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Thursday, March 10, 2022

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Hope Grows as Argument Ends in PA School Funding Lawsuit  | gadflyonthewallblog - via @StevenSinger3

New Hampshire: Pro-Public Education Candidates Sweep School Board Elections! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

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NASHVILLE’S LAST SCHOOL BOARD RACE – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

International Women's Day. The point is… -

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Masking in Seattle Schools to End on Monday, March 14th -

MAGA Re-Districting Incites School Litigation | tultican -

NYC has been excluded from more than $2.5 billion in state aid to make up for the cost of charter schools! | Class Size Matters | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes -

CURMUDGUCATION: WA: Summit Charters Caught Using Uncertified Teachers -

David Labaree on Schooling, History, and Writing: Releasing Poor Kids from Preschool Prison | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Teacher Tom: Silence -

No More Hot Air About Swedish Schools! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Because Congress Failed to Pass Build Back Better, Child Poverty Grew by 3.7 Million Children from December to January | janresseger - via @janresseger

Black Teacher Effectiveness: Don’t Reduce It To Role Modeling - Philly's 7th Ward -

Tennessee Is About to Take School Privatization to an Extreme - -

Eric Blanc Reports on the Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Chalkbeat: TFA Continues Decline in Numbers | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

The “Science of Reading” Multiverse – academic freedom isn't free - via @plthomasEdD

Here’s How to Donate, Help Ukraine During Russian Attacks – NBC Chicago - via @nbcchicago

GAO Took A Closer Look At Virtual Charter Schools. The Results Are Not Encouraging. - by @palan57 on @forbes

CPS’ selective schools to try to enroll more low-income students | WBEZ Chicago -

Memphis students campaign against Tennessee house bills 1944, 800 - via @memphisnews

March 10, 1972: National Black Political Convention -

Progressive candidates prevail in school board elections despite passionate campaigns on right via @nhbulletinnews

Opinion: Georgia schools are so white they alienate students of color on @ajc

OP-ED | Teachers Increasingly Feel the Threat of 'Moral Injury' | CT News Junkie - via @ctnewsjunkie

Ten Ways to Leverage Student Choice in Your Classroom - John Spencer - via @spencerideas

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

Closing arguments in Pennsylvania school funding case set for Thursday, resolution still far off via @ChalkbeatPHL

Choosing Democracy: Every Day at SCUSD -

Florida Advised Against Covid Vaccines for Kids. This Pediatrician Is Appalled.

Scrambling to find school bus drivers | EdSource - on @edsource

The Grown-Ups Are Losing It

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

A Mayor Named Tiffany: Young, Determined and Black
'Elected in February 2021 with 82% of the vote, the 8-year former village trustee Tiffany Henyard became the Village of Dolton’s first and youngest woman mayor in the village's 130-year history at age 37. She joins Alfred Edmond, Jr. on Beyond The Hype to share how she is bringing fresh solutions on issues ranging from public safety and prison reform, to restoring communities by boosting homeowne
Dionne Warwick on Lena Horne and Her Musical Influences
'On February 8, 1996, Dionne Warwick discussed her musical influences and the impact that Lena Horne and others had on her career, in this clip from our digital archives. Interview conducted for American Masters—Lena Horne: In Her Own Words (1996), directed by Susan Lacy .'
What's Next in Marlon James's 'African Game of Thrones'?
'The Dark Star Trilogy is Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James 's epic fantasy series set in a fictionalised ancient Africa. Dubbed the “African Game of Thrones”, James's stories are filled with powerful witches, shape-shifting animals, and battles between warring kingdoms influenced by folklore and mythology from the continent. In the just-released second novel of the series - Moon Witch, Sp
Left of Black S12 · E14 | Black Utopias and the Mystical with Jayna Brown
Can the utopian model that is a common theme in science and speculative fiction also be a new way for Black people to rethink how to exist in a world where their humanity is always called into question? What do such historic figures like Sojourner Truth reveal to us through their own mystical practices? Dr. Jayna J. Brown , Professor of Humanities & Media Studies at the Pratt Institute, dissects
Duets: Black Creatives in Conversation with Asali Solomon and Mia Carter
'In this virtual conversation, Dr. Asali Solomon (award-winning author and Haverford College Professor) discusses her new novel The Days of Afrekete , writing process, and source for her inspiration with Dr. Mia Carter (Associate Dean for University of Texas College of Liberal Arts and English Professor).' -- John L.Warfield Center for African American Studie

