Karen Vaites

Karen Vaites

@karenvaites

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Edugeek, Curriculum Maven, Equity Advocate, Meme Aficionado, Proud Mom. #ELAchat

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Joined on June 02, 2009
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Quoted @alexanderrusso

Don't underestimate the effect of media coverage on how people think about COVID "Media coverage has sometimes clouded understanding, too, with a focus on the number of students asked to quarantine rather than on the number of infections or their origins." https://t.co/GsZU1Fmd7Y

"The view in Norway is that children and youth should have high priority to have as normal a life as possible, because this disease is going to last,” she said. “They have the lowest burden of the disease, so they shouldn’t have the highest burden of measures.” https://t.co/hRldxWrAbW

I mean, read this, you guys. 

The story in the US is not so different. There are some cases and reopened districts keep it moving. 

What if we had this kind of coverage? https://t.co/oJ9WesQl5C
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I mean, read this, you guys. The story in the US is not so different. There are some cases and reopened districts keep it moving. What if we had this kind of coverage? https://t.co/oJ9WesQl5C

“Of Belgium’s 8,400 schools, 16 have closed fully or partially because of the coronavirus. That’s less than 0.2% of the country’s schools, and most closed due to staffing shortages after teachers contracted the disease in the community.” 1/ https://t.co/ZLXkx5E1OM

These stories are starting to come in fast and furious now. School openings are safe. The promised outbreaks and dead teachers and spiking case counts in the communities are not happening anywhere in the world as schools open. Please share this piece. https://t.co/7VNuGsGFQB

Don't underestimate the effect of media coverage on how people think about COVID "Media coverage has sometimes clouded understanding, too, with a focus on the number of students asked to quarantine rather than on the number of infections or their origins." https://t.co/GsZU1Fmd7Y

How come the coverage of COVID and schools by European-based journalists is -- with a few notable exceptions -- so different in tone and findings from the US-based coverage? https://t.co/pLUHpum8ZE

I don’t defend the crummy communication by the Mayor and Chancellor outlined in the thread. It’s poor form. But so is this missive from the principals union, which could have been a lot more clear about what they intended for Tuesday’s reopening.

Quoted @Jill_Jorgensen

Asked what parents should take from this announcement, @FollowCSA prez says "Any child that arrives at a building is going to be given the utmost care." The union's efforts to make the system better through this vote "should not negatively affect the kids," he says.

Principals Union: DeBlasio is NOT the only one whose announcements get to rattle all NYC parents on a weekend. We get to do it, too! (With no apparent intention of shutting down reopening. Just ‘cause we are mad!) https://t.co/GE4KYHvF3w

Quoted @MarkChangizi

The Covid pandemic was a litmus test. This was THE moment in several generations to recognize the treacherous signs of groupthink and authoritarianism. How did you fare?

This is why the school reopening conversation has felt so unnerving. It hasn’t centered evidence. It’s tribal. Most media isn’t covering what’s happening as schools reopen unless it’s sensational. And I think... how are we gonna tackle global warming if this is how it goes? https://t.co/RCEaD2Fqke

What 3 things s/d GA change IMMEDIATELY in education? 1. Mandatory kindergarten 2. Improved teacher prep, specifically in the area of reading. It’s the ONLY way to help our students be successful in reading. 3. PD for in-service teachers that includes Structured Literacy.

Quoted @ajlamesa

"In terms of disease transmission, the hybrid model is the worst of all models." https://t.co/2m8MiD1Yae

@karenvaites @elizashapiro @MiamiSup @NPR @nytimes @davidzweig @UFT I know that nothing matters anymore and no one cares, but has anyone asked the unions or DOE about this: https://t.co/qLW1py2MhH

Quoted @NPR

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the public should be able to see the court transcripts that led to a grand jury's decision not to charge any officers with the shooting of Breonna Taylor. "People want to see and be able to judge the facts for themselves." https://t.co/dUh4kLW89q

Seconded. https://t.co/loFfBzBW58

Quoted @CurriculumMatrs

Did you miss our webinar, in which @nakiahardy @ColleenStearns2 @skelliek shared their start-of-year reflections on instruction in their districts? Catch a recording here: #CurriculumMatters https://t.co/K0GgYt46PF https://t.co/cix5mQGc7H

Did you miss our webinar, in which @nakiahardy @ColleenStearns2 @skelliek shared their start-of-year reflections on instruction in their districts?

Catch a recording here:

#CurriculumMatters
https://t.co/K0GgYt46PF https://t.co/cix5mQGc7H

I really enjoyed moderating this webinar... @nakiahardy @ColleenStearns2 @skelliek drop a lot of knowledge about their experiences optimizing remote learning in their currently-hybrid districts. ICYMI: #CurriculumMatters https://t.co/Hx6HG2lbQn

"Seeing our most fragile students discussing great texts with our most advanced students – it’s art in action." @BethACGonzalez @AprilLImperio #CurriculumMatters #sunchat https://t.co/1lTLUFEUlt

Quoted @karenvaites

@elizashapiro @rweingarten @UFT Will the @UFT @AFTunion be getting behind Full-time reopenings (with a remote option to support teachers / students with medical vulnerabilities), now that the national data shows that it’s actually the safest form of reopening? As reported in @npr: https://t.co/VAGufS5J65 https://t.co/5Ug7cWNDCJ

@elizashapiro @rweingarten @UFT Will the @UFT @AFTunion be getting behind Full-time reopenings (with a remote option to support teachers / students with medical vulnerabilities), now that the national data shows that it’s actually the safest form of reopening?

As reported in @npr:
https://t.co/VAGufS5J65 https://t.co/5Ug7cWNDCJ

Good question! I eagerly await the answer. Asking for 1 million NYC public school students, 75% of whom are poor, 10% of whom are homeless. https://t.co/5jeOCHBGpD

Quoted @ehanford

Sonya wanted to believe the school would help. But she’d been putting her faith in the system for years and this is where it had gotten her: a son in 7th grade at a 2nd-grade reading level. “Nobody else should walk away feeling like that.” @Sonyathemom https://t.co/X747Gppmib https://t.co/LMwHcEI6Rx

Sonya wanted to believe the school would help. But she’d been putting her faith in the system for years and this is where it had gotten her: a son in 7th grade at a 2nd-grade reading level. “Nobody else should walk away feeling like that.”  @Sonyathemom   https://t.co/X747Gppmib https://t.co/LMwHcEI6Rx

I was betrayed. I never want another parent to feel the way that I feel. #AngryLikeSonya #losingsleep #ignitingamovement @NashvillePropel https://t.co/GqsS60O404

What’s most depressing about the NYC school reopening debacle is that there were so many ways to avoid what’s happening now. The work wouldn’t have been any easier or less complex, but there were solutions and ideas that could have been enacted with at least some runway.

“Schools cannot be opened with impunity in the setting of moderate to high community transmission, nor can they be kept closed indefinitely.” 2/2 https://t.co/UQtRvXZJx9

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