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Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America. Meetings that were once orderly, even boring, have turned ugly. School board elections

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Union will defend teachers in ‘critical race theory’ fights

Photo: President Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers One of the nation’s largest teachers unions on Tuesday vowed to defend members who are punished for teaching an “honest history” of the United States, a measure that’s intended to counter the wave of states seeking to limit classroom discussion on race and discrimination. In a virtual

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ASU High School Leadership Academy – July 30, 2021

In partnership with the Truman Presidential Library’s White House Decision Center, the Political History and Leadership program at ASU is pleased to offer incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to join us on the ASU Tempe campus on Friday, July 30, 2021 for a High School Leadership Academy. The program will challenge students to step into

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Enduring trauma: Indian boarding schools will be investigated, Interior announces

Children at Havasupai Indian School in Cataract Canyon, Arizona, in 1901. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) When the Phoenix Indian School was established in 1891, the top federal administrator considered it a budgetary win to send Native American children to boarding schools to enforce assimilation into white society. “It’s cheaper to educate Indians

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