Anticipated Street Survey findings to challenge official homelessness count in Lexington
LEXINGTON, KY — A forthcoming presentation set for Tuesday promises to shed new light on the severity of homelessness in Lexington. According to the Catholic Action Center, the 2023 Street Survey is expected to reveal at least 2,410 homeless individuals in the community, a number far exceeding the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s (LFUCG) official count of 815. With such a disparity in these figures, the stage is set for a pivotal conversation about the crisis and the need for immediate, comprehensive solutions.
East Bay Schools: Tension Rising After Pride Flag Ban
Tensions rise at East Bay school board meeting following Pride flag ban!. The tension was palpable at the East Bay school board meeting following the recent ban on the display of Pride flags in schools. The school board chair took a strong stance against the ban, stating that the decision was discriminatory and harmful to the LGBTQ+ community. The chair emphasized the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The chair's response to the ban was met with applause and support from many community members in attendance.
Texas teacher kicked out of school for teaching with a book about Anne Frank
A Texas teacher was removed from their classroom this week, after allowing her eighth-grade class to read from a graphic novel adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. The Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District teacher was removed from the classroom on Sept. 14 according to local news station KFDM last week.
After principal's arrest: does corporal punishment work, and should we ban it? | Opinion
An Overton ISD principal was arrested this week, following a corporal punishment incident. Bruises were left on a female student for an undisclosed infraction, and were reviewed by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC).
Judge rips into Texas conservatives' school book ban, declares unconstitutional
"The state, in abdicating its ability to protect children, forces private individuals and corporations into compliance with an unconstitutional law that violates the First Amendment. Nothing in the injunction granted here prevents the state from using viable and constitutional means to achieve the state's goals."
Advocates urge lawmakers to continue advancing computer science in schools
FRANKFORT — The Interim Joint Committee on Education on Tuesday heard from computer science advocates about ways this multi-faceted discipline could be expanded in Kentucky’s schools.
Morris Schools Lead NJ Safe Routes to School Program
Chatham and Madison Lead the Way as NJDOT Announces Award Recipients, Signaling a Step Forward in Student Safety and Active Lifestyles. Several Morris County schools and municipalities have been recognized in the 2023 New Jersey Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, reflecting a significant commitment to creating safer and more walkable routes for students.
Morris County's Hilltop School Earns Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award for 2023
Local Mendham Borough institution recognized by U.S. Department of Education for academic excellence, joins an elite list of nine New Jersey schools honored. Morristown, NJ — Hilltop School in Mendham Borough has been distinguished as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. The local institution was one of nine schools in New Jersey to receive the esteemed designation this year.
Texas schools struggle to fill the gap left by Medicaid's Great Unwinding
Some 6.4 million people were affected by Medicaid coverages losses since April, and schools are struggling to fill the gaps left for affected Texas families. The wave of Medicaid coverage losses occurred when the pandemic-era freeze on eligibility determinations ended last spring. This unwinding of coverage has overwhelmed state agencies and left parents without coverage for themselves and 1.2 million children across the country.
Black student in Texas suspended twice for hairstyle despite state law protections
Darryl George, a Black high school junior at a Mont Velview school, has served a second stint in suspension for his hair. George served an in-school suspension over his hairstyle at Barbers Hill High School, after a first round less than a week before. He was initially suspended the same week Texas outlawed racial discrimination based on hairstyles, with Texas' version of the CROWN Act, which took effect Sept. 1.
Katy ISD's bold decision on Gender Identity raises eyebrows and sparks heated debates across Texas
The educational landscape in Texas witnessed a tumultuous shift recently as Katy Independent School District (ISD) instated a new gender identity policy. Through a narrow margin vote of 4 to 3, the district now mandates school teachers and staff to notify parents if a student expresses the desire to be identified as transgender, or wishes to adopt a different name or pronouns at school.
New York Schools Battle Controversial Bill Granting Tenure-Like Protections to Staff
Bill promising greater job security for staff sparks debate over financial implications and fairness. NY schools are in opposition to a bill that could grant tenure-like protections to more employees. This legislation, if signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul, would make it harder and costlier for school districts to discipline or terminate non-instructional staff members, including custodians and administrative assistants, according to Lohud.com.
Texas school now required to tell parents if kids identify as transgender
After a very close 4-3 vote, the Katy ISD school board decided that teachers and staff are now required to tell parents if their child wants to be identified as transgender, change their name or use different pronouns at school.
FCPS union-busting controversy continues over “special privileges” and “company union”
This article has been updated to clarify the nature of the Superintendent’s acknowledgement of AFT120. LEXINGTON, Ky. — A tumultuous saga involving Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and labor union KY 120 United-American Federation of Teachers (AFT120) continues to play out. In a recent development, Superintendent Demetrus Liggins finally acknowledged–in an email–that the group is a legitimate union, after months of contention. However, challenges persist as Nema Brewer, an organizer with AFT120, says the district’s actions expose a desire for top-down decision-making that stifles rank-and-file educators.
Governor Kathy Hochul's Zero-Emission Vision: New York's School Buses to Go Electric by 2035
This article was written with the assistance of AI tools. All information was researched and verified by an actual human. Battery-powered buses to replace traditional school buses in New York State according to new Hochul plan.
Best Schools in Pakistan
One of the most important decisions you will make in life is where your child will attend school to receive an early education. If you want the finest school for your child, you need to take certain factors into account. You need to look at a number of things, including the school's atmosphere, rules, curriculum, and schedule. You may use these elements to establish the school's standards. We will go into great detail about some of the Best Schools in Pakistan in this post. Pakistan has a sizable population, hence several schools are required to teach it. In order to assist you in selecting the finest school for your child, the Top 10 schools in Pakistan are presented in this article.
Denver funds mental health for kids
The Denver City Council voted Monday to spend $861,000 in federal money to add behavioral health positions to Denver Public Schools. The money will be used to provide behavioral health-related programming for youth, including a community liaison program, staffing pipeline and a Wellness Winnie team. Wellness Winnie is a recreational vehicle that offers mental health services.
'Surge initiative' against violent crime, DeWine visit, school bus rollover | Today's Cleveland News
Gov. Mike DeWine to visit Cleveland Tuesday for update on 'surge initiative' against violent crime. The governor deployed state resources to high-crime areas last month, and the initiative has thus far resulted in nearly 100 felony arrests and the recovery of 22 stolen vehicles. Here's where you can watch the briefing.
The Classical Learning Test Pushed By Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida's Educational Landscape
This article was written with the assistance of AI tools. All information was researched and verified by an actual human. CLT is an alternative to the SAT or ACT preferred by conservatives.