Russia: Schools and universities latest victims of Putin’s war propaganda machine (Amnesty International UK)

Amnesty International UK: Russia: Schools and universities latest victims of Putin’s war propaganda machine. “Dozens of schoolteachers and university lecturers have faced harsh reprisals for speaking out against the war in Ukraine. Some have been put behind bars to serve so-called administrative arrest or have had to pay extortionate fines simply for expressing their opinions either publicly or in the classroom. Others have been dismissed or otherwise reprimanded.”

Camden New Journal: Education pioneer Beryl Gilroy’s archive to be made public

Camden New Journal: Education pioneer Beryl Gilroy’s archive to be made public. “UNPUBLISHED manuscripts by an inspirational headteacher are to be made public in a new archive obtained by the British Library. Beryl Gilroy, who ran Beckford School in the 1970s, was one of the first black headteachers in this country. But she was also celebrated for a large body of fiction and non-fiction about women, children and migration.”

NPR: 6 in 10 teachers experienced physical violence or verbal aggression during COVID

NPR: 6 in 10 teachers experienced physical violence or verbal aggression during COVID. “Educators are taking blows from all sides, and they sometimes feel like no one is hearing them. That is the key finding of a big, new COVID-19-era survey from an American Psychological Association task force. Responses, collected between July 2020 and June 2021, came from nearly 15,000 school personnel – from psychologists to bus drivers – in all 50 states.”

Australian Academy of Science: New educational website to help teachers promote equitable learning

Australian Academy of Science: New educational website to help teachers promote equitable learning. “Teachers are provided with examples that will help their students to ‘figure things out’ through problem-oriented teaching and learning, all aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The program incorporates sensemaking, a way to build on individual student experiences, and is designed to develop each student’s confidence to engage with the world through science.” The resources appear to me to be Australia-focused but not Australia-specific.

Route Fifty: Teachers ‘Beaten Down’ By Staff Shortages, Covid

Route Fifty: Teachers ‘Beaten Down’ By Staff Shortages, Covid. “Carina McGee, a high school teacher in the Aiken County Public School District in South Carolina, expected to teach until retirement age. But just three years after beginning her career, she’s reevaluating whether she made the right decision. ‘Everything that has come with COVID, it has just been an absolute nightmare. I have been so much more overwhelmed and exhausted and just beaten down,’ said McGee, 24. ‘I thought I would retire when I was like 65 from teaching, and now I’m considering leaving within the next two years.’”

Killeen ISD teachers: “We’re drowning” … “The house is on fire” (Killeen Daily Herald)

Killeen Daily Herald: Killeen ISD teachers: “We’re drowning” … “The house is on fire”. “Halfway through the second school year upended by COVID-19, some Killeen Independent School District teachers say they are desperate for help — and on the verge of giving up — as the virus continues to sicken co-workers and students amid a worsening staff shortage that has persisted all school year.”

KMBC: Kansas board passes measure to ease COVID-19-related substitute teacher shortages

KMBC: Kansas board passes measure to ease COVID-19-related substitute teacher shortages. “A Kansas state board is hoping that making it easier to obtain a substitute teaching license will help ease the severe shortage of substitute teachers across the state. The Kansas State Board of Education Wednesday passed a temporary emergency change to the requirements to obtain a Temporary Emergency Authorized License.”

KRON: Some San Francisco teachers stage ‘sickout’ for COVID safety

KRON: Some San Francisco teachers stage ‘sickout’ for COVID safety. ” Some San Francisco teachers are fed up with the school district saying they didn’t prepare for the expected surge the city is experiencing right now with omicron cases. So on Thursday, teachers in the union are holding a sickout — demanding safer work conditions. This is on top of the over 600 San Francisco teachers who actually called out sick yesterday due to symptoms or exposure to the virus.”

WBZ: Boston Superintendent Brenda Cassellius Fills In As Fourth Grade Teacher Amid Staffing Shortage

WBZ: Boston Superintendent Brenda Cassellius Fills In As Fourth Grade Teacher Amid Staffing Shortage. “Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius took on a different role Wednesday in the middle of a staffing shortage in Boston schools – classroom teacher. Cassellius and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu have described the return from winter break as an ‘all hands on deck’ situation with COVID-related absences continuing to grow among school staff.”

WTTW: CTU Members to Consider Walk Out This Week as COVID-19 Cases Spike

WTTW: CTU Members to Consider Walk Out This Week as COVID-19 Cases Spike. “As Chicago Public Schools students and staff returned Monday from winter break amid an ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, members of the Chicago Teachers Union are planning a vote that could lead to an unauthorized walkout later this week. The CTU’s membership and House of Delegates will vote this week to decide whether to continue working in-person or to begin working remotely as of Wednesday as concerns about student and teacher safety grow.”

WCVB: 155 Boston public school teachers, staffers test positive for COVID-19 in last 2 days, Supt. Dr. Brenda Cassellius says

WCVB: 155 Boston public school teachers, staffers test positive for COVID-19 in last 2 days, Supt. Dr. Brenda Cassellius says. “More than 150 Boston Public Schools teachers, staffers and administrators have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two days and the district and city are making plans to keep classes in session. As of Monday morning, Boston Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius said 155 teachers and school staffers have reported positive COVID-19 tests — a number that is expected to rise.”