Educators News for 9/10/2021

Grants

Burlington Stores’ Customers Donate More Than $1.8 Million to AdoptAClassroom.org, Supporting Teachers and Benefitting Students Nationwide This Back-to-School Season according to Yahoo

Nationwide

Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden’s administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and workplace bathrooms that align with a person’s gender identity according to KY3.com

Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits according to WNYT.com

California

Kern County teachers’ share greatest hopes for new school year according to Californianewstimes

Rhode Island

Teaching R.I. kids how to tell stories using virtual reality and code according to the Boston Globe

Florida

Florida penalizes Alachua, Broward school districts in mask standoffs according to the Tampa Bay Times. The announcement Monday came after Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper on Friday ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ overstepped his constitutional authority in prohibiting mask mandates.

Alabama

Leidos Donates $1M to Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering according to KPVI

Virginia

Va. Supreme Court sides with teacher who refused to use transgender students’ pronouns according to Axios.

Texas

Legislation to fund virtual learning programs in Texas public schools, providing a pandemic lifeline for cash-strapped districts, is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, 

Senate Bill 15, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, allows public school districts and charter schools that have met state accountability standards to temporarily count students enrolled in remote classes toward state funding that is normally based on the average number of students physically present in classrooms according to the Austin-American Statesman.

Michigan

Most Michigan residents say the state’s public schools are doing a good job, even during the pandemic. But more than a third say the quality of schools has worsened over the past few years, and two-thirds say schools need more money according to Chalkbeat.

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