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Maine Voices: Maine Families Need Universal Pre-K

I moved to the Aroostook County community of Près Isle when I was three years old with my mother and sisters. While my mother started a new job and my sisters started in new schools, someone needed to take care of me. We didn’t have any friends or family in the area, so I participated […]

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Educational controversies have their own history

In 1974, I was a freshman law student when my father’s textbooks were “burned and banned” in Charleston, W. Va. No student has ever read a single page. It was part of the beginning of the culture war battle that continues to this day, over whether “American exceptionalism” is what we should be teaching our […]

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‘These Are Our Children:’ Local School Districts Welcome Hundreds of Hartford Students Through Open Choice | Connecticut and area

Alisha Henderson, Hartford resident and U.S. Air Force veteran, is sending her 4-year-old daughter to Enfield’s STEAM Academy preschool through the state’s Open Choice program. “So far it’s been an amazing experience,” Henderson said, adding that “it feels like a partnership” with teachers and staff. Henderson’s daughter, Novella, started at the Stowe Learning Center academy […]

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The fight against the “Maus” is part of a larger cultural battle in Tennessee

ATHENS, Tenn. — After the McMinn County School Board voted in January to drop “Maus,” a graphic novel about the Holocaust, from its eighth-grade curriculum, the community quickly found itself at the center of a national frenzy over book censorship. The book rose to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. Its author, Art Spiegelman, compared […]

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4 districts hope to change voters’ minds on school funding

EVERETT — Public school district leaders in Marysville, Sultan, Granite Falls and Stanwood will ask voters in April to approve key funding measures they rejected in special elections this month. These districts have not passed the multi-year property tax levies they rely on to pay for classroom staff, special education services, athletic programs, computers and […]

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On February 22, the Edmonds School Board prepares to discuss mask-wearing policy and project funding

The Edmonds School District Board of Trustees, at its regular business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, is set to discuss mask-wearing requirements as well as budget approvals for several upcoming projects. Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Feb. 17 that statewide mask orders will end for most indoor settings on March 21, including K-12 schools and […]

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Dawn Picard’s New ‘Witness to Christmas’ Is a Creative Perspective on the Night Jesus Was Born | News

MEADVILLE, Pa., February 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — ‘Christmas Witness’: An enjoyable Christmas tale. “Christmas Witness” is the author’s creation published Dawn Picarda loving wife, mother, and grandmother who worked as director of Christian education at her church, coordinated artist-in-residence programs at schools, served on the school district’s school board, and coordinated the youth symphony program […]

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Mother-Son Gift to Support New Social Justice Scholarships

By Leah Silvieus ‘March 21 This winter, mother and son Jean Wood ’64 MAR and Chris Wood ’90 BA pledged $250,000 to support 10 new annual Social Justice Scholarships at Yale Divinity School. The gift, they say, is the fruit of “several branches” of a family tree dedicated to Christian education and social justice. Their […]

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Iowa lawmakers consider Bible class in public schools

Class would be optional, up to school districts Holy Bible with open pages DES MOINES — A bill is moving through the Iowa House that would require the state Board of Education to adopt standards for a public high school course on the Bible. The measure, advanced Wednesday by two House Repulicans, would give schools […]

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Hawkins BOE set to vote on Thursday to sell Keplar and reuse McPheeters Bend | Rogersville

The Hawkins County School Board informally agreed last week to sell Keplar Elementary and reuse McPheeters Bend, but the final decision will be made at Thursday’s regular monthly board meeting. The BOE held a facilities workshop on January 27, during which about an hour of discussion was devoted to the two small rural schools that […]

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Seton’s new president, Dr. Lisa Grillo, says she ‘learned to be a leader’ as a student – Catholic Standard

Dr. Lisa Grillo, a 1989 graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Maryland, returned to her alma mater to serve as president of the Girls of Charity-sponsored school for girls. “It’s just a joy to be back at my alma mater, a school that I believe in,” Grillo said. “We have been nurturing young […]

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School board candidate takes on LGBTQ books, Critical Race Theory

With the Tulsa Public School Board District 7 headquarters open, one candidate hopes to charm voters with his far-right beliefs. Former District Attorney Tim Harris comes forward with a platform filled with hateful rhetoric. Linking Hillary Clinton to Saul Alinsky and anti-capitalist sentiment, Mr Harris appeared disgusted by a book that included same-sex marriage. “These […]

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Lake Wales Charter School could lose $248,317.41 in funding due to FTE audit

