Educational books – HOU Read http://houread.org/ Thu, 19 May 2022 17:20:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://houread.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Educational books – HOU Read http://houread.org/ 32 32 Florida now warns publishers against ‘critical race theory’ in social studies books – Orlando Sentinel https://houread.org/florida-now-warns-publishers-against-critical-race-theory-in-social-studies-books-orlando-sentinel/ Thu, 19 May 2022 15:30:12 +0000 https://houread.org/florida-now-warns-publishers-against-critical-race-theory-in-social-studies-books-orlando-sentinel/

TALLAHASSEE — Amid controversy over how it rejected math books, the Florida Department of Education is seeking proposals from textbook companies to provide social studies materials while again clarifying that his definition of “critical race theory” should not be included.

The department is accepting bids from companies through June 10 to provide social studies books for five years beginning in 2023. The department has posted a 29-page document on its website outlining what should be included in the books – and what should be excluded.

“Critical race theory, social justice, culturally appropriate teaching, social and emotional learning, and any other unsolicited theories that may lead to the indoctrination of students are prohibited,” part of the document reads, citing state education standards.

The criteria emphasizes the requirement that all materials meet the state’s “Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking” standards, which were adopted by the state in 2019. These standards came after Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to eliminate remnants of the Common Core Standards.

The department issued the same warnings to publishers of math books, but said many had ignored them.

In an April 15 press release, the DOE reported that 41% of math textbooks during the adoption process were rejected for reasons related to critical race theory, core curriculum, and learning. socio-emotional.

The news has baffled educators and angered political opponents of DeSantis, especially after state records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel and Miami Herald showed that only three of more than 70 book reviewers found a suggestion. of CRT in mathematical texts.

On Tuesday, the department posted an update on social media indicating that 88% of math textbook submissions have now been accepted, with 12% still refused.

“Publishers are aligning their educational materials with state standards,” the department said in a graphic that accompanied the message.

The free-speech organization PEN America released a statement on Wednesday criticizing the state over the rejection of math textbooks.

Jeremy Young, senior director of the organization’s Free Expression and Education program, said the rejection “demonstrates how well ‘educational gag orders’ can be exercised against a range” of educational materials.

“The rejections come amid a multi-pronged effort to undermine faith in public education and invoke terms that have become buzzwords to justify censorship, but remain vague and ill-defined,” said Young.

Democratic candidates vying to challenge DeSantis in the November election have criticized the governor over the textbook issue.

“DeSantis bans math books, I want to expand Medicaid,” Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried tweeted Wednesday.

Critical race theory, a college-level concept based on the premise that racism is entrenched in American institutions, has been the target of DeSantis and other Republicans across the country.

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DeSantis signed a bill last month (HB 7) that will limit how issues related to race can be taught in schools and in workplace training. This law also serves as the basis for the state’s ban on critical race theory, often referred to as CRT.

The social studies textbook guidelines cite state law and list what are described as “potential components of CRT,” such as the concept that a person “bears responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive unfavorable treatment because of actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex or national origin.

The textbook criteria also explicitly prohibit social studies material that would teach the concept of social justice.

“Social justice is closely aligned with CRT (Critical Race Theory),” the paper says.

Social-emotional learning is another concept that would be excluded from textbooks. This would include instruction incorporating “concepts of identity and identity identification”, emotional management, relationship development and social awareness.

The state adoption process for social studies materials is expected to continue through April 2023.

Florida Postal and News Service writer Leslie compiled this report.

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Daughters of the American Revolution organize fundraiser to buy books for local schools https://houread.org/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-organize-fundraiser-to-buy-books-for-local-schools/ Tue, 17 May 2022 21:21:11 +0000 https://houread.org/daughters-of-the-american-revolution-organize-fundraiser-to-buy-books-for-local-schools/

THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Spring Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the Woods recently hosted a Bunco fundraiser night to purchase fifteen copies of Miss Lady Bird Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt to donate to schools in The Woodlands.

Bunco Night a great success for the mission of the organization

‘This book meets several of DAR’s objectives; promoting literacy, American history, conservation and education,” said Kim Cantwell, first regent of the chapter. “We purchased the books from Texas Children of the American Revolution as part of their state project. We hope this book will be shared with students and promote their love of reading, history and conservation.

DAR is the nation’s oldest women’s service organization, founded in 1890. Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution is open to any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who served the cause of American independence.

