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York: Neighbours oppose plans for school car park

Neighbours have opposed plans for a new car park and access road at one of the oldest schools in the world. St Peter's School in York, which was founded in 627 AD, has applied for planning permission to create a new car park, access road and sports pitches. But residents...
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Farmington school board reverses controversial decision to remove Jewish holidays from calendar

The Farmington Board of Education on Monday reversed a controversial decision to have schools operate on two Jewish holidays. Several people blasted the board for initially taking Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur off the calendar and for not adding Diwali as a school holiday. Residents said the board was not being inclusive and that leaving the holidays off the calendar don’t reflect Farmington’s values.
FARMINGTON, CT

Minnesota board accepts anti-drug aid for minority students

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota school district voted Monday to accept a $1.1 million state grant meant to help curb drug use among students of color, after a pair of board members had delayed accepting the money last month by arguing it could discriminate against white students.

Enjoy 12 free classes with Michaels’ Kids Club Winter Workshop

It’s not the holidays without homemade crafts, whether for decorating the home (or tree) or gifts for loved ones. Families (especially little ones) can be creative and have lots of holiday family fun, thanks to Michaels. The popular arts and crafts store is sparking lots of imagination by hosting a Kids Club Winter Workshop — 12 days of FREE online classes (for ages 6 and up.)
WLOS.com

Asheville school board member resigns after tense exchange

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A member of the Asheville City Board of Education has resigned two weeks after a tense exchange during a meeting where she was misgendered. Board member Peyton O'Conner said in a statement she decided to step down to avoid giving the group the Alliance Defending Freedom a platform for future attacks.
valdostatoday.com

VMS students win gift card for reading, reviewing books

VALDOSTA – Two Valdosta Middle School students won a $100 gift card each for reading and reviewing books for the VMS Media Center. Valdosta Middle School readers, Ammaretta Dwiggins and Mahkaiyah Davis, each won a $100 gift card provided by Hester And Morris Orthodontics. They were recognized by Mrs. Crystal Rowan for reading and reviewing books for the VMS Media Center.
VALDOSTA, GA

Grief counselors sent to Ocala elementary school in wake of 10-year-old's death

Grief counselors were expected to be at a Marion County school Tuesday morning to comfort students, teachers and support staff in the wake of the tragic death over the weekend of one of their own. Florida Highway Patrol officials said witnesses told them Mason Meyers, 10, of Dunnellon, was riding an ATV Sunday afternoon and the vehicle somehow overturned on him. ...
cpr.org

Denver Public Schools’ controversial reform strategy led to higher test scores and graduation rates, but not without costs

Denver’s controversial decade-long embrace of school choice and accountability led to some of the largest academic improvements in education research history, according to a University of Colorado Denver study. The study’s authors argue that the results imply it is possible to improve public education on a large scale using...
COLORADO STATE
WTOP

Youngkin panel targets antisemitism in Va. classroom, courtroom

Calling antisemitism the world’s “oldest hatred,” the head of a panel commissioned by Gov. Glenn Youngkin says it is “surprising and disturbing that incidents of such hatred and bigotry have been increasing both nationally and in Virginia.”. Monday, the Commission to Combat Antisemitism, which Youngkin created...
VIRGINIA STATE
wamwamfm.com

Free Golden Pride Beginning Band Concert Tomorrow

The 6th and 7th Grade Beginning Band will perform a FREE Holiday Concert in the Washington High School Auditorium on Wednesday, December 7th, at 7 p.m. JH Choirs, the 6th and 7th Grade Beginning Band, the 8th Grade Band, and the High School Band will all be performing!. Going grade...
WASHINGTON, IN
Indianapolis Recorder

What to know about Perry Township’s school redistricting plan

Hundreds of pre-K through fifth grade students could be forced to switch schools next year if the board of Perry Township Schools approves redrawing elementary school enrollment boundaries. The district will decide the significant changes this month as it works to address its crippling bus driver shortage. “Our routes are...
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