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Freshman from South Region seeks to improve the lives of others through literacy initiative

TAKE NOTES: Southern Region student Lucais Romo registers titles in an e-book tracking program. The first-year FCCLA member started an intentional literacy initiative called Volumes Meeting Volumes. (Photo provided) Lucais Romo’s Instagram account features a simple six-word statement that sums up what could be the defining aspects of a mission he’s currently on. It reads: […]

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Florida legislature has new rules for school book selections

Tallahassee Parents and community members could soon play an increased role in school book selection, under approved legislation On Thursday, it comes as a growing number of titles come under fire at state and national school board meetings. The Florida Department of Education would also be required to compile a list of instructional materials that […]

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Future and current Simpson educators mull over bill cracking down on ‘obscene’ books in Iowa – The Simpsonian

A bill that would allow parents to sue Iowa teachers, librarians or school administrators for allowing students to access material deemed obscene or “hardcore pornography” has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee , surviving the first funnel week of Iowa’s 2022 legislative session. The bill, Senate File 2364, was proposed by Senate Speaker Jake […]

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Salina high schools to hold book challenged by parents

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A special committee has recommended that Salina Public Schools keep a book that has been challenged by parents because of its content. In early February, three parents filed formal complaints regarding George M. Johnson’s “All Boys Aren’t Blue” memoir, which was acquired by Salina’s South High School and Central High School […]

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Savannah-Chatham County School Board Discusses Library Book Selection Process

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) — The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System School Board meeting was held on Wednesday. One of the topics today was the school system library and book selection process. It comes as some controversial books are being pulled from school districts across the country. Some parents have already said that certain books on […]

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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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Review: Pandemic Literature in Real Time | Book reviews and short stories

HAMILTON CAIN Star Tribune “Our Friends of the Country” by Gary Shteyngart; Random house, 336 pages, $28. Here it is: the cutting edge of the literature on the pandemic. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered ‘Summer’, the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 […]

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TCH letters on forbidden books, masks, Klippert, Hanford cheer

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Upcoming career event Soroptimist International of Three Rivers (SI3R) and Soroptimist International of Pasco-Kennewick (SIPK) present “Dream It Be It” on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 […]

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alumni donation to help Honors Living Learning Community become a national model | Rutgers University

Sandy Jaffe was not considered an honors student when he attended Weequahic High School in Newark over 70 years ago. The son of working-class Eastern European immigrants, he preferred comics to homework and graduated in the bottom quarter of his class. But he thrived at Rutgers-Newark, where, like many schoolmates, he attended night school and […]

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Readers Write: ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights,’ Minneapolis Current State

Parents need to know what their children are learning in school. So now Minnesota needs a law? (“Bill Wants Parents to Know About Studies,” front page, February 12.) I have a new idea – ask your kids. In fact, sit down and chat. Instead of panicking at the mention of critical race theory, ask your […]

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Hudsonville parents remove book from reading list due to content

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — A group of parents successfully petitioned the Hudsonville Public School District to remove a book from an optional reading list because of content they deemed objectionable. Half a yellow yarn by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was included on an optional book club reading list for juniors and seniors at Hudsonville High School. The […]

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GOP pushes US schools to be ‘transparent’ with books

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivers his State of the State Address January 11 before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature at the Statehouse in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Republican lawmakers in states across the US – including Iowa – are trying to force schools to post all course materials online for parents to […]

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Discover yourself through poetry

Local Myles Taylor brings personal experience to his written work, whether it’s slam poetry or a forthcoming book on toxic masculinity. Myles Taylor plays Courtesy/Marshall Goff Before going on stage to perform their poems, Myles Taylor (who uses the pronouns they/them) always covers her face in glitter and dresses in an exaggerated outfit. “I really […]

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Last week in the Iowa Legislature

Iowa Republicans who control the state legislature advanced bills last week that would cut unemployment benefits, cut many taxes and bring more ethanol to gas stations across the state. Additionally, Democrats released their own tax proposal and lawmakers considered several education bills. Here’s what happened at the Capitol last week: The Iowa House has passed […]

