Tuesday, February 8, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, February 8, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT

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Enabling the Privatizers – The End Game is Finally Here | tultican - https://wp.me/p2txw0-19u

How the Heritage Foundation Became a Leader of “Red Meat” Attacks on Public Schools Teaching the Truth About American History | janresseger - https://wp.me/p3JgEc-8Er via @janresseger

Sorry, not sorry: Richard "MGT" Corcoran to "update" his Tuck-less lackeys on the Board of Education about the Jefferson County scandal - https://billytownsend.substack.com/p/sorry-not-sorry-richard-mgt-corcoran

Puerto Rico's teachers take to the streets protesting continuing austerity. - https://fredklonsky.substack.com/p/puerto-ricos-teachers-take-to-the

NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board February 7, 2022--We Resolve to Stop Distributive Scoring, Move Regents Back to Home Schools - http://nyceducator.com/2022/02/uft-executive-board-february-7-2022-we.html

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Another Seattle Schools Survey? Yup, This Time on the SAT - https://saveseattleschools.blogspot.com/2022/02/another-seattle-schools-survey-yup-this.html

Illinois: Stop Testing K-2 Kids! | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-vsh via @dianeravitch

Evidence To Support Student-Centered Instruction? (Part 3) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - https://wp.me/pBm7c-8sH 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 - https://wp.me/p2GmBR-als via @plthomasEdD

Tom Ultican: Oakland Parents and Educators Outraged by Threat of More School Closings | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-vsr via @dianeravitch

CURMUDGUCATION: Furry Panic. Yes, Furry Panic. - https://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2022/02/furry-panic-yes-furry-panic.html

Schools Matter: Cash to Poor Families and Early Childhood Brain Activity - http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2022/02/cash-to-poor-families-and-early.html

Teacher Tom: This Is Life Itself - http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2022/02/this-is-life-itself.html

Who Will Greet Them? – Tennessee Education Report - http://tnedreport.com/?p=5505 via @TNEdReport

A Response to NCTE Statement on the Doublespeak Award and Anti-Censorship Efforts – radical eyes for equity - https://wp.me/p2GmBR-alx via @plthomasEdD

Shanker Blog: Allied Around Student Success | National Education Policy Center - https://nepc.colorado.edu/node/11263 on @NEPCtweet

Oakland Parent: Stop the Privatization! We Don’t Want It! | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-vsm via @dianeravitch

Tom Ultican: Oakland Parents and Educators Outraged by Threat of More School Closings | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-vsr via @dianeravitch

The GOP’s “I am Spartacus” Moment | The Merrow Report - https://wp.me/p6uAPJ-3BV

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Cold War Quotables - by Michael Klonsky - https://michaelklonsky.substack.com/p/cold-war-quotables

Universal Meals School Food Authority Survey - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) - https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/invtatnsrvycaunvlmlsprg.asp

Teacher Fired For Breaking State’s Critical Race Theory Laws After Telling Students She’s Black - https://www.theonion.com/teacher-fired-for-breaking-state-s-critical-race-theory-1848442332 on theonion

State Sen. Orr on Literacy Act: Would prefer 'we just move ahead'; Has proposed legislation for math version - Yellowhammer News https://yellowhammernews.com/state-sen-orr-on-literacy-act-would-prefer-we-just-move-ahead-has-proposed-legislation-for-math-version/

Lewis votes with Republicans in failed attempt to expand Charter Schools, votes to kill CRT ban - Shore Daily News https://shoredailynews.com/headlines/senate-committee-kills-two-of-governor-youngkins-key-education-bills/

Opinion | 'Love Bombing,' 'Gaslighting,' and the Rise of 'Trauma-Talk' - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/opinion/caleb-love-bombing-gaslighting-trauma.html on @nytimes

Education Research Report - http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/

Why You Should Vote for Camille Eterno - http://southbronxschool.blogspot.com/2022/02/why-you-should-vote-for-camille-eterno.html

This Racial Justice Activist Gets Right to the Heart of the Critical Race Theory Mania https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2022/02/author-kimberly-latrice-jones-breakfast-club-critical-race-theory/

