Free speech groups renew calls for DCPS to make ‘Essential Voices’ books available for students

Free speech groups renew calls for DCPS to make ‘Essential Voices’ books available for students

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools calls it a “review” for age appropriateness, but a free speech and human rights group is calling it a “book ban.” There are renewed calls for school leaders to make a list of 176 books available to students, which are under review to check their content. The discussion … Read more

What really happened with the New York City Department of Education Budget?

What really happened with the New York City Department of Education Budget?

Less than a week after the New York City Council approved the fiscal year 2023 budget last month, some members protested the funding cuts they signed off on and knew about months in advance. The council said that it was unaware the cuts would have such severe impacts on some individual schools where enrollment has … Read more

B.C. teacher showed Grade 2s R-rated horror film, had them copy Bible verses: Regulator

B.C. teacher showed Grade 2s R-rated horror film, had them copy Bible verses: Regulator

A former Delta, B.C., elementary school teacher has been disciplined for a series of infractions including showing the R-rated horror film Halloween to Grade 2 students. Cindy Chi-Ching Tong resigned her position in April, 2021, according to a consent resolution agreement posted to the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch on Tuesday. The decision lays out a … Read more

How literacy programs can help shape communities

How literacy programs can help shape communities

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is having a major impact on children. The program provides books for 2 million children every month. New research shows kids in the program perform better in school. They’re also more likely to be reading more frequently with their parents. “We know the more books in the home, the better a … Read more

University of Idaho killings: Idaho police to return slain university students’ belongings to families

University of Idaho killings: Idaho police to return slain university students’ belongings to families

CNN  —  Police on Wednesday will begin returning to their families some personal belongings of the four University of Idaho students found slain last month, the Moscow department said. “It’s time for us to give those things back that really mean something to those families and hopefully to help with some of their healing,” Chief … Read more

I don’t like this book so nobody gets to read it

I don’t like this book so nobody gets to read it

Into every life some rain must fall. But that hasn’t stopped some well-meaning parents in my neighborhood from driving their children to the school bus stop even in the mist of only a light drizzle. There they sit, idling their engines until the bus arrives, lest their precious sons or daughters risk the unthinkable horror … Read more

NSW Labor ‘prioritises’ inner west to kick off election plan to expand access to co-ed high schools

NSW Labor ‘prioritises’ inner west to kick off election plan to expand access to co-ed high schools

NSW Labor has unveiled Sydney’s inner-west as the first area to get better access to co-educational high schools, if it wins the election in March. Key points: NSW Labor promises to expand catchment areas for co-ed schools There are 45 single-sex schools in NSW, with most in Sydney Parent Conor Woods welcomes the move saying splitting up … Read more

Idaho college murders: Authorities say they’ve received thousands of tips in the case

Idaho college murders: Authorities say they’ve received thousands of tips in the case

CNN  —  Authorities investigating the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month say they have received thousands of tips from the public. In a Saturday update, the Moscow Police Department said it has received more than 2,640 emails to a tip web address, more than 2,770 phone … Read more

York Memorial students stage walkout to protest ‘deplorable’ conditions at Toronto high school – Toronto

York Memorial students stage walkout to protest ‘deplorable’ conditions at Toronto high school – Toronto

Dozens of students walked out of class Friday and into the biting cold to send a message to officials with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Students, parents, and community members stood in solidarity, condemning what they say are “deplorable” conditions inside York Memorial Collegiate Institute. In September, York Memorial Collegiate Institute merged with George … Read more

Idaho student killings: Moscow police say a sixth person on the lease isn’t involved in the murders

Idaho student killings: Moscow police say a sixth person on the lease isn’t involved in the murders

CNN  —  The Moscow Police Department said on Friday that they don’t believe a sixth person listed on the lease at the residence, where four University of Idaho students were killed last month, was involved in their deaths. “They have spoken to this individual and confirmed they moved out prior to the start of the … Read more