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Bill requiring parental notice before sexually explicit lessons advance: ‘It’s not a book ban’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A bill ensuring parents are informed about sexually explicit content in the classroom was introduced Thursday by a key committee with the support of two Democrats. That means a key pillar of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s education agenda will likely have enough votes to make it through the Senate and be signed […]

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The pandemic and babies

I have long viewed the New York City Department of Education as an entity that has mastered the finality of failure. Any measure of the success that children and schools have enjoyed has been achieved despite the system from which they operate. Successful schools operate like silos amidst the weight of a bloated bureaucracy that […]

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Is ‘Fiona and Jane’ any good? | Book Reviews of ‘Fiona and Jane’ by Jean Chen Ho

The #ReadWithMC community unequivocally agrees that Jean Chen Ho can write beautifully. The only wish? Ho’s first book, Fiona and Joan, read more like a novel rather than a series of short stories. The book centers on the lives of two Taiwanese Americans, Fiona and Jane, over two decades bonded by their friendship that began […]

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Bill Examines Status of Holocaust Education in Vermont Schools | Local News

MONTPELIER, Vermont — A new bill proposes to explore the status of Holocaust education in K-12 schools in Vermont. The bill, S.189, which has tripartite support in the state Senate, was sponsored by Sen. Joshua Terenzini, R-Rutland. It seeks to hold the Education Agency accountable to state lawmakers for the state of Holocaust education in […]

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Why Book Ban Efforts Are Spreading in the United States

In Washington’s Mukilteo School District, the school board voted to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” – voted the best book of the past 125 years in a reader survey conducted by The New York Times Book Review – from the ninth year curriculum at the request of staff members. Their objections included arguments that the […]

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Column: Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the importance of education and the need to resist bigotry

How many Holocaust survivors do you think live in San Diego County today? The answer may surprise you. That did it for me because I wouldn’t have guessed there are close to 500. I bring this up because it’s a reminder that while the Holocaust may sometimes seem like a subject for history books, we […]

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Granbury ISD removes 130 school library books for review

The district began removing books from shelves earlier this month. GRANBURY, Texas — On Thursday, Granbury ISD confirmed that it removed 130 titles from school libraries in the district for review by a committee for improper conduct. The district began removing books from shelves earlier this month. According to a statement sent to the WFAA […]

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‘Civil Rights Queen’, the story of a brave and brilliant pioneer

How to measure progress? The incrementalist advises patience: something is better than nothing, half a loaf is better than nothing. Characteristically, Malcolm X had none of that. During a televised roundtable in 1961, civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley tried to get Malcolm to acknowledge that the average black American “is significantly better off than […]

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Creating a Championship Culture: Ole Miss Education Professor, Oxford High Football Coach Author Book on Building “Thick” Organizations

local books Published on January 24, 2022 | by TLV News Subscribe now and get the weekly TLV dispatch delivered to your inbox. Like Oxford High School soccer coach Chris Cutcliffe he says, it all started with one leader asking another leader for a “fresh look” at his program. From there, a new book was […]

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Brooks Lee named to other 2022 Major League Baseball draft rosters

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Perfect Game ranked Cal Poly’s sophomore shortstop Brooks Lee as the No. 2 junior for the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft. Anyone who graduated from high school in 2019 was considered a junior for ranking purposes. Baseball America believes Lee will be the third overall selection in July’s annual draft. […]

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Flagler’s parents can restrict the books their children read at school

The Flagler County School District will introduce an “opt-out” program this semester that will allow parents to determine which books their children can borrow from school libraries. The new curriculum was developed following a heated controversy involving George M. Johnson’s ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’ – the memoir of a black LGBTQ activist – which led […]

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Amy Wolfe’s childhood guides her education career path

CHILLICOTHE – She had a great childhood so she tries to pay it forward. “I had an ideal childhood,” confirmed Amy Wolfe, “roaming 40 acres of woods and fields with the children who lived on my route. Living where we lived, I had no cable television until until I moved to town in high school, […]

