Tag Archives: school district

Proposed Climate Action Course for SD40 Schools

NWSS students say the climate crisis is not taught well enough in schools. Should the New Westminster School District create a high school course dedicated to the climate crisis? It was one of the ideas that emerged at the School District 40 board meeting on Feb. 22, when students from …

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Central Bucks student says call for book ban is ‘outdated’

A book ban effort has been launched at the Central Bucks School District, calling for the removal of certain books due to certain moral and social principles that parents say have been shattered by the books we read. Some of my sister schools, like Pennridge, have already gone out of …

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Book ban endangers educational power | Opinion

(Mari Chin/Daily Titan) Banning books in American schools is a stupid mistake. In particular, the prohibition of books with educational value weakens the American educational system. The continued push to censor important issues such as human sexuality, race, and political ideas runs counter to core American values. While protecting children …

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As battles over banned books escalate across the country, Utah librarians are on the front lines

Editor’s Note • This story is only available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers. Please support local journalism. Wanda Mae Huffaker wears a lapel pin with an image of a book and a megaphone, and the words “Speak Out! For banned books. Huffaker, who has been a librarian in the Salt …

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Ethan Crumbley reading Harry Potter books, has ‘pretty excessive’ funds in commissioner, says sheriff

Oakland County judge to decide if Ethan Crumbley will stay in jail An Oakland County judge will issue a ruling next week on whether Oakland County Jail or the Children’s Village is the best place for the alleged Oxford High School shooter. PONTIAC, Mich. (FOX 2) – For nearly three …

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Cumberland County health director backtracks, rescinds mask order

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) – The weight of the pandemic rests on the shoulders of Dr. Jennifer Green. The Cumberland County Director of Health announced Wednesday that she will be canceling her mask order. Starting Sunday, people will no longer be required to wear a mask inside Cumberland County. “The ability …

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Books generally remain on the shelves while a complaint is investigated. This is different.

BARTOW — According to Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid, in her first conversation Dec. 10 with the county’s Citizen Education Division Chief and Executive Assistant Kayla Church, she shared “concerns” about 16 book titles his group deemed inappropriate for children. But when those concerns were elevated Jan. 25 …

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R-XI puts more emphasis on websites | Local News

Select Union R-XI School District staff will receive a little extra pay to help keep the district’s new websites up to date. The school district is rolling out a new website and mobile app, part of new superintendent Dr. Scott Hayes’ vision to revamp how the district communicates with families …

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Katy ISD filter blocks LGBTQ+ websites

Students at the Katy Independent School District have asked the school district to unblock several LGBTQ websites and organizations under the district’s internet filters. After several complaints from the public and a student petition with over 1,300 supporters, the district finally decided to unblock some websites. But others like the …

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Parents who appreciate controversial books speak out as lawmakers discuss ‘parents’ rights’ bill

DES MOINES, Iowa — Parents’ rights to their children’s education have been a widely discussed topic at school board meetings, and now it’s being discussed at the Statehouse. A bill outlining what those specific rights would entail has been introduced in the Iowa Senate. We’ve heard the arguments against the …

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$1.2M Deficit in Books for Vernon School District – Vernon Morning Star

The Vernon School District spends more than it brings in. The school district’s annual budget includes $120 million in expenditures. The budget provides everything the district needs to educate its 8,700 students, including homeroom and specialist teachers, teacher aides, bus drivers, and all the people, buildings, and infrastructure needed to …

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Teacher pushes anti-CRT racist home schooling class on ‘white welfare’

ohOne can only wonder if members of the Republican Party, which has essentially gone to war against Critical breed theory, despite their abject inability to define it precisely, will have the same energy when it comes to a little thing that I like to call “critical white theory”. In fact, …

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Pennridge School District Removes LGBTQ Books From Libraries

“School freedom” or censorship? Debbie Strouse, who is gay, is a graduate of the Pennridge School District. Now, she has a child and grandchild in a district school and has seen many instances of discrimination and anti-LGBTQ sentiment unchallenged by the administration. She feels that this bias has now become …

