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South Lewis School Board considering 1.9...

TURIN — Last Tuesday, the South Lewis Central School Board of Education held a meeting whose main topic of discussion was the draft budget for 2022-2023, presented by Superintendent Douglas Premo. South Lewis’ current budget for the 2021-22 school year is $28 million, of which $9.1 million comes from taxes. The proposed budget would be […]

Sumter School District amends agenda for...

In a change to its meeting agenda, the Sumter School District Board of Trustees will receive legal advice Monday on a pending claim on behalf of former Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox. A district representative posted an amended agenda Saturday morning. The legal advice will be given and discussed during the closed executive session on Monday evening, […]

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 […]

South Jersey school district still refus...

Melanie Burney The Philadelphia Investigator Despite a letter from the state Department of Education stating that schools in Deptford Township must provide transportation and tuition for their students who enroll in a county vocational program, the district maintains its position in a dispute that could affect several hundred students for the coming school year. The […]

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 […]

Molalla School Board Cancels Mask Lift M...

On Wednesday, the Molalla River School Board voted to reverse its decision the previous week to make masks optional inside school facilities before the statewide mandate was lifted. The board had, in a special session on February 17, discussed a resolution that would make masks optional starting March 31 — in line with the state’s […]

“Maus” books donated to TUSD to help tea

Published on February 22, 2022 at 1:06 p.m. Bennito L. Kelty TucsonSentinel.com Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham donated 10 copies of the graphic novel “Maus” and its sequel, about the memories of a Holocaust survivor, to local high schools last week. Cunningham knew Holocaust survivors growing up and provided the books in reaction to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Republican lawmaker proposes bill to dis...

It’s a timeless argument. For decades, residents of New Hampshire’s cooperative school districts have argued over the need — and financial impact — for their districts. And for decades, state lawmakers have been tossing around ideas on how to make it easier for individual cities to pull out. This year, a House lawmaker is taking […]

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 […]

Employees question Wauwatosa School Dist...

Employees question Wauwatosa School District’s internal investigation Wauwautosa School District employees tell FOX6 they’re concerned the results of an internal investigation could allow school leaders to avoid accountability. WAUWATOSA, Wis. – Wauwautosa School District employees tell FOX6 they’re concerned the results of an internal investigation could allow school leaders to avoid accountability. Eight current and […]

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 […]

Both sides claim victory in legal battle...

REHOBOTH – Each side claims victory in a lawsuit involving the City and Regional School District of Dighton-Rehoboth over the school’s finances. The lawsuit was brought in September by the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen against the school district, which in October filed a counter lawsuit. A decision was rendered last week by the New Bedford […]

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Sho...

Almost four years after a gunman entered Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people, the Broward County School District awarded more than $ 26 million to the victims. The Broward County School District Board in Florida approved two legal regulations on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press (PA). A payment totaling $ […]

Legal Opinion Rendered in Thorny School ...

The Warren County School Board has a vacancy. That’s the legal opinion of County Electoral Council attorney Nathaniel Schmidt. He informed the board of directors of a situation with a Region II school board member who was elected last month, Chloe Shaffer, but has since declined to serve. Schmidt told the board he had received […]

Legal issues and librarians’ refusal to

MONKS – Some parents, community members and even state lawmakers demanding the removal from school libraries of certain books they deem inappropriate, librarians and LGBTQ youth advocates are pushing back what they see as censorship and an attack on marginalized students. And an expert from Iowa says that at least one of the disputed books […]

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 […]

Mask mandate threat prompts Moore County...

By WRAL News Carthage, North Carolina – Law enforcement is investigating after a threatening and rude voicemail denouncing the Moore County Schools mask warrant was left at the central school district office. In the voicemail message left on September 7 at around 5.30 p.m., a woman asks: “I want to know why the [expletive] you […]

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 […]

School Board Agrees Teacher Suspension S...

The Loudoun County School Board accepted a settlement overturning disciplinary action against Leesburg Elementary School teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross on Monday, as Alliance Defending Freedom legal teams and the school board pleaded in court to see if a transgender policy of the LCPS should be maintained. A senior ADF attorney said school officials accepted a […]

Northwest Arkansas School District inten...

HUNTSVILLE – A lawsuit against the Huntsville School District has been amended to add more allegations of Freedom of Information Act violations. The lawsuit, filed in Madison County Circuit Court, claims the school district violated Arkansas’ freedom of information law by failing to notify the media of school board meetings to consider disciplinary action in […]

Texas Books Controversy: School Administ...

During a training session last week, a school administrator from Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas attempted to counsel elementary teachers on how to follow the new district guidelines for auditing books. The guidelines were issued in an attempt to align with a controversial Texas law that seeks to restrict discussion of race and history in […]

Katy ISD cancels the author’s visit; Bo

KATY MAGAZINE NEW October 5, 2021 By Natalie Cook Clark Katy ISD has canceled an author’s visit due to parental concerns. Now, award-winning books by New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Jerry Craft have been withdrawn from school libraries pending official review. Of JerryCraft.com Author Jerry Craft Talk canceled Many Katy’s Grades 3 through […]

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 […]

Nearly half of Pennsylvania principals s...

School administrators have faced hostility from some parents and residents after the Pennsylvania mask order for schools took effect last month. This week, the Pennsylvania Principals Association released an investigation indicating the intense backlash they are experiencing from parents who oppose the statewide mask order. The survey found that 44% of principals who responded said […]

About two-thirds of students at a local ...

KERNSTOWN – Despite a recent coronavirus outbreak on its campus and a state mask mandate for K-12 students, most students at Mountain View Christian Academy do not wear masks. Lord Fairfax health district director Dr Colin M. Greene said on Tuesday that Mountain View administrator Minta Hardman told him about 120 of the 180 students […]

Students sue North Carolina school board...

North Carolina judge to rule on whether to temporarily block Thursday the return of a Optional mask plan for Lincoln County schools after a group of students and their parents filed a lawsuit to arrest him. A total of 13 students and their families filed a lawsuit this week against the Lincoln County Board of […]

‘Shameful’, says judge in ruling Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – For the second time in less than two years, a judge has found the Suffolk school board violated state law aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability in government. Last week, Justice Matt Glassman ruled that when the board of trustees retired on July 22, 2021 at the College and Career Academy […]

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 […]

Pennsylvania school boards, including He...

Another year of crossing a covid-19 affected landscape has some school administrators apparently preparing to push back mandates related to the pandemic. A state-issued mask warrant for K-12 schools that went into effect earlier this month has sparked several lawsuits that have been filed across Pennsylvania by parents and lawmakers. The lawsuits have caught the […]

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 […]

Newberg school employee to work in black...

An employee of a school in Newberg went to work at black face last week and was placed on administrative leave, according to a message from the district. Newberg School District written in a press release, “It’s important to remember how Blackface was used to distort black communities and cause harm. We recognize the violence […]

Charleston Co. School District begins ma...

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County School District has said it will begin enforcing a mandatory mask mandate for all students, teachers and staff inside schools. The mask’s term begins Monday, but Charleston County School Board Chairman Reverend Eric Mack said students will have a reasonable opportunity to comply with the warrant. He says […]

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 […]

Raise-a-Reader: Afghan family embraces c...

Breadcrumb Links New “I always tell my friends to go register with Canucks Family Education. It’s not just about education, it’s about emotional support. For those who come from abroad, for someone who is a refugee or an immigrant, everything is there. – Mahrukh Barakzai Author of the article: Shawn conner A teacher gives a […]