US education

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Tennessee declines to act on first complaint under new law banning critical race theory
Grievance objects that curriculum on civil rights movement is ‘Anti-American’ and ‘Anti-White’

Gloria Oladipo

30, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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West Virginia textbook battle shows how GOP turned its image from ‘blue blood to blue collar’
Before conservatives weaponized critical race theory, a violent 1974 clash over school books helped Republicans rebrand to appeal to white workers

Kyle Vass

25, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Some US Christian schools believe religious freedom means they can fire gay teachers
Gay educators and their allies – including students and the ACLU – are fighting back

Josiah Hesse in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Researchers identify 102 students who died at Native American school in Nebraska
School was operated by the federal government between 1884 and 1934 and was known for brutal punishments and hard labour

Richard Luscombe

15, Nov, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Texas schools resist Republican request for records on classroom books
Austin and Dallas districts say they won’t respond to lawmaker’s letter targeting 850 books, many on race and LGBTQ+ issues

Gloria Oladipo

13, Nov, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Most US parents struggle to find affordable preschool. One Texas city has them covered
San Antonio’s free pre-k program could be a model for the country if Build Back Better comes law

Alexandra Villarreal in San Antonio

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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It’s not all about the culture war – Democrats helped shaft the working class | Robert Reich
Results in Virginia and New Jersey do not make Republican dog-whistle politics the future. The left must do more to help

Robert Reich

07, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Republican contender in Virginia avoids Trump’s campaign event
Former president to hold ‘tele rally’ for gubernatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin in contest seen by many as referendum on Biden presidency

Martin Pengelly

01, Nov, 2021 @6:36 PM

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New York elementary schools ban Squid Game Halloween costumes
Schools warn parents against allowing kids to wear outfits inspired by Netflix series over ‘violence depicted in the show’

Lauren Aratani

29, Oct, 2021 @2:02 PM

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‘What does this say about where we’re at?’: how America deals with school shootings
Bulletproof, a new documentary on US schools in the era of mass shootings, traces a horrific, absurd, and mundane status quo

Adrian Horton

27, Oct, 2021 @1:57 PM

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‘Rugby was a lifeline’: Bipoc group seeks to establish game in US Black colleges
As the USA play the All Blacks in Washington, a nonprofit named in part for the league great Clive Sullivan aims to install the oval ball at Howard, Morgan State, Bowie State and UDC

Martin Pengelly in Washington

23, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Texas schools are being told to teach ‘opposing views’ of the Holocaust. Why? | Francine Prose
The question of what specific books and topics can and can’t be taught is linked to a disturbing new law in Texas

Francine Prose

19, Oct, 2021 @3:03 PM

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