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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, April 12, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️

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Interactive map from NPE’s report #Chartered4Profit shows distribution of over 1,100 charter schools run for profit in 26 states & District of Columbia. -

Why is the Charter Lobby So Upset About Biden’s Proposed Regulations? via @NEPCtweet

Stand Up for Our Public Schools. Don’t be Distracted by Fake Outrage. - Public Voices For Public Schools -

Biden Takes Aim at Wasteful Spending on Charter Schools - -

ONCE MORE INTO THE ECHO CHAMBER – Dad Gone Wild - via @norinrad10

CURMUDGUCATION: The State of US Book Banning -

NYC Educator: UFT Executive Board April 11, 2022--We Support Amazon and Starbucks Unions -

CEP Application Information - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) -

The present system is not sustainable. -

Pandemic Only Reteaches America What We Should Have Learned Already about Public School Inequality and Child Poverty | janresseger - via @janresseger

Teacher Tom: . . . As Far As We Know -

The Tricks of Neoliberal Rhetoric: An Analysis of Betsy DeVos’s Speeches | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Illinois: Legislature Bans Testing of Young Children | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Rob Levine: How the Minneapolis Foundation Is Destroying the City’s Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Please Watch Today at 4 p.m. EST! | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (Book Two): Women and Children, Goddesses/Gods and Mortals – academic freedom isn't free - via @plthomasEdD

CURMUDGUCATION: James Blew Wants To Squelch Title I -

Code Acts in Education: Google Magic | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

New Peer-Reviewed Study by Our Schools’ Jeff Bryant and Velislava Hillman: “Families’ Perceptions of Corporate Influence in Career and Technical Education Through Data Extraction” | Ed Politics -

$867 Million – Tennessee Education Report - via @TNEdReport


It’s Not Too Late to Send Your Comments about Regulating Federal Funds for New Charters | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

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Biden Takes Aim at Wasteful Spending on Charter Schools

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins | Eclectablog - on @Eclectablog

Heading into the midterm elections, part of the GOP’s unifying message is that “socialism” and “wokeness” plague the Democrats and are to blame for the splintered country.

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

A Past Look at UFT Doing the Work -

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley: Victory with Tricia Hersey
'We’ve heard of burnout and “zoom fatigue,” but what are practices we can take to let ourselves pause and not be made to feel guilty about it? Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley talks to the founder of the Nap Ministry, Tricia Hersey about how to treat our bodies, not as hustle machines, but as living, divine beings that need rest. And what does that even look like?'
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Mark Anthony Neal on Black Ephemera: The Crisis and Challenge of the Musical Archive
'A conversation with Mark Anthony Neal , James B. Duke Distinguished Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He writes and publishes widely in cultural criticism, with particular focus on the cultural production and African American musical history of soul and rhythm and blues music. He is the author and editor of a number of books, in
School Librarians Speak Out Against Book Bannings and Censorship
'School librarians have tough jobs. And in 2021, an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books made it even tougher, according to the American Library Association. Most of these targeted books were by or about Black or LGBTQ people. Host Anthony Brooks speaks with Jennisen Lucas , the district librarian for public schools in Cody, Wyoming, and president of the American Association of School Li
The Limits with Jay Williams: Michele Roberts on Black Women's Leadership In The Courts And The NBA
'When Michele Roberts grew up watching the NBA on her TV, she never imagined she would one day be a trailblazing executive for the league. After Michele was named executive director of the NBA Players' Association (NBPA), she became the first woman to hold this position, and the first woman to lead a major sports union in North America. The recently-retired Roberts has been a beacon for the leagu
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Water-Worshipper: Powerful Juxtaposition of Cultural Sampling
' Jean-Michel Basquiat ’s Water Worshipper has a stronger narrative than is typical for Basquiat’s paintings, with multi-referential juxtaposition of stories, rich intercultural sampling, ideas “cut up” from their contexts, assimilated together in a powerful and enigmatic masterwork. Basquiat represents the fierce individualism of an artist who stood apart from any single particular school of tho
The Critical Role of Black Mothers -- and How to Support All Moms | Anna Malaika Tubbs | TED
'Throughout US history, the stories of influential Black mothers have been purposefully obscured -- at a high cost to us all. Sociologist Anna Malaika Tubbs unmasks the lies and designs behind this strategic erasure and highlights the scientific, cultural and historical contributions of Black mothers. Listen in as she details how we can change the narrative to move forward.'
Symposium—Surrealism Beyond Borders | On Black, Brown, & Beige with Fred Moten, Robin D.G. Kelley and Zita Cristina Nunes
'Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but perspectives on the movement have been formed primarily through a Western European focus. The exhibition "Surrealism Beyond Borders" reconsiders the “movement” of Surrealism across boundaries of geography and chronology. This two-day series of conversations with leading scholars and artists continues to explore the issues
New World Coming: Growing Up Left with Mary Louise Patterson
' James Counts Early is joined by activist and doctor, Mary Louise Patterso n, to discuss Mary Louise’s upbringing under two leading organizers with the Communist Party USA, the importance of community and family in the lifelong struggle for liberation, and her Cuba solidarity work with IFCO/Pastors for Peace. Mary Louise Patterson is an activist and doctor trained in the former Soviet Union at t
Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing | Whitney Walkthrough
'Join Jane Panetta , the Nancy and Fred Poses Curator and Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art , as she discusses key works from Jennifer Packer 's exhibition of paintings and drawings. Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing was initiated by Serpentine and curated by Melissa Blanchflower, Curator, Exhibitions and Public Art with Natalia Grabowska, Assist
Rage Hezekiah in The Black Writer's Studio
' Rage Hezekiah is a New England-based poet and educator, who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, MacDowell, and The Ragdale Foundation, and is the recipient of the Saint Botolph Foundation's Emerging Artists Award. Her poems have been anthologized, co-translated, and published internationally.'