During the Lake Wales Charter School business session and board meeting on November 29, 2021, school solicitor Robin Gibson shared an update from legal counsel. Mr. Gibson advised the Board that a new legal matter had arisen. Each Council member received a memorandum from the law firm of AM Stuckey with offices in Lake Wales. […]

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Meriden panel recommends funding school transition program and court resurfacing

MERIDEN — The panel reviewing requests for federal coronavirus relief funds put forward two more proposals Monday night. One such request is for $105,000 to fund a multi-year program proposed by local non-profit group Change the Play Inc. to ensure at-risk fifth and sixth graders do not become academically disengaged during of their transition from […]

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Voters will decide the fate of critical school funding measures

INDEX – In this rural school district sandwiched between mountain peaks, there’s money in the budget for students to play in the band and have a nurse on campus a few hours a week. Funding does not come entirely from the state. For years, the community helped foot the bill through a local tax levy. […]

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William Robinson Obituary (1933 – 2022) – Brooksville, FL

William Levy Robinson, Jr., 88, of Crystal River, FL, died Jan. 1, 2022. Born March 4, 1933, in Webster, Sumter County, FL, and was the first child in a family of ten (10 ) in the union of the late William Levy Robinson and Mary Lee Howard Robinson. WL or Junior as he was affectionately […]

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Letters to the Editor – January 5, 2022 | Pikes Peak Courier

Thoughts for the New Year 2022 For two years humanity has lived in fear, complacency and challenge from an invisible force that has plagued our existence. This New Year’s Eve, may each Soul stop for a few moments and gather its strength; open their hearts and use their wills to send feelings and thoughts of […]

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McDowell Aid: Funding Approved for New School | Opinion

After three years of testing, the McDowell County School Board finally secured state funding for a new consolidated elementary school. The school system was told last week that it will receive $ 15 million in funding from the West Virginia State School Building Authority for the project, which will replace elementary schools in Kimball, Fall […]

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Lawmakers Discuss Farmers’ Rights, School Funding at Annual Egg Breakfast, and Questions | News

State lawmakers told a crowd in Madison County on Friday that the right to cultivate must become law and schools must be fully funded. State Senator Frank Ginn and Representatives Alan Powell and Rob Leverett sat at a table in front of members of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Madison County Rotary Club […]

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Solutions to the Hiring Crisis in California School Districts

In summary Here are some steps California lawmakers can take to give school districts a better chance to fill vacancies. By Nick Melvoin, Special at CalMatters Nick Melvoin is vice president of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Twelve years ago, budget cuts forced the Los Angeles Unified School District to lay off thousands of […]

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Florida school mask mandates fueled Moms for Liberty’s growth

ORLANDO, Florida – Jessica Tillman, a mother of four from Seminole County, developed new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: fighting school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government’s response to COVID-19 served as a “wake-up call” that prompted her to organize the Seminole County Chapter of Moms for Liberty, a […]

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Parents should have the ‘last word’ in public education (survey)

Through Ryan foley, Christian Post reporter | Saturday 20 November 2021 People hold up placards at a rally against “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) taught at Loudoun County Government Center schools in Leesburg, Va. On June 12, 2021. “Are you ready to go?” take over our schools? Republican activist Patti Menders shouted at a rally against […]

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School Funding Task Force Hears Public | New

MONTPELIER, Vermont – Members of the public urged lawmakers on Friday to make the state’s school funding system more equitable. More than 30 people spoke at a public hearing hosted by the “Student Weighting Factors Report Implementation Task Force,” a joint legislative body tasked with proposing a more equitable way of distributing money to school […]

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School board elections are hotly contested, parents get more involved

COLORADO SPRINGS – School board elections are gaining more and more attention across the country. Typically, races are low-key and inexpensive, but burning issues such as presidential elections, mask-wearing, and critical race theory attract more interest. “I started to see it with the websites that the candidates created for themselves. Big, bold print at the […]

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Court asked to change language over potential problem with school funding ballot

A lawsuit has been filed in Cole County Circuit Court asking for a language change on a statewide ballot measure that could be passed in November 2022. The Missouri public school accreditation and funding initiative would appear on the ballot as a constitutional amendment initiated. Sherri Talbott, a board member for the North West School […]

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Woodland Park RE-2 School Board Races Have Two Opposing Groups of Candidates | Pikes Peak Courier

A contentious race with competing candidate lists developed for four open seats on the five-member school board of Woodland Park School District RE-2. Among the nine choices on the Nov. 2 ballot are incumbents Amy Wolin and Misty Leafers, both of whom were nominated earlier this year by existing school board members to fill the […]

