It's nice enough, but I've lived in NW PA too long to be fooled. We'll just see where this leads us. In the meantime, here's your reading for the week. Also, your reminder that you can get a daily dose of edubloggery by checking out (or subscribing to) NPE's Blog of Blogs
The short answer is "trust," but you should go ahead and read the long answer from Melinda Anderson at Mother Jones.
From EdWeek, a report on one of the big pandemic side effects we haven't been talking about
Active shooter drills, pandemics, and teaching like a superhero, from the blog Affective Lving
Noble charters join the ranks of "no excuses" charters that are finally admitting that maybe that whole thing was a bad, racist idea.
Nancy Bailey has looked at what the unions are touting for post-pandemic programs, and she has some concerns.
At NYC Educator, a look at Andrew Yang's recent pronouncements on education and teaching in NY which are, well, not good.
Gary Rubinstein looks at the history of reformy rebranding as ell as debunking the latest miracle school.
Matt Barnum at Chalkbeat offers a clear explainer of where all that money is going to go (or not)
NPEC takes a look at the National Council on Teacher Quality's 2020 teacher prep review, and it is once again a document not to be taken seriously.
We don't usually hear about Wyoming because their schools have been exceptionally well and fairly funded for decades. Now that may be about to end. From the Hechinger Report.
Conservative Andy Smarick at reformy Education Next has some interesting thoughts about c haracter education.
Turns out that maybe AT&T has been bilking the E-rate progam that provides affordable internet for schools. Oopsies.
From the New York Times, more research about how children really interact with screens.