Students! ProPublica and The Pudding Want to Send You to a Conference in 2022. https://www.propublica.org/article/students-propublica-and-the-pudding-want-to-send-you-to-a-conference-in-2022#1253329

School District Where Toxic Chemicals Lingered for Years Offers $34 Million Settlement to Families https://www.propublica.org/article/school-district-where-toxic-chemicals-lingered-for-years-offers-34-million-settlement-to-families#1253422

The Lee Chatfield saga gets WORSE and a new gun safety ballot proposal for Michigan | Eclectablog - https://www.eclectablog.com/?p=73304 on @Eclectablog

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Mohamad Amer Meziane /// An Ecological and Racial History of Secularization | NewBlackMan (in Exile) - https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2022/02/mohamad-amer-meziane-ecological-and.html

Afropop Worldwide: Egypt's Living Traditions | NewBlackMan (in Exile) - https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2022/02/afropop-worldwide-egypts-living.html

Stitt pitches higher teacher pay and vouchers, says ‘justice’ jeopardized by reservation jurisdiction https://nondoc.com/2022/02/07/2022-state-of-the-state/ via @nondocmedia

Why Biden wants more U.S. students to become butchers https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/08/meatpacking-students-agriculture-usda-00005427

California to ease Covid rules in path to 'endemic' strategy https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/07/california-coronavirus-masks-restrictions-00006361

The 'Great Resignation' leaves schools reeling- POLITICO - https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-education/2022/02/07/the-great-resignation-leaves-schools-reeling-00006061

What's behind the right-wing book-ban frenzy? Big money, and a long-term plan https://www.salon.com/2022/02/08/whats-behind-the-right-wing-book-ban-frenzy-big-money-and-a-long-term-plan/

#249 The Complexity of Book Bans (Ashley Hope PĂ©rez pt.2) - Teach Me, Teacher - https://teachmeteacherpodcast.com/?p=12082

First Lady Jill Biden 'Disappointed' Free Community College Proposal Stripped From Build Back Better Deal https://www.theroot.com/first-lady-jill-biden-disappointed-free-community-colle-1848498302

Black Leaders at Gallaudet University Amplify Black Deaf History https://www.theroot.com/black-leaders-at-gallaudet-university-amplify-black-dea-1848494634

District tracking 525 COVID-19 cases tied to schools https://thelensnola.org/2022/02/07/district-tracking-525-covid-19-cases-tied-to-schools/

CA plans to update school mask rules https://sacobserver.com/2022/02/ca-plans-to-update-school-mask-rules/

After a Black student faced racist slurs, some wonder: Will O.C. ever change? https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-02-08/after-a-black-student-faced-racist-slurs-some-wonder-will-o-c-ever-change

As mask mandates ease, should California schools be next? https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-02-08/as-california-mask-mandates-lifts-should-schools-be-next

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ 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 https://www.njspotlightnews.org/2022/02/mask-mandate-ends-lifts-gov-murphy-schoolchildren-daycare-staffs-local-decision-public-health-emergency/

School mask decision is up to districts, Gov. Murphy says mandate ends next month https://www.njspotlightnews.org/video/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 https://www.njspotlightnews.org/video/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 https://www.npr.org/2022/02/08/1063655620/student-loans-married

New Jersey school mask mandates are set to end in 2nd week of March https://www.npr.org/2022/02/07/1078929989/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 https://www.npr.org/2022/02/07/1078920769/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 https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-teachers-paraprofessionals-terminated-vaccine-mandate-due-process-20220207-6mb3f7q6gngwvbh3vxxzzua5y4-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

Join Oakland on Zoom to Fight School Closures! Tonight! | Diane Ravitch's blog - https://wp.me/p2odLa-vsi via @dianeravitch

Every State Plan for American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students & Families Experiencing Homelessness Approved - ED.gov Blog - https://blog.ed.gov/?p=31074

Montgomery County votes in its first Black woman as superintendent https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/02/08/monifa-mcknight-montgomery-schools-superintendent/