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Jordan Brand president says he didn’t let his criminal past define him

Larry Miller has become a symbol of human possibility. “I still have to pinch myself to work with Michael Jordan,” Miller said. Over his nearly three-decade career, Miller, once president of the Portland Trail Blazers, is now president of Jordan Brand, the eponymous brand of basketball legend Michael Jordan, and part of the popular sports […]

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Steve Ditko’s Greatest Achievement Isn’t Spider-Man, It’s Watchmen

Many comic book fans consider Steve Ditko’s main contributions to Spider-Man. However, Ditko’s lesser-known works directly influenced Watchmen. When Steve Ditko created Marvel Comics Spider Man with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the world has changed. Few fans know that Ditko was the main craftsman of the Wall-Crawler, as it was thanks to him that […]

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How to choose the right career path: advice for future students

At 15-17, it’s not easy to make the right choice. Students have only a general idea of ​​most professions, and they do not suspect at all the existence of some that are rare. Therefore, it is necessary to approach the choice of a specialty as reasonably as possible, to learn about it as much as […]

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Meet Your Palm Beach County McDonald’s All-American Games Nominees

Seventy-three high school basketball players from Sunshine State have been nominated for the opportunity to compete in this year’s McDonald’s All American Games – seven from Palm Beach County. The event is scheduled for March 29 at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, where the nation’s top 48 girls and boys selected from more than 760 nominees will […]

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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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Shotwell lands on Walter Camp Foundation All-American team

History links SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif .– Cal Poly senior linebacker Matt shotwell, fourth in the entire NCAA Division I Football Championship in regular season tackles this fall, has been named to the Walter Camp Foundation US team. Only one team is selected and Shotwell is one of four linebackers selected. The last Mustang to […]

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Reading can connect incarcerated parents and their children

James Pond is the president of the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation in Tennessee. My dad went to jail for business-related crimes when I was 14, right in the middle of teaching me to operate a shift lever. My brother was 11 and my sister was 7. Imagine learning what the accusation meant because you saw […]

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Woods named Freshman All-American by Phil Steele magazine

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif .– Cal Poly wide receiver and return specialist Giancarlo wood landed on the third U.S. Premier League team in Phil Steele’s 2021 soccer championship. In addition, Woods, defensive end Elijah meditates, linebacker Matt shotwell and run back Ryan rivera were named to Phil Steele’s All-Big Sky Conference teams. Woods was honored […]

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SRTC Foundation awards over $ 50,000 in scholarships | Education

For the spring semester 2022, which begins January 6, 2022, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 79 students for a total of $ 50,250. These funds help students cover education related costs such as tuition, fees, books, classroom and lab supplies, etc. Students who received scholarships were: Aubrey Wood from […]

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Young People First: Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis | Lifestyles

While I was a social worker for Youth First, I worked with many students affected by cancer. This school year was no exception, as I myself was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2021. Here are some ideas that you may find helpful in coping with a cancer diagnosis. When you first learn of a […]

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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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Westerly School Committee Student Representative: Kids Have No Problem With Controversial Book, CRT Not Taught | West

WEST – Current high school students are open-minded about sexuality and understand that the country has struggled with discrimination, prejudice and racism at times, according to the student representative on the school committee. Dominick Lombard, who was appointed to the post of student representative in December, discussed the topics with the school committee at its […]

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UConn and Waterbury officials announce ‘promise’ financial aid package

Waterbury students who maintain good academic performance will receive substantial financial assistance to support their academic careers at UConn if they are offered and accepted admission to one of the school’s campuses, UConn and the city ​​officials. The Waterbury Promise program partnership with UConn was unveiled on Wednesday at the University’s Waterbury campus at an […]

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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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Iconic actress Betty White has died aged 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Betty White, whose sassy, ​​ready-to-do charm has made her a TV mainstay for over 60 years, whether as a crazed TV hostess in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show “or roommate in” The Golden Girls “, has passed away. She was 99 years old. The people and the Washington Post reported White’s […]

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Students cram 2,300 stockings for troops in Levittown

