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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 […]

Bill banning ‘pornographic or indecent’

A Republican lawmaker said he knows of dozens of books available in Utah public school libraries that contain passages about sex that would “shock the conscience.” Another added that nobody wants this kind of explicit content in schools “where, above all, it doesn’t belong”. A third agreed, saying ‘we need to draw a line’ on […]

“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 […]

School safety law update heads to a pack...

The House committee’s final approval for an update to school safety rules on Thursday included an acknowledgment that no school district has fully complied with the rules passed in the wake of the worst school shooting in Florida four years ago. And so the invoice (HB 1421) will strengthen the law named for the tragedy, […]

Police report gives new details of colle...

BEAUFORT, SC (WCSC) – Beaufort police say a middle school principal reported an assault at the school last week after seeing the incident on social media. The Beaufort Police Incident Report says Lady’s Island Middle School Principal Kashta Campbell informed police of the incident, which happened at the school on Wednesday, after a staff member […]

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 […]

Oklahoma state senators file opposing bi...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Two Oklahoma state senators have filed bills centered on books on public school shelves. Specifically, sex-centric books. One senator said he wanted to put parents in the driving seat and let them decide which books are appropriate, while the other said she wanted to consolidate policies already in place by the […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Court to hear school prayer case bu...

WASHINGTON — Following their private conference on Friday, U.S. Supreme Court justices added five new cases to this term, including the case of a former assistant high school football coach in Bremerton, Washington, who was removed from his position. for refusing to stop his prayer practice in midfield. after the matches. The court, however, refused […]

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 […]

Columbine Elementary School in Longmont ...

A man was hospitalized Thursday after firing multiple bullets at officers and was later struck by an unmarked police vehicle, according to Longmont Police. The incident began around 2:20 p.m. when a resident located a stolen vehicle in the alley near Fourth Avenue and Baker Street, according to a Longmont police news release. The person […]

National School Safety and Security Summ...

PHOENIX, Arizona – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The National School Safety, Security and Injury Wise Practices Summit will be held February 6-8, 2022 at Grand Canyon University, located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Arizona . School violence reached an all-time high in 2021 with more than 240 school shootings, according to the Center for Homeland […]

Radnor School District limited to 3.4% t...

RADNOR – Although officials in the Radnor school district do not know the final tax rate in their 2022-2023 budget, they do know that it will be limited to just under 3.5%. At its last board meeting before the winter break, Radnor’s board of principals approved a resolution limiting any tax increase in next year’s […]

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 $ […]

Oxford school district closed on Decembe...

item FOX 2 – A threat to the school resulted in the cancellation of classes in the Oxford School District on Tuesday, December 14. A social media image included a “specific threat” to the college on Monday, the district said in a statement. The police are investigating. “To be on the safe side, we are […]

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 […]

Bethel High School running back Thome Wa...

Thome Walters noted that his older sister Maa-Becca Tucker considered him “too sweet as a child.” Tucker may have shifted that position over the past couple of years or so, especially with what his younger brother accomplished in the Mayor’s Cup on Saturday against Vallejo. Walters rushed for a top 248 yards and scored two […]

Texas lawmaker investigates books in sch...

A Texas lawmaker has launched an investigation into the books Texas school districts have on their shelves. The 16-page list of 850 book titles was sent to the Texas Education Agency along with Texas Schools. In a letter, State Representative Matt Krause asked districts if these books were on their shelves. Krause’s letter states that […]

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 […]

2 Texas school districts challenge GOP l...

School districts in Dallas and Austin, Texas reportedly said on Friday that they would ignore a request from State Representative Matt Krause to survey school library books dealing with race and race. sexuality. The Austin Independent School District was the first to challenge this demand, and the Dallas School District followed shortly after, the Houston […]

Texas lawmaker investigates 850 race and...

A Texas Republican lawmaker has launched an investigation to identify books in libraries and public school classrooms on topics of race or gender that could “make students uncomfortable.” State Representative Matt Krause, a Republican who chairs the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, sent a letter Monday informing the Texas Education Agency of the investigation […]

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 […]

Florida teachers slow down download of p...

Education officials in Florida are working to encourage employees at K-12 schools to download an app designed to reduce emergency response time in a school shooting. The app, called Alyssa’s Alert, provides a panic button designed to give 911 centers detailed location information in the event of a mass casualty incident at a school. It’s […]

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 […]

Long Beach, Calif., 18-year-old woman sh...

Manuela “Mona” Rodriguez was gunned down by a security guard at Millikan High School on September 27, after a physical altercation involving Rodriguez and a 15-year-old girl, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). “This afternoon, an incident occurred in the Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue neighborhood. Initial reports indicate that one of […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

School officials defend themselves again...

WEST – School committee members and the school district administration are defending themselves against criticism, “accusations and fabrications” launched primarily by a resident over a period of several months. Superintendent Mark Garceau and each member of the school committee, at Wednesday’s committee meeting, addressed comments made by Robert Chiaradio, the brother of school committee chair […]

Parents sue Metro East school district f...

TROY, Illinois – A group of parents are suing a Metro East school district over its mask warrant, asking a judge to allow their children to attend school without a mask. A lawyer filed the lawsuit on behalf of three parents who have nine children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District 2, which imposed […]

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 […]

CRSA school districts on alert for ‘snea

AUGUSTA, Georgia (WJBF) – CSRA school districts are warning students against participating in the challenge of “sneaky licks,” a social media trend in which students film themselves stealing or damaging school property. The challenge is spreading across multiple platforms, including TikTok and Snapchat. Aiken County Superintendent King Laurence issued a warning Monday as school administrators […]

Oak Creek Franklin Common School Distric...

September 20, 2021 The Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District thanks Martin Law Office, SC for his generous support to the district and the community with his donation of $ 300,000 to the new Oak Creek Performing Arts & Education Center (OCPAEC). In 2018, the community of Oak Creek supported a referendum to make OCPAEC a […]

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 […]