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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Enabling the Privatizers – The End Game is Finally Here | tultican -

How the Heritage Foundation Became a Leader of “Red Meat” Attacks on Public Schools Teaching the Truth About American History | janresseger - via @janresseger

Sorry, not sorry: Richard "MGT" Corcoran to "update" his Tuck-less lackeys on the Board of Education about the Jefferson County scandal -

Puerto Rico's teachers take to the streets protesting continuing austerity. -

NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board February 7, 2022--We Resolve to Stop Distributive Scoring, Move Regents Back to Home Schools -

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Another Seattle Schools Survey? Yup, This Time on the SAT -

Illinois: Stop Testing K-2 Kids! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Evidence To Support Student-Centered Instruction? (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

Recommended: Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About Reconstruction (Zinn Education Project) – radical eyes for equity - via @plthomasEdD

Tom Ultican: Oakland Parents and Educators Outraged by Threat of More School Closings | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

CURMUDGUCATION: Furry Panic. Yes, Furry Panic. -

Schools Matter: Cash to Poor Families and Early Childhood Brain Activity -

Teacher Tom: This Is Life Itself -

Who Will Greet Them? – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

A Response to NCTE Statement on the Doublespeak Award and Anti-Censorship Efforts – radical eyes for equity - via @plthomasEdD

Shanker Blog: Allied Around Student Success | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Oakland Parent: Stop the Privatization! We Don’t Want It! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Tom Ultican: Oakland Parents and Educators Outraged by Threat of More School Closings | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

The GOP’s “I am Spartacus” Moment | The Merrow Report -

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Universal Meals School Food Authority Survey - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) -

Teacher Fired For Breaking State’s Critical Race Theory Laws After Telling Students She’s Black - on theonion

State Sen. Orr on Literacy Act: Would prefer 'we just move ahead'; Has proposed legislation for math version - Yellowhammer News

Lewis votes with Republicans in failed attempt to expand Charter Schools, votes to kill CRT ban - Shore Daily News

Opinion | 'Love Bombing,' 'Gaslighting,' and the Rise of 'Trauma-Talk' - The New York Times - on @nytimes

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Why You Should Vote for Camille Eterno -

This Racial Justice Activist Gets Right to the Heart of the Critical Race Theory Mania

Students! ProPublica and The Pudding Want to Send You to a Conference in 2022.

School District Where Toxic Chemicals Lingered for Years Offers $34 Million Settlement to Families

The Lee Chatfield saga gets WORSE and a new gun safety ballot proposal for Michigan | Eclectablog - on @Eclectablog

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Mohamad Amer Meziane /// An Ecological and Racial History of Secularization | NewBlackMan (in Exile) -

Afropop Worldwide: Egypt's Living Traditions | NewBlackMan (in Exile) -

Stitt pitches higher teacher pay and vouchers, says ‘justice’ jeopardized by reservation jurisdiction via @nondocmedia

Why Biden wants more U.S. students to become butchers

California to ease Covid rules in path to 'endemic' strategy

The 'Great Resignation' leaves schools reeling- POLITICO -

What's behind the right-wing book-ban frenzy? Big money, and a long-term plan

#249 The Complexity of Book Bans (Ashley Hope Pérez pt.2) - Teach Me, Teacher -

First Lady Jill Biden 'Disappointed' Free Community College Proposal Stripped From Build Back Better Deal

Black Leaders at Gallaudet University Amplify Black Deaf History

District tracking 525 COVID-19 cases tied to schools

CA plans to update school mask rules

After a Black student faced racist slurs, some wonder: Will O.C. ever change?

As mask mandates ease, should California schools be next?

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - on @Larryferlazzo
The Best Resources For Using Wordle In The Classroom
“Wordle” used to be most known in the education world as a now-defunct pioneering word cloud tool, but no longer! Here are some resources useful to educators: “WORD RODEO” LETS YOU CREATE WORDLE-LIKE GAMES THAT ARE EASIER FOR ELLS TO PLAY Learning in Hand has posted Wordle Inspired Games for the Classroom. It shares many more tools offering similar games. Teachers Are Obsessed With Wordle, Too. S
Tuesday’s New Articles & Videos On School Reopenings
Memed_Nurrohmad / 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: From Connecticut to California, officials announce the easing of mask orders. is from The NY Times. Let's visualize th
“Go Viral!” Is A New Information Literacy Game About COVID
Go Viral! is a new online game developed by the University of Cambridge to combat misinformation about COVID. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More , which has quite a few similar games, though this is the only one focusing on COVID. Here’s a video about the game:
A Look Back: Good Advice On Talking About Our Colleagues & Our Students
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: The Benefits of Saying Nice Things About Your Colleagues is a new article in the Harvard Business Review that offers a lot of good advice about how we talk about, and to, our colleagues and our st

Murphy lifts kids’ mask mandate, signals slight return to ‘old’ normal

School mask decision is up to districts, Gov. Murphy says mandate ends next month

New law to require school districts to teach about disabilities and disabled people

Even divorce might not free you from your ex's student loan debt

New Jersey school mask mandates are set to end in 2nd week of March

Bomb threats against Black institutions are deeply rooted in U.S. history

NYC teachers union pushes ‘due process’ for 700 members facing firing over vaccine refusal

Join Oakland on Zoom to Fight School Closures! Tonight! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Every State Plan for American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students & Families Experiencing Homelessness Approved - Blog -

Montgomery County votes in its first Black woman as superintendent

An Alabama Building Honors a Klan Leader. Officials Are Adding a Black Student’s Name.

Connecticut to End Statewide School Mask Mandate

Polio, Chickenpox, Measles … Covid-19? The Case for Vaccine Mandates in Schools.

Schools Closings Creating Community Uproar in Oakland #uncategorized #feedly

Students are suspended less when their teacher has the same race or ethnicity

Charlie Kirk's online 'America First' K-12 school in ruins after Arizona company pulls support: report

DeSantis indicates support for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill that could also force teachers to out kids to parents

Cyberbullied teen blasts Youngkin after governor acknowledges 'unauthorized' attack by his campaign

Hochul likely to renew mask mandate for schools past Feb. 21 - by @nypmetro on @nypost

Governors in 4 states plan for end to school mask mandates | AP News - on @ap

State agency sides with Oxnard teachers union over COVID-19 dispute - via @vcstar

Virginia Supreme Court dismisses school mask lawsuit brought by Chesapeake parents - The Virginian-Pilot -

D.C. announces massive public education budget with more mental health funding - The Washington Post -

Stitt endorses educational-choice expansion

Survey: 55% of high schoolers don’t think college is needed for successful career

Education Department revamps College Scorecard | TheHill -

Oregon high school slammed for showing video of student detailing abuse of ex-girlfriend during assembly - - on @oregonlive

Rising violence at schools impacts students' education

Judge orders Perkiomen Valley School District to continue masking to protect disabled students - via @PhillyInquirer

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announces departure - The Boston Globe - on @BostonGlobe

Randi Weingarten:  I'm asking the CDC to weigh in on school masking - by MSNBC on @MSNBC

N.J. lawmakers push bills to study reparations, school desegregation - WHYY -

More online schools? LAUSD mulls option as one solution to COVID pandemic – Daily News - on @ladailynews

NC Board of Ed member resigns, cites social studies standard | Raleigh News & Observer - on @newsobserver

More high schoolers are off track to graduate. Here’s how schools can help. via @Chalkbeat

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