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Thursday, March 3, 2022

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle School Board Moves to Install Brent Jones as Permanent Superintendent -

Duncan pulls out of the race - by Michael Klonsky -

CURMUDGUCATION: Learning Loss and the Big Standardized Test -

The history of imperialism and war diminishes our moral standing to oppose Russian aggression. -

SSPI Celebrates Read Across America Day - Year 2022 (CA Dept of Education) -

Texas: Republicans Who Support Public Schools Win Big Victories | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

History Is a Conversation (Peter Greene) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

Why Public School Supporters Need to Keep On Pushing Back Against Laws Banning Discussion of “Divisive” Subjects at School | janresseger - via @janresseger

With A Brooklyn Accent: Why Ukraine Inspires Me -

Georgia: School Choice Flyer Funded by DeVos Backfires | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Madigan goes down. Teacher union collaboration isn't part of the indictment nor was attempted pension theft. -

Teacher Tom: Mini-Golf, Go-Carts, Carnival Games, And Junk Food -

CURMUDGUCATION: Catalyze Challenge: Throwing Money At Edupreneurs -

Blog | Schott Foundation for Public Education -

Who Knew? – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport

Community Schools Could Fix a Major Problem in Education - -

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all - via @dianeravitch

How Public High School Debate Team Shaped Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Dave Pell: It’s All Connected: From Kiev to Mar-a-Lago | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Yale Historian Timothy Snyder Disputes Claim that Russia Wanted to Push Back Against NATO Expansion | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Opinion | How You Can Help Ukraine - The New York Times - on @nytimes

UPDATE: Indiana's anti-CRT bill defeated -

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

Education Research Report: New Report on Teachers of Hispanic or Latino Origin -

The US Government Pushed Hundreds of Married Couples Into Disastrous Student Loans

What’s Holding Up the COVID Vaccines for Children Under 5?

Community college: a dead end or a launch pad?

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Rosemere Ferreira da Silva, Nigel Gibson, and Lou Turner on Fanon Today: Reason and Revolt of the Wretched of the Earth
'A discussion with three scholars of Frantz Fanon’s work and legacy. Rose Ferreria da Silva , Professor at State University of Bahia in Brazil, who writes on race, politics, Afro-Brazilian literature, and comparative ethnic and African studies, speaks to Fanon’s legacy in Afro-Brazilian thought and political movements. She is joined by Lou Turner , who teaches Black political thought and its radi
Hollywood’s Fraught History with Black Audiences
'There has been an explosion of popular and acclaimed work from Black creators on film and television in recent years. This is no fluke—it’s the latest instance in a pattern that has repeated across film history. As the film scholar Aymar Jean Christian tells the The New Yorker Radio Hour ’s Ngofeen Mputubwele , industry players “always use the Black audience to draw people back into theaters whe
Farming While Black, Sowing the Seeds of Racial Discrimination in Farming
'For nearly half a century, " racial discrimination in agriculture, exclusion from federal relief programs, and laws that preyed upon the economically disadvantaged" squandered the number of Black farmers from nearly one million in the 1920s to less than 50,000 today. President Joe Biden signed The American Rescue Plan into law in March of 2021 which included $5 billion for farmers to address a h
Half a Century Ago, Stevie Wonder Defined What an 'Artist's Classic Run' Could Mean
'It's been called "The Greatest Creative Run in the History of Popular Music" – and it started 50 years ago this week. Stevie Wonder released five brilliant albums in the span of five years, between 1972 and '76: Music of My Mind , Talking Book , Innervisions , Fulfillingness' First Finale and Songs in the Key of Life . Three of them won Grammys for Album of the Year. Morning Edition 's A Martine
Left of Black S12 · E13 | Black Women of the Southhampton Slave Revolt with Vanessa M. Holden
Nat Turner , a preacher and slave in Southhampton County, VA, organized a small group of loyal followers and mounted a terrific and terrorizing rebellion against the plantation system, killing around 60 white people as they plowed their way to a nearby armory. The insurrection was quelled by the state militia, eventually leading to Turner's trial and execution. But his capture was prolonged for s
The Limits with Jay Williams: NFL Legend Deion Sanders on HBCUs and Raising the Next Generation of Black Athletes
'NFL legend Deion "Coach Prime" Sanders sits down with host Jay Williams to talk about his latest chapter coaching college football. The two-time Superbowl champion decided to bet on HBCUs as the future of the NFL, successfully making what Sports Illustrated has dubbed one of the most shocking recruits in college football history. The head coach of Jackson State University now feels his calling i
Barry Jenkins on How Black Directors Have Transformed Filmmaking
'The film Moonlight is a subtle, intimate portrait of a young man named Chiron, coming of age during the crack epidemic and struggling to understand his sexuality. The film won Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars, and it made Barry Jenkins one of the most celebrated young directors working today. For Jenkins, today’s flood of Black creativity in Hollywood was helped along by the visibility of the fir
Alan W. King in The Black Writer's Studio
' Alan W. King is a Caribbean American poet, whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1970s. He is a father, husband, and author of two full-length collections of poetry: Point Blank and Drift . Plan B Press published his recent chapbook, Crooked Smiling Light . King's poetry caught the attention of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo who said: "Alan King is one of my fa