Most of DAR’s volunteer work is accomplished through the local efforts of chapters at the grassroots level who focus on DAR’s mission areas by encouraging members to get involved in these initiatives in their local communities and to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

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Student protesters threatened, as new library book censorship policy looms, in Central Bucks School District https://houread.org/student-protesters-threatened-as-new-library-book-censorship-policy-looms-in-central-bucks-school-district/ Mon, 16 May 2022 09:31:23 +0000 https://houread.org/student-protesters-threatened-as-new-library-book-censorship-policy-looms-in-central-bucks-school-district/

More censorship on the horizon, but rooted in politics

A new district-wide policy for library book selection was officially released on Tuesday, April 10.

The policy would allow the school board to decide which books are placed in all district libraries and allow the board to remove books already in libraries.

If a book is removed from the library, it will not be reviewed for at least 10 years.

The policy states that “materials selection is an ongoing process that includes removal of collections deemed by the board or district library supervisor or person designated by the superintendent to be no longer appropriate and replacement or periodic repair of documents still of educational value. ”

Much of the policy focuses on describing material that is considered “inappropriate”. For middle and high schools, this means “explicit written descriptions of sexual acts”. For elementary schools, “explicit or implicit written descriptions of sexual acts”.

Maura McInerny, legal director of the Education Law Center, said the policy violates the First Amendment right to free speech. She said ELC is reviewing the policy and informing parents in the district of their rights.

“While some limitations are constitutionally permitted, that’s not what happens when students are told they can’t borrow books from school because they haven’t been ‘approved.’ McInerny said.

Pennsylvania schools have banned books more than 450 times in the past nine months, according to a new report from PEN America. It is the second highest total in the United States, behind Texas.

“What we’re seeing in Pennsylvania is a purge,” McInerny said.

Kate Nazemi is a mother of two students in the district and has been opposing the new policy for months.

“The target is LGBTQ [literature] because in a lot of young adult literature about it, it’s about relationships and identity,” Nazemi said. “And you have to talk about body parts and people having relationships if you want to talk about this experience. So it’s a safe way to get rid of all those pounds.

The parents of Central Bucks have been reading passages from books they have wanted removed from libraries since March. All of the books are listed on the WokePa website, including many by black and LGBTQ authors, including Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye.”

District teachers, librarians and parents appeared at Wednesday’s school board meeting for their policy committee, to voice their opposition to the project.

Katherine Semisch, a retired English teacher from Central Bucks West High School, said the proposed policy puts a “chokehold” on new books, in part because it requires the school board to read all books before approval.

“The proposed policy promotes content removal over content inclusion,” Semisch said.

“Is it the school’s job to edit the world, to prevent children from learning the truth?”

She listed books like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Romeo and Juliet and parts of the Bible as works that would not be eligible for libraries under the policy.

Many are concerned about the lack of transparency on the board.

Chris Kehan ​​is one of Warwick Primary School’s librarians.

“When was this written? Who wrote it? Who was used? It was obviously cut and pasted from something else,” Warwick said.

The Bucks County Beacon recently reported that the policy was mostly a copy of a policy of the Texas Education Agency.

Laura Ward, president of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, said she had never seen such a policy before in Pennsylvania.

She said, “It’s heartbreaking,” especially for vulnerable students.

“If we remove things that reflect them, we’re telling them that we don’t value them, we don’t see them, we don’t want to hear them,” Ward said.

She said the policy violates the American Library Association’s “freedom to read” principles, which are based on the United States Constitution.

Due to widespread moves toward censorship in Pennsylvania, the PSLA recently formed an Intellectual Freedom Task Force, to support any librarian facing censorship threats.

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Four Personal Finance Books That Experts Favorite https://houread.org/four-personal-finance-books-that-experts-favorite/ Sat, 14 May 2022 02:26:19 +0000 https://houread.org/four-personal-finance-books-that-experts-favorite/

If you want to learn more about personal finance or money, there are hundreds of documents available online that cover these topics in detail. And each claims to be better than the other. Much of this content espouses the virtues of personal money management and how wise and smart people swear by it. Then there are also free courses offered on the educational platform and on social media platforms, such as TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. But then you’d probably rather read authentic nuggets of wisdom from book experts than amateur social media influencers with perhaps questionable knowledge of personal finance.

So here are four recommendations and favorite books from some of the top personal finance experts.