Provided by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit: Credit: BCIU Neither rain, sleet, nor limitations due to a pandemic will prevent students from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) at Samuel Everitt School in the Levittown Section of Middletown Township from completing their program. annual Stockings for soldiers. In this sixth year, the donations of […]

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Strong and powerfully written works were plentiful

The pandemic may have hit most of the arts hard this year, but the books have come out relatively unscathed, aside from the difficulty of visiting authors in person. The following are six of The Dispatch’s favorite book review titles from a year brimming with serious competitors. Four of the books have close ties to […]

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Historical Treasure: Children’s Books by Hautean Authors on African-American Heroes | the life of the valley

The Vigo County History Center is proud to have in its Historical Museum archives a library of historical books and manuscripts. The diverse collection has served as a valuable resource for many local historians and scholars over time. This week’s historical treasure is a collection of books written by a woman of color from Terre […]

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Over 120 K-12 Education Bills Already Introduced For 2022 Missouri Legislative Session | Local news

Over the past year, concerns about COVID policies, critical race theory and controversial books have highlighted tensions in public education. Additionally, the pandemic has exacerbated teacher shortages and increased calls for ‘school choice’ for families – which could include charter schools, virtual schools, or state support to attend private schools. . The Missouri legislature took […]

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Conservative parents in America push for book ban – and unwittingly make reading cool again | Education in the United States

MParents and fathers stormed into Spotsylvania County, Va., Town hall in early November, determined to purge all “objectionable” books from school jurisdiction. Novels with commentary on race, sexuality and sexual content have come under a microscope, as a new reactionary panic attacks the piles of high school libraries. “Results for gay, 172. Results for heterosexual, […]

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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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Monoxer Inc. raises 1.81 billion yen in Series B funding round

Since the creation of Monoxer, the company has for mission “With the memory“ and worked to create innovation in the field of memory, which is at the heart of human intellectual activity. Currently, Monoxer, a learning platform for memorization, is used in more than 3,400 classrooms in educational institutions, primarily in schools and secondary schools. […]

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Westerly High Library Book Gaining Much Attention | Daily news alerts

WEST – The number of times “Gender Queer,” a memoir by author Maia Kobabe, has been pulled from the Westerly High School library belies the attention it received during and after a recent school committee meeting. The book, which describes Kobabe’s experience as a teenager in agreeing to be a non-binary person, was called “pornography” […]

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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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Compact Pickup Best Buy of 2022

2022 Ford Maverick Relaunches the compact truck segment Standard hybrid engine achieves 42 mpg in the city A 250 horsepower gasoline engine is available Can tow 4,000 pounds, carry 1,500 pounds of payload Pricing starts at $ 19,995 (plus $ 1,495 destination charge) | Price yours On Sale Now | View 2022 Ford Maverick Models […]

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Best-selling author answers the challenges of the Wyoming book | Wyoming

CHEYENNE – Some parents in Laramie County School District 1 have asked to remove at least 15 books from school libraries due to their mature content. Among those listed after a major public response at Monday night’s board meeting, nearly all of the popular young adult novels written by New York Times bestselling author Ellen […]

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Kerry Eggers’ book on Jerome Kersey should be on your Christmas list

The Portland Trail Blazers have outfitted 354 players since the franchise’s inaugural season in 1970. Few are loved more than Jerome Kersey, the unsung Longwood College graduate who worked for 11 seasons with the franchise, 17 in total in the NBA. This year, longtime Portland sports reporter Kerry Eggers completed the definitive biography of the […]

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Scholar plans to donate eBooks for Honiara High School

LOCAL academic, Calvin Luiramo is looking to donate thousands of scientific e-books from his library to Honiara High School. This was after learning that the school had been set on fire during the recent riot in Honiara – the night of November 24e Wednesday. Luiramo is a student from Solomon Islands who is currently doing […]

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Controversial ‘Gender Queer’ Book Will Return to Canutillo High School Library Shelves

