Songs | Teacher in a strange land - via @nancyflanagan

O NCTE, NCTE, Wherefore Art Thou NCTE? – radical eyes for equity - via @plthomasEdD

Oklahoma: Epic Charter Schools Mismanagement Was “Worst Abuse” of Taxpayer Funds in the History of the State | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Black History and the Search for a Loving City | Schott Foundation for Public Education -

Rachel Levy for Delegate – Rachel Levy for Virginia House of Delegates – 55th District -

Bowman: Invest in public schools instead of launching unproven charter schools | Columnists | - on @roanoketimes

Chicago Teachers Union head Jesse Sharkey will not seek reelection via @ChalkbeatCHI

Show Your Support for Black Lives Matter at School Today - NEA EdJustice -

Betsy DeVos touts voucher ballot initiative that could circumvent Whitmer’s veto ⋆ Michigan Advance - by @LainaStebbinsMI on @michiganadvance

To value our public schools is to value our teachers - Public Voices For Public Schools - by @rachelannelevy

Students protest book bans by distributing 'Maus,' 'Beloved' - ABC News - via @ABC

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

Education Research Report: Trends in the segregation of Latino children enrolled in elementary schools, 2000–2015 -

School funding trial: GOP leaders highlight private school choice - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

glen brown: The memory of the Holocaust and the mystery of unfathomable evil by Alex Ryvchin -

Should we screen all kids for dyslexia? | EdSource - on @edsource

What Actually Changed for Little Kids’ Vaccines?

Antisemitism Today: Within Ourselves and Society

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan
Nike's Larry Miller, His Story of Redemption and Building The Jordan Brand
' Larry Miller has been a top executive in sports and athletic wear for decades. As the Chairman of Nike's Jordan Brand, he's in charge of a multibillion-dollar global apparel juggernaut. But as a teenager growing up in West Philadelphia, he made a violent mistake that haunted him for decades: he murdered an 18-year-old man, Edward David White .'
The 'Double-edged Sword' of Being a Black First
' Code Switch talks about Constance Baker Motley — a trailblazing civil rights judge who paved the way for many to come after her (including, perhaps, the next Supreme Court justice?) But, as we learned, Motley's life was full of contradictions, and her many achievements also came with many costs.'
Analog Players Society - Home In America (feat. Masta Ace)
'“What is Home?” is the enormous question legendary Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace poses on “Home in America”. In this music video by director Olise Forel , Masta Ace skillfully exposes through verse and animation the devastating multi-generational impact of systemic racism on Black Americans and proposes a “what-if?” counterfactual history of the January 6, 2021 Capitol Insurrection.'
Enslaved People Imagine Freedom and Beyond in Jabari Asim's 'Yonder'
'Author Jabari Asim 's novel called Yonder follows a group of enslaved men and women who are forced to work on a plantation by day but dream together about freedom – and what's beyond the world they know – at night. Asim told NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer that he always writes with his ancestors looking over his shoulder: "I feel like I have a responsibility to honor that legacy of labor and sacrifice by
Rep. Barbara Lee Isn't Done Speaking Truth to Power
'The documentary Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power premiered on Starz. The film profiles Congresswoman Barbara Lee , representative for California’s 13th Congressional district, and her iconoclastic political career. Rep. Lee joined The Takeaway to speak about her life-long commitment to activism and the new film.'
Beyond Black History Month Podcast: The Legacy and Future of Black Comedy
'The history of black comedy, albeit complex, is both important and often overlooked. From the painful days of blackface to the storied styles of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy , and even Kevin Hart , black comedians have had an undeniable impact on humor as a whole. In this episode of the Beyond Black History Month Podcast, listen as we unpack all the hurt and humor with both the assistance of stan
The Silencing of Black & Queer Voices: George M. Johnson on 15-State Ban of “All Boys Aren’t Blue
'School districts and Republican-controlled state legislatures are rapidly intensifying efforts to ban certain books about race, colonialism, sex and gender identity from public classrooms and libraries. The wave of book bans — with more than 70 educational gag order bills being introduced in legislatures over the past month alone — have been largely led by right-wing groups funded by Charles Koc

Rita Joseph brings classroom experience to her new role: NYC’s ed committee chair via @ChalkbeatNY

Colleges struggle to recruit therapists for students in crisis

Fear of "furries" in schools grips conservative parents fooled by absurd Facebook rumors

Bomb threats at Black colleges linked to neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, police say

Today In Black History: The Fight for School Desegregation in a New Jersey City

FBI Identifies 6 Minors as Persons of Interest in Bomb Threats to HBCUs

Texas Continues Pulling Books on Race and Sexuality from Libraries and Schools

Anti-CRT Legislation Puts Limits on Black History Lessons

NAACP Head Walter White was a Pioneering Black Journalist

At Black History Month 2022, The Work of Dr. King is Still Not Done

What is school for?

