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Lansing School Board Approves Nepotism P...

John Richmeier Leavenworth Time When they met earlier this week, members of the Lansing Board of Education endorsed a policy of nepotism. Board members also agreed Monday to stop reporting known cases of COVID-19 in Lansing public schools due to a significant drop in numbers. The new policy on nepotism requires the superintendent to make […]

Activism grows nationwide in response to...

NEW YORK (AP) — Until a year ago, Stephana Ferrell’s political activism was limited to the occasional letter to elected officials. Then came his local school board meeting in Orange County, Florida, and an objection raised against Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel “Gender Queer: A Memoir.” And the county’s decision last fall to remove it from […]

Frederick County Board of Supervisors Ex...

The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 Wednesday night to order the county attorney to develop an action plan to fund alternatives to public education, such as homeschooling and private schools . Supervisors J. Douglas McCarthy, Josh Ludwig, Judith McCann-Slaughter, Blaine Dunn, Bob Wells, and Shawn Graber voted in favor of County Attorney Roderick […]

Crackdown on proposed incentives after I...

Indiana lawmakers want to tighten restrictions on schools offering incentives to attract students, after an unusual virtual program announced a $1,700 stipend for school supplies, music lessons and Netflix subscriptions . The legislature’s decision follows a Chalkbeat report on growing criticism of Tech Trep Academy, which prompted a warning last year from state education […]

How will books removed from Polk County ...

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Community members, parents and students can now apply to serve on one of two committees that will review 16 books pulled from the shelves of Polk County school libraries. The application form can be found online now. The deadline to apply is February 13. Nearly 100 school staff had already […]

What does “choice of school” really mean

I don’t want to write about it. I’m sitting in an Airbnb in Little Rock, three minutes from UAMS, where my beautiful, precious, near-perfect daughter will have her third back surgery in the morning. She had nightmares about it last night, so neither of us slept very well. What I do when I can’t sleep […]

Change of school calendar + Man accused ...

Welcome, Milford. Here’s all the local news, events and community posts you need for Saturday, February 5. First, today’s weather forecast: Quite sunny; windy, colder. Top: 29 Bottom: 14. Here are the top stories in Milford today: Milford schools push back on final day; Update the academic calendar: Milford Schools have updated their 2021-22 calendar […]

Loudoun Supervisor: Release law firm’s s

Loudoun County Supervisor Caleb Kershner has threatened to withhold funding for the school system unless he releases a report from the law firm he commissioned to investigate the system’s handling of two sexual assaults at two county high schools involving a then 14-year-old boy. Now 15, the boy was sentenced to supervised probation in a […]

Roanoke County School Board banking on m...

Dozens of citizens came out to speak to the Roanoke County School Board on Tuesday night regarding the future of mask mandates in county schools, with the majority supporting the directive’s continuation. The board voted during a Jan. 4 business session to make the school system “mask optional and return to pre-COVID medical policies leaving […]

Missouri General Assembly aims to ban cr...

Representatives Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, and Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon present their bills that would establish versions of a Parents’ Bill of Rights to the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on January 11, 2022. / / Photo by Tim Bommel/Missouri House Communications Missouri Republicans debated this week over a ‘pparent’s bill of rightsto ban critical […]

With Omicron’s Rise, Americans Prepare t

Workers across the country were bracing for months of disruption to come. “I worked for most of the pandemic and hadn’t tested positive until Omicron,” said Amelia Smoak, 29, who works at a restaurant and bar in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. She is fully vaccinated but recently recovered from a mild case of Covid. She […]

Round Rock and Leander’s ISDs to Not Rec

Round Rock and Leander’s ISDs to Not Receive Federal Funds for ‘Inappropriate’ Books Williamson County Commissioners voted to allocate additional funding from the CARES Act to local school districts, with the exception of Round Rock and Leander. ROUND ROCK, Texas – Williamson County Commissioners voted on Tuesday to withhold federal money from Round Rock ISD […]

When it comes to school admissions, New ...

The mayor of Blasio during an educational announcement (Photo: Benjamin Kanter / Mayoral Photo Office) Once again, students and families in New York City public schools are suffering a whiplash. Last year, the city took steps to improve fairness, transparency and accountability in high school admissions. Now, in the eleventh hour of the next admissions […]

US Libraries Report Spike in Organized A...