Yogic wealth: Yogic Wealth by Gaurav Mashruwala is a favorite book of Hemant Beniwal, Certified Financial Planner and Principal at Ark Primary Advisors, a financial planning firm. “I personally enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone looking to become more money smart. This book begins with a discussion of some of the emotions the mind experiences in the context of situations involving money. Unfortunately, these emotions do not allow us to enjoy our wealth. The final section of the book contains advice from our scriptures, which guides us on how to enjoy our wealth and ensure that it remains with us for generations,” says Mashruwala. The book also explains the different facets of wealth – physical, emotional, social and financial – and the crucial need for a balance between them. Always maintaining the implicit distinction between Laxmi and the “money, it emphasizes the relevance of enjoying wealth in absolute terms, that is, not relative to others. The author also concludes that our scriptures are not against wealth; they advocate the enjoyment of wealth in an absolute, calm, serene and respectful way – the Yogic Way.

rich dad, poor dad: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki is a favorite book of Anant Ladha, founder of Invest Aaj For Kal, a financial planning firm. “This book teaches basic things, which are not taught in school. It explains assets, liabilities, income and expenses in simple language. It is a must read book for everyone,” says Ladha. This book tells the story of the author growing up with two fathers – his real father and the father of his best friend – and how the two men shaped his thoughts on money and investing. explodes the myth that you have to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and making your money work for you.This book also challenges the belief that your home is an asset. shows parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money, it defines an asset and a liability once and for all, and it teaches you what to teach your kids. children on money for their successful future financial ite.

A wealth of common sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan: A Wealth of Common Sense by Ben Carlson is a favorite book of Shweta Jain, financial planner, CEO and founder of Investography, a financial planning company. “A Wealth of Common Sense by Ben Carlson was one of the first books I read on investing, and to this day it remains one of my favorites. Its simple, straightforward content, and its comprehensiveness at this point, have touched me immensely. It’s a great read for investors just starting out on their journey and for anyone who wants to get smarter about money,” says Jain. investment and explains how a framework based on simplicity can lead to better investment decisions.This book further explains that while information is important, understanding and insight are the keys to better decision making. This book outlines the right way to view the market and your portfolio, and shows you the simple strategies that make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming.

The psychology of money: Timeless Lessons in Wealth, Greed and Happiness: This book by Morgan Housel is a favorite of Arijit Sen, a Sebi-registered investment adviser and co-founder of Merry Mind, a Kolkata-based financial advisory firm . “Unlike many financial success books, this book is not about complex strategies or formulas for a person’s financial success in life. It explains in a very simple way how our behavior can lead us to financial well-being,” says Sen. In this book, the author shares 19 engaging short stories exploring the weird ways people think about money, and teaches us how to make better sense of the most important topics in life. life.

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The Books of Egu LLC Publishes The Forerunners Gospel Trilogy https://houread.org/the-books-of-egu-llc-publishes-the-forerunners-gospel-trilogy/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:35:07 +0000 https://houread.org/the-books-of-egu-llc-publishes-the-forerunners-gospel-trilogy/

Interactive learning solution providers, The Books of Egu LLC., announces the release of The Forerunners Gospel, a trilogy of faith-based mobile video games and visual novels

The team at The Books of Egu LLC recently added to their plethora of amazing resources designed to help make learning fun, with the release of The Forerunners Gospel. The faith-based trilogy of mobile video games and visual novels is created with the goal of making faith fun while bridging the gap between faith, media, and technology.

Learning can sometimes be boring and monotonous, especially for children who want to have a little fun. This is even more worrying when it comes to learning about faith-related topics, with much of the content not particularly relevant to students. However, The Books of Egu LLC seeks to change this narrative by using technology to help people learn more about the scriptures, as evidenced by the launch of The Forerunners Gospel.

The Gospel of the Forerunners was created based on the story of John the Baptist, with the plot set in the year 2200 using playable characters. Players must help Jon, Peta and Jude escape after their wrongful imprisonment and subsequent banishment to the dystopian city of Nemea. It offers amazing and immersive gameplay which includes completing missions and trying to evade the cops. John the Baptist themed game offers a fantastic mix of mission-based car chase and cop chase games, allowing players to show off their driving skills and ability to deal with car chase at high pressure, especially when followed by live television. helicopter. It’s also puzzle and stealth combat gameplay in parts 2 and 3, all apps available differently on app store and google play.

