Comments Aug. 11th-Sept. 17th, 2020

Building Better Schools

The crumbling of school buildings. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/10/teacher-the-hidden-scandal-in-u-s-education/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/states-are-using-fed-grants-to-cut.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-reinventing-school?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=faee0fddb1-LPIMC_R%26Rblog_20200915&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-faee0fddb1-42289731

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/check-out-on-teaching-at-atlantic.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://edpolicyinca.org/publications/continuous-improvement-schools-covid-19-context?utm_source=PACE+All&utm_campaign=7baa647884-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_29_05_32_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f1af6b121-7baa647884-522724889

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/08/reading-instruction-at-distance-read.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/09/vocabulary-instruction-try-word-riffs.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2020/08/26/1776_is_helping_turn_civic_education_around_110459.html

https://www.whatdoesitmeantobeanamerican.com/

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-beyond-bell-power-authentic-learning?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=c2f9946ef5-LPIMC_COVIDCPACblog_20200818&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-c2f9946ef5-42289731

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Issues

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/23/thomas-ultican-charter-schools-are-a-failed-experiment/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/11/tom-ultican-school-choice-is-a-costly-fraud/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/report-are-charter-schools-big-risk-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/tx-why-vouchers-for-private-schools-are.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/school-choice-is-not-for-those-people.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/22/breaking-federal-judge-issues-injunction-against-devos-coronavirus-aid-rule/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/04/breaking-federal-judge-rejects-devos-efforts-to-give-federal-funding-to-private-schools/

Charter schools and special ed. https://ncspe.tc.columbia.edu/?utm_source=WP+242&utm_campaign=Charter+Schools+and+Special+Education&utm_medium=email

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/brookings-makes-bad-pro-charter-argument.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-zero-sum-game.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/31/arizona-charters-can-double-dip-no-problem/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/11/arkansas-public-school-advocates-demand-end-to-failed-voucher-program/

California https://inewsource.org/2020/08/27/san-diego-ofarrell-charter-school-superintendent/

Floirda https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/12/miami-dade-schools-sever-ties-with-k12-online-corp/

New Jersey https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/18/darcie-cimarusti-how-charters-in-new-jersey-double-dipped-into-federal-cares-funding/

New Orleans https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/10/new-orleans-why-some-charter-teachers-want-to-join-a-union/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/14/ohio-charters-and-vouchers-sucked-half-a-billion-from-public-schools-last-year/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/13/oklahoma-judge-fines-virtual-charter-school-500000/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/22/emily-harris-have-faith-in-tulsa-public-schools/

Pennsylvania https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/21/carol-burris-for-profit-charter-aims-to-take-control-of-entire-district-in-pennsylvania/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/19/south-carolina-the-hoax-of-school-choice/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/17/south-carolina-corporate-tax-breaks-erode-public-school-funding/

St. Louis https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/28/st-louis-charter-founder-admits-2-4-million-fraud/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/12/texas-former-cfo-of-idea-charter-chain-sues-for-1-million-in-back-pay/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/17/anette-carlisle-mike-moraths-evil-plan-to-abandon-local-control-and-public-schools-in-texas/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/09/former-idea-leader-wants-to-turn-san-antonio-into-charter-mecca/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/13/texas-state-board-approves-five-charter-chains-vetoes-three/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/30/texas-idea-corporate-charter-chain-plans-massive-expansion/

Back to School?

and https://edsource.org/2020/superintendents-must-decide-best-way-to-reopen-campuses-while-keeping-students-teachers-safe/639760

https://www.crpe.org/thelens/urgent-action-states-fed-needed-clarify-school-reopening-decisions

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/as-schools-reopen-beware-these-five-bad.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-school-reopening-gamble.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-supporting-restorative-opening-schools?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=1f76b86fa9-LPIMC_COVIDrestorativeopen_20200811&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-1f76b86fa9-42289731

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/08/13/reopening-schools-during-covid-19-lessons-learned-from.html?r=698672975&cmp=eml-enl-tl-

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/26/mercedes-schneider-what-matters-most-when-teaching-during-a-pandemic/news1&M=59653399&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e&mkey=FE17459E-B0EE-45F7-80F9-04C1C5052731

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/14/david-berliner-and-gene-glass-why-bother-testing-in-2021/; Why bother testing in 2021, http://vamboozled.com/  

Georgia https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/11/jack-hassard-georgia-is-not-ready-to-open-schools/

Los Angeles https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/17/los-angeles-lausd-announces-massive-testing-and-tracing-program/

New Jersey https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/09/racial-and-class-bias-in-new-jerseys.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

New York https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/20/new-york-demand-cuomo-restore-school-funding/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/13/nyc-principals-teachers-nurses-seek-delay-in-opening/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/23/arthur-goldstein-nyc-schools-cant-open-unless-they-are-safe/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/29/carol-burris-new-york-city-public-schools-should-re-open/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/27/john-thompson-oklahoma-politicians-mumbling-about-the-coronavirus/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/06/john-thompson-politics-and-the-coronavirus-in-oklahoma/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/28/south-carolina-teachers-fearful-about-returning-for-in-person-instruction/

“Reform” foibles

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/15/confessions-of-a-school-reformerpart-1/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/18/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-2/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-3/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/23/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-4/;

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/confessions-of-a-reformer-part-5/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_subscriptionhttps://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/confessions-of-a-reformer-part-5/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_subscription; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-6/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/how-covid-19-froze-school-reform-part-1/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/how-covid-19-froze-school-reform-part-2/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/how-covid-19-froze-school-reform-part-3/ ;

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/16/gary-rubinstein-success-academy-pays-1-1-milkion-to-settle-with-parents-on-got-to-go-list/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/16/leonie-haimson-more-on-success-academy-settlement-sa-has-not-paid-attorney-fees-as-ordered/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/20/grassroots-arkansas-an-open-letter-to-superintendent-mike-poore-of-little-rock/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/31/peter-greene-the-brookings-institution-is-in-charter-school-la-la-land/

Washington DC https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/13/richard-phelps-reviews-michelle-rhees-reforms-ten-years-later-part-1/; https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/13/richard-phelps-reviews-michelle-rhees-reforms-part-2/

Technology

https://www.corelearn.com/student-engagement-with-remote-instruction/

https://fordhaminstitute.org/sites/default/files/publication/pdfs/2020825-schooling-covid-19-lessons-leading-charter-networks-their-transition-remote-learning.pdf?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=3d94eeda27-20200825+-+Schooling+Covid-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-3d94eeda27-71867561&ct=t()&mc_cid=3d94eeda27&mc_eid=ebbe04a807 and https://www.educationnext.org/how-big-charter-networks-made-switch-to-remote-learning/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/why-isnt-ai-more-widely-used.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-bad-is-this-gates-funded-essay.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

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