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LGBTQ flag burned at North Hollywood elementary school as some parents oppose Pride event

The small flag was displayed in a planter outside of a classroom at Saticoy Elementary School, which plans to hold a Pride Day assembly on Friday.

Arkansas’ sweeping education bill LEARNS is stalled for now

A judge has placed a temporary restraining order on Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' education bill. The group filing the complaint is the same collection of parents and educators seeking to overturn the LEARNS Act by statewide referendum in 2024.

Parkland officer accused of failing to confront school shooter faces trial

Former school resource officer Scot Peterson was charged with felony child neglect for allegedly retreating while students were under attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.

Whistleblowers file lawsuits against Oklahoma education boss, top aide

Two former employees at the State Department of Education filed separate federal lawsuits Tuesday against Republican State Superintendent Ryan Walters and his top aide, alleging they were wrongfully fired last week.

When a second grader doesn’t have lunch, a teacher steps in to save the day

Flores lived in San Mateo, Mexico, with her parents, who were flower farmers. The family was struggling financially, so instead of buying lunch, Flores' mother would drop off food. But that day, she didn't show up.

Hundreds gather at Florida school board meeting over Disney movie controversy: ‘Your policies are not protecting us from anything’

Jenna Barbee, a teacher at Winding Waters K-8, alleged earlier this month that Hernando County School Board member Shannon Rodriguez reported her to the Florida Department of Education for showing her students the 2022 movie "Strange World" – one of the first Disney films to have an openly LGBTQ+ character in a central role.

Schools tackle a post-pandemic problem: How to separate students from their cellphones

This school year, Penn Hills became one of the first schools in Western Pennsylvania to embark on a technology rollback to prevent students from using cellphones during the school day.

A Texas school choice plan dies—taking teacher pay increases with it

An effort aimed at funneling more money to public schools was dead after the Senate attached education savings accounts to it, the House bill author said.

Here are the top education issues state lawmakers battled over this year

The heart of much of the fighting lay in culture war issues led by Republicans, from how lessons about race and gender should be taught to what type of books students should be allowed to read. 

Colorado teen flouts school policy, wears Mexican and US flag sash to graduation

A Colorado student barred from wearing a sash representing the flags of Mexico and the United States to her high school graduation did so anyway, partially covering it with another sash representing her participation in a service organization.

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