Texas School Districts Struggle to Meet Security Mandate, but Burleson Offers a Solution
In response to a new Texas law requiring an armed officer at every campus, many Texas schools are grappling with a shortage of qualified security personnel. However, Burleson Independent School District appears to have cracked the code.
Eye Virus Outbreak Prompted the Closure of Thousands of Schools
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is the inflammation of the clear membrane covering the white part of the eye. Viruses, bacteria, or allergens can cause it. Common signs include redness and discharge from the eye. It can be contagious but is usually mild and treatable.
Abbott drags Texas lawmakers back to Austin Oct. 9 to talk about school choice
One of the questions coming in what's now the third special session of the Texas legislature for the year is whether taxpayers should pay tuition for private schools, via the Governor's proposed "voucher" program.
In Oklahoma, One School District is Forced to Remove Bible Quotes from Classrooms.
What some call the attempted ‘Christianization’ of students, a small Oklahoma public school district posted posters of Bible quotes in their classrooms, until forced to remove them.
Governor Ron DeSantis' Communism Claims in Florida Schools: A Deep Dive into the Controversy
In this article, we will discuss the recent accusations made by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis about certain schools in the state promoting communist ideology. These accusations have sparked a debate about the accountability and regulation of publicly funded voucher schools. We will explore the implications of these accusations and the underlying issues they reveal.
Gender-Neutral Bathrooms to Be In K-12 Schools Across California by 2026
In a move that has stirred debate and concern among conservative circles, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law Senate Bill 760, which mandates the implementation of gender-neutral bathrooms in K-12 schools across the state by July 2026. This law was among several signed by the governor over the weekend aimed at expanding protections for the LGBTQ community in California.
Advocates Oppose Plan to Refuse Federal Funding for Schools
GOP task force exploring rejecting nearly $2 billion in school funding. A proposal that would see the State of Tennessee foregoing nearly $2 billion in federal funding for schools is meeting stiff opposition.
New California law mandates gender-neutral school bathrooms, all the changes parents need to know
California Governor Gavin Newsom took significant steps to enhance what he calls “strengthening protections and supports for LGBTQ+ Californians” by signing several bills into law this weekend. These actions followed a contentious veto that garnered criticism from LGBTQ+ advocates just the day before.
This High School Was Ranked The Best in Maryland
Excellence Recognized: High School Tops Maryland's Rankings. Education is critical, and many parents are interested in finding the best school to send their child to. One tool that can help assist school selection is the annual rankings of public schools.
Five Alabama schools named National Blue Ribbon schools
The U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which has been in place since 1982, bestowed upon five Alabama institutions the highly regarded National Blue Ribbon Schools designation, as reported in a Tuesday afternoon news release. The program honors schools for either their overall academic success or their efforts in closing any gaps in student achievement.
Breaking: Gov. Newsom Signs Law Ensuring Inclusive Bathrooms in Schools - What Parents Need to Know
The New Law Requiring Gender-neutral Bathrooms in Schools. California Governor Gavin Newsom recently enacted legislation requiring gender-neutral bathrooms in K-12 schools. This new law is a significant step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students, particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+. The legislation comes amid ongoing debates and discussions about the rights and protections of LGBTQ+ students in schools. With this new law, California is leading the way in promoting the rights and dignity of all students, regardless of their gender identity or expression.
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.