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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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Charter schools may face tougher rules to get federal grants - The Washington Post -

An Open Letter to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Human Rights for Children | by Bruce Lesley | Voices4Kids | Medium - by @BruceLesley on @First_Focus

Children learning to read later catch up to children reading earlier -

Pennsylvania Approves Stronger Charter School Regulations – CBS Pittsburgh - on /KDKA

How Should Teachers Teach (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

Weekend Quotables - by Michael Klonsky -

Our testimony at today’s education budget hearings. | Class Size Matters Our testimony at today’s education budget hearings. | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes -

Questions for Town Hall Listening Session - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) -

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What Does Today’s Battle Over “Critical Race Theory” Have in Common with the Old Battle About Evolution? | janresseger - via @janresseger

Teacher Tom: The Empowered Educator: Partnering With Parents -

Angie Sullivan: Nevada Is Killing Off Its Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

National teacher union leaders visit Colorado to advocate for collective bargaining bill | Government | - on @DenverGazette

Curmudgucation: Tax Credit Scholarships and Education Savings Accounts: A Primer | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Community Members Rally In Support Of Potential Teacher Strike

Unions plan strike for Wednesday if agreement isn't reached with Sacramento City Unified

Ohio: The Academic Failure of Vouchers | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

California: ALERT! Charter Insiders Infiltrate Democratic Party Platform Committee! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

NYC Public School Parents: How another sketchy contract to be voted on tomorrow by the Panel for Educational Policy highlights the need for more financial accountability in the current system -

We Shouldn’t Have 24/7 Access To Our Children’s Teachers - on @scarymommy

Federal judge blocks DC law allowing kids to get vaccinated without parental consent

Texas appeals court reinstates injunction blocking investigations into parents of transgender kids - by NBCNews on @NBCNews

Progressives are resisting rightwing book banning campaigns – and are winning | US education | The Guardian - by @adamgabbatt on @guardian

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

Choosing Democracy: Every Day in SCUSD -

In America, I faced Islamophobia right from the start - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

We Received Advance Copies Of Our New Book! | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

Education Research Report -
Standardizing Applicant High School and Neighborhood Information Helps to Diversify Selective Colleges
Many selective colleges consider the backgrounds of applicants to improve equity in admissions. However, this information is usually not available for all applicants. This study examines whether the chances of admission and enrollment changed after 43 colleges gained access to a new tool that standardizes information on educational disadvantage for all applicants. Applicants from the most challen
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
NCES has added data from the 2019 administration of the (TIMSS) to the International Data Explorer (IDE). The IDE is an online, interactive tool that allows users to explore international study data and create customized tables, charts, maps, and analyses. TIMSS is an international comparative study that measures trends in fourth- and eighth-grade mathematics and science achievement every 4 year
National poll: More than 1 in 4 parents say their adolescent has seen a mental health specialist
Just 4 in 10 parents say their child’s provider asks about mental health concerns at all check-ups and nearly half who seek mental health services for their adolescent describe difficulties getting care. IMAGE: ALMOST ALL PARENTS FELT SOMEWHAT OR VERY CONFIDENT THEY WOULD RECOGNIZE A POSSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE IN THEIR ADOLESCENT. view more CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH C.S. MOTT CHILDR

