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How school culture wars can factor into 2022 midterms

States across the country are grappling with ongoing debates over critical race theory, sexual orientation and book censorship. In many ways, some of the hottest and most controversial political issues are rooted in the classroom and playing out in school boards across America. Republicans across the country focused on how social issues are handled by […]

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Mississippi: the assistant director fired for the choice of a book

A Mississippi vice principal was fired after reading a children’s book to 2nd graders that district leaders called inappropriate ByThe Associated Press March 12, 2022, 9:51 PM • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JACKSON, Mississippi — A Mississippi school district vice principal has been fired after reading a children’s book […]

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Book controversy leads to vice principal’s firing after class reading

A Mississippi man said he was fired from his job as an elementary school vice-principal because of the book he chose to read aloud to a group of second graders. The former vice-principal, identified by local media as Toby Price, was working at Gary Road Elementary School in the Hinds County School District (HCSD) at […]

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Two Texas parents have challenged 282 books, including one on teenage suicide. Here’s how the author responded.

About two weeks ago, Bill Konigsberg, author of six young adult novels, was at his computer when he read a post on social media from another author whose book had been challenged by two parents in a district North Texas school. He clicked on a link in the post and found copies of 282 forms […]

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Unalaska Battle of the Books Elementary Team Breaks Local Record

A group of elementary school students from Unalaska won fourth place in this year’s Alaskan Battle of the Books competition. It’s the longest Unalaska elementary team ever. The four-member team, which includes Indira Cummings, Gaven Casia, Raegan Kitsyuk and Eternity Leon, competed in the one-day state competition on February 14. In preparation for battle, the […]

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Buck-A-Book supporters will turn the page on their most successful campaign to date on Sunday | Education

With a closing event scheduled for Sunday, Buck-A-Book supporters can turn the page on their most successful campaign yet. About 938 students across the Carlisle Area School District read about 5,100 books, raising about $48,000 in pledges and donations that support adult literacy programs, said Mindy Tremblay, executive director of the Employment Skills Center in […]

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Olympic Reading Challenge – Prince William County Public Schools

Elementary school students participated in an Olympic competition. The Olympic Reading Challenge that is. The fun challenge encouraged students to explore new interests in their reading selections. The Olympic Reading Challenge was developed by school librarians, Tanya Parrott from Nokesville School, Sabrina Tucker from Bristow Run Elementary School, Kathy Stavros from Signal Hill Elementary School […]

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Salina Schools Won’t Ban “Not All Boys Are Blue” From Library Shelves

Salina Public Schools decided not to ban “Not All Boys Are Blue,” a novel that was recently challenged at a board meeting. In accordance with Board policy, a Property Review Committee has been formed. They read the book and discussed the novel’s potential strengths and weaknesses as a work of literature. After review, the committee […]

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Rowan Senior’s Children’s Book Promotes Inclusiveness in the Classroom | rowan today

Paige Starr, a senior at Rowan University, wants to promote inclusiveness around the world. Her children’s book Brave Blakeis a great start. Published by Dorrance Publishing of Pittsburgh in the fall, Brave Blake tells the story of a boy with a cleft lip who gains confidence and overcomes the taunts of a bully to win […]

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Kentucky by Heart: Heather Proffitt faces the scourge of bullying with “The Kid Who Dared to Dream”

By Steve FlairtyNKyTribune Columnist Heather Proffitt knows that the act of bullying is one of the most unpleasant things that creep into our American society. It’s not uncommon in adults either, but it’s actually prevalent in our children’s daily lives – both in schools and other public places, as well as on social media. And […]

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Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-Racism Literature Course for White Students to Receive ACTE Outstanding Book Award

(February 16, 2022, Washington, DC) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today announced that Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White Students, co-authored by Carlin Borsheim- Black, Ph.D., and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, Ph.D., is the 2022 AACTE Outstanding Book Award winner. This annual award recognizes a book that […]

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Books Galore: Classroom gets a makeover with a donation of 600 books | Education

