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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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How Utah lawmakers are putting Hollywood above health in final session actions

Students at Freedom Preparatory Academy in Provo, Utah, one of the few quality options … [+] available to students. (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images In a speech to Boston College’s 2008 graduating class, renowned historian and author David McCullough reminded enrollees what education is and isn’t. It makes a […]

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Memphis students campaign against Tennessee house bills 1944, 800

As Tennessee lawmakers continue to debate two bills limiting books and educational materials available in schools, Memphis students have launched a campaign to unite young people across the state and insert their voices into conversations in Nashville. Milana Kumar and Salina Shamsuddin, organizers of the Tennessee Youth Coalition, called on state lawmakers to oppose House […]

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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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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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Dr. Ricardo Rosa will receive the 2022 Black Excellence on the Hill Award

BOSTON – Dr. Ricardo Rosa of New Bedford will receive the 2022 Black Excellence Award tonight for his lifelong commitment to educational equity and public education at the Black Excellence event on the Hill. Organized by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, the annual event commemorates the leaders and pioneers of the black community […]

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Improving literacy means a book – or an iPad – at bedtime, researchers say | Literacy

Bev Wong, a single mother from Brixton, south London, would never have taken her teenage daughters to visit a university like Oxford. It wasn’t just that she and other moms in her community didn’t believe elite universities wanted black kids from public schools. They also couldn’t afford to take public transport to get there. But […]

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An Egyptian scholar is at the heart of growing interest in Chinese in the Arab world

By the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, more than 200 King Saud University students will graduate with bachelor’s degrees and diplomas in Chinese, as the kingdom pushes for greater cooperation with China. China. Hassanein Fahmy Hussein Associate Professor of Chinese at King Saud University. Originally from Egypt, Fahmy worked as a Chinese teacher at […]

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The seat of your district’s State Board of Education is listed on the ballot. Here’s why you should care.

Whether people are talking about inclusion and diversity in the classroom, what books should be allowed in school libraries, or the so-called critical race theory, education is a hot political topic this election season. . Given that, one would assume that voters were keeping a close eye on the State Board of Education’s 15 races […]

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School district in Polk County, Florida removes sixteen books from school libraries

The National Coalition Against Censorship has written to Polk County Public Schools in Bartow, Florida over reports that sixteen books have been removed from district libraries pending a decision on challenges that the books are “harmful to minors”. The books in question include Beloved by Toni Morrison The bluest eye by Toni Morrison two boys […]

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State dollars could go to Utah private schools under school choice plan

Recently introduced legislation would allow parents to direct public funds intended for their child’s education to private schools and service providers. Senate Majority Whip Kirk Cullimore said the Hope Scholarship aims to give families more choice in education and provide the highest amount of financial assistance to those with the lowest incomes. Below HB331funding levels […]

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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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Charles Vert Willie, 94, dies; Studied and championed racial diversity

Charles Vert Willie, a sociologist whose work reshaped our understanding of inclusive schooling and black family life, and whose stance against sexism in the Episcopal Church paved the way for the ordination of female priests, died Jan. 11 at his home in Brighton, Mass. He was 94 years old. His daughter, Sarah Willie-LeBreton, confirmed the […]

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Iowa House News | News, Sports, Jobs

On Wednesday, the House passed House File 2128, which supports Iowa’s renewable fuels industry by increasing access to ethanol fuels with a 15% ethanol content known as E-15. . Governor Reynolds and the Legislature have been working with industry leaders for more than a year on a plan to increase access to higher-strength ethanol blends […]

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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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Hanover votes for the pick; Seven school districts file lawsuit; Cloudy, slightly warm

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) — Today is the national holiday day plan, so before you book that future flight or plan that road trip, let’s take a look at our top headlines! Hanover votes for the choice… The school board voted unanimously to give parents the choice of whether their children should wear maks to school. […]

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UNLV moves towards open source textbooks to reduce student expenses / Public Information Service

Open-source, free-for-all textbooks are a growing trend with colleges and universities looking for a way to make higher education more affordable, and now the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is on board. . College of Liberal Arts freshman seminary students can save $80 each by downloading the required textbook for free. Denise Tillery, associate […]

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SC voucher bill would send taxpayers’ money to families for private school tuition, textbooks and services

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — A Senate education subcommittee will hold another hearing on a bill that would create “education savings accounts” for some South Carolina families. The legislation would allow those families who pull their children out of public school to use taxpayer dollars to cover private school tuition, textbooks or services for students with […]

