# Public schools
Sumner Education Advocates Speak Out Against Charter School
Parents, pastor ask state charter commission to reject application from Founders Classical Academy. A group of public education advocates gathered today at a hearing by the Tennessee State Charter School Commission in Sumner County. The group urged the Commission to reject a charter school application from Founders Classical Academy. The Sumner County School Board previously rejected the application from Founders and the charter school is now appealing to the State Commission.
Garrett Campaign Announces Endorsements in School Board Race
Group includes parents and education leaders from across Williamson County. District 12 School Board candidate Nancy Garrett announced today that her campaign has the support of more than 100 public education leaders as the incumbent board member seeks re-election in August.
Southern Christian Coalition Speaks Out Against School Library Book Bans
Group cites polling showing most Tennesseans oppose blanket bans of library books. Following the release of statewide polling on the issue, pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out in opposition to statewide bans on school library books. The group noted that the survey results indicate that a majority of Tennesseans also oppose such bans.
Public School Advocates Raise Objections to Book Banning Bill
Students, parents call on Gov. Lee to veto legislation that would ban books from school libraries. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a revised version of legislation regulating what books can appear in school libraries. The final version, now on its way to Gov. Bill Lee's desk, would give the Tennessee Textbook Commission final authority over any request by a parent to remove a book from a school library. If the Commission found that a book should be removed in one district, all other districts would have to remove that book from libraries in their schools.
TN Parents, Students Speak Out Against Library Censorship Legislation
Group gathered at TN State Capitol, spoke out against "approved book list" bill. A group of Tennessee parents and public school students gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol this morning to express opposition to legislation that would effectively ban books from public school libraries by creating an "approved book list" developed by the Tennessee Textbook Commission.
Southern Christian Coalition Opposes Library Censorship
Advocacy group calls on legislature to oppose efforts to censor school library content. Pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition are going on the record in opposition to a last-minute legislative effort to censor the books available in school libraries.
The Philly Four: Researchers find lead in Philly school water
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Mass. public schools call snow days, delay openings in response to omicron variant
The West Somerville Neighborhood School is pictured on Jan. 1, 2021.Nicole Garay / The Tufts Daily. More than 10 public school districts in the Greater Boston area, including Somerville Public Schools, either called snow days or had delayed openings during the week of Jan. 3 in order to catch up on COVID-19 testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution.
Counselor, parent say Denver schools no longer safe
After eliminating most school resource officers, a Denver East High School counselor says the school district needs a better safety plan. At the Dec. 15 school board meeting, Mario Ortiz told the council that chaos had broken out without the officers. He said he told Denver school board member Tay Anderson in March 2021 that the school district needed a "well-defined safety plan especially in response to getting rid of the (school resource officers) in our buildings.
School in Chicago is temporarily cancelled
Earlier this week, the city of Chicago started a mandate that a person would have to show verifiable proof of the current medical status before entering a restaurant, a gym, a bar, a movie theater, or any other public indoor space. Using common sense, one would know that the city would not be prepared for the ramifications that the mandate would cause.