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Schools are political conflict zones

A new study based on surveys with hundreds of high school principals finds partisan politics are leading to more conflict at school. The problems are particularly bad at schools in purple communities, those whose voters are close to evenly split Republican-Democrat. High rates of principals in purple communities report a dramatic increase between 2018 and … Read more

LA Democrat backs homeless encampment ban near schools: ‘Kids are afraid to walk to school’

One Los Angeles Democratic city councilman is sounding the alarm on the city’s homeless crisis, ultimately defending the charge to ban encampments near schools in the name of public safety.  Joe Buscaino, who is a former police officer, joined “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday to discuss his response to those outraged over the measure, and … Read more

Tulsa schools pause biology classes, teach sex ed instead

Biology classes in the Tulsa Public School district are being paused for three weeks, with all students instead participating in a 12-module sex ed curriculum.  School board member E’Lena Ashley posted a video on her Facebook with a teacher from the district, who said from November 28, until the end of the semester, students “will … Read more

Houston issues boil water advisory to over 2 million, closes schools

More than 2 million people across Houston faced a boil water order Monday and schools were shut down after a power outage disrupted the city’s water system. Water pressure dropped below the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s required minimum Sunday at the East Water Purification Plant, authorities said. “There is no evidence of water contamination,” Mayor … Read more

Advocates fighting period poverty demand free pads, tampons in schools

Students who don’t have access to pads or tampons because they can’t afford them are more likely to miss classroom learning time than other kids. State and local laws that would provide free products are patchy, and federal law or guidance is nonexistent. Some schools offer higher quality period products with dispensers in schools, while others provide only low-quality products in a school nurses’ office. Students and … Read more

Critical race theory-related ideas found in mandatory programs at 58 of top 100 US medical schools: report

The next generation of America’s top doctors could be more concerned about a patient’s race than previous generations.  CriticalRace.org, which monitors critical race theory (CRT) curricula and training in higher education, has expanded its Medical School Database and found that 58 of the nation’s top 100 medical schools have some form of mandatory student training or coursework … Read more

Speeds to drop on several busy roads near Christchurch schools

John Kirk-Anderson/Stuff Speeds will be lowered around many Christchurch schools under proposals put forward by council. The plan includes some “busier” roads. Speed limits on major roads in Christchurch will be reduced to 30kph during some school hours if proposals put forward by the city council are approved. Meanwhile, speeds will be lowered from 50kph … Read more

Woke elementary schools behind ‘exponential increase’ in kids’ gender confusion: Dr. Elana Fishbein

“No Left Turn in Education” President Dr. Elana Fishbein slammed a “woke” American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) physician for supporting gender-affirming healthcare for children while simultaneously condemning tattoos for minors, calling the move “outrageous and insane.” “It is a permanent mark or a symbol you are putting on your body, and I don’t think kids … Read more

Wokeism infecting medical schools is ‘very, very dangerous’: Dr. Aaron Kheriaty

Author Dr. Aaron Kheriaty joined “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino” to analyze the danger of “wokeism” in higher education. DAN BONGINO: Listen, the woke, they just don’t stop, and they’re not going to stop unless us conservatives, we take a stand. We just learned the medical school of the University of Florida is reportedly incorporating critical … Read more

D.C. Public Schools to Force Coronavirus Tests After Thanksgiving

Washington, DC, public schools will require that all students and staff test negative for the coronavirus before they are allowed to come back from Thanksgiving break. “To support a safe return from Thanksgiving break, all students and staff are expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test,” the district website reads. “Families should test their … Read more