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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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Oakland School Board Votes to Close Schools, Despite Overwhelming Public Opposition | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

’Blue’ mothers organize to push back against Moms for Liberty and other conservatives on education issues - The Washington Post -

Back in 2010, when we were 'racing to the top.' -

Birthday, 2022 | JD2718 - by @Jd2718x

CURMUDGUCATION: America First Academy Is A Sign Of What's To Come -

Is St. Tammany (LA) Sabotaging Substitute Teacher Hires? | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog -

The Oakland School Board Meeting: Heartbreaking | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Valerie Strauss: Remember the Atlanta Cheating Scandal? | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

MAGA Activist Plans to Open Chain of “Patriotic” Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Highly Capable Learning Bill Advances; Put Your Two Cents In -

Gadfly on the Wall: The Same People Who Think Antiracists Have Gone Too Far Think Standardized Testing Hasn’t Gone Far Enough | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

A Feature, Not a Bug – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

Teacher Tom: Making Decisions Is Stressful -

From slavery to socialism, proposed laws would restrict what teachers can say : NPR - on @NPR

Oakland Unified to close or merge 11 schools in next two years - on @mercnews

The history of surveillance in teaching: How politicians have made life worse for educators for years. - on @slate

Violent crime to labor shortages: Mayors say Covid's toll on cities is far-reaching - POLITICO -

Teaching in Dangerous Times - Zinn Education Project - via @ZinnEdProject

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

In his final budget, Wolf proposes huge hike in education spending, including for early childhood via @ChalkbeatPHL

Why We Count Babies’ Ages in Months

Corporate Black History Month

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Re-Releasing Funk, Disco, and Rock From the Arab World
'The Berlin-based record label H abibi Funk creates curated albums of re-released or newly discovered tracks from all around the Arab world, from the 1950s to the 1980s. The albums feature Lebanese folk, Moroccan disco, Sudanese jazz, and much more. Co-founder and curator Jannis Stürtz joins All Of It to discuss his process for finding these tracks, and we'll listen to some music.'
Langston Hughes' Poetry Celebrates Black Culture, Addresses Racism in America
' Langston Hughes was born 120 years ago. He's best known for writing powerful poetry and prose. Less known is that he was also a librettist. At a 1957 visit to the University of Illinois, he gave a poetry reading and attended the premiere of the opera "Esther." Jim Meadows of WILL in Illinois has the story.'
Division over Critical Race Theory's Meaning Has Spurred A Rise in Book Bans
'Over the past year, book bans have nearly tripled. School boards and parents unwilling to teach or even understand the importance of Critical Race Theory have expanded their censorship to include books that they consider inappropriate for their children. Shawntee Burns-Simpson , Associate Director of School Support and Outreach at the New York Public Library joins The Takeaway to discuss the har
'Owned' Documentary on America's History of Racist Housing Policies
'The documentary, Owned: A Tale of Two Americas , tells the story of the racist housing policies enacted by the federal government in post-World War II America, and how those decisions set the country on a path to the inequitable and segregated neighborhoods that exist in many of our cities today. Emmy-award winning director Giorgio Angelini is with All Of It to speak about the film and the state

Voters pass bonds, send both Edmond school board races to runoffs via @nondocmedia

Teachers unions call for decisions about masks in schools to be guided in science via @nbcnews

Teachers' union leader signals willingness for masks to come off: 'No one wants masks in schools' via @YahooNews

Ed Notes Online: Adolph Reed - The Marxist Who Antagonizes Liberals and the Left - The New Yorker -

OPINION: A former military man turned university president welcomes student protest and dissent

Dear Parents, Be Less Involved – Ideas and Thoughts -

LAUSD is prepping for thousands of unvaccinated students by ramping up online school

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

Wednesday’s New Articles & Videos On School Reopenings – Face Mask Edition
cromaconceptovisual / 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: As mask mandates ease, should California schools be next? is from The L.A. Times.
“Strategies for Teaching Intermediate English Language Learners” Is The Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Show
Strategies for Teaching Intermediate English Language Learners is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show. I’m joined by Luisana Gonzalez, Blanca Huertas, Jane Hill, Kathleen McGovern, and Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, who have all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week column. I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .
A Look Back: I Suspect That Many ELL Teachers Will Want To Use These Personal Stories As Models For Their 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: Last month, I published Guest Post: What ELLs Taught Our School In A Week-Long Empathy Project written by my talented colleague, Pam Buric. Pam shared about a project we did at our school where ou
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

Amid court battle, NJ lawmakers consider a different way to pursue school integration

Newark schools to stay masked into April, other districts expected to drop mandate sooner

States are ending mask mandates. Is that a good idea for school students?

Families of kids continuing to learn remotely are cut off from P-EBT food program

Doug Emhoff Evacuated After Bomb Threat During School Visit

How ‘Abbott Elementary’ speaks to the bond between students and teachers: ‘You are making a difference’

Lessons in the laundromat: Philly initiative promotes literacy in everyday spaces

The 50 biggest US donors gave or pledged nearly $28 billion in 2021 – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates account for $15 billion of that total

Only 19% of Australians agree religious schools should be able to ban LGBT+ teachers

Witnesses draw damning portrait of US teen shooter's parents in court

Sacramento city school bus drivers accuse district of allowing unsafe working conditions during omicron surge

This Week In History: Where It All Began, a Black History Month 101

'Don't Say Gay' bill would limit discussion of sexuality and gender in Florida schools

Masked No More?

Los nuevos educadores en casa: Más diversos, muy entregados

What a great idea: Creating a state-level child tax credit Jonathan Kantrowitz Political Blog -

St. Paul schools face $43 million deficit next year, district leaders say – Twin Cities - on @pioneerpress

Bill to end school mask mandates advances in Virginia Senate | AP News - on @ap

Proposal would vastly expand eligibility for school vouchers in Arizona | Govt-and-politics | - on @tucsonstar

School Districts Battle in Court for Changes in Education Funding - WSJ - by @sara_randazzo on @WSJ

House Republicans advancing school choice bill offering $5,000 yearly to 5,000 K-6 students | Palmetto Politics | - by @ on @postandcourier

Wolf’s final Pa. budget seeks historic boost in funding for public schools - - on @pennlive

Gov. Hochul lifts indoor mask mandate for businesses; schools to wait - via @lohud

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