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NYC parents outraged over Eric Adams retaining mayoral control of schools

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez) Sign up for our amNewYork email newsletter to get news, updates, and local insights delivered straight to your inbox! Though Mayor Eric Adams scored a victory this weekend, winning the […]

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Mayor

Killeen mayoral candidates answer questions from the Herald | Center for Politics

The May 4 municipal elections are coming up next month and things are starting to heat up in the various races. Perhaps the biggest decision Killeen voters will face on election day will be the choice for mayor. Will incumbent Mayor Debbie Nash-King get re-elected to her third term? Could frequent council critic Mellisa Brown, […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas coalition asks lawmakers to invest in programs that support families during fiscal session • Arkansas Advocate

A coalition of advocacy groups urged lawmakers Thursday to invest in families during the fiscal session by supporting programs they say have been unfunded or underfunded, such as Pre-K, childcare and disability services.  Members of Arkansas Coalition for Strong Families, who organized Thursday’s press conference at the state Capitol, said investing in these programs will […]

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Mayor

Letters to the Editor — Mayor candidates, Asian Americans, Mike Johnson, Beth Van Duyne

Potential mayoral candidates Re: “Unplugged — Kids living without phones or social media? Here’s how one Dallas family makes it work,” by Sharon Grigsby, Sunday Metro column. Reading Grigsby’s column about the way Michael and Natalie Sorrell are raising unplugged kids in a smart-phone world reminded me that principled individuals still walk quietly among us. […]

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Arkansas

Majority of U.S. teachers fret about shootings at their schools • Arkansas Advocate

Originally published by The 19th The majority of American K-12 public school teachers say they are at least somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting at their school, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Fifty-nine percent told Pew researchers that they were concerned about shootings on their campuses, with […]

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City Council

District 3 Newark City Council election set for Tuesday | News | #citycouncil

Residents of Newark’s District 3 will go to the polls Tuesday to choose who will represent them on city council. The polling place at Aetna Fire Station #7 on Thorn Lane will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to […]

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Alabama

Alabama Republicans Try to ‘Criminalize Librarians Simply for Doing Their Jobs’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama Library Association and other critics on Wednesday called out the state’s Republican policymakers for pushing a new bill that opponents warn will unfairly jail librarians and have a chilling impact on collections. House Bill 385, introduced Tuesday by state Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-43) and 30 other legislators, says that “under existing law, certain […]

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Arkansas

New judge assigned to federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas LEARNS Act • Arkansas Advocate

U.S. District Judge Lee P. Rudofsky will replace a judge who recused herself from a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a section of the LEARNS Act that prohibits “indoctrination” in Arkansas schools.  Chief U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker recused herself Tuesday, a day after the case was filed in the U.S. District Court […]

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Arkansas

Central High families, teacher file federal lawsuit over Arkansas LEARNS Act ‘indoctrination’ ban • Arkansas Advocate

A federal lawsuit filed Monday challenges the constitutionality of a section of the LEARNS Act that prohibits “indoctrination” in Arkansas schools and asks the court to block its enforcement. Civil rights attorneys Mike Laux and Austin Porter Jr. filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on behalf of […]

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