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IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT THE DETAILS – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

Nutrition - Learning Support (CA Dept of Education) -

Tom Ultican: The History of the Nefarious “New Leaders for New Schools” | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

1000 Cuts – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

Philadelphia: District Will Regain Control of Two Low-Performing Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Texas: Dan Patrick Threatens to Take Tenure Away from Professors Who Defy Anti-CRT Law | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Classroom Teachers Are Politicos | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

A Teacher’s Wish | gadflyonthewallblog - via @StevenSinger3

George Longe, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member - Philly's 7th Ward -

An Elegy For A Beloved Black Educator - Philly's 7th Ward -

The Gong Show – Grumpy Old Teacher - by @sampsongregory

Banning books and discussion on slavery and racism in SC won’t make racism disappear

NYC mayor taps anti-LGBTQ pastors for city posts - Metro Weekly - by @JohnAndresRiley on @metroweekly

GOP leaders defend Pennsylvania’s school funding as adequat - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

Meet the Know-Nothing MAGA Stalwart About to Take Over Georgia’s Universities

The Meaning of San Francisco’s School-Board Recall

More than 20 Organizations Endorse Rosen’s Bipartisan Student Mental Health Bill | Senator Jacky Rosen - on @SenJackyRosen

Melania's donation to a computer science school was rejected, so now she feels cancelled

ACLU sues Missouri School District for Permanent Removal of Eight Books

UNO: Glitch that delayed student loan refunds for nearly 3,000 students resolved

Enrollment decline likely to continue at NOLA Public Schools, consultant tells board

Why the US doesn’t have universal child care (anymore)

Virginia school districts drop mask mandates — many reluctantly — to comply with new state law

L.A. Unified to drop outdoor mask requirement next week

Newsom urges state high court to avert looming cut of 3,050 students at UC Berkeley

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

New Edutopia Video: “Building Classroom Community Through Daily Dedications”
steveriot1 / Pixabay Last year, after reading an Edutopia article about “classroom dedications,” I wrote a popular post titled I THINK THIS IS A BRILLIANT IDEA FOR AN OPENING CLASS RITUAL – HERE’S HOW I’M MODIFYING IT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING. I have continued the practice this year. Now, Edutopia has created a video about the idea, building on its original article:
“Nix Protocol, Use Common-Sense Practices for Teacher Observations”
Nix Protocol, Use Common-Sense Practices for Teacher Observations is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Narrow the focus when you do a classroom observation, ditch the laptop, and engage with students are a few ideas for improving the practice. Here are some excerpts:
A Look Back: “Wow! Amazing New Video Created By Smithsonian Will Probably Be Used In A Zillion ELL Classes”
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 2018: The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center published this amazing short film today. Here is how they describe it: “America is in the Heart” is a novel written by Carlos Bulosan in the 1940’s to

School segregation in NJ

Teacher retirements up as fewer ready to replace them

A substitute teacher brings joy and relatability in a tumultuous time

PHOTOS: Teen dreams and disappointments after the world's longest COVID school closure

San Francisco voters recall 3 school board members

Brooklyn principals who removed student diversity mural violated Education Dept. discrimination rules: DOE investigators

C.S.U. Chancellor Resigns After Report He Mishandled Complaints

An accidental teacher, this Philadelphia machinist wants to diversify the field he loves

Anti-trans litter box rumor is ‘harming our LGBTQ+ kids’: advocates

Wave of bomb threats terrorizing Historically Black Colleges continues during Black History Month

Brown University Faculty Reject Push For Koch-Funded Scholarship

Privatize this! How we lost control of America's public goods — and how we can get it back

Enrollment in virtual schools is exploding. Will students stay long term?

National Day Of Strikes And Protests In Puerto Rico

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

In Defense of the "Gentrification Building"
'When many people look at new housing construction, they don’t just see boxy, modern, and bland architecture. They see new buildings that symbolize displacement and gentrification, or the idea that the construction comes at the cost of pushing existing residents out and replacing them with richer, whiter residents. But as Vox policy reporter Jerusalem Demsas explains, new construction in the US c
Haymarket Books Presents | The Second Wave of Uprising in Sudan: Revolutionaries Speak
'The 2019 revolution in Sudan, which overthrew longtime President Omar al-Bashir, was the earliest of a second-wave of uprisings that has swept from Algeria to Iraq, reigniting the hope of the 2011 revolutions in the region. The uprising, known in Sudan as the December Revolution, culminated in August 2019 in a civilian-military partnership, for what was to be a “transition” to full civilian rule
Death, Sex & Money: Where is Lisa Fischer's Backup?
' Lisa Fischer has sung backing vocals for Dolly Parton , Bobby McFerrin , Luther Vandross and Beyoncé . She's also toured with the Rolling Stones since 1989, going from one swanky hotel to another, "eating caviar for breakfast" and playing sold out stadiums. “I feel like a normal girl,” she says, “visiting for a very long time in the not-normal world.” It wasn’t the world she came from. Lisa gre
Robert Smalls: The Enslaved Black Man Who Became a Civil War Hero
'Charleston Harbour, South Carolina, 1862. A man named Robert Smalls is staging a daring escape from slavery. Smalls had been forced to work as pilot on a prized confederate navy ship called the CSS Plater. That night, all of the white officers on the ship had decided to spend the night on shore with their families. This created an enticing and dangerous opportunity for escape. This daring plan n
How NYC Mayor Eric Adams's Criticism of Drill Rap Echoes Past Attacks on Hip Hop
'Following the killings of New York City based rappers Chii Wvttz and TDott Woo , Mayor Eric Adams said he was going to meet with social media companies to discuss removing drill rap videos featuring “guns” and “violence.” Members of the drill scene and fans of the genre have criticized Adams for looking at drill as the problem, rather than the much more systemic issues that lead to gun violence.
A New Documentary on the Life of Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson
'A new documentary shines a light on a virtuosic jazz pianist and beloved Canadian. "Oscar Peterson: Black + White" features archival footage alongside tribute performances and interviews with admirers like Herbie Hancock , Billy Joel , Ramsey Lewis , and Jon Batiste . Director Barry Avrich and producer Mark Selby join All Of It to discuss.'

Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

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