How to Address Poverty Among Latinx Children

Autherine Lucy Foster, first Black student at University of Alabama, dies

DeSantis called a ‘bully’ after he scolds students for wearing masks

Girl Scouts are facing more harassment than ever, say parents and scouts

High School Senior Applications for $6 Billion in College Grants Drop 16%

Several Texas Republicans against “critical race theory” advance in State Board of Education primary races

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: How Do Teachers Teach Now (Part 3) | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Secretary Cardona Joins Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius for Visit to Elementary School to Promote Multilingual Learning and Speak to Parents About Pandemic Recovery U.S. Department of Education -

‘Parents matter’: Mother of high school student ‘very upset’ DeSantis told her minor son to take off his mask

Analysis | Florida governor — who mocked kids for wearing masks — doubles down: ‘Curtain call for covid theater’

Putting compassion on the teacher prep syllabus

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This Teacher’s Recent Experience Of Throwing Things Against A Wall To See What Sticks
PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay I’m adding this post to Best Posts On Classroom Management : 1 student is very unfocused, tho has good days. When he has a good day, he’s unable to tell me what has made difference. Last week, after he had good day, I gave him some food, asked him 2 sit outside at a picnic table,& think for 10 min about what may have made difference 2/13 — Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferl
A Look Back: Thirteen Tools For Creating Online Animations
artLada / Pixabay I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. I first posted The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations in 2008, and have been updating it ever since. It now has thirteen online free or inexpensive tools, including I Wish You To , Sketch Canvas , Wick Editor , Biteable , and many more. Check out the list to see all of them,
SEL Weekly Update
I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in THE BEST SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES OF 2021 – PART ONE. Finally, check out “Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources . Here are this week’s picks: Celebrate to Win is from T

NYC schools Chancellor David Banks lays out plans to trim bureaucracy in speech

Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all - via @dianeravitch

Heather Cox Richardson: Trump, Putin, and Ukraine
The following is an excerpt from historian Heather Cox Richardson’s blog . The rest of the post is about the January 6 Commission’s efforts to get to the bottom of Trump’s role in the insurrection. On July 27, 2016, even before the Republican National Committee changed the party’s platform to weaken the U.S. stance in favor of Ukraine in its struggle to fight off Russia’s 2014 invasion, U.S. News
How Public High School Debate Team Shaped Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
President Biden’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court is a graduate of a Florida public high school, where she was a member of the debate team. Justice Jackson has described her participation on the debate team as a crucial factor in her intellectual development. Debate taught her critical thinking skills, writing, speaking, and self-confidence. The school still exists but the Governor and Legislat
Dave Pell: It’s All Connected: From Kiev to Mar-a-Lago
Dave Pell is a blogger whose writing I enjoy. Here is a great example. H e pulls together the events of the past five years and sees the connections. His blog is called “Dave Pell’s Next Draft.” He writes: It’s all connected. The years of Trump being manipulated into lauding Putin’s savvy and genius . The scene in Helsinki when Trump sided with Putin over America’s intelligence agencies. The weap
Georgia: School Choice Flyer Funded by DeVos Backfires
The Georgia branch of Betsy DeVos’ American Federation for Children made a mass mailing to voters in Republican districts urging them to fight against the “radical left” agenda of President Biden, Kamala Harris, and Stacey Abrams, which denies school choice. It backfired . A national advocacy group promoting school vouchers bombarded conservative Georgia voters with glossy mailers tying Republica


