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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, March 29, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️

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SO MANY PROBLMS, SO LITTLE TIME – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

Transcript of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting, March 23, 2022 | Class Size Matters Transcript of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting, March 23, 2022 | A clearinghouse for information on class size & the proven benefits of smaller classes -

Weekend Quotables - by Michael Klonsky -

Students and Teachers As Reformers: Garfield High School (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

With A Brooklyn Accent: The Deadly Power of Racially Induced Stress -

Minneapolis teachers and support staff approve contract after three week strike. Why didn't they just rent out their house on Airbnb instead? -

Will Smith’s Oscars Assault on Chris Rock May Inspire More School Violence  | gadflyonthewallblog - via @StevenSinger3

Striking Sacramento Teachers Union Slams District For Rejecting Invite - PopularResistance.Org -

A Fourth Day Of Our Strike – Joined By Dolores Huerta! We Expect It Will Continue Tomorrow | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board March 28, 2022--Election Complaint Resolution -

NPR: School Choice in Oklahoma | deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog -

What does Unity do when they see a Problem? | JD2718 - by @Jd2718x

Hampson VS Seattle School District No. 1 -

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Proposes Rules to Stop Flow of Federal Charter School Grants into Management Company Profits | janresseger - via @janresseger

CURMUDGUCATION: "Don't Say Gay" Reactions: Masks Off -

Will Smith Did a Bad, Bad Thing | Bill Ayers -

Teacher Tom: "I Guess They Taught Themselves" -

Steve Ruis: There Are Lies and There Are Breitbart Lies | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

National Education Policy Center: Vouchers Do Not Save Money | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Statement by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Newly Signed Florida State Legislation | U.S. Department of Education -

Strange victories: Florida petulantly starts rebuilding public education after killing the Jeb/Obama era -

American Federation of Teachers AFT Condemns Signing of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill in Florida – YubaNet -

With A Brooklyn Accent: The Brave New World of Post Pandemic Teaching -

Shanker Blog: A Recipe for Successful Literacy Instruction | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

In ‘social-emotional learning,’ right sees more critical race theory

The Importance of 'Learner-Centered' Professional Development (Opinion) - by @Larryferlazzo on @educationweek

Seizing the Burke Dynasty. When Someone Shows You Who They Are… – redqueeninla -

Education Research Report: Study: To help Black students feel safer, schools must embrace their cultural identity -

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

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Eating Disorders and Black Motherhood: An Animated Story
'Writer and director Diana Chire shares an intimate and candid tale about her journey with bulimia and then motherhood. Born in Djibouti, raised in London and now working in Los Angeles, Chire entrusted her story to illustrator and art director Nina Carter, who created a minimalist animation that portrays the emotional and physical toll of having an eating disorder.' “I never set out to speak for
Tara T. Green in The Black Writer's Studio
' Dr. Tara T. Green is an African American Studies professor with over 20 years of teaching literature and culture. She is the author and editor of six books on the lives and experiences of African Americans in twentieth-century literature and film. Her latest books are Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure During the Inter
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
'In this documentary short, filmmaker JJ Anderson traces the life and career of Ulysses Jenkins , a pivotal influence in contemporary art of the last 50 years. The film follows Jenkins’s start as a painter and muralist and his evolution into a seminal video artist with landmark works such as Mass of Images and Two-Zone Transfer. The film is presented in conjunction with Jenkins’s career retrospec
How To View Urban Farming Through a Queer Lens
'At this moment in human history, our most urgent mission is to take care of our planet -- and of one another. Karen Washington , co-founder of Rise & Root Farm and a longtime activist and community gardener, joins DeVonne Jackson Perez -- native New Yorker, urban farmer and sustainable stylist -- in a stimulating conversation about sustainability and urban farming.'
Artists Live – Tara Betts in conversation with Eve Ewing
' Artists Live is a series of intimate dialogues which engage a diverse range of artists at different stages in their careers by examining their artistic practice and trajectory. The conversations explore a variety of topics as they reveal individual artist's stories. Dr. Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit , Arc & Hue , and the forthcoming Refuse to Disappear . Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a soci
An Evening With a Freedom Rider: Charles Person
' An author and Marine Corps veteran, Charles Person was one of the original 13 Freedom Riders who set out on May 4, 1961, to protest segregation and discrimination against Black Americans in the South. The youngest rider to participate that day, 18-year-old Charles Person made a decision that would shape America and the civil rights movement as we know it. Person visits Crystal Bridges to discus
Cass Sunstein for Big Think | "Sludge" How Bureaucracies Abuse Your Time
'"Sludge" constitutes the obstacles, such as bureaucratic paperwork, that society puts in place to prevent a person from accomplishing something they want to do. Sludge can be good when it ensures that people do not behave recklessly or impulsively. But oftentimes, sludge is nothing more than an obstacle to freedom. Sludge can be found everywhere, from the criminal justice system to acquiring a m
Art21 "New York Close Up" | Azikiwe Mohammed is a Guy Who Makes Stuff
“The word artist is a little funky … I would self-describe as a ‘guy who makes stuff.’” 'Rejecting the centuries long cult of the genius artist, Azikiwe Mohammed embraces the modest, the eclectic, and above all the helpful. Mohammed works in a range of mediums and skill sets from painting to puppets to furniture to tapestries, informed by the unpretentious aesthetics of the Black homes and spaces
Famed Gee’s Bend Quilters are Now on the Runway and Online
'A blockbuster exhibition in the early 2000’s made the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, famous for their visually stunning quilts. But the success didn’t translate into meaningful economic gains for their isolated community. Now, new opportunities are helping change that. With support from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the quilters now have sold-out Etsy shops and collaborations with high-profile

