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Thursday, April 21, 2022

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CURMUDGUCATION: AZ: An Even Worse Parental Rights Bill -

Diane Ravitch's Blog: North Carolina Plans to Scrap Experience-Based Teacher Pay and Replace It With Test-Based “Merit Pay”: A Zombie Policy | National Education Policy Center - on @NEPCtweet

Wings up, mask on. - Fred Klonsky in Retirement -

Task Force to Combat Declining School Enrollment - Year 2022 (CA Dept of Education) -

Director Chandra Hampson Fires Back at Seattle Public Schools -

Michigan: A Star Is Born | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Frank Adamson: School Choice in the U.S.: Who Chooses? Who Loses? | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Teacher Tom: My Gripe With Adults -

Big Error in Policymaker Thinking | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - via @CubanLarry

School Funding Inequity and Overreliance on Local Property Taxes Have Their Roots in the Jim Crow South | janresseger - via @janresseger

Oklahoma: A State with a Severe Case of Schizophrenia | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Recruiting Black Teachers Into A Burning Schoolhouse Won't Help To Retain Them - Philly's 7th Ward -

Teachers unions prepare to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation - on @AmerIndependent

The Strange Land Where We Find Ourselves Now | Teacher in a strange land - via @nancyflanagan

Support Teachers, Support CORE | Bill Ayers -

Today at 2:30 PM EST: South Carolina “Anti-Truth” Town Hall | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

A Leap of Well-Intentioned Delusion | Blue Cereal Education -

CNAC Agenda for May 9, 2022 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education (CA Dept of Education) -

Inside the "dangerous" math textbooks DeSantis claims would "indoctrinate students" -

Fear, Anxiety for Texas Trans Kids Under GOP Attack via @austinchronicle

Teachers leave Texas classrooms at record numbers - by @@alicianaspretto on @25NewsKXXV

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

Youth mental health and gun violence in Philly: Reading list - Chalkbeat Philadelphia - on chalkbeat

Education Research Report: Girls excel in language arts early, which may explain the STEM gender gap in adults -

Choosing Democracy: Oligarchy and Corporate Welfare in the U.S. – Sanders April 20,2022. -

Parenting According to Nature: Excerpt #1
Why cultural learning is now a critical part of rearing children - Louisiana Educator -

Fight Big Pharma! Here Is How | Diane Ravitch's blog - via @dianeravitch

Students fight for mental health hotlines on ID’s | EdSource - on @edsource

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Reckoning and Resilience: Artist Saba Taj and Labor Organizer Chanelle Croxton
" That word 'impossible,' I think, has stuck with me, because I think there's something beautiful inside of it. To be impossible in the system that we have right now is magic ." —Artist Saba Taj 'This episode features artist Saba Taj , who lives in Durham, N.C., and whose paintings are part of "Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now." They are in conversation with Chanelle Croxton , a l
Brittany Davis: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
'A blind, Black, nonbinary musician from Seattle, Brittany Davis presides over a backing band that features six hard-hitting women. Together, they fuse rock, soul, hip-hop, pop and R&B in four songs — all drawn from Davis' debut EP, I Choose to Live — that teem with insights about identity, injustice, authenticity, motivation and power. Each song in this set moves at a different pace, from the ri
North Carolina Reads: 'Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia'
' North Carolina Reads is North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2022. North Carolina Reads features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina. Thomas Healy , the author of Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia, and Dr. Kofi Boone are in conversation moderated by North Carolina Afri
Fantastic Blackness: Hip Hop Heresies
'Hosts Shanté Paradigm Smalls and Tavia Nyong'o discuss Shanté's new book, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City (NYU Press) .'
Why Is Brandy Called the “Vocal Bible”?
'At just 15 years old, Brandy Norwood proved herself to be the new “it girl” of the 90’s. After releasing her self-titled debut album "Brandy", she instantly became a cultural phenomenon and a role model to young Black women around the world. In this episode, Arthur Buckner talks to J Hoard and Cameron Write about Brandy's impact on the music industry, and Linda Diaz speaks with vocal coach, Dile
Janelle Monáe's New Book 'The Memory Librarian'
' Janelle Monáe needs no introduction. Amongst all of her creative endeavors, now she's the author of a new collection of short fiction stories called, The Memory Librarian . Monáe wrote the book in collaboration with female and nonbinary writers based on her 2018 album, Dirty Computer. She joins All Of It to discuss the book, which touches on themes of Afrofuturism, identity, oppression, and mor
Georgia at the Intersections: Housing Affordability
' Over the past year , Atlanta’s median home prices have increased nearly 24 percent and according to the real estate brokerage firm Redfin -- Atlanta home purchases have been particularly targeted by investors- which means flipping and reselling for even higher prices. As housing prices rise, the city’s racial demographics are also shifting. White residents coming to Atlanta have vastly outnumbe

NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

Waiting for a Covid vaccine for your under-5 kid? It may take a bit longer.

Florida releases guidance clashing with HHS advice on transgender kids

Union leader promises 40,000 books for this Detroit elementary school

Michigan Democrat calls on "straight, white, Christian, married, suburban mom[s]" to fight GOP

Can the EPA make school buses greener?

Thousands May Have Student Debt That Should Be Erased: Feds

Montgomery County allocates $8M for added student mental health services

States stuck trying to fix early ed pay as feds drop the ball

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

Thursday’s New Articles On School Reopenings
viarami / 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: Dubious research, vexing guidance: CDC struggles to help schools during pandemic is from Chalkbeat. Hire now, fire later. Scho
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
Cinco de Mayo Is Coming Up – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources
GDJ / Pixabay Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, commemorates the defeat of the French by the Mexican Army in 1862. It’s a holiday in some parts of Mexico, and is celebrated by Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans in the United States. You might be interested in The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo .
New Survey Finds That Teachers Work A Median Of 54 Hours Each Week – What Do You Think?
How Teachers Spend Their Time: A Breakdown is a new article (and Instagram post below) from Education Week. I think that’s close to the number of hours related to my specific classes that I’ve worked most of my career, but I’ve found that it’s not sustainable as I grow older (the hours I spend on writing are above and beyond that time, and that’s fine and on me). This year, in particular, I’ve be

Michelle Obama's brother and his wife sue Milwaukee school for alleged racial bias

Schools are struggling to hire special education teachers. Hawaii may have found a fix

NYC Council members, advocates push Education Department to ramp up support for kids in foster care

Parents Aren’t the Only Ones With Rights

Shawnee State professor settles case, won’t be required to use preferred pronouns

'We can't lose if we stand up against hate': an interview with Michigan's Mallory McMorrow

‘Political propaganda’: Top LGBTQ org blasts DeSantis’ latest ‘demonizing’ attack on transgender children

Some math books were mysteriously rejected in Florida despite getting high scores

Why MIT is an outlier in reinstating SAT/ACT scores for admissions

U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona to Join U.S. Sens. Heinrich and Luján in New Mexico to Speak with Tribal Leaders, Students, and Educators About Pandemic Recovery | U.S. Department of Education -

Left of Black S12 · E20 | Brandon J. Manning on Black Satire | NewBlackMan (in Exile) - via @NewBlackMan

The right’s moral panic over “grooming” invokes age-old homophobia

Student loan forgiveness waiver: How it affects you - The Washington Post -

Revised sex-education standards are coming to N.J. schools in September. Here’s why they’re controversial. - The Philadelphia Inquirer via @GoogleNews

Laying siege to Idaho education isn't a home-grown war. It's imported by conflict entrepreneurs. - Idaho Capital Sun via @GoogleNews

CDC: Kindergarten vaccination rates drop across the U.S.

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