Jaden Powell (left) and Ny’Eir Wright play with new books in a locker room in Nicole Grove’s third grade classroom at Gibson Elementary School on Tuesday. Grove won a classroom library renovation from Scholastic that included 600 books and other materials. Walt Unks, Diary A first-year teacher at Gibson, Grove filled her classroom library with […]

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Holocaust novel ‘Maus’ removed from classrooms by school board

A Tennessee school board voted unanimously this month to ban “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel, from being taught in its classrooms because the book contains material that board members said was inappropriate for the students. According to the minutes of its meeting, the 10-person council, in McMinn County, Tennessee, voted Jan. 10 to […]

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Kiwanis Club of MWV Receives $5,000 Grant to Read Today, Lead Tomorrow | Organizations/Clubs

CONWAY — The Mount Washington Valley Kiwanis Club has received a $5,000 grant from the TD Bank Charitable Foundation to help fund Read Today, Lead Tomorrow, a book distribution program designed to ignite a love of reading among Valley elementary school students. Now in its fifth year, Read Today, Lead Tomorrow has been planned in […]

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The stroller, January 13, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

Start the New Year on the right foot! Advertise your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send the information at least a week in advance to vndnews@triblive.com. Please include a daytime phone number. Nominations sought for the Alumni Hall of Fame The Allegheny Valley School District is accepting nominations for its […]

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Mississippi students hit the books during pandemic, report says

IN THE CLASSROOM. IT WAS AUSY THURSDAY MORNING WHEN PARENTS LEAVE THEIR STUDENTS HERE AT OBAMA ELEMENTARY BACK TO SCHOOL AT A TIME WHEN PRECAUTIONS REMAIN SAFE, BUT ALSO THE STATE CONTINUES TO BUILD A CONTINUOUS INCREASE. ARE WE CONTINUING OUR SANITATION EFFORTS AND IT IS FROM OUR BUILDINGS OUR HIGH TRAFFIC ZONES A CHANGE […]

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The stroller, January 8, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

Start the New Year on the right foot! Advertise your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send the information at least a week in advance to vndnews@triblive.com. Please include a daytime phone number. Drive-through food distribution takes place at Pittsburgh Mills on Tuesday The Alegheny Valley Association of Churches and the […]

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Fewer and fewer children read for fun. They lose more than great stories | Chroniclers

It was Harry Potter – or, in fact, his girlfriend Hermione Granger – that got my 6 year old granddaughter excited about learning to read. She was reasonably interested in reading before that, although distance learning for most of her kindergarten year meant she and all the other first graders at her small charter school […]

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Celia Hyman Baculi, Parent Volunteer and Member of South Salem High, Honored

Celia Hyman Baculi has spent years helping improve the lives of students of all ages in the Salem area. Now a local nonprofit is raising funds to renovate the South Salem High School College and Career Center, which will be renamed to its name when completed. Celia Hyman Baculi, center, is honored by friends, supporters […]

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Hour of Code introduces students in Bath and Woolwich to computers

Hour of Code teaches elementary students in Regional School Unit 1 logic and problem solving. Contributed Earlier this month, students at Dike Newell Elementary School and Woolwich Central School were introduced to the computer language: coding. Librarians Abby Luchies of Woolwich Central and Lisa Hardman of Dike Newell have enrolled their schools in Hour of […]

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Durham Public Schools Equity Training Aimed at Improving Academic Outcomes

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) – Durham Public Schools are taking action to close the gaps where they see disparities. Here, teachers undergo continuous training to keep equity at the forefront of their practice. Inside Durham’s Fayetteville Street Elementary School Media Center, equity is on the move. “Just thinking about the systemic challenges and sometimes it […]

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Bilingual immersion teacher selected as winner of one class at a time in December

A second grade teacher and bilingual immersion teacher at Jackson Elementary School in Indio, Ms. Dulce Cañas, is the December One Class At a Time award recipient. In her three years as an educator, this is Ms. Cañas’ first year teaching the program, which is offered within the Desert Sands Unified School District at Jackson […]

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Williams Elementary Students Receive Free Books

Each student at Williams Elementary School received two new books in November and more new books will be arriving during the school year. This Book Bonus is part of the Scholastic Book Clubs Readers USA Program, a one-of-a-kind classroom program dedicated to bridging the literacy gap. This pilot program was created by Scholastic Book Clubs […]

