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Saturday, April 9, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, April 9, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️

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AN UNPARALLELED TENURE – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

In New York with United for Change. One teacher's story. -

Lehre Ist Tot – academic freedom isn't free - via @plthomasEdD

Playing with Doomsday in Math Class | JD2718 - by @Jd2718x

Kentucky: Governor Vetoes Charter Funding Bill | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Providence Finally Has a Real Superintendent | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Arizona: Judge Tosses Voter Approval of Measure to Raise Education Funding | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education | Eclectablog - on @Eclectablog

Insane Lie About the Schools Goes Viral | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Putin’s Personal Warlord | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Ed Notes Online: UFT Elections: Illuminating Stats from the past -

Here’s Everything You Wanted To Know About The Month-Long Online Book Chat About Our New Book, But Were Afraid To Ask | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - on @Larryferlazzo

CURMUDGUCATION: PA: Principal Charged With Wiretapping -

Republicans furious with the media for accurately describing Florida’s “don’t say gay” bill - on @slate

Supporters of Florida’s “don’t say gay” law lie about one crucial word. - on @slate

"What is happening in this country in terms of banning books in schools is unparalleled in its frequency, intensity, and success." —@PENamerica

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

Student’s Schuylkill River documentary wins C-SPAN award - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

Alabama Legislature Approves Extreme Anti-Trans Bill Criminalizing Gender-Affirming Care

A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine | Eclectablog - on @Eclectablog

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

'Black Girl Songbook' – Donna Summer Deserves | Chapter 27
'Host Danyel Smith celebrates the enchanted, soulful voice of Donna Summer and her undeniable contribution to music as inventor of disco and shining pop star. Danyel walks us through the trials and tribulations that Donna endured as she continued to be a creative force in the music world even though American culture attempted to kill a genre she stood at the forefront of.'
The Quarantine Tapes 243: Jason Moran
“The music that [my teachers] would make would always amplify the struggle, but it would also amplify the joy. My teachers did not shy away from these kinds of tough conversations and they laid it into their music. I’ve only been taught by musicians who did that.” 'On episode 243 of The Quarantine Tapes , Paul Holdengräber is joined by musician and composer Jason Moran . This episode comes as par
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Andrea Pitts on Nos/Otras: Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Multiplicitous Agency, and Resistance
'A conversation with Andrea Pitts , who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they are also affiliated with a number of other programs including the Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Social Aspects of Health Initiative. Andrea has published wid
Left of Black S12 · E18 | Madam C. J. Walker & Black Philanthropy with Tyrone McKinley Freeman
Madam C.J. Walker is often lauded for the wealth she accumulated as a self-made entrepreneur in the emerging field of beauty care products for Black women, especially being the daughter of former slaves. In this episode of Left of Black , however, guest Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman shines a much-needed light on the philanthropic work of Walker throughout her life as he discusses his new book, Mada
Cassandra Wilson: Subtle Singer, Subversive Songwriter and 2022 NEA Jazz Master
'This episode of Jazz Night in America travels through Cassandra Wilson 's story — from her formative years in Jackson, Miss.; her decades-long friendship with singer-songwriter Rhonda Richmond ; to New Orleans, where she apprenticed with legendary drummer James Black and to New York, where she fell in with the "outcasts" in M-BASE. We'll consider how she learned to turn music upside-down with av
How Permanent Standard Time Could Save Lives, Explained by a Sleep Expert
'Shifting back and forth between times has been associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and motor vehicle crashes — especially in the spring, says Charles Czeisler , chief of the Division of Sleep And Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Shifting to one time could cut down on these effects and increase productivity. But Czeisler says there’s a problem with the Senate’s
Does the U.S. Child Welfare System Destroy Black Families?
'Is the child welfare system set up to destroy Black families? That is a question asked in the new book TORN APART: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World by Professor Dorothy Roberts . She challenges the system that exists, discusses the stories of families negatively affected, and the possibilities for change.'
Listening Party: Syd's 'Broken Hearts Club'
'A lot of people know Syd as the lead vocalist for Los Angeles-based band The Internet or as a former member of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future , however, the singer-songwriter's new album B roken Hearts Club captures the artist's unique alternative R&B sound. This album comes out five years after she released her debut solo album Fin. Syd joins All Of It for a Listening Party.'
A Journey to Reconnect with an Incarcerated Father
' Radio Rookie Folashade Olatunde ’s dad went to prison when she was two years old. She used to go visit him all the time with her mom. Until her parents got divorced. Now, it’s been more than a decade since she saw her father. In this installment of Radio Rookies , Folashade shares a series of open and honest audio diaries and invites listeners on her journey to rebuild her relationship with her
The Trayvon Generation
'To learn more about her new book , The Takeaway speaks with author Elizabeth Alexander , poet and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in the arts, culture, and humanities. We also hear her thoughts on motherhood, philanthropy, and the anxieties of young Black people growing up and making art in this moment.'

Video Ukrainian children attend school amid Russian attacks - ABC News -

Vegan Fridays for all? More schools offer plant-based meals

Maryland students process the pandemic with quilt - The Washington Post -

Groups call on D.C. to classify more kids as at-risk for academic failure

L.A. Unified student leaders inspired by Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic confirmation

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Here’s Everything You Wanted To Know About The Month-Long Online Book Chat About Our New Book, But Were Afraid To Ask
AnnaliseArt / Pixabay As I’ve previously mentioned, a month-long online book chat about our new second edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide begins next week! Here’s everything you need to know about it: Additionally, you can always find all the information you need right here on the #MLLChat_BkClub blog: — Dr. Katie Toppel (she/her) (@KatieToppel) April 9, 2022
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
Intriguing Research Suggests Relatively Simple Exercise With Teachers Might Reduce Student Suspensions
A scalable empathic-mindset intervention reduces group disparities in school suspensions is a new not-behind-a-paywall study that could offer an intervention schools might want to considering trying out. It’s written by JASON A. OKONOFUA and his colleagues. Basically, middle school math teachers spent a little more than an hour reading about research highlighting the value of thinking about – and
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 ): The Impending School Lunch Disaster is from Slate. If you can’t name Biden’s Education secretary, you probably aren’t alone is from Politico. How Will Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Play Out in Classrooms? is from Slate. Teache
Friday’s New Articles & Videos On School Reopenings
MIH83 / 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: Nearly half of LAUSD students have been chronically absent this year, data show is from The LA Times. Parents say their kids hav

Encore: To get kids hooked on math, teacher brings rap music into the classroom

NYC kids return to robotics tournament for first time in three years after COVID-19 cancellations

'Real Time' guest says school board meetings got crazy because of the big money funding privatization

Long-lost video of Prince as child unearthed in Minnesota

Students who fought book ban tell their story to House panel

'Educators are afraid,’ says teacher attacked for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ unit

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