Tag Archives: high school

Literacy initiative supports OKC educators by distributing books

Last week marked a milestone for ReadOKC, the OKCPS Compact’s reading and literacy initiative led by the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. The ReadOKC On the Go Mobile Book Bus has officially donated more than 10,000 books to Oklahoma City public school students. ReadOKC was the compact’s first initiative, launched …

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Thomas Aquinas College: Great Books, Great Education | Valley life

SANTA PAULA – The first thing you notice about Thomas Aquinas College is that among its beautiful Spanish-style buildings there is no classroom. Freshmen at UC Berkeley could join more than 700 of their classmates in a huge hall for the introduction to general astronomy. At Thomas Aquinas College, there …

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Writer Laurel pays homage to the city’s history through her books

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) – For WDAM’s latest special report for Black History Month, we feature an author from Mississippi. The Laurelite is a former Jones County Schools educator and has written numerous books on the history of City Beautiful. Cleveland Payne is the author of 18 books including biographies, novels …

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Book Review (Non-Fiction): ‘The Nineties,’ by Chuck Klosterman | Books

In Richard Linklater’s film “Dazed and Confused,” a character defines their “every other decade theory”: “The 50s were boring. The sixties have changed. The 70s, my God, obviously sucks. So maybe the 80s will be, like, radical. When this film was released in 1993, the twenty-something audience it targeted laughed …

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Promoting ‘reading, speaking, the love of books’ | News

LAWRENCE — A recent visit was the first time George Edmonds had returned to John Breen School in two years. “It’s good to be back,” Edmonds said. “It’s wonderful, absolutely. It was a long time ago.” About four years ago, Edmonds organized a group of volunteers from Edgewood Lifecare Community …

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What students say about banning books from school libraries

As a gay man, seeing the attempts to remove LGBTQIA+ content from the shelves is almost hurtful. All my life books have been about the same thing; two straight white people meet and fall in love. But in recent years, I have finally had access to literature in which I …

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Memory, mystery, poetry, children, aftermath

There’s a wide range of choices for different tastes and ages in this new winter batch of newly released books. One remembers a childhood decades ago, another now has growing-up lessons for children. Two new series are represented, one with a tale set around the food industry and a supermarket …

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Patricia Hruby Powell | A story of love, devastation, hardship, heartache | Books

In a small town in Appalachia, Cash lost his mother to the opioid crisis. His best friend, Delaney, has a mother who seems to be losing the opioid battle. She doesn’t care about her daughter. But the two teenagers met at a Narateen reunion and became immediate friends in Jeff …

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Books for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In 2015, the United Nations declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It honors the contributions and achievements of women in science and also highlights the importance of …

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Local news: one for the record books (09/02/22)

As the Le Mars Community men’s basketball team won its game 74-65 against Sioux City West on Friday, longtime head coach Dave Irwin reached 299 wins as Bulldogs coach. The victory propelled him ahead of Eugene Carey for most wins in program history. As the team’s coach since the start …

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Wake County School Librarians Defend Contested LGBTQ Books

Some Wake County school librarians are advocating for several LGBTQ-themed books that some parents want removed from school libraries. Parents in Wake County and across the country are challenging books, often with LGBTQ content, that they label as pornographic because of graphic language or sex-related imagery. But a group of …

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Reviews | I read 88 books in the last year…here are the five best

We are all aware of the phenomenon that I like to call “Ruined reading in high school for everyone. I promise I’m working on a more concise and catchy name, but for now I think it gets the message across pretty well. If you’re like me, you devoured books in …

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Librarians and Others Oppose Wentzville Book Ban | Books

Stunned librarians, parents and booksellers are speaking out against the censorship of a banned book in a local school district this month. “I was shocked it went this far,” said Zebrina Looney, whose son is a Wentzville School District senior. She spoke to a local NAACP chapter of the district …

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No more pencils, no more books: The ultimate goal of all those anti-education bills no one talks about

An important element is missing from our national conversation about the flood of laws attacking critical race theory, banning books, muzzling teachers, and opening public schools to legal liability for teaching the realities of race in America and American history. More than half state legislatures have introduced or passed bans …

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The Literacy Council of Bay County opens books to open doors

