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Monday, March 21, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, March 21, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️

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New report shows significant & beneficial declines in citywide class sizes that will increase once again if Mayor’s budget cuts are made | Class Size Matters | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes -

SCTA Agrees to Fact-Finder's Recommendation - Sacramento City Teachers Association -

MGT Consulting and Somerset Academy: A Florida Case Study in Ed Reform Working for Itself. | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog -

FOP flop in Chicago - by Michael Klonsky -

BBC News: The Wounded. Children of Putin’s War | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

NYC Educator: Don't Forget to Vote for Unity -

Oklahoma: The Long Battle to Destroy Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Teacher Tom: "Guys, Guys, I Got A Plan" -

USA Today: Charter Schools Collected $1 Billion in COVID Funds They Did Not Need | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Newark: Black Students Walk Out of North Star Charter to Protest Mistreatment | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

State Fiscal Austerity Agency Says 11 School Districts Face Similar Fate as OUSD | Post News Group - via @OaklandPostNews

USA Today Exposes Charter School Abuse of Small Business PPP Funds - Network For Public Education - via @Network4pubEd

Propaganda Techniques to Justify Putin’s War on Ukraine | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Former Athens principal convicted for role in $10 million fraud scheme -

Schools primed for 'militant teacher strikes' over post-COVID pay, benefits and respect - on @YahooNews

Ed Notes Online: Handicapping the 2022 UFT Election: Can United for Change Win? Part 1 - UFC Unique Coalition, Unity on the Attack, Will UFC Hold Together? -

Work Won't Love You Back: What Teachers Can Teach Us About Work - -

Academic Freedom Isn't Free: Curriculum as Windows, Mirrors, and Maps | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

CURMUDGUCATION: Read This Series About Hillsdale College and the Dismantling of Public Education -

WHAT IS ALL REALLY ABOUT? – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

This school wasn't built for the new climate reality. Yours may not be either

Opinion | Why Are We Letting Republicans Win the School Wars? - The New York Times - on @nytimes

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Opinion: Teachers don’t need a task force. We need a new governor. - on @houstonchron

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

Pretrial juvenile detention leads to a 31% decline in the likelihood of graduating high school
Roughly one in four juveniles arrested in the U.S. spend time in a detention center prior to their court date. To study the consequences of this practice for youth, this paper links the universe of individual public school records in Michigan to juvenile and adult criminal justice records. Using a combination of exact matching and inverse probability weighting, the authors estimate that juvenile
The Higher Education-Innovation Gap
This paper documents differences across higher-education courses in the coverage of frontier knowledge. Comparing the text of 1.7M syllabi and 20M academic articles, the authors construct the "education-innovation gap," a syllabus’s relative proximity to old and new knowledge. They show that courses differ greatly in the extent to which they cover frontier knowledge. More selective and better fun

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Left of Black S12 · E16 | Boyz n the Void: a mixtape to my brother with G'Ra Asim
What does it mean to be Black and punk? How does this intersection impact how African American youth express themselves while confronted with the expectations of society and community? G'Ra Asim , assistant professor of creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis and a punk rocker, joins Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal to discuss his book, Boyz n the
Samuel L. Jackson: "Movie sets are my playground"
'Actor Samuel L. Jackson , nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," will receive an honorary Oscar for a stellar career that includes more than 150 films. He talks with Sunday Morning contributor Kelefa Sanneh about his love of popcorn movies, the business of Hollywood, and his new TV miniseries, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey , based on the book by
Amina Gautier in The Black Writer's Studio
' Amina Gautier is the author of three short story collections: At-Risk , Now We Will Be Happ y, and The Loss of All Lost Things . More than one hundred and thirty of her stories have been published, appearing in Agni, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, Callaloo, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Joyland, Kenyon Review, Kweli, Latino Book Review, Los Angeles Re

From GOAT to ghost: Here are America’s 30 most Googled slang terms

Harvard Law Appoints First Black Dean of Students

The ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Makes School Even Less Safe for Black Students

Non-Tenure Howard Faculty Threaten to Strike

PROOF POINTS: $1.5 billion in recovery funds go to afterschool

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

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in seeing all my “Best” lists related to education policy here ): Op-Ed: How can we make more students fall in love with math? is by JO BOALER. Unprecedented federal funding is on the way. High-poverty schools are starting to reckon with how to spend it. is from Chalkbeat. "10,000 students do
Most Popular Posts Of The Week
I’m making a change in the content of the regular feature. In addition to sharing the top five posts that have received the most “hits” in the preceding seven-to-ten days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date), I will also include the top five posts that have actually appeared in the past week. Often, these are different posts. You might also be interested in IT’S THE
A Look Back: This Is Interesting: Hattie Says Jigsaw Strategy Hits a Homerun
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: Katrina Schwartz has written an excellent article over at MindShift headlined How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea. She’s done a masterful job of exp
Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON INSTRUCTION IN 2021 – PART ONE . Here are this week’s picks: Creating Authentic Writing Opportunities in the Science Classroom is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Writing In Sc

NYC Education Dept.’s newly-created division to support kids in foster care still hasn’t hired any staffers

Slow progress on NYC’s $200 million “universal curriculum” - New York Daily News - via @nydailynews

California CHARTER SCHOOL teacher under fire for leading pre-schoolers in an anti-Biden chant: report

Biden-Harris Administration Partners with Aspen Institute on Latino Regional Economic Summits to Connect Local Latino Community Members with Federal Leaders and Resources | U.S. Department of Education -

More money for Chicago schools next year, but shrinking campuses see cuts - Chalkbeat Chicago - on chalkbeat

Lexington-Richland 5 school board member files libel suit over social media comments | Columbia News | - on @postandcourier

'Ghost guns' showing up in school shootings, experts fear trend will get worse - ABC News -

Bill to ban books with descriptions of sex from Arizona schools moves forward via @ArizonaMirror

Applications to SFUSD schools stagnate, a worrying sign as district struggles with declining enrollment - on @sfchronicle

Luring Covid-cautious parents back to school

Where in the world is Vermont’s public tuition money going? - VTDigger - via @vtdigger

We Demand Better for Our Black Children - The Santa Barbara Independent -

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