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Jersey City Council Ward E race: incumbent Salomon against team challenger Fulop Hudnut

District E of downtown Jersey City is the largest and wealthiest of the city’s six districts. With plenty of public transportation, developers stumble over each other to build anywhere near the city’s waterfront. But there is also the overcrowding in public schools and the ever-present fear that the working class will be kicked out of […]

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Charles T. Moxley 1960-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – Fly fishing is lonely, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and mixed with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is really the point. But to Dr Charles Thomas “Mandrel” Moxley, fly fishing was his peace. Tuesday, September 21, 2021, Chuck, 61, took his place at the […]

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Woodland Park RE-2 School Board Races Feature 2 Groups of Opposing Candidates | News: Election coverage

A contentious race with competing candidate lists developed for four open seats on the five-member school board of Woodland Park School District RE-2. Among the nine choices appearing on the Nov. 2 ballot were incumbents Amy Wolin and Misty Leafers, both of whom were nominated earlier this year by existing school board members to fill […]

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Vote Petersen, Parmenter, Brown for the Durango School Board – the Durango Herald

I am writing to support the three candidates vying for the Durango School District 9-R School Board who have been approved by Durango teachers and professional staff. They are Rick Petersen, Andrea Parmenter and Erika Brown. These candidates are committed to our public schools and will work hard to make them even better. All three […]

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CNN’s Dana Bash digs up McCorriff for Trump obsession in interview

CNN’s Dana Bash took several snaps, telling Virginia Democratic candidate Terry McCorriff that he was happy to be able to “keep drinking” every time he said Trump’s name to former President Donald Trump. I did. In their discussion of education, McCorriff argued that his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, had an agenda very similar to Trump’s. […]

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Johnston County adopts anti-CRT rules on teaching breed

Teachers in Johnston County could be disciplined or fired for teaching that historical American figures were not heroes, undermining the US Constitution in class, or saying racism is an integral part of American life. The Johnston County Council of Commissioners is withholding $ 7.9 million until the school board passes a policy preventing critical race […]

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Loveland High School Teacher Schools Summit on Innovation – Loveland Reporter-Herald

The NoCO IgnitED Summit, a gathering of educators, business leaders and community members, touched down at Loveland High School Thursday afternoon, a stop on a tour of northern Colorado meant to inspire entrepreneurship and make positive connections. While there, Mike Pintaric, a robotics and computer science teacher at Loveland High School, gave attendees a tour […]

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Yes, parents in Virginia should tell schools what to teach

ROnly the differences between two candidates for a public office perfectly crystallized in a single minute of debate. But such a minute occurred Tuesday night in Alexandria, Va., During the gubernatorial debate between Clinton fundraiser Terry McAuliffe and businessman Glenn Youngkin. Asked about the Virginia Department of Education policy that allows anyone to use the […]

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Board approves $ 281 million budget for 2022

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Vanderburgh County School Corporation’s 2022 budget was approved by the school’s board of trustees on Monday evening. It budgets $ 281,581,805 in proposed expenses and $ 248,003,340 in anticipated income. Council voted 7-0 to approve the budget as well as the 2022-24 capital projects plan and the 2022-2026 bus replacement […]

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Battle Ground schools schedule blood sampling meetings

Battle Ground Public Schools is planning two evenings of in-person community information before its school sample test on November 2. Voters in the district, which encompasses much of Clark County, from the Vancouver suburbs to Amboy and Yacolt, rejected a levy in February, with 52.42% of the 20,455 ballots marked “no.” Faced with the specter […]

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Utah’s mental health is declining amid COVID-19. What is being done to help?

Long before COVID-19, Utah schools reported the need for mental health services far exceeded the supply. Then came the pandemic, which has contributed to an exponential increase in needs and referrals to community mental health agencies. Meanwhile, community and private mental health care providers have faced a wave of demands for services from the adult […]

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Christian County School Board Hears New Implementations of COVID Operation Plan

Members of the Christian County School Board heard an update regarding the COVID-19 Operation Plan under Senate Bill 1 and also approved a contract with a Louisville company to provide COVID testing free for students facing quarantine linked to school. Superintendent Chris Bentzel on Thursday presented an update to the district’s COVID dashboard which he […]

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The Day – Report: East Lyme Schools Reach ‘Tipping Point’ for Social Change

