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Twelve is Enough: Legislative Compromise Reached on School Board Term Lengths

Term limits will go into effect for school board members if a bill passed by the House and Senate on Thursday is signed into law by the governor. Ron DeSantis. They just won’t take effect anytime soon. The clock is starting to tick after the 2022 election cycle, and council members would be allowed to […]

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School Board Term Limits and Book Choice Passes Bill

School board members could soon be limited to 12-year terms under a bill aimed at Gov. Ron DeSantis – but the measure also includes a controversial provision that would step up scrutiny of school library books and teaching materials. The Florida House on Thursday passed the bill (HB 1467) in a 79-41 vote nearly in […]

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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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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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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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Coffee with: History Book Teaching Generation

Tim Williams has your Tuesday morning forecastTim Williams has your Tuesday morning forecast 1 hour ago Coffee with: History Book Teaching GenerationCelebrating the stories and contributions of the black community is not limited to a month. The author of “History of Blacks In Howard County, Maryland” explains why books like his play a vital role […]

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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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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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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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Reviews | The rise of book bans and censorship

A big thank you to those students who are speaking out with school boards for their right to have books that are important to them. The adults in the community must remove a page from their book and oppose the censorship. marilyn elieCortlandt Mansion, NYThe author is a retired school librarian. For the editor: Regarding […]

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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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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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Promoter of LGBTQ book ban faces Missouri pedophilia charge

A Missouri man who sought to ban several LGBTQ books from schools for depicting sexual content is now facing a second-degree felony child molestation charge. Ryan Utterback, a 29-year-old parent from a Kansas City suburb, also faces a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree domestic assault and, in a separate case, misdemeanor supply or attempted supply of […]

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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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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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Beyond books: literacy is more than reading

On Family Literacy Day, Orillia-based organization encourages learning in all its forms and calls on volunteers to join the local effort It’s Family Literacy Day, and for the Orillia and District Literacy Council (ODLC), it’s not just about reading. The nonprofit ODLC’s services include reading assistance, but they also help people with computer, financial, math, […]

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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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Write in black under supervision

Texas challenges author Jerry Craft’s books Writing in black in the United States isn’t as dangerous as driving in black, but with the right-wing onslaught on anything that smacks of critical race theory, black authors face censorship and stigma. book ban. In Katy, Texas, children’s books from Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Craft has been pulled […]

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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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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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Governor calls for tax cuts, school reforms and work priorities

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that residents of Iowa can expect another round of tax cuts, a bill to urge unemployed Iowa’s to find jobs and proposals to address the shortage of teachers and daycare centers. The Republican governor and legislative leaders spoke at an annual pre-sessional legislative forum hosted […]

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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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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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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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Rainbows and Rain Clouds | Bonner County Daily Bee

POST FALLS – The crackdown on gay and transgender material at Community Library Network facilities drew a crowd on Thursday. Despite a snowstorm and freezing temperatures, dozens of citizens attended a meeting of the library board. For several months now, CLN administrators have heard concerned residents tell them what they believe should be allowed in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]