How literacy programs can help shape communities

How literacy programs can help shape communities

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has a great impact on children. The program provides books for 2 million children every month. New research shows that children in the program perform better in school. They also read more often with their parents. “We know that the more books in the home, the better off a child will … Read more

‘Julian is a mermaid’ sparks controversy at Darien – NBC New York

‘Julian is a mermaid’ sparks controversy at Darien – NBC New York

A picture book sparks controversy and discussion in a Connecticut town after it was included in the second grade curriculum. The book in question, “Julian Is A Mermaid,” tells the story of a boy who wants to become a mermaid and take part in Coney Island’s famous Mermaid Parade. Several parents in the Fairfield County … Read more

Plan to reinstate police’s controversial program in schools returns to Vancouver school board

Plan to reinstate police’s controversial program in schools returns to Vancouver school board

Vancouver’s new school board will vote Monday night on one of the district’s most controversial issues as it revisits the debate over a program to put police officers in schools. The previous school board voted to end the fifty-year-old School Liaison Officer program in April 2021, following an independent third-party review. Read more: The Vancouver … Read more

Fight against RSV in schools reminds of COVID-19 fight

Fight against RSV in schools reminds of COVID-19 fight

Schools prepare for another winter marked by mass illness as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continues to rise among children, prompting precautions similar to those of COVID-19. Facilities with younger children, such as daycare centers and pre-K programs, are facing a potential “triplemic” of RSV, COVID-19 and the flu this season. In most adults and older … Read more

My daughter’s school refused her lunch, citing the dress code

My daughter’s school refused her lunch, citing the dress code

An angry mom hands it out after her first grader’s school reportedly refused to serve her daughter lunch because the child was wearing spaghetti straps Going by @thisisharlie on TikTok, Harlie posted a video explaining how the school reportedly gave her daughter the cold shoulder – for breaking the dress code. “Update on my first … Read more

Northern Territory teachers face court, paying a total of nearly $6,000 in fines for registration lapses

Northern Territory teachers face court, paying a total of nearly ,000 in fines for registration lapses

An education union is calling for the education registration process to be streamlined in the Northern Territory to keep more teachers out of court and in the classroom. Most important points: Education Union NT calls for improvement of the teacher registration process The area’s Teacher Registration Board has prosecuted 13 teachers since early 2021 for … Read more

Talks continue as CUPE strike looms Monday

Talks continue as CUPE strike looms Monday

Bargaining continues between the government and CUPE as a 5 pm Sunday deadline looms to let parents know if school support staff will strike. The mediated talks, being held at a downtown Toronto hotel, are a last-ditch effort to land a deal before 55,000 custodians, early childhood educators, educational assistants and others in many Ontario … Read more

Ontario will offer free child care to health and childcare workers as CUPE strike closes schools on Monday

Ontario will offer free child care to health and childcare workers as CUPE strike closes schools on Monday

The Ontario government is offering free childcare to health and childcare workers so they can stay on the job when CUPE’s school support staff go on strike Monday. Talks are scheduled throughout the weekend between the province and the negotiating unit of Canada’s government workers union, and they say they will let parents know by … Read more

This is what school boards do during a Monday strike

This is what school boards do during a Monday strike

Once again, the union representing teaching staff threatens to go on strike. During negotiations between the Canadian Union of Public Workers (CUPE) and the Ontario government, tens of thousands of Ontario school counselors walked out to peck on Nov. 7. The countywide strike and negotiations resumed the next day, when Prime Minister Doug Ford withdrew … Read more

Dear parent reads graphic passages in rebellion against pornographic books

Dear parent reads graphic passages in rebellion against pornographic books

Parents in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn voiced their complaints about sexually explicit content in the district’s school libraries at a Monday board meeting where a local mother read passages about masturbation from a coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical graphic novel by Mike Curato called “Flamer.” “We know our rights as parents and we know that our rights … Read more