Tag: school board

Virginia School Board Retains Two LGBTQ+ Books

Despite a targeted campaign against LGBTQ+ literature in one of the wealthiest school districts in America, Loudoun School Board in Virginia has voted to retain two of the diverse titles they set out to include at the beginning of the…

Conejo Valley, Return of the Asterisk Saga

Conejo Valley School District in California is reconsidering their policy of asterisking books with mature content on syllabuses – again. This policy, which has only been in effect for about 18 months, has generated controversy, news articles, and seemingly endless…

Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama has survived another attempt to ban it, this time in Ottawa Catholic Elementary Schools. CBC News reported on January 15 that they were shown emails ordering librarians at all Ottawa Catholic School Board…

Education On the Ballot: 2018 Midterms

Unless you’ve just woken up from a fairly long coma, you know that the midterm elections are Tuesday, November 6th. The midterm elections always experience a lower voter turnout than years when the presidency is up for grabs, but crucial…

Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

After a recent violation of the Brown Act, Conejo Valley School District has scheduled a revote on their controversial policy of adding asterisks to books on the curriculum written for mature readers. The Brown Act is part of California’s State…

Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

Linden Board of Education has developed policy changes to address parents’ concerns that the teaching materials being used were inappropriate. Six months ago, parents complained because they were unaware that R-rated movies were shown in classrooms and reading assignments contained…

Collier County School Board Voters Reject Censorship Agenda

Two school board candidates in Collier County, Florida who supported an effort to ban four books from high school libraries last year have been defeated at the polls by two other candidates who favor intellectual freedom. The overall board is…

Petition Against School Play Backfires in New Jersey

Parents in Cape May, New Jersey, protested the Middle Township High School reproduction of the Broadway musical Pippin, saying the usage of profanity and sexual innuendo is, what one person noted, moving kids away from an “ethical and moral lifestyle.”…