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Public Education
Colorado middle school requires teachers to show LGBTQ+ ‚ÄėDay of Silence‚Äô video to students

(The Daily Signal) ‚Äď A middle school in Colorado set time aside for all students and staff to participate in a daylong LGBTQ+ celebration, encouraging students to watch a promotional… Read More

May 17, 2024
Public Education
Oregon middle school lesson plan asks students to compare Trump with Hitler

A school district in Oregon, already under fire for violence previously reported on by The Lion, is again on the defensive after asking middle school students… Read More

May 10, 2024
Judge blocks suspensions of middle school female athletes who refused to compete against male student

(The Daily Signal) ‚Äď A West Virginia judge granted a preliminary injunction allowing several middle school girls to compete after the school district banned them from competition after refusing to… Read More

May 7, 2024
West Virginia AG supports lawsuit from 4 middle school athletes who protested

(The Center Square) ‚Äď The parents of a group of four West Virginia middle school track and field athletes filed a lawsuit against the Harrison County Board of Education regarding… Read More

April 30, 2024
Public Education
Teacher and union leader on leave after allegedly posting antisemitic comments

(The Daily Signal) ‚Äď A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on paid leave while her school investigates a string¬†of antisemitic¬†social media posts in her name, although she… Read More

December 7, 2023
Public Education
School district fair promotes Palestine, excludes Israel, raising questions from critics

(The Center Square) ‚Äď A Northern Virginia middle school chose ‚ÄúPalestine‚ÄĚ as their country to represent as part of a school district-wide multicultural fair, omitting any recognition of the State of… Read More

November 29, 2023
Public Education
California middle-schooler suspended, banned from sporting events after school claims eye black is blackface  

A California middle school student was suspended for wearing eye black to a football game after school officials claimed it was blackface.   An 8th-grader identified only as J.A. attended a… Read More

November 13, 2023
Public Education
‚ÄėLosing our freedom of speech‚Äô: Parent speaks out against middle school‚Äôs explicit reading list

(Daily Caller News Foundation) ‚Äď Cooper Middle School in McClean, Virginia, gave students an age- inappropriate reading list for their 7th grade English class this year, a concerned parent told… Read More

September 25, 2023
Public Education
Middle school math scores see biggest drop in 50 years

Math test scores for 13-year-old students have plummeted by the largest drop ever recorded in 50 years, according to a Wednesday report. Between 2020 and 2023, 13-year-old students‚Äô math scores… Read More

June 21, 2023
Public Education
Middle school science teacher pushes anti-capitalism and anarchy on students in biology lessons

A middle school science teacher in Minnesota is teaching anarchy and anti-capitalism in the classroom ‚Äď and the district is defending her actions as free speech. Mandi Jung,… Read More

March 22, 2023
Public Education
Justice Page Middle schoolers get BLM protest advice

(The Center Square) ‚ÄĒ Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis gave protest advice in a school newsletter on Feb. 15 after police killed 22-year-old Amir Locke in… Read More

March 1, 2022