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PPS, union negotiates to give teachers more time to prepare for lessons

After two days of negotiations, the district said on Friday that the two sides had yet to come to an agreement. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Teachers Association (PAT) is negotiating with Portland Public Schools (PPS) to give teachers more time to plan their workdays and better serve students. Teachers …

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Criminal complaints filed against books in Wake County schools

Some parents and community activists want criminal charges laid against North Carolina’s largest school system for distributing books with graphic language and pictures about sex to students. Nine criminal complaints were filed Tuesday with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office accusing the school system of distributing obscene and pornographic material. Some …

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Colquitt Co. Schools launches anonymous whistleblowing app

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) – Colquitt County schools are making a difference. The district officially launched an app for the school community to send messages anonymously. “The real purpose of this anonymous alert is to protect both students, teachers and school staff. It’s really not about trying to get someone in …

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Concerns grow over efforts to remove books from Utah schools

The Canyons School District was recently criticized for removing nine books from library shelves following a parent email complaint. District spokesperson Jeff Haney said because the complaint came from a parent whose student had not attended the schools in question, it did not trigger a formal review. as well as …

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Charting a New Path for Geography Education

November 19, 2021 On a sunny Thursday morning at Fuller Elementary School in Tempe, a dozen first-graders wearing socks scrambled on all fours over a giant vinyl map of Arizona, hurrying to put their fingers on some black dots representing their favorite Arizona cities. Taught by their teacher Amy Evans, …

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No room for porn, but just review of school books

I was a little skeptical when Moms for the announced freedom he found 28 books “unacceptable” in school libraries in Indian River County containing “pornography and / or inappropriate sexual content or innuendo.” “Pornography”? This is serious business, not the tiresome complaints about the F-word, Holden Caulfield trying to lose …

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Three LGTBQ books with sexually explicit material from the Waukee school

Editor’s Note: This article is not suitable for young readers. WAUKEE, Iowa – Waukee community schools said they released three LGBTQ-themed books – Not all boys are blue, Lawn boy, and Homosexual gender – Northwest High School Library for review after receiving complaints about sexually explicit content, Axios Des Moines …

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Pennsylvania Senate Committee Advances Bill Requiring Schools to Post Online Course Information

Legislation touted as an effort to make it easier for parents to find out what their children are being taught in schools is headed for full review by the state Senate. The Senate Education Committee on Monday adopted a 7-4 party line vote a modified version of the controversial bill. …

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Board of Directors changes course and opts for SASS program | Local News

CONWAY – A month after choosing not to participate in a Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education initiative that allegedly provided free COVID-19 testing for students and staff in the Conway School District and with coronavirus cases on the rise, the Conway School Board reversed the …

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When schools in Texas ban books from school libraries, is it doing more harm than good?

Texas schools are once again making national headlines, this time after a decision by officials at Katy’s Independent School District to pull a book off its shelves and cancel an address with the author of the novel on claims that the content of the work promoted critical race theory and …

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NC Lt Gov Robinson Shows Books On Video After LGBTQ Comments

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has said he “won’t back down” after being convicted nationally for calling “transgender” and homosexuality “filth.” In a video post on Saturday, Robinson blamed “the media and those on the left” for trying to “change the focus of education on the LGBTQ community – …

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PLBC condemns book bans at the start of National Forbidden Book Week

PHOTO ABOVE: Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock (Photo / Pa. House) HARRISBURG, Pa .– State Representative and President of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Donna Bullock (D-195th Dist.) Were joined today by members of the PLBC, LGBTQ + Caucus, Latino Caucus and the equity committee to denounce the ban on …

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Texas School District withdraws books from acclaimed black author amid critical claims about race theory

A school district nearby Houston canceled the appearance from an award-winning children’s illustrator and author, whose books tell stories about black children struggling to fit into unfamiliar environments, amid the assertions of critical race theory. Writer Jerry Craft was scheduled to appear before students and staff at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary …

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