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Parents sue over Black Lives Matter lessons in Lehigh Valley school district

A pair of Christian parents sued the East Penn School District, claiming their children should be exempt from lessons concerning the Black Lives Matter movement. Macungie residents Maureen and Christopher Brophy say in their lawsuit that topics discussed in their children’s classrooms such as “systematic racism,” “white fragility,” “religion,” “white privilege,” “Black Lives Matter” and “police brutality,” are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
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Stroudsburg, PAPocono Record

The Class of COVID-19: Tales of resilience, growing up and positivity from high school athletes

During the darkest of times, life's brightest lights often come from unexpected sources. Recently, I've found that bright light from the perspectives of high school students. This year's seniors faced the unique challenges of a global pandemic, which inspired me to ask them directly about their experiences. I interviewed seniors from each local high school to share their stories of finishing high school under such challenging circumstances.

Northampton School Board approves 1.5% tax increase

The Northampton School Board met on Monday, June 14 to vote on the budget for the 2021-22 school year. A Moore Township resident, who has a student in the district, was present at the meeting to ask the Region 3 board members to vote against the proposed tax increase. She cited the lower-income families in the region, increasing prices of food and utilities, and pandemic unemployment and uncertainty as her reasoning. Further, she discussed the idea of faculty and staff taking a salary reduction in place of a tax increase.
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The Morning Call

McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic: 50th game is not just a milestone, but a cause for celebration

According to a story in The Morning Call on July 30, 1971, the anticipation of the first Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Game was so great that one of the coaches involved didn’t even want to reveal his starting lineup to the media. Liberty High School’s Bob Buffman, who was the coach of the City squad in the first all-star game, said he preferred to keep his lineup a secret. “Let’s just call ...
Northampton County,

Board of education prepares for 2021-22 academic year

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education took steps to prepare for the 2021-22 school year during the June 10 meeting. Board members approved the final adoption of the 2021-22 budget. This budget has no tax increase for Lehigh County residents and a slight tax decrease for Northampton County residents.
New Jersey Globe

School resource officers poised to be campaign issue in Parsippany

Mayor Michael Soriano on Monday contested a letter from the Parsippany-Troy Hills School Board that claimed the town was nixing its School Resource Officer Program. “To be clear: I fully support renewing the SRO program and Class III officers,” he said. “The SROs are more than just police officers. They are trained in understanding teenagers and have built trust with the youth in this community. The program needs to be fully funded. The only conversation happening is how it will be funded between the Board of Education and Township of Parsippany Troy-Hills.”

Global success: Marketplace simulation skills land Centenary University business students among top 10 percent in the world

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) — Business students at Centenary University recently placed among the top 10 percent of college students in the world in a simulation requiring them to execute a complete business strategy using evidence-based decision making. Presented by the firm Marketplace, the simulation has been used to test the skills of more than 850,000 college and university students around the globe.
Vernon Township,

‘So nice to be back’ at Jazz at the Flats

It was music to everyone’s ears. After missing live performances for over a year, three area school jazz bands got a chance to play at what’s affectionately called Jazz at the Flats. The High Point High School Jazz Band, Wallkill High School Jazz Band, and Vernon Township High School Jazz...
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LV ACADEMY CRADUATION – JUNE 2 ‘Stay true to your goals’

Lehigh Valley Academy assembled at Coca Cola Stadium June 2 to watch the class of 2021 celebrate in an open-air ceremony. The class had just endured a year under the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down almost all schools and forced students to learn online. Ninety-two students received...