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Controversy Erupts over Teaching Juneteenth in Schools

By |2021-06-23T18:40:15-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Instruction, News|

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

Rethinking Black History and Black Futures: With Sheila Qualls

By |2022-02-23T18:41:53-05:00February 23rd, 2022|Community Involvement, Interviews|

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

New “Disinformation Czar” Accuses Parents of Spreading Disinformation Over CRT in Schools

By |2022-05-10T18:00:45-04:00May 10th, 2022|Government, News|

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.

Education Is Becoming More of a Church Than a School

By |2022-06-04T21:48:43-04:00April 6th, 2022|Faith and Morality, Government|

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

Youngkin Administration Rescinds School Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

By |2022-03-01T12:51:46-05:00March 1st, 2022|Government, News|

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,

Podcast Ep. 20 “Does Your Child Have Access to Porn at School?” with Guest Dawn Justice

By |2022-06-15T10:52:32-04:00June 15th, 2022|Podcast Episodes|

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

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