Make Noise about the Silent Crisis of Global Illiteracy

Youth-Led Group To Give Out Hundreds Of Copies Of ‘Beloved,’ ‘Maus’ Amid Book Bans

Chuck Schumer Blasts 'Downright Orwellian' School Book Bans

Virginia judge declines to act immediately on school boards’ suit seeking to halt Youngkin’s mask-optional order

FBI investigating HBCU bomb threats as a hate crime, suspects juveniles may be involved

Behind the findings of the Tennessee pre-K study that found negative effects for graduates

Can 'pass/no pass' grading stem huge declines in California Community College enrollment?

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

Thursday’s New Tweets, Articles & Videos About School Reopenings
Alexandra_Koch / 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: More than half of teachers are looking for the exits, poll says is from NPR. National Guard soldiers now substitute tea
A Look Back: “What ‘Scarcity’ Does To The Mind & Why Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough”
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 2017: I’m a big advocate of Social Emotional Learning (see The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources ), but I’m also concerned about it being “over-sold” and used to short-circuit needed policy
Here Is How I’m TRYING to Create The Conditions Where My ELL Students Can Motivate Themselves (With A Little Encouragement)
geralt / Pixabay As regular readers know, I try – and write about – the many different strategies I use to try and help my students to motivate themselves, along with periodically throwing a does of extrinsic motivation into the mix. A third of my attempts fail miserably, another third work for awhile before they fall flat and – when I’m looking through rose-colored glasses – I think a third of t

Higher scores needed to pass NJ’s new high school tests

NJ school funding formula needs to change, NJPP report urges

4 tips for parents and caregivers who want to go to college

NYC public school cafeterias going vegan on Fridays

A Jewish Teacher Criticized Israel. She Was Fired.

Brown University faculty reject push for Koch-funded scholarship

Oakland District Weighs Closing Schools Amid Budget Shortage

Whoopi Goldberg and the problem(s) with Holocaust education

Betsy DeVos says ballot initiative would let parents ‘take control’ of Michigan education - - on @mlive

Douglas County schools to close Thursday as teachers call ‘sick out’ to protest school board majority | Colorado Public Radio -

Arlington judge says ruling on masks order will rest on who has the power to decide | Govt-and-politics | - on @rtdnews

Student sues west Michigan district, claims he was punished for Christian speech, beliefs - via @detroitnews

Republican lawmakers push for parental bill of rights for schools - on @ajc

Denver Public Schools to cut jobs in district office as K-12 enrollment declines - on @denverpost

Alabama education savings account ‘Parent’s Choice’ bill advances from committee - - on @aldotcom

About 3% test at grade level in math and reading at one Baltimore high school | WBFF - on

Congressional Democrats Target Bans on Teaching About Racism in Schools

Michigan GOP bill: Schools must post curriculum, books, assignments via @ChalkbeatDET

Open enrollment for public schools on the table in South Carolina | - on wltx

With COVID staffing crunch, who’s going to teach the kids? | AP News - on @ap

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey won’t seek reelection - Chicago Sun-Times -

Debate over Gov. Reynolds' school choice education bill begins - via @DMRegister

MacKenzie Scott Gives $133.5 Million To Keep Kids In School - by @reporterfield on @forbes

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, February 2, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, February 1, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, January 31, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, January 30, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: Book Banning Edition (1/30) -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, January 28, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, January 29, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, January 27, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT -

Big Education Ape: KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform -

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

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK Education Research Report -




Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it -

Big Education Ape: Network for Public Education Blog Post of the Day This Week #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform -



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 -

Big Education Ape: TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, January 22, 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

Big Education Ape