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Thursday, February 10, 2022

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The War Against Public Education is Escalating. Come to Our Conference and Fight Back - Network For Public Education - via @Network4pubEd

CURMUDGUCATION: Just How Discriminatory Are Private Christian Schools -

Amazing Olympics - by Michael Klonsky -

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Special Education Parents: Tips to Advocate For Your Child -

antiracismdsa: A Day Without Immigrants -

What Happened at Oakland School Board Meeting | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

No Longer U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos Wields the Power of Far-Right Philanthropy | janresseger - via @janresseger

I am your complainant, IG Miguel. Put Corcoran, Arza, and the whole Nov. 1 crew under oath -

Teacher Tom: Returning To Normal Is The Last Thing We Need To Do -

Tennessee: Book Bans Are the Least of Our Problems | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

More Questions About School Funding Reform – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

“The Woods Are Burning”: If Not Unprecedented, Urgent Times for Education – radical eyes for equity - via @plthomasEdD

Janresseger: Kevin Welner: In Our Alarmingly Unequal Society, Public Schools by Themselves Cannot Be the Great Equalizer | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Free Shani Robinson! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Tennessee: Governor Promotes Privatization of Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

NYC Public School Parents: Tomorrow is the deadline for comments on urging the Office of Civil Rights to collect data on class size -

HB 1134 opposed by Indiana teachers, educators | - on whas11

Oakland school closure plan faces threat of strikes and lawsuits - on @sfchronicle

Be Internet Awesome - A Program to Teach Kids Online Safety - by Google on Be Internet Awesome

Florida Republicans oppose uncomfortable school themes. The state’s history is full of them. - The Washington Post -

VOTE on NCTE Resolutions! - NCTE - via @ncte

Predominantly Black high schools in Washington evacuated after bomb threats via @nbcnews

$12M for a theater? Texas teachers say schools aren't using Covid funds for safety measures via @nbcnews

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

Wolf proposes hike in education spending, including early childhood - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Student Outcome Education Research Report -

Here Are the Things Ron DeSantis Thinks Are “Woke”

Free virtual event with renowned scholar of racism Prof. Ian Haney-López – 2/10/22 | Eclectablog - on @Eclectablog

The challenge of being a principal during Covid

Todd Gitlin, SDS Leader and Media Critic, Passes

Low-energy Corcoran abjectly surrenders one battle; but DoE still owes Jefferson at least $20M -

As states drop school mask mandates, health experts clash on whether it's too soon

Potential Race and Gender Biases in High‐Stakes Teacher Observations - Grissom - 2022 - Journal of Policy Analysis and Management - Wiley Online Library -

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

I Like This New Geography Game Called “Worlde” (Not “Wordle”)
Google Maps Mania has just written about a new geography game called Worlde (that’s based on the popular word game Wordle). Worlde shows you an outline of the country, and then you get six guesses to write it correctly. After each guess, you’re given hints to the correct answer, including how far your guess was from it, what direction from your guess can you find the right country, and how far in
Thursday’s New Tweets, Articles & Videos On School Reopenings
Pixaline / 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: Teachers unions call for decisions about masks in schools to be guided in science is from NBC News. Covid-19 cases, hospitali
A Look Back: Bingo! There Are Issues With This Study On Grit & ELLs, But I Am Sure Going To Use It With My 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: Learning The Language over at Education Week has just posted about a new study on grit and English Language Learners . Here’s an excerpt from their summary of the research: The study itself, Indiv

These charts show where NJ stands when it comes to kids and vaccines

Murphy team denies political focus groups drove school mask decision

Biden administration cautions that rolling back mask restrictions are premature

A top researcher says it's time to rethink our entire approach to preschool

Students walk out at West Virginia school after Christian revival

Teachers in Puerto Rico protest for better wages and pensions

People who work at Dollywood will soon be eligible for free tuition

NYC schools masks debate heats up as Gov. Hochul keeps mandate in place

Masks Come Off in More States, but Not Everyone Is Grinning

Por la vacunación obligatoria contra la COVID-19 en niños

Why Liberal Suburbs Face a New Round of School Mask Battles

Tracking Mask Mandates Across the U.S.

'Gives new meaning to document dump': Do Trump 'toiletgate' revelations explain his 'absurd' rants about flushing? - Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism - on @

Jewish Alabama student reprimanded by school for complaining about students doing Nazi salute in class

The new GOP 'snitch culture' is designed to 'spread fear' and 'scare' teachers into silence: analysis

Remaking the Grade

This wave of book bans is different from earlier ones - The Washington Post -

Holes in NOLA-PS’s COVID data reporting emerge

5 Reasons Critical Race Theory Is Used to Drive Panic

Want Teenagers to Read Important Books? Ban Them.

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Beyond the Hype: Four Decades of Putting Hip Hop Music and Culture On Film
'In 1982, Ralph McDaniels approached a local television station with an idea to host a music-video show—an unheard of concept at the time. Nearly 40 years later, the Showtime documentary film You Are Watching Video Music Box tells the untold story of the world’s longest running video music show. McDaniels joins Black Enterprise 's Beyond The Hype to share a first-person account of his impactful j
Seneca Village: The Historic Black Settlement that Disappeared
'In the early 19th century Seneca Village, in the middle of Manhattan, was home to the largest number of free Black property owners in New York City before the Civil War. Irish and German immigrants moved in, too. But in 1853, when Central Park was in the planning stages, the city used eminent domain to take control of the land, displacing the settlement's residents. CBS Sunday Morning correspond
Reconsidering Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer'
'The king of ragtime, Scott Joplin , published his hit tune more than 100 years ago. Pianist Lara Downes believes the piece helped shape the future of American music.'
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.'

Oakland To Close 7 Public Schools Despite Protests By Community | HuffPost Latest News - on @HuffPostEdu

White House stands by school mask mandates despite some states lifting rule

After emotional debate, Oakland school board votes to close schools - on @sfchronicle

Kids will have to still wear masks on school buses in N.J. even after mandate is lifted, state says - - on @njdotcom

Bills introduced in Kentucky General Assembly over teaching of critical race theory | WCHS - on @wchs8fox11

Failing to enforce California's Covid-19 vaccine mandate may put school districts in financial peril via @edsource

As state mask rules end, school leaders are in the middle | AP News - on @ap

CDC weighs updating messaging around transmission and masking - POLITICO -

Iowa education bill to put cameras in classrooms dies in the House - via @DMRegister

State House leaders back $200 million punishment against schools that required masks

Why Piedmont’s academically elite schools are opening seats to students outside the wealthy city - on @sfchronicle

More college students are dropping out during Covid. It could get worse | US universities | The Guardian - on @guardian

CMS board approves a $49 million plan to double employee retention bonuses | WFAE 90.7 - Charlotte's NPR News Source - on @WFAE

South Dakota lawmakers vote to limit critical race theory in schools - via @argusleader

Exits by Black and Hispanic Teachers Pose a New Threat to Covid-Era Education | California Healthline - on @CalHealthline

New Jersey stops three Newark charter schools from expanding - Chalkbeat Newark - on chalkbeat

Following Texas, Oklahoma governor unveils plans to increase some teachers' pay above $100K - on @houstonchron

‘She looks like a baby’: Why do kids as young as 5 or 6 still get arrested at schools? – Center for Public Integrity

Florida high school seniors get reprieve on graduation test scores - on TB_Times

Oakland’s School Closures Might Be a Warning Sign for California - WSJ - by @sara_randazzo on @WSJ

More students are dropping out of college during Covid - via @hechingerreport

Raaheela Ahmed to resign from the Prince George’s County school board - The Washington Post -

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