Books found in the library at Sheboygan South High School have divided the community. They were discussed during a packed Sheboygan Area School District board meeting on Tuesday night.
- Bucks County Courier Times
Court hearing scheduled for Feb. 9 on voting precincts as primary campaigns start Feb. 14.
Books were removed from several school libraries in Jacksonville, Florida, parents and staff said, after Duval County Public Schools announced a “formal review” in line with state legislation on January 23.Duval Public Schools said it was launching the review to comply with a Florida law regarding “school media centers and classroom libraries”.“Teachers will receive a list of already approved books for continued use for classroom reading while the remaining books are under review,” the district said.All school library books must be reviewed by a certified media specialist according to legislation from the Florida Department of Education, the district said.Footage recorded at Mandarin Middle School, located in Duval County, shows empty shelves in the school library on Friday, January 27.Local media spoke to a parent at Greenland Pines Elementary School, also in Duval County, who said on Friday that books had also been removed from the site.The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that teachers in Duval and Manatee County, also in Florida, had also been asked to remove or wrap up their library books. Credit: @JagsFanBrian via Storyful
- WGN - Chicago
The former food service director for the Harvey School District is accused of ordering 11,000 cases of chicken wings using district funds, picking them up in a school vehicle and not delivering them to schools.
- Springfield News-Leader
Plus, we asked ChatGPT some questions about Springfield. Here's what it had to say.
A topper's story of endurance and sacrifice offers a glimpse into a highly competitive exam.
A 29-year-old woman has been charged for posing as a teenager to enroll at a public high school in New Jersey. Hyejeong Shin, a graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was charged on Jan. 24 with one count of providing a false government document with the intent to verify one’s identity or age, the New Brunswick Police Department stated in a news release on Wednesday. Shin allegedly submitted a fake birth certificate that indicated she was 15 years old to the New Brunswick Board of Education to enroll at New Brunswick High School.
- Akron Beacon Journal
A Nazi-themed home-schooling curriculum reportedly being used in Upper Sandusky upset the superintendent there.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Some assume Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ goal is to create a bunch of conservative clones. But that’s the opposite of what a liberal arts education does
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
A teacher says he's never seen a boy get distracted by a girl's 'provocative' attire at school. He says smartphones are the bigger problem.
The governor announced during an event in Bradenton that he's requesting millions to recruit new faculty at Sarasota's New College.
- The 74
In a school just east of Atlanta, students routinely miss 30 minutes of their 47 minute first period classes because of bus driver shortages. Math workbooks at a Eugene, Oregon school arrived months into the semester, delayed by paper shortages. Some 15 classes at one suburban New York high school were canceled last semester for […]
- Washington Post
On Jan. 31, Dr. Patricia Okker delivered emotional remarks after the New College of Florida board of trustees voted to terminate her employment as president. Earlier this year, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced six gubernatorial appointments to New College's 13-member board.
- The 74
WASHINGTON – A panel of policymakers and educators, including author Dave Eggers and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to promote the American Teacher Act. The bill, if passed, would authorize the federal government to create four-year grants for states to enact and enforce minimum school teacher […]
A mother claims her child, a freshman in high school, is being discriminated against because the child is transgender.
- Associated Press
The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI follows a weeks-long discussion at schools and colleges over fears that ChatGPT’s ability to write just about anything on command could fuel academic dishonesty and hinder learning. The method for detecting AI-written text “is imperfect and it will be wrong sometimes,” said Jan Leike, head of OpenAI's alignment team tasked to make its systems safer.
- The 74
For New Orleans middle school principal Laura Adelman-Cannon, the new normal means she has held down two jobs since the academic year began. Besides running the school of 550 students, Adelman-Cannon is also serving as the sixth-grade English teacher — missing out on hours of sleep and time with her family after a long day […]
The future of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is in crisis after the Administration announced it would end the COVID-19 public health emergency in May.
- The 74
As schools face rising behavioral challenges, debates rage on about restorative justice, which rejects traditional, punitive discipline in favor of relationship-based work to address underlying causes of conflict. Studies show widely disparate results — for example, on school violence and academic performance. Many advocates explain these discrepancies by noting that neutral-to-negative results come about when […]
- Miami Herald
“It was shocking to hear we’d stop midway through the year and be degraded to a class we didn’t choose,” Cyara Pestaina, a senior taking the AP African American Studies course that Gov. DeSantis rejected.
- The 74
Like his colleagues nationwide, Florida principal Adam Lane worried about teacher shortages caused by the pandemic — but he’s come up with a unique solution that’s kept classrooms filled. Lane’s strategy: Tapping into his alumni network and recruiting students to become teachers and other staff while they’re still enrolled at Haines City High School in […]