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  • Federal Investigation: Trans Bathroom Enabled Alleged Sexual Assault Of Kindergartener

    07/10/2020 9:44:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/10/2020 | Jane Robbins
    The superintendent of the City Schools of Decatur, a district of metropolitan Atlanta, secretly instituted a gender identity policy in 2016 allowing students of both sexes to enter any bathroom they chose. In November 2017, a kindergarten girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in her Decatur school bathroom by a boy who was allowed to be there because of that policy. After reporting the assault to district officials but getting little response, the girl’s mother, Pascha Thomas, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR’s recently released findings illustrate the dangers and deception inherent...
  • CDC says coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools will not be revised

    07/09/2020 9:53:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | 11:08am | Mark Moore
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency will not revise guidelines for reopening schools this fall, after President Trump said they are too expensive and burdensome, but will work with local school districts. “Our guidelines are our guidelines,
  • Destroy the ‘Public’ Education System

    07/09/2020 7:21:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | July 7, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    Destroy the ‘Public’ Education System By David Harsanyi July 7, 2020 6:30 AM It’s largely a left-wing propaganda machine that funds Democratic politicians and entrenches racial segregation. ‘Public” schools have been a catastrophe for the United States. This certainly isn’t an original assertion, but as we watch thousands of authoritarian brats tearing down the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it’s more apparent than ever. State-run schools have undercut two fundamental conditions of a healthy tolerant society. First, they’ve created millions of civic illiterates who are disconnected from long-held communal values and national identity. Second, they’ve exacerbated the very...
  • Donald Trump: We ‘May Cut Off Funding’ if Schools Do Not Reopen

    07/08/2020 1:02:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to “cut off” funding to schools if they do not reopen in the Fall after closing due to coronavirus concerns. “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS,” Trump said. “The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November Election, but is important for the children & families,” he continued. “May cut off funding if not open!”
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices on Safely Reopening America’s Schools

    07/08/2020 9:21:12 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and best practices on safely reopening America’s schools. The discussion centered on addressing both the holistic health and the learning objective of our Nation’s students.Vice President Pence discussed best practices with our Nation’s governors on limiting the COVID-19 spread while keeping America open, including encouraging Americans to adhere to state and local guidelines and to wear face coverings when social distancing...
  • Students, adults in schools must wear masks, Pa Department of Education says

    07/08/2020 6:29:52 AM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    When students go back to school, they will be required to wear masks. The Pennsylvania Department of Education released guidance Monday detailing when and where students are required to wear face coverings – and when they can take them off. The guidance follows last week’s order from the Department of Health requiring people to wear masks when they leave their homes to help control the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Department of Health, all people in school buildings must wear masks. The order is effective immediately and applies to all people who are 2 years old and older....
  • VANITY: Maryland - need help writing letter to school system board to reopen Fall 2020 (Real Facts)

    07/08/2020 3:25:41 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 7/8/20 | Self
    The State of Maryland, and most specifically my county, Charles County (in Southern Maryland) is still deciding if they will fully reopen in the Fall, and the county's Board of Education will be meeting this upcoming Tuesday, 7/14/20, to discuss. There is talk that about 7 out of the 9 board members will vote to NOT reopen and there is one member who seems to lean towards fully reopening. They are accepting comments from the public and I need help in drafting my comments and include many facts since the 'COVID death trend' is going down dramatically, despite the mainstream...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Supporting the Safe Reopening of America’s Schools

    07/07/2020 7:51:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | White House
    SAFELY REOPENING SCHOOLS: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are working to support the safe reopening of schools for the fall. Today, President Trump is hosting a national dialogue with State, local, and tribal leaders, educators, and families to discuss the importance of reopening all of America’s schools in a safe way, starting from the premise of what is best for the children of America.President Trump knows that, for the wellbeing of our children and country, students must begin safely learning again and receiving supportive services from schools.As the American Academy of Pediatrics has said, “all policy considerations...
  • Some MD school districts look to remove police officers, amidst controversy

    07/03/2020 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX 45 News ^ | June 29, 2020 | Dan Lampariello
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- There's new scrutiny over the role of law enforcement inside local schools and it comes as districts across the country begin canceling contracts with police. It follows the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice with calls to defund or dismantle police departments. In Maryland, both Prince George's & Montgomery Counties have begun talks to remove armed officers from schools but both districts have tabled any final decisions until the fall. "This movement is a knee-jerk reaction to the situation Minneapolis," said Jason Neidig, a school resource officer at Aberdeen Middle...
  • Cuomo's office: Not so fast to de Blasio's plans for NYC September schools reopening

    07/03/2020 8:28:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 7/03/20 | Bart Jones
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city is preparing for an in-person reopening of its schools in September, with all the precautions needed to keep the coronavirus at bay, though Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office said the mayor does not have the power to make that decision. The head of the city teachers union also cast doubt that a return to in-person classes is a done deal. **SNIP** "You’re going to see constant use of face coverings. They'll be provided for free for anyone who needs them - kids, adults alike," de Blasio said. "Everyone will...
  • Rand Paul rips Fauci’s coronavirus response, says schools should be reopened