East Lyme – An independent study on the racial climate in East Lyme public schools has found that at least a quarter of the school community is ready to take action to counter racism and advance diversity. The 70-page report characterized schools as strong and study-oriented, with an emphasis on test scores and strict adherence […]

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Parents and political candidates go to the “Unmask our children” rally on Friday | Education

Longview School Board Member Crystal Moldenhauer speaks at the “Unmask Our Children” rally on Friday at Lake Sacajawea. Marissa heffernan About 100 people gathered at Martin Dock in the pouring rain on Friday morning to attend a “Unmask Our Children” rally. Led by Longview School Board member Crystal Moldenhauer, several political candidates and teachers spoke […]

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OJR’s New Equity Policy Sparks Debate on ‘Critical Race Theory’ | New

SOUTH COVENTRY – After more than three hours of hearing from those who oppose and support the district’s new equity policy, the Owen J. Roberts School Board has decided to hear more. The new policy is to “use fair lenses and quantitative and qualitative data to systematically assess which students and / or groups of […]

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Dorchester District 2 Hosts Public Contribution Meeting on Use of Millions in COVID Relief Funds | New

SUMMERVILLE – With millions of dollars in COVID relief support on the table, the Dorchester District 2 community considers hiring more teachers a top priority. DD2 is expected to receive more than $ 40 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding. The support is part of nearly $ 3 billion in federal COVID aid that can […]

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Go. PTA official resigns over comment on conservative parents | Politics News

Through Michel Gryboski, Christian Post reporter | Monday July 19, 2021 People hold up placards at a rally against “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) taught in schools at Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021. | AFP via Getty Images / Andrew Caballero A senior Virginia Parent Teacher Association official has resigned […]

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Fully staffed public school, board approves swimming cooperative with Ogallala

A preview of the North Platte Public School Council meeting on July 12: North Platte Foundation Director Terri Burchell said the week of August 23 will be the back-to-school party with Change Wars and Dine Out to Donate, among other events, ending with the Back Yard BBQ and Education Afterhours. Burchell noted that distinguished alumni […]

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Joy Dawe: candidate for the position of Director General of Eastmont School Board No. 4 | Education

Joy Dawe is a candidate for the post of Executive Director of Eastmont School Board No. 4. Her opponents in the August 3 primary are John “Stew” Steward, Dave Piepel and Charyl Baziak, although Piepel and Baziak have verbally resigned from the race. Why are you a candidate for the school board? I am running […]

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Chattanooga Planned Parenthood staff speak out against misinformation and local backlash against the organization

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi’s Chattanooga staff spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday afternoon after news of their hiring sparked weeks of organizing and outrage against the organization. Kamari Sharard, the local community organizer, and Chequita Webb, the public health educator in Chattanooga, said they were working to build support in the […]

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Teachers brace for court battles over racial education

Teachers and civil rights activists are organizing and preparing to go to court to stop conservative efforts to block curricula on institutional racism. Why is this important: “This is the Modern Day Scopes trial, ”American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told Axios, recalling the 1925 case concerning the evolution of education. In recent months, […]

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Launch of the working group on education financing

Brattleboro Union High School on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell / VTDigger A group of legislators responsible for proposing a redesign Vermont’s K-12 education funding system began work on Tuesday, electing Senator Ruth Hardy, D-Addison, and Representative Emilie Kornheiser, D-Brattleboro to be its co-chairs. The charge of the “Student Weighting Report Implementation […]

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Ashby looks back on the past 5 years as Hopkins County Schools Superintendent | Local News

On Wednesday, Dr. Deanna Ashby will retire as Superintendent of the Hopkins County School System after five years. Ashby said the change was bittersweet since she spent 29 years in the school system. “I just felt it was the right time for me,” she said. “There were other doors opening, but it’s very difficult because […]

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Arrests at Virginia school board meeting: district divided over transgender policy

The unrest ended with the arrest of one person and the charge of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and another was cited for trespassing. The Loudoun County Public Schools meeting, which included an agenda item to discuss a new transgender policy, drew a large crowd of parents and community members who chanted ‘shame on you […]

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LAUSD board approves $ 13.8 billion budget, but attempt to cut school policing further fails – Daily News

With a record amount of state and federal funding to support COVID-19 relief efforts, the Unified School Board of Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 22, adopted an operating budget of $ 13.8 billion for the new fiscal year which begins July 1 – a 62% increase over the current year’s budget. The board, which plans […]

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County School Board to Consider IDEA Grants Thursday | Local News

The Greene County School Board will consider a grant on Thursday to cover the cost of salary and benefits for a special education intervention coach, a new progress tracking tool and training for special education teachers. The IDEA Systemic Change Partnership Implementation Grant (K-12) is $ 100,000. The board will also be considering a second […]

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Longview area schools formulate plans to use millions of federal funds | Education

Longview area school district leaders identify needs as they formulate plans to spend millions of dollars in federal stimulus funding. The federal money is managed through a Texas Education Agency grant program called Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief. Schools must apply to the agency to receive funding and, according to the TEA, it will […]

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What is Critical Race Theory and why do Ohio Republicans want to ban it?

