School Surveillance Tools Are Harming Kids - Because, of course they are. #Surveillance #Education #privacy #schools https://gizmodo.com/school-surveillance-harm-kids-homework-report-1850854919
@jackLondon i dont care where you choose to define as "the centre"
Place that wherever you like on the imaginary left-right spectrum -its still protecting the wealthy at the expense of children
The influenza season is in full swing in Japan after an earlier-than-usual start this year. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/15/japan/science-health/influenza-infections-spread/?utm_content=buffercffeb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #sciencehealth #flu #health #schools #hospitals
ICYMI: #News #Schools UW-Stevens Point sees increases in first-year, graduate enrollment https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/21/uw-stevens-point-sees-increases-in-first-year-graduate-enrollment/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
ICYMI: #Schools #JacobHahn Wausau West student named National Merit Commended Scholar https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/21/wausau-west-student-named-national-merit-commended-scholar/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
#ConcreteCrisis: Officials thought #asbestos in schools was safe too – the same mistakes have been made over Raac
Raac and asbestos in #schools show that ‘official’ declarations of safety are not acceptable to families.
In addition, our Editor-in-Chief @gabrielarana responded with an essay of his own:
"Simplistic thinking about race—in which people and systems turn a blind eye to racism and let racist social forces run amok—actually enables #racism."
On Fridays, we highlight important stories of the past week.
This time, let us bring your attention to Kathleen McElroy's heartfelt essay about her recent experience with making headlines instead of writing them...
I certainly would not feel safe sending my kids into such a military bunker knowing that another shooting could happen any day.
The authors whose #books were targeted were “most frequently female, people of colour, and/or #LGBTQ+ individuals”, read the report. It found that 30% of banned books included characters of colour and themes of race and #racism, 30% represented LGBTQ+ characters or themes, and 6% included a transgender character.
‘Eating away at democracy’: book bans in #US public #schools rise by a third in a year | Books | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/sep/22/democracy-book-bans-us-public-schools-rise https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/sep/22/democracy-book-bans-us-public-schools-rise?utm_source=press.coop
Over on LinkedIn my colleague Nicola has shared a nice example of how a single Energy Sparks alert is going to save a school £600 a year.
A single new piece of equipment bumped up their baseload. The alert highlighted the issue, the charts helped to track down the cause.
A quick little guide for students and teachers to maximise the term 3 break ahead of exams. It is about establishing positive habits and building a foundation for the revision period. #year12 #VCE #Students #Teachers #Education #Exams #Schools
This is the "first time" that there will be desks and chairs for nursery children, she was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the mayor’s office
#Chairs #Schools #MCD
#News #Schools UW-Stevens Point sees increases in first-year, graduate enrollment https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/21/uw-stevens-point-sees-increases-in-first-year-graduate-enrollment/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
@jackLondon The idea that policies "put off" voters is bollocks
Having an Ambulance turn up when you need one, schools that wont crush your kids and a functional NHS are not policies that will put voters off
Any party that is unable to argue for policies to deliver this and a plan to pay for it should fuck off
While many would agree that A-levels are too narrowly focussed, the move to a baccalaureate system without significant reform of the rest of the system would be a disaster;
and reforming the rest of a system currently in crisis & with a lack of goodwill from #Teachers sounds more like another swing of the wrecking ball rather than a real desire to improve the UK's #education
#BookBans in #schools and #libraries are spiking as U.S. fascists become less afraid of acting like their 1930s role models. #censorship https://www.commondreams.org/news/school-book-bans
#Schools #JacobHahn Wausau West student named National Merit Commended Scholar https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/21/wausau-west-student-named-national-merit-commended-scholar/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
Call to shut down Bristol schools’ use of app to ‘monitor’ pupils and families | Schools | The Guardian
ICYMI: #Schools UW-Stevens Point again ranked among best public Midwest universities https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/19/uw-stevens-point-again-ranked-among-best-public-midwest-universities/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
ICYMI: #Schools DCE to launch mobile classroom for special ed preschool students https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/18/dce-to-launch-mobile-classroom-for-special-ed-preschool-students/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
3 states have now authorized #PragerU's lies about U.S. history to be taught in #schools. #disinformation via @TheProgressive https://progressive.org/public-schools-advocate/pragerus-propaganda-is-now-being-taught-schools-mccoy-230918/
#Schools UW-Stevens Point again ranked among best public Midwest universities https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/19/uw-stevens-point-again-ranked-among-best-public-midwest-universities/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
The government and nonprofit organizations are stepping up efforts to prevent child suicides amid a rise in the number of such cases in Japan. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/12/japan/society/japan-child-suicides/?utm_content=buffercb144&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #children #schools #education #suicide #mentalhealth #surveys
In #England, a significant number of #schools are currently dealing with structural issues caused by the use of #RAAC. The #Government has already updated the list of affected schools as investigations continue.
