Education

Georgia Teacher: I Taught A Student About The Power Of Jesus By Praying Over The School Vending Machine

The Freedom From Religion Foundation reports: Jenny Savoy, a reading enrichment teacher at Richards Middle School in Gwinnett County, Ga., has been openly bragging on Facebook about using her position to convert students to Christianity. She runs a religious club at her middle school and regularly preaches to students. Disturbingly, Savoy described in detail in a Facebook post on Sept. …

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Six Red States Sue To Block Student Loan Debt Relief

The Washington Post reports: Six Republican-led states sued on Thursday to overturn President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers, as conservatives advance legal challenges to one of the administration’s signature economic policy initiatives. The lawsuit filed by the GOP-run states asks the court to block the program immediately to prevent the Biden …

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Florida Teacher Berates Student Over Not Standing For Pledge: “Where Are You From, Mexico Or Guatemala?”

The Insider reports: A Florida school district removed a high school teacher who was recorded using racist rhetoric to admonish a student who didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. A TikTok of the Wednesday incident has amassed more than 1.4 million views as of Saturday. A spokesperson for Manatee County Schools told Insider that the district launched an investigation …

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22 GOP Governors To Biden: Drop Student Loan Plan

Axios reports: Led by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, 22 GOP governors on Monday sent a letter to President Biden urging him to withdraw his student loan forgiveness plan, citing its negative impact on lower-income families. Biden’s plan has faced significant pushback from Republicans, who say it’s unconstitutional, illegal and unfair to working-class Americans. “Only 16-17 percent of Americans have federal …

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NYC Expands Active Shooter Training To Pre-K Program

The New York Post reports: New York City public schools are expanding active shooter training to pre-K, 3-K and other early childhood programs, Department of Education officials said Wednesday. Schools Chancellor David Banks [photo] announced the new prep for staffers taking care of the Big Apple’s learners under 5 during a press conference in Queens ahead of back-to-school on Thursday. …

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College Students Sue Florida Over “Stop WOKE Act”

Via press release: To protect free speech, the government must censor. That’s the absurd argument put forth by Florida lawmakers in the controversial “Stop WOKE Act.” The law suppresses viewpoints disfavored by Florida lawmakers, threatens tens of millions of dollars in annual funding for universities that don’t crack down on faculty who “promote” an opinion on a government blacklist, and …

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No More Snow Days For NYC Public School Students

AM New York reports: The snow day tradition for New York City public school students is no more, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks said Tuesday. During an interview on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Banks said that snow days or bad weather days would no longer be practiced in NYC public schools when the new school year starts this …

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51% Of FL 10th Graders Fail English Proficiency Exam

The Florida Phoenix reports: In Florida’s public schools, the 10th grade statewide English Language Arts assessment has been a crucial exam — kids have to pass it to get a standard high school diploma. But the 2022 spring exam results show that fewer than half of Florida’s 10th graders passed the ELA exam, troubling because students will be getting closer …

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Head Of Teachers Union To Be Crist’s Running Mate

Politico reports: Democrat Charlie Crist will pick Karla Hernández-Mats, the head of Miami-Dade County’s largest teachers union, as his running mate as he seeks to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis. Crist is expected to formally announce his pick during a Saturday rally in Miami that he’s holding to officially kick off his general election campaign. Crist trounced Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried …

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School Board Axes Student Newspaper Over Pride Issue

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: Grand Island Northwest Public Schools administrators eliminated its journalism program and student newspaper in June in what some former students and press freedom advocates call an act of censorship.The school year-ending issue of the Saga newspaper included student editorials on LGBTQ topics, along with a news article titled “Pride and prejudice: LGBTQIA+” on the origins of …

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Texas School District Judges Book Written By Man For Whom Their Middle School Is Named “Not Appropriate”

Dallas’s Fox affiliate reports: George Dawson, the grandson of a slave who lived most of his life in Dallas, published the biography in 2000 after learning to read at the age of 98. Life Is So Good looks back on Dawson’s life, discussing what things were like in the 20th Century, including topics like lynching, racism, segregation and civil rights. …

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Biden Unveils Student Loan Debt Relief Program

The New York Times reports: President Biden announced on Wednesday that he would cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for Americans earning less than $125,000 per year, capping months of anticipation over a campaign promise to provide economic relief to millions of people, according to four people familiar with the announcement. Mr. Biden also extended a pandemic-era pause on loan …

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“Anti-Woke” School Board Candidates Win In Florida

Click Orlando reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis backed a group of 30 school board candidates prior to Tuesday’s election primaries. With nearly all precincts reporting their votes in these races as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, at least 19 of those candidates have won their respective races. Of the remaining candidates, seven are expected to participate in a runoff election, and only …

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Biden To Unveil Student Loan Debt Relief Tomorrow

The New York Times reports: President Biden will announce a decision on Wednesday about his plans for student loan debt relief, a highly anticipated moment that could affect about 45 million borrowers nationwide, according to people familiar with the matter. Although details of the plan were still being finalized, White House aides have said Mr. Biden was weighing a targeted …

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WI School Board Votes To Affirm Ban On Pride Flags

ABC News reports: A Wisconsin school board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature. The Kettle Moraine School Board vote to keep a code of conduct in place that the superintendent recently interpreted as forbidding district employees from displaying political or …

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Fox News Host: Teachers Don’t Deserve Better Salaries

“The administration is coming out and saying, ‘We need to pay teachers more.’ And, by the way, teachers gave $20 million to Democrats and Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign. So this is a payback for teachers. “Listen, I don’t mind paying the good teachers more, but they’re saying teachers make 20% less than people with similar degrees. “But they …

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DeSantis Waives Teaching Requirements As He Moves To Hire Retired Cops, Enlisted Military Veterans [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out new proposals intended to bring teachers to Florida, with shortages affecting districts throughout the state. One such proposal may take first responders, including former police officers, firefighters and EMTs, from those high-pressure environments and move them to K-12 classrooms. DeSantis said his proposed Governor’s Recruitment Program was “focusing on our heroes,” …

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SD Gov Intros Christianist Social Studies Standards

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday released a revised proposal for social studies standards in public schools that lays out a mostly shining vision of American history, after an initial draft of the standards came under heavy criticism last year from conservatives. The 15-member standards workgroup included Noem’s chief of staff, two Republican lawmakers and …

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DeSantis Pushes Right Wing School Board Candidates

Florida Politics reports: It appears Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t just endorsing School Board candidates, he’s actively supporting them. Mailers paid for by his political committee have started showing up promoting his preferred choices for local boards. The paid political advertisements came weeks after DeSantis started issuing rounds of School Board endorsements around the state. Additionally, Facebook digital ads started running …

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FL School District Puts Warning Labels On LGBTQ Books

NBC News reports: A southwest Florida school district added warning labels to more than 100 books, many of which touch on issues related to race or the LGBTQ community. Collier County Public Schools, a district that includes part of Naples, added the labels both on physical copies of the books and in Destiny, the district’s online catalog, according to the …

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