THE TOP BANANA: TODAY’S EDUCATION HEADLINES Wednesday, April 27, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️


 Big Education Ape


Gloria Nolan: Why I Quit the Charter Industry | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/27/gloria-nolan-why-i-quit-the-charter-industry/

Florida: DeSantis’ Attack on Disney May Cost Orange County Taxpayers $1 Billion+ | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/27/desantis-attack-on-disney-may-cost-florida-taxpayers-1-billion/

You’ve started a 50-year war with your kids and neighbors over rapist rights and forced birth. You won’t enjoy it. https://billytownsend.substack.com/p/youve-started-a-50-year-war-with?s=r

Chicago's exoneration of those falsely convicted by police torture. https://fredklonsky.substack.com/p/chicagos-exoneration-of-those-falsely?s=r

NPE Letter about Regulating Federal Charter Funds Signed by 96 Organizations | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/26/npe-letter-about-regulating-federal-charter-funds-signed-by-96-organizations/

Chesa Boudin, we've got you. - by Michael Klonsky https://michaelklonsky.substack.com/p/chesa-boudin-weve-got-you?s=r


STRONG PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND A MULTIRACIAL DEMOCRACY  | Race Forward - https://www.raceforward.org/heal-together/training

The most important races on the ballot that nobody cares about – wsg Stephen Pontoni of Michigan Assoc. for Justice | Eclectablog https://www.eclectablog.com/2022/04/the-most-important-races-on-the-ballot-that-nobody-cares-about-wsg-stephen-pontoni-of-michigan-assoc-for-justice.html?

Right-wing media take AFT president’s comments about propaganda out of context to push their racist, anti-public education agenda https://www.mediamatters.org/education/right-wing-media-take-aft-presidents-comments-about-propaganda-out-context-push-their

Teacher Tom: Give Them What They Want http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2022/04/give-them-what-want.html

Gross – Tennessee Education Report http://tnedreport.com/2022/04/gross/

Year 2022 - News Releases (CA Dept of Education) https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr22/

Analysis | How Florida Gov. DeSantis is trying to destroy public education https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/04/27/desantis-escalates-war-on-public-education/?tid=ss_tw

Video: What's Behind the Critical Race Theory Panic? | Schott Foundation for Public Education http://schottfoundation.org/blog/2022/04/26/whats-behind-critical-race-theory-crt-panic

Jan Resseger: Unfair School Funding and the Legacy of Jim Crow | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/27/jan-resseger-unfair-school-funding-and-the-legacy-of-jim-crow/

Michigan: The GOP Goes Off the Deep End | Diane Ravitch's blog https://dianeravitch.net/2022/04/27/michigan-the-gop-gors-offthe-deep-end/

Community and Gov. Leaders Rally at the Capitol Urging Legislators to Support Black Students and Public Education Equity Funding https://sacobserver.com/2022/04/community-and-gov-leaders-rally-at-the-capitol-urging-legislators-to-support-black-students-and-public-education-equity-funding/

School Boards Are No Match for America’s Political Dysfunction https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2022/04/parents-partisan-school-board-meeting-covid/629669/?utm_source=feed

ANNOUNCING: National Days of Teaching Truth https://radicalscholarship.com/2022/04/04/announcing-national-days-of-teaching-truth/ via @plthomasEdD

NYC schools facing unprecedented levels of chronic absenteeism - New York Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-chronic-absenteeism-rose-last-school-year-20220422-75qstc2cdvaojjphhgohahe5pi-story.html

Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education https://networkforpubliceducation.org/best-posts/

Hidden Threats to Our Children
Parenting Excerpt #3 - Louisiana Educator https://louisianaeducator.blogspot.com/

Enrollment in PA pre-K programs plummeted 17% during COVID https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2022/4/26/23043708/prekindergarten-enrollment-tumbles-pennsylvania-covid via @ChalkbeatPHL

Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recall Ground Beef - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education) https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/lakerefserrecallgrdbeef.asp

CPS to scrap school ratings, replace them with less ‘punitive’ system https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2022/4/25/23041599/cps-school-ratings-rankings-sqrp-accountability-level-1-2-3-performing-test-attendance

Talk Out of School: PEP Member Tom Sheppard and Board of Regents Member Kathleen Cashin on Education Policy, Testing, and Class Size on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-out-of-school/id1490313171?i=1000521491956
Does Money Still Matter? Attainment and Earnings Effects of Post-1990 School Finance Reforms | Journal of Labor Economics: Vol 40, No S1 https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/717934#.YmkhxOhlnoo.twitter

In New Jersey, thousands of Black and Hispanic students are shut out of AP classes https://newark.chalkbeat.org/2022/4/26/23042976/new-jersey-ap-classes-race-access via @ChalkbeatNWK

Gov. Jared Polis signs Colorado universal preschool bill into law https://co.chalkbeat.org/2022/4/25/23041861/colorado-free-universal-preschool-polis-bill-signed via @ChalkbeatCO

2022 NEA National Leadership Summit – Closing Session https://youtu.be/kopX30mDPZY via @YouTube

NewBlackMan (in Exile) https://www.newblackmaninexile.net/

Race at Work with Porter Braswell | NHL's Kim Davis: Overcoming Discrimination, Impact of Sponsors, and The Rooney Rule
by Mark Anthony Neal / 11h
'In this episode of Race at Work , host Porter Braswell chats with Kim Davis , Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League. They discuss the life-changing impact a sponsor made on Kim’s career and why the Rooney Rule - a policy started in 2003 by the NFL that requires teams to interview candidates of color for leadership
How a Silicon Valley Engineer Turned Creator is Pushing Back Against Hustle Culture
by Mark Anthony Neal / 11h
' Mayuko Inoue is a software engineer who's worked for Intuit, Patreon, and Netflix. But she left her stable career behind to become a full-time creator in 2020. Host KC Ifeanyi unpacks burnout with a creator who jumped out of one fire in working tech and into a completely different fire as a content creator.'
André Leon Talley: “Everyone in That Church was a Queen”
by Mark Anthony Neal / 11h
'In this clip from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , the late André Leon Talley discusses his fashion muse, who was none other than his grandmother. He says that she was a domestic worker for 50 years, but she “rose to her regality every Sunday when she put on that hat…”
One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast | Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There
by Mark Anthony Neal / 12h
'Host Ed Gordon talks with co-authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson about their latest book, Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There . The book uses examples, including those of Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, TV-One founder, Cathy Hughes and Senator Cory Booker to demonstrate challenges they faced and showcases the
How the Late Jazz Great Charles Mingus is Remembered 100 Years Later
by Mark Anthony Neal / 1d
' Charles Mingus is one of the greatest jazz artists of the 20th century. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday on April 22. "Charles Mingus is one of our most important thinkers and composers," says Wynton Marsalis , who will lead two concerts in honor of the composer at Lincoln Center. "He touched on many of the foundations of jazz and American music, from the roots to the most sophistica

U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | U.S. Department of Education https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-over-220-million-dollars-investments-government-private-and-public-sectors-support-student-recovery

U.S. Department of Education Expands Second Chance Pell | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education https://www.diverseeducation.com/news-roundup/article/15291300/us-department-of-education-expands-second-chance-pell

California parents, students protest high school's plans to cut honors classes for equity reasons https://news.yahoo.com/california-parents-students-protest-high-234023966.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr via @YahooNews
Supreme Court Allows Virginia Public School Admissions Policy To Continue https://www.theroot.com/supreme-court-allows-virginia-public-school-admissions-1848844302

Inaction on Title IX Spans Decades in Congress. https://sacobserver.com/2022/04/inaction-on-title-ix-spans-decades-in-congress/

