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Saturday, March 19, 2022

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Gov. DeSantis: Anti-Safety, Anti-Science, Anti-Vax, and Anti-Child | by Bruce Lesley | Voices4Kids | Mar, 2022 | Medium - by @BruceLesley on @First_Focus


Seattle Schools and the Alliance for Education

Politics in the UK & US "awash in Russian money." -

How Should Teachers Teach? (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

Mulgrew on Medicare? | JD2718 - by @Jd2718x

ProPublica: Russian Trolls Churn Out Phony Pro-Putin “Fact Checks” | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Rodney Pierce: Hiring More Black Male Teachers is a Great Investment | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

NBC News: The Rumor about “BioLabs” in Ukraine Spread by QAnon, Tucker Carlson, Russia | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Tennessee Education Report – Education politics and policy in the Volunteer State - via @TNEdReport

If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu - on @buzzsprout

How Big Tech Sees Big Profits in Social-Emotional Learning at School - The World Other Side -

The best ways to help all refugees — from Ukraine and beyond - Vox - on voxdotcom

Which jobs qualify for public service loan forgiveness? - by AbigailJHess on @CNBC

Literacy: Systems Matter. A Q&A with Associate Professor Sarah Woulfin | College of Education | University of Texas at Austin | - via @utexascoe

“Grooming” Is Republicans’ Cruel New Buzzword for Targeting Trans Kids | The New Republic - by @melissagira on @newrepublic

Opinion | Who’s Unhappy With Schools? People Without School-Age Kids. - The New York Times - on @nytimes

Philly school board rejects calls to reopen search for next superintendent via @ChalkbeatPHL

glen brown: The US Would Be on Firmer Ground Declaring Putin a War Criminal if George W. Bush Had Been Tried by Juan Cole -

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

Private lenders lobby to restart federal student loan payments

A School Created A Homeless Shelter In The Gym And It Paid Off In The Classroom

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Nasser Paydar | U.S. Department of Education -

Secretary Cardona Meets with Faith Leaders in New York to Highlight Importance of Community and Faith-based Organizations to Education | U.S. Department of Education -

American Federation of Teachers announces $100,000 donation to Minneapolis educators’ strike fund | Workday Minnesota - by @Huateques on @workdaymn

Disney, DeSantis and the "Don't Say Gay" bill: A Florida showdown over money, power and equality

House Passes CROWN Act Seeking To Ban Race Based Hair Discrimination

Luring Covid-cautious parents back to school

SCUSD educators, staff set strike date. SCUSD warns all schools would close - on @kcranews

L.A. Unified to lift indoor mask mandate next week in agreement with teachers union

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

Saturday’s New Articles 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: Los Angeles schools will stop requiring masks in an agreement with the teachers’ union. is from The NY Times. L.A. Unified to
Pins Of The Week
I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 22,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog. I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post). You might also be interested in MY MOST POPULAR PINS OF 2020 Here
A Look Back: 18 Ways To Making Digital Maps
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. Pexels / Pixabay I originally posted The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web in 2008, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes Google Maps (of course), Tripline , , StepMap , and fourteen more online tools. Check them all out at the “Best” list and let me know what I’m missing!
I Used Quizizz’s “Live Whiteboard” Feature For The First Time Today & Liked It A Lot
As regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of Quizizz . I’ve written a lot about it . It’s so easy to use, so fun for students, has so many games, and has so many features. But I hadn’t tried using its relatively new Live Whiteboard feature until today, and discovered that it can be VERY useful. I’m teaching about quotation marks as part of students writing an Autobiographical Incident Essay. After
Reminder: New Resources For Teaching About The Russia/Ukraine War – Everyday!
andriish22 / Pixabay Just another reminder that I usually add two-to-four new teaching resources everyday to The Best Teaching & Learning Resources About The Russia/Ukraine War. Right now it includes many lesson plans and teaching ideas. Let me know what you think I’m missing! And let’s hope the Russia stops its attacks soon.
Our Teachers’ Union Accepts Fact Finding Report; District Rejects It; We Strike Next Week | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Difficult environment for teachers during pandemic, report finds | Video | NJ Spotlight News - on @NJSpotlightNews

6 in 10 teachers experienced physical violence or verbal aggression during COVID

With a shortage of staff, students are stepping up to become employees at school


Louisiana Republican files ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill after reading Twitter and Facebook, praying, and talking to her pastor

California got federal funding for electric buses. Is your town on the list?

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Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley: Sex with Ev’Yan Whitney
'What does sexual freedom really look like? This week we interrogate the messages we’ve internalized about sex and we ask ourselves: Can we decolonize our sex lives to aid in the larger quest towards liberation for us all? To help unpack some of the layers Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley called on Ev’Yan Whitney – a sexuality doula, author, and sensualist – who helps people better understand thei
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Deva Woodly on Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements
'A discussion with Deva Woodly , who teaches in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where she also directs the Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence . Deva has published widely on democratic theory and practice, focusing on the function of public meaning formation and its effect on self- and collective-understanding of the polity, employ
Deep Dive: The First National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana
'In March 1972 Gary, Indiana hosted the very first National Black Political Convention. Attendees included Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale and US Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm. Artists and athletes like Muhammad Ali and Harry Belafonte also attended. The convention produced a foundational document titled The Black Agenda. The Takeaway 's Melissa Harris-Perry and co-host Dorian Warr
Strings and Soul of Haitian Songstress Emeline Michel
'The New York-based Haitian singer and songwriter Emeline Michel combines traditional Haitian kompa, rasyn, and twoubadou music with jazz, R & B, and her gospel choir roots. She is a Red Cross Ambassador, and some of her lyrics deal with social issues, especially those affecting women and children. Emeline Michel and her band play moving and joyful tunes, both old and new, for the Soundcheck Podc
The Big Picture: Producing 'Summer Of Soul'
'As part of our "Big Picture" series, where we spotlight the stars that make magic behind the camera, we'll speak to the producer,of Summer of Soul , Joseph Patel .'
Knoxville Uplifts the Works of Hometown Artist Beauford Delaney
Beauford Delaney. Composition 16. 1954-56 ' Beauford Delaney is an artist who is well known among some in the art world. But this figure of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond is resurfacing in a big way and his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, is leading the way. Ambriehl Crutchfield of WPLN reports.'
Abdullah Ibrahim: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' Abdullah Ibrahim , now 87, has witnessed the horrors of apartheid. He grew up in South Africa and composed what would become known as the "anti-apartheid anthem," "Mannenberg." Nelson Mandela called him "our Mozart." He also successfully made music under the name Dollar Brand, and worked with jazz legends including Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Don Cherry and Archie Shepp. In 1968, he converted to
'Master' and the Current Limitations of Black Horror
'The new film Master is a thriller set at a predominantly white liberal arts college, where a history of systemic racism still haunts the campus in the present day. The film stars Regina Hall as a professor who steps into a new role as the school's first Black house master. Plus, a Black incoming freshman ( Zoe Renee ) is facing challenges in adjusting to her surroundings. The film, directed by M
Virginia Hamilton's 'Liberation Literature' Continues to Open Doors for Young Readers
'Virginia Hamilton is the most award-winning YA author in American literary history, with dozens of works of fiction and non-fiction to her credit. Among other prizes, she won a National Book Award and was the first children's writer to win a MacArthur "Genius Grant"; she was also the first African American author to win a Newbery Medal. She called her books, "liberation literature," because they

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