Check out the new list...
Sharp rise in number of #schools in #England with collapse-risk concrete - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2023/sep/19/schools-england-raac-reinforced-autoclaved-aerated-concrete #RAAC #ToryPoliciesInAction
Restrictions under CrPC section 144, banning large assemblies of people and use of private drones, are already imposed in the district while large-scale traffic diversions have also been announced to reduce congestion on key routes across Noida and Greater Noida
#Schools #Colleges #Shut #Sep #MotoGP
#Schools DCE to launch mobile classroom for special ed preschool students https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/18/dce-to-launch-mobile-classroom-for-special-ed-preschool-students/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
David Lee Espinoza was one of the last Americans to die in the war in #Afghanistan, killed by a suicide bomber during the waning days of the conflict. He was 20 years old.
This is his story, and other #Latinos like him, lured to the #military by false promises:
It seems the only thing the Conservative Government in Ontario seems to be able to plan ahead is making sure their supporters and friends profit from them being in power. Any planning for the people of the province is always haphazard and too little too late. #ClimateChange, #Seasons, #COVIDBoosters, #LTC #Schools #Masking - all topics that this government ignore and their response is “Who knew that <fill in the blank> would be an issue.
Thousands of South Korean teachers are protesting over worsening student misbehavior and harassment by parents. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/06/asia-pacific/social-issues/south-korean-teachers-parents-harassment/?utm_content=buffer487f6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #socialissues #southkorea #seoul #teachers #schools #workstylereform #education
The #PragerU "curriculum" materials being used in public #schools in #Florida and #Oklahoma are even worse than you thought. https://www.salon.com/2023/09/13/pragerus-classroom-propaganda-co-opting-history-to-prop-up-modern-insurrectionists/
How nasty would you have to be to intentionally brainwash a child?
We should ask the #American oil industry!
How about a school book that educates children that some very bad people wear expensive suits & smile as they tell you harmful lies?
The no-brainer that works in every school is a good portable (HEPA)filter in every space that's sized approp for the space," said AQ expert/engineer Jeffrey Siegel.
We often think about the💰related to upgrading HVACs... “The real thing we should be looking at is what's the cost of not doing it?"
#Victoria to pay for #teaching #degrees to address shortages in secondary #schools. #Scholarships offered to those enrolling in 2024 and 2025 who then go on to work in #publicschools #educationstate #vicpol #IStandWithDan
School libraries are an ally to students needing an escape. We can’t let them vanish | Nova Weetman https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2023/sep/12/school-libraries-are-an-ally-to-students-needing-an-escape-we-cant-let-them-vanish #libraries #schools
Virginia’s Public Universities Have a Long History of Displacing Black Residents
Creating healthy #schools:
'🇺🇸US schools that used improved outdoor #air #ventilation together with other mitigation strategies had lower rates of Covid-19 transmission compared to the rest of the community.' Report: @JohnDMacomber et al., @HarvardHBS https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=63397
In the absence of a national policy on free school lunches, some municipalities in Japan have begun to take the lead. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/03/japan/society/free-school-lunches-suginami/?utm_content=buffer95054&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #children #food #education #schools #suginami
You can watch WHNs recent broadcast with Eric Feigl-Ding discussing the newer variants and current surge here:
I noticed he was also quoted in a recent CBS news article here:
The maker of Tasers has "proposed embedding weaponized drones in school classrooms, armed with surveillance cameras and microphones, to be used to incapacitate active shooters." #drones #schools #guns #surveillance #robots #dystopia https://themarkup.org/hello-world/2023/09/09/private-companies-like-axon-expand-their-reach-with-public-dollars-we-want-to-look-into-that
There must be a reason why the UK 'Health Security' Agency removed public health from its name.
But yes, keep recommending hand washing
Idaho Created a $25 Million Fund to Fix Unsafe #Schools.
Why Is Nobody Using It?
About a decade ago, one school district went to the state for money to fix its crumbling buildings.
It got a fraction of what it asked for.
Since then, no other district has even applied.
A few weeks ago I talked about classdojo.com, a site for schools/teachers that sent me a link to "my" account - it was for a child in England, not my child, their security sucks, this site is trash. I wrote to the school AND the website about it.
FYI, they're now sending me updates about "my" child. Photos, names, info, everything. Also? Kid's actual mom seems to also have an account now - I was alerted when she signed up!