Car chase game 2d features include original storyline, retro inspired police chase simulator, police chase drama live tv channel, map to view quest and directions, and gas and the other way around, to provide an all-inclusive gaming experience to players.

All three parts of The Forerunners Gospel are currently available on the App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android device users worldwide, as the developers seek to use the game to build a faith-based gaming community. , which will feature live shows where children compete and win prizes, amid plans to take the show on tour for any ministry.

For more information on The Forerunners Gospel and other initiatives of The Books of Egu LLC, visit – https://johnthebaptistgame.com.

About Egu LLC Books

The Books of Egu LLC was created to make learning fun by offering the principles of education, sports, faith and social justice through games, animations, films and interactive content . The goal is to bring the future of interactive storytelling to as many people as possible around the world by leveraging the power of technology.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced Tuesday that the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is investing $2.5 million in federal relief funds pandemic to expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to all 77 counties in Oklahoma.

OSDE will provide a 1:1 match of all funds raised by local community partners, ensuring that up to 264,000 Oklahoma children from birth to age 5 receive free, high-quality, age-appropriate books. age, mailed to their home on a monthly basis.

“The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in well-documented learning disruptions. The impacts on our youngest learners are particularly troubling and appear to be most severe among our most vulnerable student populations,” Hofmeister said. “These challenges underscore the need for strong early literacy interventions to help get our children back on track. We are thrilled to partner with Dolly Parton, one of the world’s most famous proponents of early literacy, to help our children learn essential literacy skills before they even set foot in kindergarten.

Artist, businessman and philanthropist Dolly Parton started the Imagination Library program in 1995 to distribute books in the impoverished Tennessee county where she grew up. The state

Tennessee quickly adopted the program statewide. To date, the Imagination Library has sent over 178 million free books to children on three continents. Oklahoma is the 12th state to commit to achieving statewide coverage.

“I am so excited to work with Superintendent Joy Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education to bring my imaginative library to Oklahoma. Together, let’s inspire a love of reading and learning in every child in Oklahoma,” Parton said.

The Imagination Library’s unique funding structure is centered on community partnerships. Around the world, nearly 2,000 local affiliate programs enroll families and increase program costs by $2.10 per book per month. With OSDE’s 1:1 match, each affiliate in Oklahoma will be responsible for only $1.05 per child per month. Thirteen affiliates currently operate in Oklahoma, serving more than 4,000 of the state’s eligible children under age 5, with six more ongoing affiliates. Children enrolled in an active affiliate are also eligible for OSDE matching funds.

The Oklahoma Imagination Library was authorized under 2020 legislation and authored by Senator John Haste and Representative Tammy Townley.

“Reading, especially from an early age, increases children’s reading comprehension and imagination before they even enter a formal school setting,” Townley said. “All Oklahoma kids deserve access to age-appropriate books, and I’m thrilled that the Imagination Library will soon be available in each of our counties.”

“In 2019, I heard Dolly Parton talk about her imaginative library,” Haste said. “The program has been proven to increase reading time and kindergarten readiness, and I knew that was something we needed in Oklahoma. When children have their own books, they are more likely to develop a love and appreciation for reading that will help them succeed in school and throughout life. I am so excited that the Oklahoma Imagination Library is now a reality.

OSDE’s investment in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Oklahoma will be funded through 2024 and is part of Ready Together Oklahoma: An Action Plan to Support Students During the Pandemic and Beyond.

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Nampa School Board removes 24 books from district shelves https://houread.org/nampa-school-board-removes-24-books-from-district-shelves/ Tue, 10 May 2022 21:43:00 +0000 https://houread.org/nampa-school-board-removes-24-books-from-district-shelves/

NAMPA, Idaho — Two dozen books are being removed from Nampa School District libraries following a vote Monday by administrators to ban the titles — forever.

At a regular school board meeting on Monday night, Nampa trustees approved the 24-pound withdrawal in a 3-2 vote. Directors Mandy Simpson and Brook Taylor dissented.

Nearly 1,600 books have been banned from US schools in the past nine months, according to PEN America – a nonprofit that champions free speech. Last month, the American Library Association released its annual “State of America’s Libraries” report covering book censorship. In the document, the ALA said there were 729 known challenges for library, school and university records in 2021. According to the report, these challenges attempted or succeeded in censoring 1,597 books.