Parents packed a school board meeting near Cleveland. They flooded the Ohio State Board of Education with comments. They launched the first campaigns for board seats in a Cincinnati suburb. And they lobbied state lawmakers to write not one but two separate bills to ban the teaching of “critical race theory.” “It didn’t feel right […]

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Q&A of the candidate for the Board of Education | News, Sports, Jobs

Although attendance was low this week at the informal question-and-answer session for those interested in running for the three open seats of the Marietta City Schools school board, the content of the questions spanned the gamut of what the president said. of Council Russ Garrison and Director Will Hampton hoped for a more enlightened interest […]

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Thompson School District Receives 2 BEST Grants – Loveland Reporter-Herald

The Colorado Department of Education awarded two Building Excellent Schools Today grants to the Thompson School District, totaling nearly $ 5.8 million. The largest, $ 5.2 million, will help fund renovations to transform Conrad Ball Middle School into a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school and consolidate it with Mary Blair and Monroe Elementary Schools. District […]

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SVVSD School Board Approves $ 499 Million General Fund Budget and Employee Contracts – Longmont Times-Call

The St. Vrain Valley School Board on Wednesday approved the budget for next school year as well as updated contracts for teachers. District leaders approved a general fund budget of $ 499 million for the 2021-2022 school year, which includes a net increase of about $ 7.9 million more in revenue than last year. “The […]

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Teacher punished for opposing trans pronouns sues school district | US News

Through Michel Gryboski, Christian Post reporter | Monday 07 June 2021 A sign outside a classroom taken in 2016. | REUTERS / Tami Chappell A teacher in Virginia filed a lawsuit against his school district after his principal fired him for rejecting policies that would implement transgender ideology in local schools. Byron Tanner Cross, a […]

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Valley News – Lebanese taxpayers could support both sides in NH schools funding lawsuit

LEBANON – Lebanese taxpayers are funding two efforts to shape the way New Hampshire pays for its public schools, but it is not clear whether these campaigns share the same goals. Lebanon’s school board voted 6-2 last week to join a lawsuit to increase the amount of state aid allocated to Granite State students, joining […]

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CUSD Update: Honored Teacher of the Year, No Room for Hate, and Equity Committee spark controversial debate

The Coronado School Board met on Thursday, May 20 at 4 p.m. at the district offices, located at 201 Sixth Street, for a regular board meeting. The four-hour meeting, which opened on a celebratory note with the gratitude of teachers in the district, quickly became controversial when community members and two school board members expressed […]

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80% of Pennsylvania school districts call for charter reform

Education, Press Release Leaders of more than 400 school districts across Pennsylvania, representing more than 80% of Commonwealth school districts, called on the General Assembly to pass common sense reforms to the broken and obsolete Commonwealth Charter Schools Act . These changes would hold charter schools accountable for both the quality and cost of the […]

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Oklahoma legislature passes resolution to equalize funding for public charter schools and some traditional districts amid ongoing lawsuits

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma legislature on Monday passed a resolution that was supposed to equalize funding for public charter schools as well as traditional districts in the state amid ongoing lawsuits. “I think this is a very positive change for over 320 districts,” said Chris Brewster, president of the Oklahoma Public Charter Schools […]

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Private schools and homeschools see rise during COVID-19 pandemic

Like many parents in the summer of 2020, Donna Skelton was curious about how her local school district, Ball-Chatham, would weather the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall. She and her husband Terry are the working parents of two children, Adrianne, 10, and Addison, 8. After spending the spring of 2020 working on the district’s e-learning, […]

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THE HOMER-CENTER SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES THE RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF STATE FUNDING

On Thursday evening, the Homer-Center school board approved a resolution regarding state funding allocations, expressing dissatisfaction with the current formula. The disparity in public funding compared to similar districts has been an issue of many debates, according to board member Gerald Bertig. He said the council was not happy with the lack of state subsidies, […]