Roanoke County School Board passes more restrictive library book policy | Education

The Roanoke County School Board unanimously passed a new library policy that’s more restrictive to adding new books at its meeting Thursday night. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. Horn Elementary last year, amid debate. That book is about a transgender boy wanting to be … Read more

UW-Stout library honored for helping to alleviate book famine in Africa | Front Page

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Library board lets stand decision prohibiting book displays that single out segments of population | News

Weeks after the library director told branch managers days before Pride Month not to erect displays singling out any portion of the population, Lafayette Parish Library Board of Control members have let that decision stand. The library board met Wednesday with about 70 people in attendance, some seeking clarification on which segments of the population … Read more

Uvalde school shooting: Mayor accuses Texas law enforcement director of lying, leaking or misleading to avoid blame

CNN — Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin on Tuesday slammed the Texas Department of Public Security’s lack of transparency and accused its director, Col. Steven McCraw, of intentionally minimizing his agency’s mistakes in the weeks following the massacre at Robb Elementary School. Col. McCraw has continued to, whether you want to call it lie, leak, mislead … Read more

Title IX: WNBA owner among women athletes running businesses

SEATTLE (AP) — Ginny Gilder wasn’t well versed on what Title IX meant until she was a freshman at Yale, competing for the rowing team and taking part in one of the most famous protest surrounding the law. The co-owner of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm was right in the middle of the “Yale Strip-In” in … Read more

Moms Demand Action leader collects books for kids | News

In the office of My Family Labette, Sherri Spare, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action, stood beside a table with boxes of books below it and stacked on top, and each box labeled for age groups, from babies, to toddlers, to preschool. “This is great,” My Family Labette resource specialist Melanie Chappel said as she … Read more

After book removal, library policy up for adoption by Roanoke County School Board | Education

The Roanoke County School Board is set to vote on an updated media policy Thursday which would make it harder for librarians to add books to school collections, while also expanding the power of parents to potentially remove them. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. … Read more

Title IX: WNBA owner among women athletes running businesses

SEATTLE (AP) — Ginny Gilder wasn’t well versed on what Title IX meant until she was a freshman at Yale, competing for the rowing team and taking part in one of the most famous protest surrounding the law. The co-owner of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm was right in the middle of the “Yale Strip-In” in … Read more

Title IX: Law ensured balanced cutbacks during pandemic

Title IX is always on Candice Storey Lee’s mind and the Vanderbilt athletics director believes that’s how it should be for any administrator running college programs. “I would hope that’s part of our DNA and that it is seen in how we make decisions on a day-to-day basis,” Lee said. By most accounts, it is. … Read more

Why Comic Books Could Be A Powerful Weapon In The Climate Fight

Comic artist Céline Keller explains complex climate problems – such as the Energy Charter Treaty – … [+] in graphic form. Céline Keller Climate experts are worried: the urgency of climate change isn’t getting through to the general public. Increasingly dire warnings and the growing ferocity of extreme weather events seem to elicit little more … Read more