Epic approves school-district consolidation that could save millions via @nondocmedia

DeSantis agrees to meet with Disney CEO amid 'Don't Say Gay’ fallout

Finger-pointing ensues after Congress fails to extend universal school meals

Massive Turnout On Day One Of Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike

The Unity Of Theory And Practice

Texas students push back on book bans

Idaho Republicans push bill that would fine and jail librarians for certain books

Eric Adams Argues For Maintaining Control of NYC Schools Through 2026

15 candidates for NOLA Public Schools superintendent to go before OPSB: Read their resumes

Examples from the Field: How the American Rescue Plan is Helping Schools, Students & Educators Grow Post-Pandemic - Blog -

College In New Mexico Is Now Tuition-Free, Even For Part-Time Students

Frederick County Sheriff investigating threats targeting Black students at middle school

Can UC Berkeley plan to house homeless people inspire other campuses to tackle the crisis?

Superintendent visits Crenshaw High after student melee; police seize gun at another campus

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

Ed Tech Digest
Ten years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2021 – PART ONE , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this we
A Look Back: I Created My Own News Aggregator With AllTop – You Can Use Mine Or Create Your Own
(I’ve been sharing past posts for new readers to see. This one originally appeared in early 2021.) AllTop has been around awhile. It’s a “news aggregator” – it identifies a number of topics and then creates pages on them with updated stories from different sites specializing in those topics. The stories are updated by RSS feeds which, prior to the advent of social media ten years ago, which was t
Depressing Statistic Of The Day: BIG Disappointment In Title 1 Funding
President Biden had said he wanted to triple funding for Title 1 schools. Today, he settled for a six percent increase. It was great he got so much money to schools during the pandemic. But that was all temporary. We’ll probably be better off in California because of Prop 98, which requires that a certain percentage of the state budget has to be spent on K-12 schools, and because of the Local Con
Google’s New “Aloud” Tool Could Be A Huge Asset To Teachers Who Want To Make Their Content Accessible To ELLs
Today, Google unveiled a new tool called Aloud . If you create a video in one language, you just upload the text narration and Aloud will “dub” your video in one of several languages (and they plan on adding more). So, according to Google, it would be simple for a teacher who creates their own videos in English to make others dubbed in the home language of ELL students. Just as many content teach
Study Finds That Remote Teaching Wasn’t Necessarily Prime Challenge Affecting Student Learning – Everything Else Probably Was
Distance learning has justifiably received a ton of criticism over the past two years, from me, included. In-person teaching and learning is clearly better for students, families and teachers. But, most of us teachers tried really, really hard to do a good job at remote learning, as did most students. A new study shows that it paid off – most students learning remotely advanced academically as mu

The difficulty recruiting teachers becomes an issue in the governor's race in Texas

A Ukrainian School in New York Takes on a Big Mission

San Diego Universities to Host American Soldiers Who Opposed the Vietnam War

Layoff notices are back in some California school districts in a year of plenty. How come? via @recordnet

Communication to SCUSD Staff About SCTA Efforts to Vote for a Strike


No, Time magazine didn’t publish a Putin-Hitler cover, and other news literacy lessons

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Bill - YouTube - on @youtube

School voucher bill clears Georgia Senate panel despite critic's public school concerns via @GeorgiaRecorder

Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ law will hurt all children, LGBTQ and straight - The Washington Post -

Grand Rapids Public Schools lowers graduation requirements to help seniors impacted by pandemic - - on @mlive

A House panel narrowly killed a bill that could have revived Tennessee school vouchers. via @ChalkbeatTN

Mpls. teachers push support-staff raises; district questions how much it can afford - - on @StarTribune

Teacher suspended for not using student's preferred pronouns sues school

LAUSD Enrollment Could Soon Dip Below 400K, New Forecast Says. At Its Height More Than 730K Students Attended

Gary Road Elementary School Assistant Principal fired after reading children’s book - via @WLBT

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