As Guthrie Public Schools grows, so does community financial support via @nondocmedia

How a lawsuit over a teen spurred Florida Republicans to pass the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law

Florida's "don't say gay" bill is just the beginning: Republicans want to claw back all gay rights

"Don't make me read my child's obituary": Texas risks lives by banning gender-affirming care

Pandemic Universal School Meals Program Is Set To End in June If Extension Is Not Reached

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: 60 Tools For Collaborating Online
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. geralt / Pixabay I originally posted THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS STUDENTS CAN USE COLLABORATIVELY TO CREATE PROJECTS in 2020, The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration in 2008, and The Best Online Tools For Collaboration — NOT In Real Time in 2008. I’ve been revising and updating all of them since their or
Tuesday’s New Articles On School Reopenings
(Note: This on-going series is about reopening schools around the country in light of the pandemic. We are presently on strike, resulting in the closing of schools in our district because our district leadership is not taking seriously the changes that need to be made to deal with effects of the pandemic on our students and teachers. See other posts on this blog for up-to-date reports on our job
A Fourth Day Of Our Strike – Joined By Dolores Huerta! We Expect It Will Continue Tomorrow
We’re finishing the fourth day of our strike, and it looks like we’ll be continuing it into at least a fifth. We were joined by United Farmworkers Union legend Dolores Huerta! Here are some tweets and photos from the day (you can see my previous posts about the strike here and here ): As our strike with @sacteachers stretches into its 2nd week, our hardworking classified staff, many of whom barel
Just Sent-Out Free Monthly Email Newsletter
geralt / Pixabay I’ve just mailed out the April, 2022 issue of my very simple free monthly email newsletter . It has over 3,000 subscribers, and you can subscribe here . Of course, you can also join the eighteen thousand others who subscribe to this blog daily. Here Are 8 Ways You Can Subscribe For Free…

DeSantis Signs Florida Bill That Opponents Call ‘Don’t Say Gay’

‘Disturbing’: Biden education secretary warns Florida after DeSantis signs anti-LGBTQ bill targeting ‘most vulnerable’

‘Too much catnip’: State senator mocked over claim students now identifying as ‘furries’ – and demanding litter boxes

Vladimir Tismaneanu: Putin Is an Assassin of Memory | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

The Man Who Dared to Challenge Putin | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Schools Matter: MIT Returns to SAT to Keep Out the Riffraff -

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UFT DA- The Numbers Don't Lie - Truth about our Delegate Assembly, Mulgrew Filibuster (and the mistruth UFC is “wasting time”)
With every blatant lie, the Unity Caucus machine wins votes for United For Change. They dare to try to blame the lack of business getting done at the DA on the few minutes taken up be points of order or parliamentary procedure which are attempts to open up the floor for debates, discussions and resolutions. So people have begun to track the actual time stamps for the DA to prove that Mulgrew and


Nick's Comprehensive Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 3/28/2022 – Election Complaints
Christina Gavin: Our union has been in existence since 1960. The DOL has regulations, set in 1959, for election guidelines. Our union should be upholding federal labor laws. These labor laws underline the fiber of our union, but we see repeated violations. Mr. Barr and Ms. Norton take exemption and want to interpret regulations and Carl Cambria’s reminder to interpret guidelines in another way. I
Mulgrew Report Card -- Retireee ADvocate NEWSLETTER: Election is coming, VOTE UFC
RA NEWSLETTER: Election is coming. Vote for United for Change View this email in your browser Join Retiree Advocate/UFT - Become a member: $20. Send check made out to Retiree Advocate/ UFT P.O. Box 22567, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2567 or click this link to pay with Paypal Retiree Advocate is a member of UNITED FOR CHANGE Come and work with us on this historic election campaign! RA hosted a successful Z

Garside teacher put on leave after reporting student strip searches | Las Vegas Review-Journal - on @reviewjournal

Colorado charter schools seek more control over special education - Chalkbeat Colorado - on chalkbeat

Social-emotional learning: The new target of critical-race-theory attacks - The Washington Post -

W.Va. Bills Signed Aimed At Protecting Special Needs Students

Georgia House votes to ease parental challenges to books via @11AliveNews

U.S. education secretary speaks at San Diego conference, calls for teacher shortage solutions

Reading struggles continue for kids across NC — not just at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Some schools changing grading scale - on @DenverChannel
Congress rejected Biden’s bid to double Title I. Now he’s asking again. - Chalkbeat - on chalkbeat

Connecting US educators to the Airbnb Host economy and Airbnb Experiences -

The reading gap between Black and white students in Florida is 29 points. It’s wider in some local districts - on WJXT
I no longer grade my students' work – and I wish I had stopped sooner - by @elisabethg61 on @ConversationUS

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Big Education Ape: CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: Tax Edition (3/27) -

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Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it -

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