500 Researchers Ask Universities to Reject Fossil-Fuel Cash

The Ukraine Crisis Briefly Put America’s Culture War in Perspective

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How NCAA Athletes are Navigating the Wild West of "NIL" Deals
'In the first episode of Fast Company 's new podcast Creative Control , host KC Ifeanyi dives into the tangled history of the NCAA and collegiate athletes being able to earn money from their name, image, and likeness. The new policy has been a long time coming for athletes in the NCAA who can now score brand deals and monetize their social media. But the rules here are still very fragmented. So h
Legendary Jazz Bassist Ron Carter Still Going Strong
'Here & Now's Celeste Headlee speaks with Grammy-winning, world recording holding jazz bassist Ron Carter who will celebrate his 85th birthday with a concert at Carnegie Hall. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Carter is the most recorded jazz bassist with over 2,200 sessions.'
Vinyl Me, Please Anthology Podcast: The Story of Philadelphia International Records – Episode 2: T.S.O.P (The Sound of Philadelphia)
'The second episode of Vinyl Me, Please Anthology Podcast on Philadelphia International Records starts off at the former site of Sigma Sound Studios, the long-gone historic recording studio where most of the artists on Philadelphia International recorded. This episode will cover the story of PIR house band MFSB’s 1973 record, Love is the Message , and vocal trio The Three Degrees’ 1973 self-title
The Limits with Jay Williams: Wu-Tang's RZA on Redefining Hip-Hop & Building Generational Wealth
'Hip-hop producer RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan always knew he was going to be one of the greats. And believing it was his first step to achieving legendary status. RZA was confident about what his music would sound like and what he wanted to say. But he also had the confidence that he could turn other artists into stars. All RZA needed was a little time and trust. He asked the members of Wu-Tang to gi
How to Manage the Homework of Adulthood, from Paperwork to Repairs
'Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, forms to sign, carpools to organize – so much tedious, time-consuming, unpaid labor. Call it the homework of adulthood, and many of us are earning a failing grade. Columbia Law School professor Elizabeth Emens calls this work "life admin," and wrote a book about it by the same name . "Life admin is all th
Celebrating Black Women in Pop with Danyel Smith
' All Of It celebrate Black women trailblazers in the pop world, with Danyel Smith , author of the new book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop . Smith is also the creator and host of the podcast, Black Girl Songbook.'
Soledad O'Brien on What it Means to be Black and Missing in America
'Why are the cases of missing Black women and girls not covered as extensively as other missing people? The Takeaway talk with Soledad O’Brian , creator of the four-part HBO documentary series Black and Missing , about why this disparity exists and what one organization is doing to fix that.

‘Coordinate those needs’: Bill tries to expand community school initiatives via @nondocmedia

Indiana governor vetoes transgender girls sports ban

Returning Bankruptcy Protections Is Critical For Solving Student Debt

Adjunct professors, the ‘backbone’ of higher education, push for better wages and benefits via @usatoday

Tennessee's Legislative Version of Targeting "Divisive Concepts" Nears Final Passage

73% of voters in L.A. Unified do not believe every neighborhood has a good school, poll says

L.A. teachers union members approve deal to lift mandate and make masking optional

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

We Received Advance Copies Of Our New Book!
We just received advance copies of the second edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide ! You can order it here on Amazon . It should be available by the end of this month. Look for excerpts at Middleweb , and a slow Twitter chat we’ll be doing at the beginning of April.
New Resources On Race & Racism
I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism: How California districts seek to recruit, retain Black teachers amid shortage is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More
Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
BiljaST / Pixabay Six years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2021. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners. In additi
A Look Back: 21 Tools For Creating Online Presentations
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay I originally posted The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows in 2008, and have been revising and updating it since that time. Of course, it includes Google Slides, but also twenty more, such as Adobe Spark (yes, I know it’s called something different now, but I think many of us
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

New Mexico has one of the most generous 'free tuition' programs, but there are limits

Ukrainian students in the U.S. watch a war on their homeland unfold from abroad

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in Louisiana Legislature would ‘isolate’ LGBTQ students, critic says

Education Department, NASA to Host Fireside Chat to Spotlight How Title IX Has Helped Women Enter, Succeed in STEM Fields | U.S. Department of Education -

EPS District 5 forum: Grande accuses EPS board of ‘discriminating against kids’ with COVID protocols via @nondocmedia

The Controversial and Condemned National Education Standards for History (1994) – Federal Education Policy History - by @kevinrkosar

Rethinking campus mental health to better serve LGBTQ+ students and others

All LAUSD First Grade Students Get $50 in Savings Accounts – NBC Los Angeles - via @nbcla

Colorado School District Nixes Valedictorian Awards, Faces Sharp Backlash | KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM -

Oregon's largest school districts to continue offering online learning option next year via @KGWNews

Legislature bans teachers, other school staff, from using zip-ties and handcuffs on students - Florida Phoenix - on @flphoenixnews

Mayor Wu urges state education board against Boston Public Schools takeover - The Boston Globe - on @BostonGlobe

Bowser Revives Fight Over Whether To Remove Cops From Schools

Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the Alarm

‘Everything on the table’ as IPS addresses enrollment decline and too many schools

New Jersey says it studies charter school segregation, but won’t share the findings via @ChalkbeatNWK

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