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Uproar in Ohio Over Writing Prompts Given to Students

Suggestions in '642 Things to Write About' aren't all PG

(Newser) - 642 Things to Write About may sounds like an innocuous title for a book. But Ohio parents say it contains racy and inappropriate suggestions that their high schoolers shouldn't have been exposed to—and now the town's mayor is asking the entire school board to resign over the...

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Adults Heckle Teen Talking About Grandma's COVID Death

Grady Knox was addressing school board meeting in Tennessee

(Newser) - In Rutherford County, Tennessee, the issue of school mask mandates has split the community so badly that some adults were unable to remain civil when a teenager talked about his dead grandmother at a school board meeting. Grady Knox, a junior at a Murfreesboro high school, was heckled and laughed...

Man's Response at Contentious School Board Meeting: Strip

James Akers made his point on masks by showing how he didn't want to follow other everyday rules

(Newser) - School board meetings around the country have been going off the rails on COVID safety protocols, and now it's Texas' turn. The San Marcos Daily Record notes that even though Monday's gathering for the Dripping Springs Independent School District was meant to focus on such mundane agenda items...

Florida Goes After Salaries in School Mask Fight

State warns districts amounts equal to board members' pay will be withheld

(Newser) - Florida officials are threatening to withhold funds equal to the salaries of school board members if school districts in two counties don't immediately do away with strict mask mandates as the state continues to battle through high hospitalization rates. School boards in Broward and Alachua counties received a warning...

Man Gives Nazi Salute at Michigan School Board Meeting

It followed another in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - An audience member was booted Tuesday from a school board meeting in Birmingham, Mich., where an indoor mask mandate was passed, after giving a Nazi salute. Suzanne Busdiecker had joined a friend at the podium at the Birmingham Public Schools board meeting as the friend spoke in support of the...

School Board Bans All Political Signs

Next, members will look at rewriting anti-racism policy

(Newser) - On a 4-3 vote, members of an Oregon school board decided to prohibit signs, flags, and clothing with political messages on district property. The Newberg board members didn't specify what they consider "political," but community members who spoke at the meeting brought up pride flags and Black...

Anti-Maskers Shut Down School Board Meeting on Masks

Broward County School Board postponed discussing mask requirements, will revisit Wed.

(Newser) - Florida's Broward County School Board had planned to discuss mask requirements for the coming school year on Tuesday. But that discussion will have to wait after 20 or so anti-mask protesters showed up at the school board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, CNN reports. Board member Sarah Leonardi says the...

School Board Mocks Parents, 'Unfortunate' Remarks Go Viral

President of board in Oakley, Calif., resigns after video of virtual meeting circulates online

(Newser) - The president of a California school board has resigned and parents are calling for more heads to roll after a virtual meeting showed multiple board members laughing and mocking parents who want their kids back in school. Per Fox News , Oakley Union Elementary School Board members apparently thought no one...

Zooming From the Bathroom, in Hindsight, Was a Mistake

School board member resigns after leaving her laptop camera on

(Newser) - Frances Cogelja returned from a bathroom break and set her laptop down, fully rejoining the public comments portion of Monday's meeting of the Hackensack School Board. No one said anything to Cogelja, a board member, at first. Then the New Jersey board's vice president told her: "You...

Principal Who Said Holocaust Was a Belief Is Reinstated

School board vote comes after judge found 'no just cause' for William Latson's firing

(Newser) - The same school board that voted last year to end the employment of a principal who told a parent that the Holocaust was a matter of belief has now rehired him. Florida's Palm Beach County School District voted 4-3 on Wednesday to reinstate former Spanish River High School Principal...

More Than 40 Principals Got Together. Then, a Positive Test

Attendees are now in quarantine in California after meeting to discuss reopening

(Newser) - More than 40 school principals in northern California are in quarantine after attending an in-person meeting about how to reopen schools safely. The event was attended by a person who later tested positive for COVID-19. The individual hadn't been experiencing symptoms at the June 19 meeting of the Santa...

Activist Confronts School Board Member, Goes Viral

Gary Chambers wasn't having it when Connie Bernard defended school named for Robert E. Lee

(Newser) - An activist who showed up at a Louisiana school board meeting has gone viral after he confronted one board member who defended keeping the name of a school named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and seemed to be shopping online during the Thursday meeting, per ABC News . "I...

Readers of Restricted Books Now Offered Cash, Grub

Locals object to Alaskan school board pulling classics from curriculum

(Newser) - Locals have responded to an Alaska school district's decision to pull classic books from the curriculum with efforts to ensure teenagers bury their noses in them. Since the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school board in Palmer voted earlier this month to stop teaching five books in elective high school English classes—...

Principal Refused to Say Holocaust Was Real. Now, a Big Move

Florida school district's board votes 5-2 to terminate William Latson's employment

(Newser) - The former Florida school principal who told a parent that the Holocaust was a matter of belief is out of a job, at least for now. The board for the Palm Beach County School District voted 5-2 Wednesday to end William Latson's employment. He'd been principal of Boca...

Their Girls Were Killed in Parkland. Now They Want a 'Seat at the Table'

Parents of 2 victims are running for the school board

(Newser) - Alyssa Alhadeff and Alaina Petty, both 14, were killed in the Valentine's Day shooting at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now, two of their parents are running for the Broward County school board, ABC News reports. Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty announced Tuesday that they are...

School Board Prez Calls Busted Teacher 'Poor Little Woman'

Cries of gender discrimination envelop incident at Louisiana school board meeting

(Newser) - The story of the Louisiana middle school teacher arrested after speaking up at a school board meeting continues, now with a closer look at how women in the district are treated. When Deyshia Hargrave was carted off in handcuffs Monday after calmly questioning the $30,000 raise for Vermilion Parish...

Canada's Biggest School System Bans Trips to the US

Fears students will be turned away at border

(Newser) - There will be no new trips to the Washington Monument for students within Canada's largest school system. The Toronto District School Board, which includes 245,000 students in 584 schools, will no longer green-light trips south of the border, citing uncertainty over border restrictions. "We strongly believe that...

School Board Gives Trump Supporter 24 Hours to Quit

Buffalo's Carl Paladino said first lady should go live with a gorilla

(Newser) - Buffalo's school board voted 6-2 Thursday to try to get rid of a controversial ninth member—Carl Paladino, co-chair of Donald Trump's New York campaign. The board gave Paladino 24 hours to resign over what it called "unambiguously racist" and "morally repugnant" remarks about the Obamas...

Maryland County's Plan: Copyright Students' Work

It all stemmed from an Apple presentation...

(Newser) - As far as proposed Board of Education policies go, it's an unusual one: A Maryland county is looking to copyright the work created by its students and faculty. As the Washington Post explains, that means a kindergartener's finger-painted drawing would belong to the school system. But the Prince...

California School Board Hopeful: I Kidnapped Girls

Former teacher Alvina Sheeley says she meant no harm

(Newser) - Former high school teacher Alvina Sheeley says she's the right person for a spot on a school board in northern California—despite her history of kidnapping children. The 70-year-old candidate, who is running for a spot on the Fairfield-Suisun board, was visiting relatives in Illinois in 1998 when she...

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