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  • Attorneys general from 20 states have sued President Joe Biden's administration seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and workplace bathrooms that align with a person's gender identity. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, arguing that legal interpretations by the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are based on a faulty view of U.S. Supreme Court case law. The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.
  • Some school districts and counties, and the City of Columbia have defied the state prohibition and ordered mask mandates in schools sparking growing pressure on the General Assembly to meet to repeal the prohibition.
  • Parents, teachers and medical professionals debate a state law that prohibits schools from requiring masks even as the Delta variant surges with kids heading back to class.
  • As the second school year disrupted by the pandemic winds down, summer school plans are taking shape around the country. An influx of federal funding included in COVID-19 rescue legislation is letting districts broaden programming and offer spots to more students than ever before. The Biden administration is requiring states to pour at least $1.2 billion into summer enrichment programs.
  • Now that the kids are back in school, ask your child’s teachers what recyclable items they could use in their classrooms. Many teachers have their…
  • So you’re trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle and you want your children to learn good habits. They’re involved in the recycling at home, and…
  • Their motto is: "District Five - Where Every Choice is a Great Choice." The podcast this week features personnel from the District who will familiarize…
  • Your recyclables could be more useful than you think; talk to your child's teacher about what items they could use in the classroom. It could be simple…