The board of directors is off to pre-school tomorrow, but mostly they're excited about using their new lunch boxes. Meanwhile, local schools open up to students on Tuesday. So we'll just see what hits the fan around here. In the meantime, a lot of things are happening in a lot of places. Here's some reading.
Anne Lutz Fernandez looks at some troubling trends in the pushback against masking rules in school.
Jessica Pollard in the Santa Fe New Mexican reports on a study discovering that some charters aren't even being subtle about keeping out students with special needs.
Well, this proposed Pennsylvania bill will go nowhere, but it's a cool idea.
While we've been worrying about covid, the LAUSD board has been going full voucher. Carl J. Petersen has the story.
Public ed advocate Leonie Haimson lays out how Gates funds his own news pipeline.
Matt Barnum at Chalkbeat is one of the journalists I trust to do a good job of covering the facts with fairness and accuracy. Here's his piece looking at what we really know about masking.
NPR/All Things Considered uses a board member in Indiana as a focus for a piece about how school boards are under siege right now.
Akil Bello, testing expert, offers a post about some dreams for education.
In Pennsylvania, a state that doesn't even have a "CRT" gag law yet, a school board demonstrates its lack of guts.
This has been all over the place, but icymi, here's Ari Christine's entry that elevates the genre of "why I quit" teacher essays.
Arthur C Brooks in The Atlantic, arguing that hard work is not nearly as daunting as loneliness.
Via the Associated Press, a Virginia district pays big for its trans student policy.
On his substack, Matt Stoller writes about something other than education, except, of course, McKinsey types also want to run education.
A Jacobin interview with Derek Black, author of Schoolhouse Burning
A great episode of Have You Heard looks at the secret sauce of HBCU teacher training
Nancy Flanagan contemplates a question that has new relevance right now.