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NPE Action Endorses Mitchell Robinson for the Michigan State School Board - NPE Action -

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

Fighting and talking at the same time - by Michael Klonsky -

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

CURMUDGUCATION: PA: New Voucher Bill Moves Forward -

When Hit Dogs Are Hurt And Holler - Philly's 7th Ward -

Extreme Privatization – Tennessee Education Report - via

New DonorsChoose Survey Finds Black Male Educators Have High Engagement but Low Retention

Please Support the U.S. Department of Education’s Proposals to Regulate Federal Funding of Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Carol Burris: How Charter Operators Get Rich: “Sweeps Contracts” | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Peter Greene: Write a Letter to Support the Federal Ban on Funding For-Profit Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Jan Resseger: Feds Propose New Rules to Bar Profiteers | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Academic Freedom Isn't Free: Don’t Buy It: The Marketing Scam of MSM and the “Science of Reading” | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Column: This teachers' strike is not just about money. It's about respect for public education

How educational are “educational” apps for young
children? App store content analysis using the

Ky. Senate gives final passage to statewide charter school bill - via @wave3news

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

SunTree Snack Foods Recalls Dried Strawberries - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) -

Education Research Report: Naptime may bolster early literacy skills among preschoolers -

Andrew Jackson School becomes Fanny Jackson Coppin School via @ChalkbeatPHL

Why Kids’ COVID Vaccines Results Don’t Look Like Adults’

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Need a Film Self Distribution Strategy? Independent Filmmaking Explained with Chris Everett
' Chris Everett is the founder of Speller Street Films, an independent documentary film production company. As a documentary filmmaker, Chris gained experience putting together a winning film crew, producing a feature film, submitting to film festivals, and self-distributing his film projects. He talks about the reality of film festival submissions and how he took inspiration from rappers and Spi
Constance Baker Motley's Major Cases
'Historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin discusses the early days of Constance Baker Motley 's legal career and some of the major cases in which she was involved, including Brown v. Board of Education. Brown-Nagin's biography is called, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality . '
Twitter Executive TJ Adeshola On Building Black Spaces In Tech
' TJ Adeshola has been changing the game in sports media and tech for years. The Twitter Global Head of Content Partnerships got his start at ESPN, where he was grateful to receive guidance and opportunity from several Black mentors. When he entered the tech world at Twitter, however, he didn't see many people who looked like him. From then, TJ's mission has been clear: to diversify tech spaces f
Black Masculinity and 'The Slap' Felt Around the World
'The 94th Academy Awards became quite tense on Sunday when Will Smith got on stage and slapped Chris Rock in response to an insensitive joke that Rock made about Jada Pinkett Smith . Shortly after the incident, Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor and gave a speech about family and protecting the people you love. The takes on the incident have ranged from insightful to groan inducing to flat out ra

DeSantis says Disney ‘crossed the line’ in calling for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ repeal

Colorado Community Stops Profit-Driven School Closure

New Orleans: Hundreds Unite To March Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

Doctors Who Care For Trans Kids Are Being Targeted, Protested, Harassed - PopularResistance.Org via @PopResistance

Midwest Dispatch: Minneapolis Police vs. Teachers—A Tale of Two Contracts

Canada Coalition has Helped Hundreds of Black Students in Ukraine Escape War

Data Shows Major Reading Gap between Black and White Florida Students

California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) holds annual summit in Sacramento

Texas schools won’t lose funding for attendance drops during the pandemic

OPSB interviews three finalists for superintendent job

How to get your kid to do stuff without having to constantly remind them

Schools Are Better Off Without Police

Anthropology Association Apologizes To Native Americans For The Field’s Legacy Of Harm - PopularResistance.Org via @PopResistance

Tutoring, a key learning recovery strategy, reaches fewer than 1 in 10 L.A. students

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - on @Larryferlazzo
The Fifth Day Of Our Strike Is Just About Over – And It Looks Like Day Six Will Happen Tomorrow
The fifth day of our strike is just about over, and it appears (though there’s still a slight chance of a change) that we’ll be entering day six. Here are today’s updates: The entire English Language Development team at Luther Burbank High School. When we fight, kids win! ⁦ @SacTeachers ⁩ — Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 29, 2022 ABC News coverage of @SacTeachers
SEL Weekly Update
I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in THE BEST SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES OF 2021 – PART ONE. Finally, check out “Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources . Here are this week’s picks: Here Are The Three Most Im
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 ): Congress rejected Biden’s bid to double Title I. Now he’s asking again. is from Chalkbeat. If You Think Republicans Are Overplaying Schools, You Aren’t Paying Attention appeared in The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resour
A Look Back: 22 Learning Games Where Students Can Compete Against Each Other
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. Victoria_Borodinova / Pixabay I originally posted The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms” in 2009, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes the usual suspects, like Kahoot , Quizizz , Blooket , Gimkit , and Quizlet , but also lesser-known ones like Drawpo
Quizizz Adds Feature Letting Students Respond With Audio Or Video Response
Quizizz is one of “go-to” web tools, and constantly adds new features (see I USED QUIZIZZ’S “LIVE WHITEBOARD” FEATURE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY & LIKED IT A LOT and THIS IS NEAT – QUIZIZZ NOW LETS YOU CREATE QUIZZES WHERE STUDENTS CAN DRAW THEIR ANSWER ). They just added a new great feature – the ability for for students to respond to questions with an audio or video recording. The audio respons

Mixed reactions to $973M budget for Jersey City’s public schools

Teachers fear the chilling effect of Florida's so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law

A daycare... a test prep... a community center? Kids' book explores what a school is

How Florida teachers plan to deal with 'Don't Say Gay' rules

Here's why Sandy Hook families rejected Alex Jones' settlement offer

Feds monitoring Florida for civil rights violations after DeSantis signs so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike

Secretary Cardona to Visit Los Angeles High School of the Arts, Join Roundtable with Parents to Discuss the Importance of Mental Health Services for Students

Heated feud erupts in Chicago classroom after teacher hangs Black doll from cord

'Don't Say Gay': How The Florida Bill Is Impacting A Kindergarten Teacher

OPINION: The fight for Black lives needs to happen in schools

A historic moment for HBCUs?

REJECT the RECALL/STAND up for JUSTICE | Bill Ayers -

School leader fired for reading 'New Butt' book awaits fate | AP News - on @ap

New Title IX rules set to assert rights of transgender students

How a South Jersey town tried to block alternative school for students derided by mayor as ‘worst of the worst’ -

Klein ISD student wins $90K settlement after being harassed for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance - on @houstonchron

Kentucky charter school funding bill heading to Gov. Beshear's desk

Inside the Search for Hundreds of Portland’s Missing Students | Portland Monthly -

CCSD reveals new disciplinary actions amid spike in violence | Las Vegas Review-Journal - on @reviewjournal

'Grooming': The ubiquitous buzzword in LGBTQ school debate | AP News - on @ap

Minnesota teachers, parents criticize ‘awkward’ tribal references in proposed math standards – Twin Cities - on @pioneerpress

Tennessee House passes 'obscene' school materials bill - via @tennessean

The Lesson in Republicans’ Alarming Embrace of “Classical Education” | The New Republic - by @anndaraabrams on @newrepublic

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