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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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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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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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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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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 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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“Words matter and I think they are important” | Independent bookstore Bastrop organizes banned book giveaways

A selection of books that received ban requests across Texas were distributed. BASTROP, Texas — In response to Texas school districts banning certain books from classrooms, an independent bookstore Bastrop will distribute banned books to readers at an event Saturday. Digital Reading Subscription Service Scribd said he had teamed up with Ryan Holiday, owner of […]

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Leary promotes AJ Miller to associate head coach; Nalesnik added to staff

History links BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Peter E. Bennett ’63 Head Baseball Coach, 27th year Sean Leary announced some coaching changes for the 2022 season on Wednesday afternoon. Longtime assistant AJ Miller was promoted to associate head coach in addition to his scouting coordinator duties and one of the best offensive players in […]

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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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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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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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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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Save the date for the 13th Annual Authors in Chelsea

The Chelsea District Library (CDL) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Authors in Chelsea program. This two-day program is a partnership between CDL and Chelsea School District that brings nationally acclaimed authors into the classroom. Through workshops and assemblies, students learn to better read and appreciate literature and discover how they too can use […]

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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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How reading and youth advocacy led to a Fulbright award

Who would have thought that blogging passionate books would open up a whole world of opportunities? This is how Auzellea Kristin Mozihim’s journey in youth advocacy began – with a love of reading. It is Mozihim’s piercing reflections on his readings in social media posts that would resonate with many young people in his country. […]

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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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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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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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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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GRPL announces a selection of books for “A book, a city for children”

Participating students will read “The Jamie Drake Equation” by Christopher Edge and have the opportunity to speak with the author in March. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The Grand Rapids Public Library has announced the selection of books for this winter’s “One Book, One City for Kids” program. Participating students will read “The Jamie Drake Equation” […]

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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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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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Pressure to ban books from Texas schools spreads to public libraries

The Llano County Library was scheduled to close for three days last week, but it wasn’t for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians from this tiny central Texas county were to conduct a “close examination” of every children’s book in the library, at the request of the Llano County Commissioners Court. Their mission: […]

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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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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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Unions, states and parents fight for new laws on history lessons, books

Jennifer Given sought legal advice this fall before teaching world history to grade 10 students in New Hampshire to avoid breaking a new state law that restricts what she can teach. Breaking the law could end her teaching career. Ms Given said she was concerned that educational material on the transatlantic slave trade, or on […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Desert Sands Unified School District provides students with eBooks and audiobooks

E-books and audiobooks continue to grow in popularity, and libraries are a valuable resource for providing e-books to their communities and local schools – for free! To spread the word, the Digital Bookmobile travels to libraries and schools across North America. This is a unique exhibit that travels to public libraries and schools from coast […]

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From virtual reality to ebooks, the future of digital media in schools is a total toss-up

Bots were more visible than just a trend of digital content for schools. (Photo GeekWire / Frank Catalano) The future of content in education is… robots? Well not really. But it was easy to get that feeling if you walked through the exhibit hall at the massive International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference […]