Public school – FPRU http://fpru.org/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:45:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fpru.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/favicon-1-150x150.png Public school – FPRU http://fpru.org/ 32 32 Public School Playoff Field Set https://fpru.org/public-school-playoff-field-set/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:45:54 +0000 https://fpru.org/public-school-playoff-field-set/ English The Academic Athletic Association (AAA) wrapped up its regular season last Friday, with Balboa’s win over Lowell officially closing the four-team playoff field. Later that night, two of the city’s Catholic schools, Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius, competed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) quarter-finals. At such a busy time of year, The […]]]>

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The Academic Athletic Association (AAA) wrapped up its regular season last Friday, with Balboa’s win over Lowell officially closing the four-team playoff field. Later that night, two of the city’s Catholic schools, Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius, competed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) quarter-finals. At such a busy time of year, The Standard is your #1 source for all things high school sports in San Francisco, including why the AAA semifinals are played at 1:30 p.m. on a Thursday.

Balboa Buccaneers 35, Lowell Cardinals 26

Balboa (5-5, 4-2 AAA) finally puts everything in place at the right time. Noah DeGroat ran for a 50-yard touchdown and returned a punt for 75 yards, while Dontae Allen-Wilson ran for a pair of scores, including a 62-yard one late in the third quarter. The win locked the Buccaneers in the third seed and another shot at Washington in Thursday’s semifinals. Lowell (3-6, 3-3) dropped to fourth and will visit top seed Lincoln. The Cardinals lost second-year quarterback Angelo Ornelas to a broken collarbone.

CCS Division II Quarter-Final: No. 5 Bellarmine Bells 30, No. 4 Menlo-Atherton Bears 7

The Bells avenged a season-opening loss in convincing fashion, passing the Bears behind Nate Escalada’s 299 passing yards. Escalada’s 48-yard completion to sophomore Zayne St. Laurent set up a 1-yard touchdown run from Ben Pfaff that put Bellarmine (5-6) up 16 with 10:32 remaining, and Pfaff added another short touchdown run to knock the game out of range. Escalada threw touchdowns to Parker Threatt and Joe Fuqua, and the Bell defense recorded three interceptions. Menlo-Atherton (5-6) scored on Sherrod Smith’s 30-yard touchdown early in the third quarter; he finished with 80 yards on 12 carries.

Galileo Lions 32, Burton Pumas 0

Galileo quarterback Nate Chynoweth (15) celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter of the Lions’ 32-0 victory over Burton in San Francisco on November 11, 2022. | Ethan Kassel / The Standard

In a battle of winless teams, the Lions prevailed to end the season on a high. Galileo (1-9, 1-5 AAA) led 20-0 after one quarter and rode to victory. Nate Chynoweth threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth, with two of his TD passes going to Miles Echevarri, and Chase Recio had four catches for 100 yards. Burton (0-7, 0-6) ended a second straight season without a win. Robby Alvarez caught three passes for 79 yards to lead the visiting Pumas.

CCS Division I Quarter-Finals: No. 6 Mitty Monarchs 29, No. 3 Los Gatos Wildcats 28 (OT)

The Mitty Monarchs put their entire season into one game, and it paid off. Quarterback Wills Towers connected on a short pass with star receiver Danny Scudero for a two-point conversion, and the Monarchs escaped Los Gatos with a thrilling 29-28 victory in overtime. Towers had connected with Charlie Butler on a touchdown pass before the decisive conversion. Los Gatos (8-3) scored on the opening possession of overtime on Jake Boyd’s 10-yard pass to Wil Brennan. The Wildcats pushed the game into overtime by blocking a field goal on the end play of regulation. Mitty (8-3) spent most of the night in front after Scudero returned the kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown.