CANUTILLO, Texas – The Canutillo Independent School District will be returning an LGBTQ-themed book to its high school library after a formal review of a parent’s complaint that the graphic novel was inappropriate because it contained sexually explicit content. A nine-member committee of educators, librarians and parents voted 8-1 on Tuesday to have “Gender Queer: […]

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BOOK REVIEWS: FABULOUS READINGS INTERESTING IN THE CULTURE OF TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

Applications, social media, computer coding. As new ideas quickly become reality, the tech industry is making leaps and bounds. Check out these fabulous reads embracing the innovative culture of startups. How To Hack A Sorrow by Kristin Rockaway It’s been four years since Mel Strickland graduated from college and started working in the IT help […]

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North East ISD recovers more than 400 library books for examination, following investigation by lawmakers

One of Texas’ largest school districts is removing more than 400 books from its shelves for review after a Republican state lawmaker flagged them as inappropriate. The investigation launched by North East ISD in San Antonio is the most ambitious response to date to pressure from lawmakers and Governor Greg Abbott to review school library […]

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Long-time ACC coach Derek Jones joins Virginia Tech football team

Veteran coach returns to CCA ranks to work with Tech Head Coach Brent Pry in Blacksburg Soccer 05/12/2021 12:10:00 BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Football Head Coach Brent Pry announced on Sunday that Derek jones joined Tech’s coaching team. A 23-year-old training veteran, Jones most recently served as an associate head coach and defensive co-coordinator at […]

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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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Six Tigers selected in PFF All-SEC teams

Hunter Dyke / Mizzou Athletics Soccer 11/29/2021 16:58:00 Badie, Maietti and Mevis take first team honors. History links COLUMBIA, Missouri – Launched on Monday, six members of the University of Missouri football team won All-Southeastern Conference honors by PFF. The senior running back Tyler badie, graduate center Michel Maietti and second-year kicker Harrison mevis were […]

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Walter L. Smith, Sr., seventh president of Florida A&M University, dies at 86

Walter L. Smith, Sr., the passionate seventh president of Florida A&M University, serving in that capacity from 1977 to 1985, died Thursday in Tampa after a long illness. Smith, 86, was known for his skills as a gifted speaker and as an education leader, proud to have grown from a humble start as a high […]

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Ludhiana’s education department faces criticism for snubbing teachers and delaying NCERT textbooks

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC, General) Rahul Chaba and member of the Sikhya Sudhar committee on Thursday questioned district education department officials for berating teachers who expressed concern that some students in the Public schools do not receive their NCERT textbooks with only 17 days remaining for their board exams. At the previous meeting held in […]

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR hide caption toggle legend Estefania […]

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Georgia schools targeted in battle for library books and online content

In Spotsylvania County, Pennsylvania, new school board members have spoken out about banning and burning books containing “sexually explicit” material. While in Campbell County, Wyoming, people attempted to get the local prosecutor to criminalize library workers for making sex education books available to young people. and LGBTQ. School librarians are faced with an avalanche of […]

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Main Book for the NEET 2022 Exam – New Edition of MTG Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips released

The wait is finally over! The newest, latest and most revised 10th Anniversary Edition of Objective NCERT at your fingertips is now available! The Fingertips series pays homage to the millions of readers who trusted and appreciated the book to reach a level of excellence! The primary goal of keeping Objective NCERT at your fingertips. […]

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Black money drives today’s “concerned moms” attacking anti-racism in schools

Just before the Nov. 2 election, in which Trump-backed Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial race with the help of 57 percent of white women, a right-wing black money group called the Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) spent thousands ads to promote its new attack website, ToxicSchools.org. The site presents an outrageous […]

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Lima Public Library Book Reviews

FICTION Night neon light by Joyce Carol Oates Literary icon Joyce Carol Oates offers a whole new collection of haunting and sometimes darkly humorous suspense and suspense stories. These are stories of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life, of a woman who gets lost on her way back to her […]

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Rittenhouse case highlights nation’s deep division over gun rights

For defenders, there have been gains including an ongoing ban on the online sale of kit weapons and $ 5 billion in new violence prevention funding that has been included in social spending passed by the House a few hours before the announcement of the verdict. But Congressional Republicans have blocked efforts to expand federal […]