From calls in Virginia to burn “sexually explicit” books in a school library to a wave of protests against titles by authors ranging from Toni Morrison to Alison Bechdel, the American Library Association paints a picture of an unprecedented increase in authorizations. attempts to ban books from libraries – many of which he believes are […]

Project 1619 book may still be in school...

Even though states like Florida and Texas have banned the teaching of certain concepts related to critical race theory in public school classrooms, some legal experts believe that school libraries can still stock books that promote the concept, the historical accuracy of which has been widely regarded as inaccurate. William Jacobson, clinical professor and director […]

Amarillo Area Schools Must Report Race a...

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Some schools in the Amarillo area were among those asked to browse their shelves for books on women, people of color, LGBTQ + people and health by a Texas lawmaker and report by November 12. However, with both the motives surrounding the survey and the consequences of not responding […]

California to demand free menstrual prod...

SACRAMENTO – Public schools and colleges in California must stock their toilets with free menstrual products under a bill signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday. The move comes as women’s rights activists lobby across the country for affordable access to sanitary napkins, tampons and other items. California’s latest effort builds on a 2017 law […]

Alachua County School District Officials...

Three students have been arrested for allegedly launching recent bomb threats against schools in Alachua County, and more arrests are expected soon, authorities said. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office executed several search warrants last week in Newberry, and a total of seven bomb threats have been reported at schools in the county, said Art Forgey, […]

Two West Virginia fathers sue state offi...

CHARLESTON, Va. (AP) – Two West Virginia fathers are suing state officials over a law that allows charter schools to open without the approval of local voters, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The lawsuit filed last week in Kanawha County Circuit Court says the law is unconstitutional and calls on the judge to prevent a new […]

The Sea Care Foundation distributes 50,0...

A non-governmental organization, Sea Care Foundation, distributed 50,000 notebooks and 15,000 pens to public and private schools in five local government areas in Kogi State. This effort was to complement the Kogi State Government’s effort to improve basic education in the state. Speaking during the official report of the distribution of notebooks and pens to […]

Mom criticizes school board for licensin...

Through Ryan foley, Christian Post reporter | Monday, September 27, 2021 Stacy Langton, the mother of a student at Fairfax High School in Fairfax County, Va., Reads aloud the sexually explicit content of two books handed out to school district libraries during a school board meeting in Fairfax County, September 23, 2021. | Screenshot: YouTube […]

Far-right group wants to ban children fr...

Textbooks on Martin Luther King Jr. are too “divisive,” says a conservative group at the center of a battle against the Tennessee book ban. A story about astronomer Galileo Galilei is “anti-church”. A seahorse picture book is too sexy. As the school year resumes, latent textbook feuds have returned to a boil. In some schools, […]

Rochester School Board imposes strict ma...

ROCHESTER, Minnesota (KTTC) – Rochester Public Schools (RPS) look to law enforcement when it comes to those who refuse its hiding policy. The decision to institute some type of protocol to keep meetings under control began in July. “A number of people unhappy with the school board showed up and it was difficult to organize […]

Which schools are prohibited from teachi...

The New Hampshire legislature has passed legislation that includes new curriculum bans applicable to K-12 educational programs. Although an effort has been made by the authors / supporters of the law (HB2) to appear non-discriminatory, educators are not fooled by these efforts. In essence, public schools, state agencies, and state contractors are now effectively prohibited […]

Union County School Board to discuss COV...

UNION COUNTY, NC – The Union County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday as it faces legal action from the State Department of Health over COVID protocols -19 of the district inside schools. The school board is expected to vote again Monday morning on the obligation to wear masks […]

Ohio school boards are threatened by wha...

Members of Ohio public school boards report being threatened and harassed by parents and taxpayers about what is taught in their schools … or very often what people think is taught but is not . Nikki Hudson, a member of the Worthington School Board, said protesters have recently come forward to oppose the district’s planned […]

Delhi School Teachers Fight Attendance E...

A person uses a cell phone in Manhattan, New York, USA on September 17, 2020. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Thousands of teachers ordered to download the tracking app Mobile phone application used to check their presence Teachers file complaint as other workers reject surveillance September 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As COVID-19 closed schools in […]