For many, the ability to read is something taken for granted, something that is done without much effort or thought. For others, literacy difficulties stand in the way of academic success, the ability to get a job or effective communication with those around them. Fortunately for local people facing these …

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Dominant team effort puts OLSH men’s basketball in WPIAL record books

MOON TWP. — On a snowy Monday night in Coraopolis, the Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur basketball team made history. In a non-conference game against Avonworth, OLSH took the floor, executed their game plan, and won — as they have in their last 52 contests. An 84-47 win over the Antelopes (11-4) …

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The Throwing Food | Controversial books remain in Rockwood libraries despite challenges

The six contested books have at least one copy in the Lafayette school library. These data show How Much Crank by Ellen Hopkins, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe and John Green’s Looking for Alaska has been viewed by LHS students this year and in total since the books entered the …

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The Latest in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror – Critic Summary | Books

The real star by Monica Byrne (Voyager, £ 20) In his second novel, Byrne weaves three plots, each one thousand years apart. The last days of 1012 are described through the experiences of three royal siblings at the start of the post-classical Mayan era; in December 2012, Leah, a 19-year-old …

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Utah school district to remove two books from library shelves

Utah school district removes two books from libraries after parent complaint. The Washington County School District in southern Utah will be removing the award-winning books “Out of Darkness” and “The Hate U Give,” communications director Steven Dunham told KTVX. The first book will hit high school shelves and the second …

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New books: three secrets of happiness

Suite of excerpts adapted from The Sh * t, They Never Taught You published by What You Will Learn You are among the richest people in the whole world. The average worldwide income is five thousand dollars. Are you higher than that? So you are in the top 50%. Secret …

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Citizen Chickasaw uses his artistic talent to illustrate children’s books | News

OKLAHOMA CITY – Madelyn Goodnight fondly identifies an idyllic childhood as the source of her creativity and desire to illustrate children’s books. “My mom says I’ve been drawing ever since I learned how to hold a pencil. I think she kept all the doodles and drawings I’ve ever done, ”Goodnight …

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Superintendent issues decisive vote to remove 2 pounds from Washington County schools – St George News

The Washington County School District office at 121 W. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah March 29, 2021 | Photo by Ammon Teare, St. George News ST. GEORGE –A parental complaint led to the removal of two books from the shelves of libraries in the Washington County School District. Two books …

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Author of “Gender Queer,” One of America’s Most Banned Books, Takes On Controversy

Late that night in September, non-binary author Maia Kobabe was tagged in a viral video from a school board meeting in Fairfax County, Va. The clip showed a parent yelling at a panel of board members while holding Kobabe’s award-winning book, “Gender Queer: A Memoir.” Telling Kobabe’s story from adolescence …

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CLAT 2022-23: Best Books and Preparation Strategy to Score Well

The Consortium of National Law Universities will lead CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 on May 8 and December 18, 2022, respectively. In a very surprising turn of events, the Consortium of NLU decided to hold both exams in 2022. Applicants who wish to be admitted to National Law Universities (NLU) …

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2021 Physics Books | symmetry magazine

Symmetry Writer Mike Perricone returns with a summary of this year’s popular writings related to particle physics and astrophysics. Several notable titles include explorations of what it’s like to be a woman in science, to be black in science, or to live at the intersection of the two. These books …

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Tackling Europe’s racist colonial past must go beyond history books – EURACTIV.com

Teaching colonialism is a first step in tackling structural racism in Europe, but inequalities will only be eradicated if taken into account in education as a whole, experts say. “Colonialism, slavery and the Holocaust are rooted in our history and have profound consequences for today’s society”, reads the EU action …

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR …

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Wayne, NJ, school board receives complaints about gender identification books

WAYNE – A single copy of a best-selling graphic novel, repeatedly called “porn” by some angry township parents, has dominated a considerable portion of recent education board meetings. Thusday, “Homosexual gender“was re-listed several times, along with six other book titles that were the subject of an official complaint from three …

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The best free books on Kindle and Apple Books right now

Free books are good. Very good. David Carnoy / CNET How good is the free stuff? Thanks to the magic of the public domain, there are many books that you can read for exactly $ 0 on both Amazon Kindle Store and Apple Books. These include readings from Plato to …

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