‘We’ve Got to Do Better By Black Children’: Leaders Call For Action on Black Youth Literacy https://sacobserver.com/2022/04/weve-got-to-do-better-by-black-children-leaders-call-for-action-on-black-youth-literacy/

School Board votes to oppose state bill that would change charter school autonomy law https://thelensnola.org/2022/04/26/school-board-votes-to-oppose-state-bill-that-would-change-charter-school-autonomy-law/

2022 California Green Ribbon Schools Announced - Year 2022 (CA Dept of Education) https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr22/yr22rel22.asp

Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow: UN https://www.rawstory.com/2657224335/

Lubbock schools accused of ignoring racism after Instagram post calling Black students animals circulates https://www.rawstory.com/racism-at-lubbock-cooper-independent-school-district/

Outrage erupts in Ohio after student is accused of racism for inflammatory animal rights presentation https://www.rawstory.com/franklin-high-school-racist-and-sexist-presentation/

Florida is down to one approved publisher for K-5 math classes. Here’s why that worries some educators https://www.rawstory.com/florida-is-down-to-one-approved-publisher-for-k-5-math-classes-heres-why-that-worries-some-educators/

Elementary school harassed by right-wingers after being falsely accused of teaching kids about furries https://www.rawstory.com/furries-at-school-2657218947/

Latina students physically assaulted for speaking Spanish in racist attack caught on video https://www.rawstory.com/new-albany-schools-racist-video/

How the 'anti-Left' dark web is fueling 'groomer' panic https://www.rawstory.com/groomer-panic/

A fainting nurse, Eric Trump’s false data and more news literacy items https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/04/27/fainting-nurse-eric-trump-news-literacy/

State Ed Chief Thurmond Is Piecing Together the Future of California’s Post-Pandemic Education https://sacobserver.com/2022/04/state-ed-chief-thurmond-is-piecing-together-the-future-of-californias-post-pandemic-education/

Biden Is Considering 'Significant' Student Loan Debt Cancellation, Say Lawmakers https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-consider-student-debt-cancel-hispanic-caucus_n_62685ddbe4b0ea625c0da2b8

BYU Graduate Flashes Rainbow Gown In Defiance Of School's Anti-LGBTQ Policies https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brigham-young-university-graduate-rainbow-pride-gown_n_6266a1e6e4b0197ae3f90124

School segregation: Contributor to racial/ethnic childhood obesity disparities http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2022/04/school-segregation-contributor-to.html

What do classroom conversations about race, identity and history really look like? https://hechingerreport.org/what-do-classroom-conversations-about-race-identity-and-history-really-look-like/

UC academic workers block Westwood intersection to protest pay, policies https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-04-26/uc-academic-workers-block-westwood-intersection-to-protest-pay-policies

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007 https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
by Larry Ferlazzo / 10h
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
A Look Back: Ten Tools That Use Artificial Intelligence To Provide Pronunciation Feedback
by Larry Ferlazzo / 13h
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay I originally published The Best Sites For Online Pronunciation Feedback – Do You Know Others? in 2020, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes sites like English Centra l, Peaksay Pronunciation Game , Learn Hip , and seven more. Check them all out at

The pandemic erased a decade of public preschool gains https://www.npr.org/2022/04/26/1094781782/preschool-enrollment-pandemic

NYC’s ‘Summer Rising’ program sees rush of early signups https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-summer-rising-rush-of-early-signups-20220426-gzgeapj7lna5tl7chnjwhrkjvu-story.html#ed=rss_www.nydailynews.com/arcio/rss/category/new-york/education/

Three Opinion Writers on Why the G.O.P. Can’t Stop Saying ‘Gay’ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/27/opinion/three-opinion-writers-on-why-the-gop-cant-stop-saying-gay.html

Families of trans youth said they have been left with no good options. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anti-transgender-youth-legislation-arizona_n_625700bee4b052d2bd5d61ed?utm_campaign=share_twitter&ncid=engmodushpmg00000004 via @HuffPostPol

