President Biden signed a bill this past Thursday, June 17th, to establish June 19th as Juneteenth National Independence Day. Lohud., part of the USA Today Network, shares that some school districts in New York City commemorated the new federal holiday by closing on Friday, June 18th. Other school districts like Yonkers remained open. They encouraged
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Today’s narrative of systemic racism is an insult to the black Americans who lived through the Jim Crow South. At least, that’s how Sheila Qualls sees it. Her father, born at the end of the 1920s, experienced the brunt of prejudice leading up to the Civil Rights movement. He was intimately familiar with the
The woman set to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board accused angry parents at school board meetings of being “disinformers” who are “weaponizing” issues for “profit.” As Nina Jankowicz has become the controversial pick for President Biden’s new “disinformation czar,” comments recently surfaced from a speech she gave back in October 2021.
Recently, the National Society for the Advancement of Black Americans (NSABA) created an opt-out form based on state law that allows Virginia parents to protect their children from any school curriculum they find discriminatory. In an interview with the Noah Webster Educational Foundation, the president of NSABA, Paul Lott, explains why the form was necessary.
Separation of church and state. Mention that phrase on any Facebook comment thread, turn on any news network, whisper "put God back in schools" in the grocery store aisle—and whoosh! Swarms of liberal and conservative political die-hards will descend, armed with their interpretations. But what does separation of church and state really mean? Popular
Indiana parents may be able to get increased transparency in schools thanks to a new bill before the state legislature. But educators are pushing back against the bill—with dozens of them testifying against it for hours on Monday. According to AP News, Indiana House Bill 1134 proposes putting school curriculum through screening by a parent
In compliance with an executive order by the Youngkin administration, the Virginia Department of Education recently released a report repealing several policies and programs aimed to further equity initiatives in schools. In a letter sent on Friday to Governor Youngkin and Education Secretary Aimee Guidera, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow specified which diversity,
Almost 500 moms, grandparents, and active citizens gathered in Tampa, Florida this past weekend for the first annual Moms for Liberty National Summit to learn how to impact America’s education. Moms for Liberty, who’s known for speaking out against mask mandates, critical race theory, and sexually explicit material in schools, advertised the event for those
An opinion piece in NBC News’ THINK on Thursday sparked a Twitter debate after insinuating that parents were unqualified to intervene in their child’s school curriculum. The piece, titled “Schools face parents who want to ban critical race theory—and don't get how teaching works,” details some instances that parents are getting involved in schools, such
Is porn acceptable in school libraries as long as it’s supporting a good story? Our guest Dawn Justice shares how this argument was used against a motion to remove graphically descriptive sexual novels from school libraries. As a mother and recently elected school board member, Dawn believes that parents are the best remedy to