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Shteyngart’s uplifting novel muddies elite mores during shutdown | Book reviews

Here is: the cutting edge of pandemic literature. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered ‘Summer’, the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 raged around the world. This spring Rachel Cusk posted “Second Place”, about overworked artists quarantined on the English coast. And now […]

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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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Department of Education opens civil rights investigation in Texas school district

The Department of Education opened three investigations in a school district in Texas after filing complaints alleging discrimination against students on the basis of race, color, national origin or gender. The department’s Office of Civil Rights informed officials at the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas last week that it was launching three investigations […]

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“Hidden Mercy” spotlights nuns and priests who responded to AIDS with compassion

In 1986 the Vatican published a letter condemning homosexuality with which the New York Times called a “sharp allusion to AIDS. ” One year later, nearly 48,000 Americans had died of the disease. Even as the death toll rose, the Roman Catholic Church strengthened its position and also opposed the gay and lesbian rights movement […]

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Our book editor unveils her best books of the year

This year-long emotional roller coaster has made many of us realize how important reading is as a source of solace and escape. Book lovers have certainly been spoiled with a veritable feast of fantasy fiction and non-fiction over the past 12 months, from literary gems to moving memoirs. Choosing just 20 books was no easy […]

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More ebooks available on GoWYLD for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – Educators, parents and public librarians in Wyoming have two new online resources at GoWYLD.net to promote the love of reading and learning – TumbleBooks and TeenBookCloud. TumblebookLibrary contains curated collections of eBooks and eBook Audiobooks in multiple formats including Animated Picture Books, Talking Books, Chapter Books to Read, National […]

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Falling Into Fiction: Novels for the Fireside Nights Ahead | Book reviews

The literary season of early fall usually offers a plethora of new novels aimed at warming up winter days and nights. This year is no different. To help you prepare for the season, Mountain timetable offers you the following titles, which are currently scheduled for publication between mid-August and the end of September. Designed for […]

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Review: Sherlock’s Sister Enola Holmes Returns After Blockbuster Film Adaptation | Book reviews

ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE. By Nancy Springer. Wednesday books. 272 pages. $ 18. ” I will go. You can come if you want, ”Enola Holmes, a fearless 15-year-old“ scientist from perditor ”, tells her famous older brother, private consultant detective Sherlock Holmes, in this seventh novel in the popular crime series. With the […]

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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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The rise of e-books reflects the rise of distance education – le journal

Educational technology research The rise of e-books reflects the rise of distance education By Dian Schaffhauser 12/11/20 The use of e-books in schools has increased with the growth of distance education. A survey found that two-thirds of teachers (67%) said they were using more this year than last year, while more than eight in 10 […]

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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter-in-place orders across the country have not only crippled the economy, but also frozen civic infrastructure. Sure, water is still flowing from our taps, the police and fire department are still on the job, but your local library probably isn’t considered an essential service. But that doesn’t mean you can’t overcome this scourge with a […]

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Get Free Ebooks: Where to Read Books Online for Free

Free ebooks are just one way to help your reader earn a living. And, thanks to libraries, public domain texts, and even bookstores, there is no shortage of free ebooks. Generally speaking, most free e-books are classic texts that no longer have enforceable copyrights, but if you dig a little deeper, you can find plenty […]

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Over 1500 free MackinClassic ebooks available for all K-12 schools

The free MackinVIA digital content management system is available to all schools and provides users with hundreds of free MackinClassic eBooks to help with distance learning initiatives due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Mackin Educational Resources, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and non-fiction books to PK-12 schools around the world, makes over […]

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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 […]

Ebooks

The Open eBooks initiative offers eBooks to low-income students.

“It looks like Netflix,” said my 9-year-old niece, Cameran, scrolling through a new app on my iPhone. “Are these all books?” “ At the end of February, the Open eBooks initiative, led by the Digital Public Library of America, the New York Public Library and the non-profit organization First Book, with the support of digital […]