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A bald man and a woman with long brown hair tearfully hug a teen girl who is wearing a pale beighe backpack. Three women look on with concerned expressions.
A family shares a tearful reunion after Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas, went into lockdown because of a false report of a shooting.
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School Climate & Safety 'Swatting' Hoaxes Disrupt Schools Across the Country. What Educators Need to Know
School lockdowns can cause stress to students, teachers, and families, even if threats don't materialize.
Evie Blad, September 21, 2022
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Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.
Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents.
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Reading & Literacy Book Ban Efforts Surging in 2022, Library Association Says
This year's numbers for challenges to books already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.
The Associated Press, September 16, 2022
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Image of a leader looking to hire staff.
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Recruitment & Retention How Teacher and Other School Staff Recruitment Is Changing
For one thing, virtual hiring processes are here to stay.
Elizabeth Heubeck, September 15, 2022
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USA flag fractured in pieces over whole flag.
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Standards Political Debate Upends Texas Social Studies Standards Process
The Lone Star State is the latest to throw out a set of standards after conservative activists organized in opposition.
Ileana Najarro, September 9, 2022
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Conceptual picture of transgender flag overlaying shadows and silhouettes of anonymous people on a road.
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Equity & Diversity Texas School District Imposes Broad Restrictions on Transgender Students' Rights
The policy addresses bathroom use, students' pronouns, and library books, and it prohibits discussion of gender fluidity in the classroom.
Eesha Pendharkar, September 7, 2022
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The sun rises over Newtown, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Now on the cusp of adulthood, the survivors of Sandy Hook are telling their stories, some for the first time, about growing up as a mass shooting survivor to help the children in Texas, who return to school this week.
The sun rises over Newtown, Conn.. Now on the cusp of adulthood, the survivors of Sandy Hook are telling their stories, some for the first time, about growing up as a mass shooting survivor to help the children in Texas, who return to school this week.
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Student Well-Being Sandy Hook Survivors to Uvalde Students: You’ll Learn to Live With Your Trauma
Now on the cusp of adulthood, the survivors of Sandy Hook are telling their stories, some for the first time.
The Associated Press, September 7, 2022
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Students holds hands as they arrive at Uvalde Elementary, now protected by a fence and Texas State Troopers, for the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Uvalde. Students in Uvalde are returning to campuses for the first time since the shootings at Robb Elementary where two teachers and 19 students were killed.
Students holds hands as they arrive at Uvalde Elementary, now protected by a fence and Texas State Troopers, for the first day of school. Students in Uvalde are returning to campuses for the first time since the shootings at Robb Elementary where two teachers and 19 students were killed.
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School Climate & Safety Uvalde Students Go Back to School
Students in Uvalde went back to school Tuesday for the first time since the attack.
The Associated Press, September 6, 2022
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Maria Elena Jasso, a teacher from San Antonio, left, visits a memorial honoring the victims of the school shootings at Robb Elementary, Monday, July 11, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
Maria Elena Jasso, a teacher from San Antonio, left, visits a memorial honoring the victims of the school shootings at Robb Elementary. Educators from across the state have visited Uvalde to pay their respects to the 19 students and two teachers who were killed and to show support for the community.
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School Climate & Safety ‘They Took Care of Me’: Uvalde 4th Graders Waited an Hour With Wounded Teacher
A scar down Elsa Avila's torso brings her to tears as a permanent reminder of the horror she endured with her students in the May 24 shooting.
The Associated Press, September 6, 2022
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Southlake parent Sravan Krishna attempted to donate "In God We Trust" posters during an Aug. 29, 2022, school board meeting.
Southlake parent Sravan Krishna attempted to donate "In God We Trust" posters during an Aug. 29, 2022, school board meeting.
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Equity & Diversity Texas School District Rejects ‘In God We Trust’ Signs Featuring Rainbows, Arabic
Under a new law, Texas public schools are required to hang posters emblazoned with “In God We Trust” if someone donates a poster.
Talia Richman, The Dallas Morning News, August 30, 2022
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Football players are silhouetted as they practice in the early morning sun at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. It was the first day for Cooper varsity practice.
Football players are silhouetted as they practice in the early morning sun at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas.
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School Climate & Safety How the Uvalde Tragedy Is Affecting Texas High School Football Games, Stadium Security
Texas school administrators are reevaluating their in-school and extracurricular security policies and instituting new ones.
Lia Assimakopoulos, The Dallas Morning News, August 24, 2022
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Three students wearing cloth face masks look out the windows of a yellow school bus.
Students in Freeport, Maine, head home on a school bus earlier this year.
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School & District Management Lacking Bus Drivers, Schools Make Tough Calls on Transportation
Three districts talk about how they've had to revise their transportation plans this school year and get the message to families.
Evie Blad, August 19, 2022
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Maria Castanon Hernandez poses for a portrait at her home in Uvalde, Texas, on July 20, 2022.
Maria Castañon Hernandez, who attended Robb Elementary School and later became and teacher and counselor in the Uvalde school district, at her home in Uvalde, Texas.
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Equity & Diversity In Their Own Words 'We've Come a Long, Long Way': A Former Uvalde Educator Reflects on the Town's History
As the Uvalde, Texas, community considers the future of the school, Maria Castañon Hernandez reflects on how it's changed.
Ileana Najarro, August 18, 2022
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Palm trees are visible around the water tower in Uvalde, Texas, on July 20, 2022.
Palm trees surround the water tower in Uvalde, Texas. The town is the site of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history.
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Equity & Diversity In Uvalde, Pain Where There Once Was Pride
Past and present residents of Uvalde, Texas, recount a deeper story of Robb Elementary—one that began years before the May 24 mass shooting.
Ileana Najarro, August 16, 2022
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Students walking in the streets of Uvalde, Texas participating in the 1970 Uvalde School Walkout. Pictured bottom right in numerical order are Mary Helen Canales, Lee Lugo, and Alfred Santos.
Students walk in the streets of Uvalde, Texas during the 1970 Uvalde School Walkout.
Courtesy of Voces Oral History Center at The University of Texas at Austin
Equity & Diversity Uvalde Schools Aren't Defined by One Tragedy. Here Are Key Moments in Their History
The schools of Uvalde, Texas, have a rich history that goes beyond the tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary in May.
Ileana Najarro, August 16, 2022
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