An Alabama Building Honors a Klan Leader. Officials Are Adding a Black Student’s Name. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/08/us/alabama-kkk-autherine-lucy-foster.html

Connecticut to End Statewide School Mask Mandate https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/07/nyregion/connecticut-school-mask-mandate-lamont.html

Polio, Chickenpox, Measles … Covid-19? The Case for Vaccine Mandates in Schools. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/07/opinion/covid-vaccine-mandate-school-kids.html

Schools Closings Creating Community Uproar in Oakland https://obrag.org/2022/02/schools-closings-creating-community-uproar-in-oakland/ #uncategorized #feedly

Students are suspended less when their teacher has the same race or ethnicity https://www.rawstory.com/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 https://www.rawstory.com/charlie-kirk-school/

DeSantis indicates support for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill that could also force teachers to out kids to parents https://www.rawstory.com/desantis-indicates-support-for-dont-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 https://www.rawstory.com/cyberbullied-teen-blasts-youngkin-after-gov-acknowledges-unauthorized-by-his-campaign/

Hochul likely to renew mask mandate for schools past Feb. 21 - https://wp.me/pb3Qpq-1qE5j by @nypmetro on @nypost

Governors in 4 states plan for end to school mask mandates | AP News - https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-education-new-jersey-ce67cdfe4373407645fbfb5223051dcd#new_tab on @ap

State agency sides with Oxnard teachers union over COVID-19 dispute - https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/oxnard/2022/02/07/california-public-employee-relations-board-oxnard-teachers-union-coronavirus-dispute/6667400001/#new_tab via @vcstar

Virginia Supreme Court dismisses school mask lawsuit brought by Chesapeake parents - The Virginian-Pilot - https://www.pilotonline.com/news/education/vp-nw-scotus-dismiss-chesapeake-mask-lawsuit-20220207-rlrup6h6encdxi72yezldvypg4-story.html#new_tab

D.C. announces massive public education budget with more mental health funding - The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/02/07/dc-announces-massive-public-education-budget-with-more-mental-health-funding/#new_tab

Stitt endorses educational-choice expansion https://www.ocpathink.org/post/stitt-endorses-educational-choice-expansion

Survey: 55% of high schoolers don’t think college is needed for successful career https://www.studyfinds.org/high-school-students-college-career/

Education Department revamps College Scorecard | TheHill - https://thehill.com/node/593076

Oregon high school slammed for showing video of student detailing abuse of ex-girlfriend during assembly - oregonlive.com - https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2022/02/oregon-high-school-slammed-for-showing-video-of-student-detailing-abuse-of-ex-girlfriend-during-assembly.html#new_tab on @oregonlive

Rising violence at schools impacts students' education https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/rising-violence-at-schools-impacts-students-education-crime-gun-shooting-crisis

Judge orders Perkiomen Valley School District to continue masking to protect disabled students - https://www.inquirer.com/news/perkiomen-valley-school-district-masks-court-order-20220207.html#new_tab via @PhillyInquirer

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announces departure - The Boston Globe - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/07/metro/boston-superintendent-brenda-cassellius-announces-resignation/#new_tab on @BostonGlobe

Randi Weingarten:  I'm asking the CDC to weigh in on school masking - https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/randi-weingarten-i-m-asking-the-cdc-to-weigh-in-on-school-masking-132676677856#new_tab by MSNBC on @MSNBC

N.J. lawmakers push bills to study reparations, school desegregation - WHYY - https://whyy.org/?p=546800

More online schools? LAUSD mulls option as one solution to COVID pandemic – Daily News - https://www.dailynews.com/?p=4889195 on @ladailynews

NC Board of Ed member resigns, cites social studies standard | Raleigh News & Observer - https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article258166788.html#new_tab on @newsobserver

More high schoolers are off track to graduate. Here’s how schools can help. https://www.chalkbeat.org/2022/2/8/22923631/ninth-grade-credit-recovery-high-school-graduation-pandemic via @Chalkbeat

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