Texas: Republicans Who Support Public Schools Win Big Victories
Pastors for Texas Children have worked with a bipartisan coalition to support public schools and stop privatization. Rural Republicans have been an important part of the coalition that has repeatedly stopped voucher legislation and slowed charters. Big Night for Pro-Texas Public School Legislative Candidates GOP Candidates Again Rebuke Extremist Insurgents Financed By Ultra-Right-Wing Billionaire
Yale Historian Timothy Snyder Disputes Claim that Russia Wanted to Push Back Against NATO Expansion
Putin has said that he sent troops to Ukraine to “denazify” it and to “liberate” its people from its democratically elected government. Apologists for Putin’s “special operation” say that Putin had to act because he felt encircled by NATO. Yale historian Timothy D. Snyder is an authority of fascism and totalitarianism. He appeared on Democracy Now , where he explained that Russian claims about fe
Arizona: State Senate Censures Member Who Threatens Violence
Republicans and Democrats joined in a rare bipartisan vote to censure extremist Rep. Wendy Rogers. Rogers, a MAGA zealot, took part by video in a white nationalist conference where she called for “public hangings” of high-level officials and used anti-Semitic slurs. During the conference, speakers made racist remarks and cheered on Russian President Vladimir Putin, comparing the Russian leader fa
Heather Cox Richardson on the Ukraine Conflict
Historian Heather Cox Richardson has interesting insights on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The overwhelming resistance to Putin is remarkable, and Putin has turned to carpet-bombing cities and devastating civilian areas. Despite Russian efforts to convince the Russian public that the war “to liberate Ukraine from fascists” is going well, she points to the growing number of anti-war protests in
North Carolina: State Charter Board Votes to Revoke Charter of Torchlight Academy in Raleigh
I wrote a few days ago about the case of Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. The state board warned that the charter school was in trouble because of its inadequate support for students with disabilities, as well as issues of management, finances, and oversight. The state board voted to revoke the charte r. This is in addition to the previous closing of two previous charters under the
Jennifer Berkshire: Who Is Driving Teachers Out of Their Profession?
Jennifer Berkshire, expert education journalist and co-author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door , writes in The Nation about the forces driving teachers out of the schools. She interviewed many teachers who explained why they were leaving. Some cited ”the bad teacher” narrative promulgated by Arne Duncan and his insistence that teachers be evaluated, based on their students’ test scores, which is

S.F. school board approves layoff plan and bonuses for teachers, but defies state fiscal expert on aides - on @sfchronicle

Geography, politics key factors in whether California districts will still require masking via @edsource

New Federal Data Shows Pandemic's Effects on Teaching Profession

New Mexico increases focus on race in K-12 despite backlash | AP News - on @ap

Schools Chancellor David Banks outlines vision for NYC schools - Gothamist - on @gothamist

The fight over Lowell High School admission is about to heat up again under S.F.’s new school board - on @sfchronicle

Tennessee lawmakers advance bill targeting 'obscene' books after hearings - via @tennessean

Food service workers at Minneapolis Public Schools vote to authorize strike – Twin Cities - on @pioneerpress

Quest to remove ‘pornography’ has GOP Texas House members asking school leaders to take books pledge - via @dallasnews

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