DO NOT USE CLASSDOJO.COM
"America never deindustrialized. It just scaled down its industries in the manufacturing sector of the economy while concentrating industrialization in other parts of the economy—like education... Education is an industry with the same exploitation and disparities of power, privilege, and resources as any other. It has transformed from local, community-based schools to an industry in the same way the retail, service, logistics, legal, healthcare, hospitality, railroad, construction, maritime, agricultural, and other industries have."
Read the entire text here:
#M4L By maligning #schools and smearing teachers as sexual predators, Moms for Liberty is playing with the same ideological dynamite that wreaked havoc in Alice Moore’s Kanawha County. It is terrifyingly easy to predict what’s in store: more violent extremists will heed the Moms’ call to seize control of schools, using whatever means necessary. https://slate.com/human-interest/2023/08/moms-for-liberty-parental-rights.html
Good evening. It's 6PM, Monday, 4th September. The headlines: #Schools face safety concerns due to concrete issues, with Rishi Sunak denying responsibility. Gillian Keegan apologises for her comments. A #climate summit is set ahead of COP28 in UAE. #Putin and Erdogan discuss a potential Ukrainian grain deal amidst #Russia's attacks on #Ukraine's grain supplies. Keir Starmer reshuffles Labour shadow cabinet, making Angela Rayner the Shadow Levelling Up Secretary. #BBC #News
This could be the big nail in the coffin for Sunak and the Conservative Party…they were warned about the scale of rebuilding required a decade ago and ignored the advice. Now it will cost much more to rebuild at current prices as well as fund alternate accommodation and the price of further educational disruption. #school
#schools #Sunak #conservatives #education #teachers #RAAC
"New California rules would crush rooftop solar for renters"
"The policy changes set forth in this month’s proposed decision from the #California Public Utilities Commission would essentially eliminate financial incentives for property owners to install #RooftopSolar in shared settings, such as #schools, #farms or #multifamily dwellings."
My partner - who is a teacher - went back to work after the summer holiday.
Their management team told them at a staff meeting that they were providing free school meals for TEACHERS suffering hardship. And a hardship fund for TEACHERS who don't earn enough money to survive.
My partner thought it was a decent thing to do. It just made me angry.
There is something beyond wrong when professional workers like teachers are unable to survive on their salaries. The answer isn't papering over the cracks and pretending this is a normal state of affairs. It's happening to so many workers, not just teachers.
Something's got to give. It will.
Anyone else out there musing today that if we had a UK Government that actually functioned ... maybe the Education Dept and Cabinet might have focussed on minor matters like "Hundreds of school buildings falling apart" rather than trying to write (illegal) School Guidance on trans kids to stoke their beloved culture wars?
Been thinking about this a lot today - I didn't go to this school but I went to one very similar. https://t.co/4SMEa6J6lH
I was lucky, and a bit necky. I've "made it" in a way my younger self couldn't even imagine. Lots of kids going to #schools like mine will not. I'm also sure a bunch of otherwise talentless idiots at #publicschools are going to get the post COVID help they need. I'm not sure how to help, we waste a massive amount of potential.
The #restroom has a see-through glass partition that looks out into the main hallway and private #lockable #stalls with #room for #students to hang their backpacks. The public areas are #monitored by #video to ensure the #safety of all #students.
Earlier: Learn4Life of San Antonio teacher Michael Gonzales tweeted a picture of himself in his classroom beside a #pride flag and dared Libs of TikTok to come after him.
They did and he was soon suspended. Https://texasobserver.org/a-queer-teacher-in-edgewood-picked-a-fight-he-couldnt-win/
"ADF lawyers would file #lawsuits they hoped would lead to a #SupremeCourt ruling that declared a constitutional right to vouchers for private and home #schools. As a result, Ziklag’s education committee estimated in one document, the public education system could lose about $238 billion a year — a third of its total funding.
“Our goal is to take down the #education system as we know it today,” Bohlinger said"
Texas takeover raises back-to-school anxiety for Houston students, parents and teachers.
AP reports: "The takeover in Texas’ largest city comes as state GOP leaders around the country seek to assert power over Democratic strongholds."
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From the #Austin Chronicle:
Right-Wing Extremists Harass McCallum High Students at School: They told kids they’re going to hell
"Using a smoke machine, they studied airflow patterns in the school's five classrooms and administration areas.
Carbon dioxide meters were also used to identify low-ventilation areas or 'dead spots'.
They then purchased air purifiers — known as high-efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filters — to mitigate the risk from SARS-CoV-2 particles that might be circulating in classrooms and other indoor areas of the school."