LAUSD Adds Extra Week Of School Next Year, Hoping To Make Up For Lost Learning https://laist.com/news/education/lausd-longer-extended-school-year-academic-calendar-learning-loss

Can four-day school weeks salve teacher burnout? – The Hill https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/education/3464149-can-4-day-school-weeks-salve-teacher-burnout/#new_tab

Teacher Salaries Aren't Keeping Up With Inflation. See How Your State Compares https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/teacher-salaries-arent-keeping-up-with-inflation-see-how-your-state-compares/2022/04#new_tab

Despite fears, teacher retirements were down last year in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Public Radio https://www.wpr.org/despite-fears-teacher-retirements-were-down-last-year-wisconsin#new_tab

Oakland Unified urges families to keep kids home Friday due to teacher strike as school closure fight escalates https://www.sfchronicle.com/eastbay/article/Oakland-Unified-urges-families-to-keep-kids-home-17128879.php#new_tab

Tennessee bill targeting use of pronouns in schools passes House, on to Senate https://fox17.com/news/local/tennessee-bill-targeting-use-of-pronouns-in-schools-passes-house-on-to-senate-politics-usa-news-lgbtq

Takeover Tuesday for Racial & Social Justice | Women's History Month https://youtu.be/NiiitxbRCEg via @YouTube

Enrollment Declines Haunt School Districts that Stayed Remote Longer, Enforced Masking https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2022-04-27/enrollment-declines-haunt-school-districts-that-stayed-remote-longer-enforced-masking?src=usn_tw

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Tuesday, April 26, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️ http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-top-banana-todays-education_26.html

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Monday, April 25, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️ http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-top-banana-todays-education_25.html

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Sunday, April 24, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️ http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-top-banana-todays-education_24.html

Big Education Ape: CATCH UP WITH CURMUDGUCATION + ICYMI: An Actual Nice Weekend Edition (4/24) http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/catch-up-with-curmudgucation-icymi_24.html

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, April 23, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️ - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-top-banana-todays-education_23.html

Big Education Ape: TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, April 23, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/top-posts-this-week-saturday-april-23.html

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Friday, April 22, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️ - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-top-banana-todays-education_22.html

Big Education Ape: KEEP UP/ CATCH UP WITH DIANE RAVITCH'S BLOG A site to discuss better education for all #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/keep-up-catch-up-with-diane-ravitchs_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007 - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-in-education-larry-ferlazzos_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK Education Research Report - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-education-research-report_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK WITH NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) #BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-with-newblackman-in-exile-blm_23.html
Big Education Ape: SSPI TONY THURMOND: STUFF THIS WEEK FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/sspi-tony-thurmond-stuff-this-week-from_23.html

Big Education Ape: TEACHER TOM THIS WEEK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/teacher-tom-this-week-in-early_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK'S WILDNESS Dad Gone Wild Nobody reads it, everybody quotes it - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-weeks-wildness-dad-gone-wild_23.html

Big Education Ape: Network for Public Education Blog Post of the Day This Week #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edleadership #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/network-for-public-education-blog-post_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK'S TENNESSEE EDUCATION REPORT AND A TENNESSESS HOLLER - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-weeks-tennessee-education-report_23.html

Big Education Ape: THIS WEEK NEWS FROM DR. MIGUEL CARDONA AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/this-week-news-from-dr-miguel-cardona_23.html

Big Education Ape: THE TOP BANANA: TODAY'S EDUCATION HEADLINES Saturday, April 9, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #StandWithUkraine️ - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-top-banana-todays-education_9.html
Big Education Ape: TOP POSTS THIS WEEK Saturday, April 9, 2022 #REDFORED #tbats #edchat #K12 #learning #edtech #engchat #literacy #edreform #TEACHtheTRUTH #CRT - https://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2022/04/top-posts-this-week-saturday-april-9.html

Big Education Ape

Older Post Newer Post