    06/30/2020 10:30:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30th | Bob Fredericks
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday ripped into Dr. Anthony Fauci and what he called government “central planners” during a hearing on COVID-19 response, asserting that Americans should not be “sheep” — and that US schools should reopen. “It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. I think government experts need to show caution in their prognostications,” Paul, a Republican and libertarian, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing featuring the Trump administration’s top coronavirus experts. “It’s...
  • We need to talk about racism in schools [Barf Warning]

    06/30/2020 4:09:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2020 | Manos Antoninis
    The fault lines are open and fractions are rising in the United States. Inequalities, which have always been there, are now fully exposed because of COVID-19, including its effect on marginalized communities. The death of George Floyd shined the spotlight even brighter on the racial inequality and segregation embedded in this country's education system.
  • Oakland moves to bar police from schools as bigger cities reject change

    06/27/2020 12:26:27 AM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thu 25 Jun 2020 20.12 EDT | Lois Beckett
    A growing movement to get police officers out of US schools saw a major victory this week when Oakland’s school board voted to eliminate the school district’s dedicated police department. But in Chicago and Los Angeles, despite protests by youth activists, support from teachers’ unions, and an outpouring of public support, school boards voted to keep police in public schools, at least for now. Since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, calls to shrink police budgets and invest taxpayers’ dollars in non-violent strategies to promote public safety have gained political support across the country. Minneapolis’s city council has...
  • Congressional Democrats sign letter to Education Department demanding biological men be allowed to compete in female sports

    06/18/2020 12:14:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Twenty-eight Democrats, including Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, have added their names to a letter sent to the Department of Education after it ruled that public schools that allow biological males to play girls sports are violating Title IX, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “The decision of the Department of Education to issue a determination targeting transgender student athletes on the eve of Pride Month is not coincidental,” one of the signers, Rep. Jahana Hayes, said in a statement. “It is a transparent example of their campaign against the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ children.” The letter comes in...
  • New Jersey Adopts Mandated LGBTQ-Inclusive Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Standards

    06/05/2020 10:40:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    LGBTQ activist groups and Planned Parenthood are applauding the New Jersey State Board of Education’s approval of their “gold standard” sex ed standards. LGBTQ activists Garden State Equality and abortion business Planned Parenthood announced in a joint statement Wednesday they are pleased their recommended public school sex ed standards, modeled after the National Sexuality Education Standards for grades K-12, were approved. “The new guidelines and educational requirements feature an updated, more comprehensive curriculum that includes expanded content topics, including LGBTQ identities and consent,” the press statement said.
  • Editorial: Removing police from schools a first step in long road to reform

    06/07/2020 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 7, 2020 | By The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Mayor Ted Wheeler’s decision to pull police officers from area high schools ranks as a relatively modest change on the long list of reforms needed to build public confidence in Portland Police. While the removal of school resource officers will affect three Portland-area school districts, it doesn’t address criticisms over police bias and lack of accountability that black Portlanders have highlighted for decades. It shows that the objections students lodged more than a year ago with the Portland School Board over schools’ relationship with Police are gaining traction today. And the decision, announced as protests over the police killing of...
  • Dr. Fauci says schools may finally reopen after summer. Here’s how that can happen

    06/06/2020 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 06/06/2020 | Charles Duncan
    It’s time for schools to figure out how to safely reopen this fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said. In a CNN interview Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said when and how schools reopen will vary by state and community, depending on the rate of infection. “In some situations there will be no problem for children to go back to school,” Fauci said during the interview. “In others, you may need to do some modifications. You know, modifications could be breaking up the class so you don’t have a crowded classroom, maybe half in the...
  • Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

    05/30/2020 5:51:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2020 | By JEFF AMY
    .... The financial crisis wrought by COVID-19 has left America’s more than 13,000 school systems wrestling with the likelihood of big budget cuts. In some, it already has spoiled dreams of expanded funding and teacher pay raises. Advocates are pushing for more federal aid to schools as researchers warn budget woes could lead to massive teacher layoffs - and less learning. The cuts will add to the strain on districts like Catoosa County that never recovered fully from the 2008 recession, which led to sharp staffing declines at American public schools over a period of rising student enrollment. With cuts...
  • Planned Parenthood and Schools Push Sex on Kids, Show How to Get Secret Abortions

    05/27/2020 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new report from the Family Research Council shows how the Planned Parenthood abortion chain and other pro-abortion groups are pushing a radical sex education agenda on students across the country. Released Friday, “Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination” documents how middle and high school students are being taught how to have secret abortions without their parents’ knowledge and how to shop for condoms and use sex toys. Christian Post reports some students also are being taught “fake abstinence,” or waiting to have sex until they are in a committed relationship, rather than until marriage....
  • JCPS board votes to increase district's tax rate by 7 cents, starting 50-day recall window

    05/21/2020 5:22:59 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies
    WDRB News Louisville ^ | May 21, 2020 | Kevin Wheatley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Board of Education voted 5-2 Thursday to increase the district’s property tax rate by 7 cents per $100 of assessed property value, setting up a potential recall at the polls in November if opponents can garner enough support. Board members Diane Porter, Chris Kolb, James Craig, Corrie Shull and Joe Marshall voted for the rate increase while board members Chris Brady and Linda Duncan voted against it. Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio recommended the board pass the higher tax rate, which puts the district's tax rate at 80.6 cents per $100...