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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. Eight criminal complaints were filed Tuesday with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office accusing the school system of distributing obscene and pornographic material. Some of the targeted books include […]

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Building Relationships and Respect: New Multicultural Learning Materials Introduced at Perham Primary School

From books like “Same, Same, But Different” to dolls of different ethnicities, the material obtained through the grant is already being used in the kindergarten classes of the school. Students in Sarah Ogroske’s class play with a newly unwrapped toy. (Elizabeth Vierkant / Focus) “We want students from diverse backgrounds to feel comfortable learning in […]

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Fox Valley students donated books to read over the holiday weekend

APPLETON, Wisconsin (WFRV) – On Wednesday morning, students from Badger Elementary School lined up to pick out a book to take home during the Thanksgiving break. ” I have chosen Bad Kitty vs. Uncle MurrayGrade 3 Vincent Zinser told Local 5 as he considered his choice. Principal Anne Marie Werley-Gonzalez was happy to oversee the […]

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The Book for the 3rd Walking Tour of the Near South Neighborhood is Complete | Book Reviews and News

The Walking Tour books, sponsored by the Near South Neighborhood Association and authored by recently retired Lincoln Historic Preservation Planner Dr Ed Zimmer, include an in-depth historical and architectural walking tour of the Near South Neighborhood. COURTESY PHOTO SUBMITTED BY CARMEN MAURER for the Quartier Extra The third and final volume of the “New and […]

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Fisher is sworn in to represent Region 4 | News, Sports, Jobs

MIFFLINTOWN – A new board member was sworn in to the Juniata County School District Board of Trustees on Thursday evening. Elizabeth Fisher was appointed to represent Region 4 and was present to take the oath. Also during the meeting, several people offered public comments regarding a ninth grade English homework assignment. Superintendent Gary Dawson […]

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Sam Ayers of Lubbock Christian University receives state award

Lubbock Christian University announced this week that Dr. Sam Ayers, Director of Graduate Studies at the LCU School of Education, recently received the Billy Sills Distinguished Service Award at the Texas Council for the Social Studies (TCSS) State Conference ) at Round Rock. The award is presented annually in recognition of a TCSS member’s contributions […]

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Elementary to provide a better learning experience for children and improve teaching

Gale In Context: Elementary’s new eBook integration streamlines the learning experience on a single platform. Tweet this As students navigate an increasing number of digital platforms in remote and mixed learning environments, it is easy for them to get frustrated. This is especially true for young students who currently lack the digital expertise required to […]

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Child Reviews: Read These Book Reviews Of Fourth Grade Students At Magnolia’s Lawton Elementary School

Fourth-grade teacher Anne Leache of Lawton Elementary School in Magnolia recently wrote to the Seattle Times with a selection of her students’ book reviews. After assigning a book report for which her students were to act as reviewers, she sent in three of the best. Really, how can we refuse? With minor edits for the […]

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Flipgrid Book Reviews – Prince William County Public Schools

Educational innovation is alive and well at Covington-Harper Elementary School (CHES). When Teaching Technology Coach Sara Ross (ITC) wanted to increase her students’ interest in reading, she approached Jill Tulloss, CHES Librarian, with the idea of ​​bringing in a book review station. Flipgrid at the library. Students are already using Flipgrid in the classroom. Tulloss […]

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Aftermath of CMS’s selection of ‘Jacob’s New Dress’ books

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – The decision by Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) to use a book called “Jacob’s New Dress” to teach first-graders about bullying is having an impact. State officials believed the book pushed a certain agenda and was inappropriate for 6-year-olds. CMS principals pulled the book. School board members were the last to know that […]

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White House and Michelle Obama Launch $ 250 Million Open eBooks App for Title I and Special Education Teachers

You want to know more ? Check out our additional article with five more facts about the Open eBooks app! Do you remember how it felt when you first read what would become your favorite book? For many students, it’s a hard-to-get feeling that books aren’t always cheap or readily available, especially when school budgets […]