Library materials became a big discussion in the Idaho legislature this year, especially after a bill that would have fined librarians $1,000 or sent them to jail for allowing a minor to check our harmful material began to make its way into the Statehouse. Although the legislation did not pass, lawmakers slashed millions of dollars from the state library commission’s annual budget.

Related: Lawmakers Have Called Some Books ‘Obscene Material’: What Does It Really Look Like?

Concerned parents in the district presented the list of titles to administrators earlier this year, arguing that the material contained sexual content, pornography or material inappropriate for children.

Nampa directors said the list was discussed at length during a board working session and previously reviewed by an internal committee. According to council documents, the panel included school librarians, district staff, educators and parents.

Of the 24 titles, the committee recommended that only six be removed from district shelves. The panel recommended the remaining 18 books for further review because of their “educational value,” according to the documents.

However, administrators supporting the ban said waiting to remove the books could expose the material to more students.

“At that time, we traumatized or caused mental destruction to these students,” Vice President Tracey Pearson said. “I think it’s too long, and in the process it could add lifelong trauma to a child who doesn’t need to experience something they’ve read. It’s very destructive and scary.

Titles now banned range from well-known classics – like The Handmaid’s Tale – to new age dramas recently turned into TV series and movies. The list also includes an informative coming-of-age health book titled “It’s Perfectly Normal: Body Changes, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health.”

The full list of now banned books is available here.

Related: Book bans in public school libraries are on the rise

Under NSD policy 2510, individual principals have the authority to select library materials. According to the policy, the principal may delegate this authority to the school librarian.

Individuals may “challenge” materials in the school library/media center under the “Uniform Grievance Procedure” – Policy 4120.

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The Power of Image: How Early French Humanists Harnessed Imagery in Books https://houread.org/the-power-of-image-how-early-french-humanists-harnessed-imagery-in-books/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:15:39 +0000 https://houread.org/the-power-of-image-how-early-french-humanists-harnessed-imagery-in-books/

LAWRENCE – Fits around 15 artworkandilluminated manuscripts of the last century, Anne Hedeman includes 183 color illustrations in her new book. The stunning art serves to exemplify the author’s groundbreaking scholarship, which details the power these images once had in proposing a humanistic worldview – as opposed to strictly religious or royal.

Anne HedemannHedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, has just published “Visual Translation: Illuminated Manuscripts and the First French Humanists” (University of Notre Dame Press).

Hedeman’s book follows the outline of her 2013 Conway Lectures at Notre Dame, where she explored the idea of ​​visual translation in Latin and French texts. Conway Lecturers are senior scholars of international distinction who present medieval topics in a variety of disciplines. Hedeman’s academic focus has been on how art, literature, history, culture, and politics influenced the production and reception of manuscripts and books in the Middle Ages.

Her new book is the result of more than 20 years of research into manuscripts held in collections across Europe and the United States. Hedeman traveled from the Vatican to Paris and from Milan to Brussels, seeking painted and manuscript books containing texts produced by two early 15th-century Parisian humanists, Laurent de Premierfait and Jean Lebègue. When these two men decided to collaborate with booksellers (bookmakers or booksellers) to oversee the production of an elite illustrated subset of humanist manuscripts, they learned how powerful visual imagery could be in facilitating the understanding new texts.

In the days before printing, Hedeman said, the aim of humanists like Laurent and Lebègue was to strengthen their linguistic connection with the Latin rhetoricians of classical antiquity – Cicero, Terence and others – in the service of the French nobility. . Hedeman cited numerous surviving materials on the books, including instructions for making them, exchanged between the dramatis personae in his story.

“Laurent and Lebègue realized that the people they wanted to draw attention to were used to densely illuminated history books, novels and religious books,” Hedeman said. “They recognized that they needed to create a clear and understandable relationship between images and text to appeal to an audience that included men like the Duc de Berry, brother of the King, who is remembered primarily as a collector of important manuscripts illuminated.”

Additionally, Hedeman detailed how “the images not only illustrate their texts, but they also translate the past into the present via the costume. Artists do not paint Roman togas, but they use 15and-century dress. They carefully situate the images in a contemporary context. Sometimes the text is radically rewritten in translation. For example, Laurent adds a long speech on royalty to a tale from the “Decameron”. Boccaccio wrote for the merchant class of Florence, while Laurent de Premierfait translated Boccaccio for the nobility of the French court, and the illustrations, textual additions and amplifications of his translation make Boccaccio’s French manuscripts comprehensible to the nobility – and significantly longer.

