Fargo school board scraps Pledge of Allegiance over ‘under God’ in the name of diversity

Why did a North Dakota school board drop the Pledge of Allegiance six months after voting to start each meeting with it?  Because the phrase “under God” does not align with Fargo Public Schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion values.  That was the argument of board member Seth Holden, who initiated the reversal last month by getting the…
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Public Education August 12th, 2022

School board turns tail, votes to permit satanic clothing a week after banning it

A school board that only a week ago chose to prohibit satanic clothing in schools voted Friday to do the opposite and permit it.  The Hays Unified School District 489 Board of Education in Kansas made the sharp U-turn in a special meeting without public input Friday, after a 45-minute closed-door session with its own attorney…
Culture, Public Education August 11th, 2022

From the penitentiary to the public school: Restorative Justice warps discipline

A criminal sentencing reform strategy with a dismal record of success has oddly been embraced by K-12 schools attempting to manage growing behavioral disruptions in the learning environment.   Restorative justice is “a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.”  It is presented by…

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(The Center Square) – Arkansas legislators designated a $1.6 billion surplus for tax breaks and school safety grants but did not take up teacher pay…

Virginia to soon release guidelines on ‘sexually explicit’ material in education law

(The Center Square) – Now that the public comment period has come to a close, the Virginia Department of Education will soon finalize its guidance…

Motions to dismiss challenges to COVID-19 school mandates under advisement

(The Center Square) – As schools prepare to start a new year, whether the case challenging broad COVID-19 mandates on schools is dismissed is still…

Report shows rapid growth in Kentucky nonpublic education enrollment

(The Center Square) – It’s back-to-school time across Kentucky, and a report released Wednesday shows more kids are going away from public schools. According to EdChoice…

Maryland teacher shortage worsened ‘because during the pandemic people left’

(The Center Square) – The Maryland Board of Education and teachers’ organizations expected the current teacher shortage as much as 10 years ago, the head…

Food fight is over: Florida Christian school to get lunch money despite refusing to bend to views of sexuality in Biden’s Title IX regulations

A Christian elementary school in Florida will keep getting federal lunch money, even after its refusal to change its views on sexuality to reflect the…

Parents sue Iowa school district over transgender policy that keeps them in the dark

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School choice initiative clears signature hurdle for November ballot in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Let MI Kids Learn filed more than 520,000 signatures with the Michigan Bureau of Elections to put an education choice initiative on this…

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