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DA will not bring charges of obscenity against the Wake school system

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman will not press charges against the school system for distributing books that some parents deem obscene because they contain graphic language and images about sex. A group of parents and community activists filed nine criminal complaints in December with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, accusing the school system of […]

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Fabi’s Corner, a book exchange in Nicaragua

Photo: EFE From 100% Noticias, By EFE HAVANA TIMES – El Rincón de Fabi (Fabi’s Corner) is a reading promotion platform to attract new readers to Nicaragua. Last Saturday, he organized his first book exchange of the year, because, according to its promoter, journalist Fabiola Tercero, “knowledge must circulate”. Various works of foreign and Nicaraguan […]

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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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Jill Ebstein – The chronic impact of a pandemic on education

So much has been written about education during the COVID-19 era, and it has mostly been an indictment of the system. Our observations are accompanied by data and a lot of autoflagellation. Yet, as we move into 2022, we might consider that there has been some good and some bad, and this will certainly help […]

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Keechant Sewell sworn in as NYPD’s first female Police Commissioner

When she was sworn in on Saturday night, Keechant Sewell made history by becoming the first female commissioner of the New York Police Department, founded 176 years ago. “This oath reflects my deep commitment to our great city – and the people who are ranked among the best in New York City,” Sewell, 49, tweeted […]

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Black parents push back on right-wing attacks on “critical race theory”

register here for the daily 74’s newsletter. Donate here to support independent journalism of the 74. DAnielle Atkinson remembers being outraged after learning of an incident five years ago at Royal Oak Middle School in suburban Detroit. This happened the day after former President Donald Trump’s victory in November 2016. A group of Latino children […]

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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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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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Texas book challenges worry some librarians about their work, but this group is fighting back

In recent weeks, the retired Austin, Texas school librarian, along with three other library professionals, has spearheaded a grassroots effort known as #FReadom. Their goal is to fight the tide of book-related challenges in the state and create a space for school librarians to help each other. “We wanted to state that we are here […]

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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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Local Schools Look to 2021 and Until 2022, Teacher Says Content Survey A ‘Political Stunt’ | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Educators and students alike have had another long and tumultuous year in 2021. From the return to classrooms and the debate over local district masking policies, the May local election, Texas legislature bills, ongoing personnel issues, and school library audits – education statewide and on the High Plains has […]

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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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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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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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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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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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6 takeaways from week one of the historic Pennsylvania school fundraising trial

The first week of trial in the landmark case challenging Pennsylvania’s school funding system featured both personal testimony on the impact of underfunding and expert testimony on how aid the state is distributed to districts, leaving large gaps between the poorest and wealthiest communities in the state. He also addressed the legal question of the […]

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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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KY Department of Education Expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Book Program Across State

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) has expanded the Dolly Parton Imagination Library’s book donation program statewide. Since its launch in 1995, Imagination Library has grown into the preeminent international early childhood book donation program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading […]

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Texas board shrinks back to college textbooks with lessons on gender identity and abortion

Texas The State Board of Education has signaled that it will not endorse college health textbooks unless changes are made to the way they approach topics such as masturbation, abortion, gender identity. and sexual orientation. The Republicans Board debate on sex education comes as state GOP leaders put increasing pressure on public schools over books […]

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League of Women Voters buys civic e-books for WRL and WJCC schools

The League of Williamsburg-area Women Voters purchased civics e-books for the Williamsburg Regional Library and Williamsburg-James City County Public School. (WYDaily/Courtesy of WRL) HISTORICAL TRIANGLE – The Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area and the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC Schools) are teaming up to make learning […]

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League of Women Voters purchases civic e-books for WRL and WJCC schools

The League of Williamsburg-area Women Voters purchased civics e-books for the Williamsburg Regional Library and Williamsburg-James City County Public School. (WYDaily/Courtesy of WRL) HISTORICAL TRIANGLE – The Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area and the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (WJCC Schools) are teaming up to make learning […]

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Increase in the use of e-books and audiobooks by schools in 2020

CLEVELAND, Dec 1 2020 / PRNewswire / – In a challenging year, the shift to distance and hybrid learning has accelerated the adoption of eBooks and audiobooks in the classroom. Therefore, OverDrive Education, the leading digital reading platform for schools worldwide, reports that a record number of K-12 schools have gone digital in 2020. Today, […]