Darrin Dunkin joins Western Heights board, Robert Everman remains president via @nondocmedia

Distraught over orders to investigate trans kids’ families, Texas child welfare workers resign

#258 Communication as a form of Care with Josh Monroe (pt.1) - Teach Me, Teacher -

‘When You Learn, You Don’t Return’: How Education in Prison Reduces Recidivism

School Failed to Address Bullying Before 10-year-old Black Girl Killed Herself, According to Report

Texas Education Agency’s new school library standards push for more scrutiny and parental input

Court proposes ‘probationary period’ for special education oversight; SPLC objects

The growing, lightly controversial industry teaching kids crypto

The Supreme Court’s “praying coach” case, explained

'It's Okay To Be A Unicorn' Comes Under Fire In Ohio School District | HuffPost Latest News - by @blatherat on @HuffPostPol

Ed Notes Online: Join the Municipal Retiree Caravan to put a dagger in MulgrewCare - April 13th - March With the Truck from City Council to the UFT Outside the Delegate Assembly -

Schools Matter: Over 1,000 Books Banned During the Nine Months -

New Va. law requires schools alert parents of ‘sexually explicit material’

OPINION: There’s a hidden, but important lesson from the findings in the Tennessee pre-K study

New Superintendent Alberto Carvalho plans to fill hundreds of classroom teacher vacancies by reassigning LAUSD school staff

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

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: Boosting Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to Project Zero’s “Thinking Routines Tool” Is An Excelle
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: 3 Ways to Enhance Culturally Responsive Teaching is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Ple
A Look Back: Free Resources From All “My” Books
Every two months, I reprint this post so that new subscribers learn about these resources. I have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all “my” books (“my” is quotation marks because several are ones I have co-authored or edited). Clicking on the covers will lead you to them. Look for a fourth book in my student motivation series (out in 2023) and a second

New effort to recruit more men of color as teachers

Right-wing college expanding charter school network to combat 'progressive' teaching

Louisiana Republican arrested for covering kids' mouths in packing tape lays blame on 'disruptive' students

Former DeVos aide appointed Virginia’s deputy secretary of education

Public Schools Should Focus on Civic Education | City Journal -

Report: Only 8% of Detroit's students ready for college

Many Anchorage first-graders who started school remotely during the pandemic face reading challenges - via @adndotcom

With aid to spend, schools look for students who need help | AP News - on @ap

California senator proposes checks for low-income, homeless high school seniors - on @sfchronicle

In Crisis: This Texas school district saves lives of mentally ill kids - on @houstonchron

Middle School Teacher Under Investigation for Race-Based Diatribe - via @JerseyCityTimes

Diverse schools are taking a new approach to anti-racism: Training white parents via @YahooNews

Tying shoes, opening bottles: Pandemic kids lack basic life skills

SFUSD enrollment plummets this year, doubling peak pandemic declines, new data shows - on @sfchronicle

Chicago Public Schools asked to repay $87 million it got from ‘coding error’; state funds were due to other Illinois districts -

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