While Laurent and Lebègue’s patrons could afford illuminated manuscripts, there were trade-offs when texts were reproduced without their supervision, Hedeman said. While she cited copies of some nobles of Boccaccio’s “Decameron” which contain over 100 illustrations, many later copies had only 10 illustrations – one for every 10 stories. Parisian libraries adapted books for a wider clientele, who sometimes wanted the densest visual cycles, and sometimes as little as a single image. In the last section of the book, Hedeman therefore explored a fundamental question relating to such revisions: “What is sacrificed or no longer needed? »

The answers Hedeman uncovered and analyzed in the book offer insight into aspects of humanist thought and translation that were specific to the early 15th century and other aspects that are timeless.

In his acknowledgements, Hedeman thanked entities such as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and KU Endowment for their support of his work.

Picture: A noblewoman from Gascony returning from a pilgrimage is robbed in Cyprus; she asks the king for reparation. Excerpt from “The Hundred Stories” by Giovanni Boccace“, translated by Laurent de Premierfait. Photo: Courtesy National Library of France.

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Spark a love of books with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Bookcase | News, Sports, Jobs https://houread.org/spark-a-love-of-books-with-dolly-partons-imagination-bookcase-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 07 May 2022 07:34:52 +0000 https://houread.org/spark-a-love-of-books-with-dolly-partons-imagination-bookcase-news-sports-jobs/

Anne Leier, Rugby

Something we often hear at home from children… “Can we check the mail?” » or “Do you want to read me? As adults’ mail often consists of bills or things we don’t need, but for young children mail is fun when it comes for them. Our children’s love of mail and reading may have started at an early age when they received a new book each month, with their name on it, from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. As soon as we brought it into the house, we had to read and re-read their new book. Every book we received was age appropriate as they grew and a staple favorite on their shelf. All of our kids love books and reading, which is so fun to watch as a parent.

As an educator myself, the love of being read at a young age has enormous value as they teach themselves to read and give a child an extended amount of vocabulary. In March, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Rugby’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which has sent over 13,400 educational and child-loving books since its inception to local children.

I am so grateful that this program was introduced to rugby and that we were able to fill our children’s bookshelves with beautiful books from toddlerhood through kindergarten age. If you would like more information about the program or to register your child(ren), visit: www.dollypartonsimaginationlibrary.com or contact Suzie Schmaltz at 776-6023.


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Impossible to force parents to buy expensive books and change uniforms: the Delhi government warns private schools. See the details https://houread.org/impossible-to-force-parents-to-buy-expensive-books-and-change-uniforms-the-delhi-government-warns-private-schools-see-the-details/ Fri, 06 May 2022 03:44:56 +0000 https://houread.org/impossible-to-force-parents-to-buy-expensive-books-and-change-uniforms-the-delhi-government-warns-private-schools-see-the-details/

The Delhi government on Thursday warned private schools of strict measures if they forced parents to buy expensive educational materials and uniforms from it or any specific supplier, according to the news agency. PTI report.

Schools have also been told not to alter the color, design or any other specification of uniforms for at least three years. The Directorate of Education (DoE) said in an official order that private schools are run by trusts or corporations and have no scope for profit and marketing.

According to the DoE order, “schools must post the list of books and writing materials by class to be introduced in the upcoming session in accordance with the rule well in advance on the school’s website, and (this should also be communicated clearly to parents via other media.”

In addition, schools will post the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least five stores near the school where books and uniforms will be made available to students, he added.

“However, schools are not permitted to force parents to purchase these items from any of the selected vendors in particular. Parents may purchase books and uniforms from any store as per their convenience and convenience” , the statement said.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the order will bring relief to parents struggling to pay hefty fees for books and uniforms in private schools.

“Many households have lost their source of income since the Covid-19 pandemic hit two years ago, making it difficult for them to buy expensive books and uniforms from specific stores that charge arbitrarily,” a- he declared.

The ordinance will give freedom to parents across the city to buy books and uniforms for their children as they see fit, said Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio.

“Parents of all private schools have the right to have clear and appropriate information about books and uniforms before the start of the school session, so that they can organize them from the place of their choice,” said he declared.

No school has the authority to force them to buy books or uniforms from a specific vendor. The main cause of education should be “to build the future of the nation, not to mint money”, the Deputy Chief Minister added.

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