NEW JERSEY EDUCATION NEWS
Librarians are suffering because of book bans. I know because I’ve received death threats. | Opinion
These attacks greatly affect the incredible school librarians who devote their lives to instilling the love of reading, media literacy, technology, research and so much more in our students.
When is violence justified? | Opinion
“Of course, I knew that it is impossible to fully rule out violence or say that it is justified in all cases, but I thought there must be another side to the argument I was missing,” the author, a student at Weehawken High School, writes.
Court temporarily blocks N.J. school district policy to out LGBTQ students
The New Jersey Attorney General won an emergency stay against Hanover Township Board of Education and public schools on Friday when a Superior Court judge agreed to temporarily block implementation of a district policy that would require school staff to notify parents of their children’s gender identity and sexual orientation,his office announced.
Low reading levels among NJ students spark campaign to improve literacy
New Jersey’s fourth and eighth graders performed dismally in last year’s reading tests
New Jersey Monitor
Dem lawmakers target book bans in public libraries as censorship rises
The bill would authorize state officials to withhold funding from any public school or library that fails to comply.
Manchester Regional teachers to rally as contract talks remain stalled
A state-appointed fact finder will be called in next week to help end a negotiations impasse that has persisted for months between the Manchester Regional Board of Education and the teachers union.
District Discusses Mental Health Services, Benefits to Students
School districts nationwide are emerging as an essential delivery point for mental health services as students continue to experience significant social-emotional challenges after COVID-19 – and the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (FRSD) is one of those.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Creating This New Position Could Save Schools Money. Here’s How
Sustainability directors bring major cost savings to districts.
As COVID Emergency Ends, a Superintendent Calls on Education Leaders to Reflect
Educators should revisit their agenda for moving forward, the Atlanta superintendent says.
State Laws Are Behind Many Book Bans, Even Indirectly, Report Finds
School districts are reacting to state laws, a report finds.
The Equity Question of Dual Language Programs
Questions remain over how to ensure English learners get first pick at seats.
School Shootings This Year: How Many and Where
Book removals may have violated student civil rights, Education Dept. says (msn.com)
In a move that could affect how schools handle book challenges, the federal government has concluded that a Georgia school district’s removal of titles with Black and LGBTQ characters may have created a “hostile environment” for students, potentially violating their civil rights.
New York Times
If You Care About Book Bans, You Should Be Following This Lawsuit
Durtschi is part of a groundbreaking lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, against the Escambia County School District and Escambia County School Board for their sweeping school library censorship.