CCS Division I Quarter-Final: No. 1 Serra Padres 57, No. 8 Palma Chieftains 7

While the No. 8 seeds have scared the No. 1 seeds in the CCS Division I playoffs for the past few years, there would be no such worries for the Serra Padres, who were leading 29-0 after one quarter and replaced their starters before halftime. Transfer Bishop O’Dowd Kyon Loud caught a touchdown and returned a punt 50 yards for a score for Serra (11-0), the CSC’s only undefeated team. Palma (8-3) broke the shutout on JC Escutia’s rushing touchdown.

CCS Division I Quarter-Finals: No. 2 St. Francis Lancers 17, No. 2 Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin’ Irish 14

Sacred Heart Cathedral linebacker Jay Murphy (34) reacts after the Fightin’ Irish lost 17-14 to St. Francis in the Central Coast Section Division I quarter-finals at Mountain View on November 11, 2022. | Ethan Kassel / The Standard

The legendary football careers of RL Miller and Jerry Mixon Jr. at Sacred Heart Cathedral came to an end on Friday night with a 17-14 loss to No. 2 St. Francis (8-3) in the quarter-finals of CCS Division I. The Lancers took the lead on Kingston Keanaaina’s 4-yard touchdown with 8:26 left. No. 7 Sacred Heart Cathedral (6-5) tied the game at 7 late in the first quarter on a 43-yard touchdown from Kendric Sanders and led 14-10 in the third after a Mixon dive of 1 yard, but failed to shoot far after recovering the ball with excellent court position on a sloppy punt.

CCS Division II Quarterfinals: No. 2 St. Ignatius Wildcats 24, No. 7 Half Moon Bay Cougars 15

St. Ignatius running back Jarious Hogan (26) carries the ball during the Wildcats 24-15 win over Half Moon Bay in the Central Coast Section Football Division II quarterfinals in San Francisco on November 11, 2022. | Courtesy of Paul Ghiglieri

Facing a two-point halftime deficit against an opponent who can eat time with the best of them, the St. Ignatius Wildcats looked dead in the water, especially after No. 7 Half Moon Bay (7-4) blocked a punt to start the third quarter. From there, the Wildcats rallied, stuffing a fake punt and taking the lead late in the third, and they went on to win 24-15 to set up a semifinal with the No. 3 Aptos.

Washington Eagles 20, Mission Bears 0

Tommy Mayfield-Commer ran for two touchdowns before coming away with an ankle injury as Washington (8-2, 5-1 AAA) recorded its fourth shutout of the season and posted its highest win total in regular season since 2011. Dhiraj Gurung also ran for a score and recorded an interception, one of three turnovers forced by the Eagles that day. The hosts also got an interception from Rigo Hernandez and Julian Nakapaahu picked up a fumble after his own backpack. Mission (2-7, 2-4 AAA) was shut out for the fourth time. The Bears finished the season with back-to-back shutout losses.

Sequoia and Overfelt played a Game of the Year contender in the CSC Division IV quarterfinals as the top-seeded Ravens won 51-50 in two overtimes. Overfelt (9-2) opened the second period of overtime on a 2-yard touchdown from Quinton Togia’i, but was stopped on a two-run try. Sequoia (10-1) answered on Jordan Crockett V’s 4-yard score, and Brody McKenna’s extra point sealed the win. Both teams had scored in the first overtime and scored on two-point conversions. The Ravens had nearly won at the end of regulation, but McKenna’s 30-yard field goal try was blocked.

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Pittsburgh quarterback Jaden Rashada had missed the 104th Big Little Game due to illness but got his shot against arch-rival Antioch the following week in the Division 1 Quarterfinals of the Division North Coast (NCS). Rashada, who flipped his Miami commitment to Florida earlier in the week, threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as the Pirates cruised to a 55-22 win over the Panthers. Rashada sat out for the second half, and second-year Marley Alcantara pitched for three more scores as No. 2 Pittsburg (10-1) won on the road. Seventh-seeded Antioch (4-7) had 103 yards and a rushing touchdown from Larenzo Mayfield.

7 Salesian (6-5) pulled off a stunner in NCS Division 6, winning 14-10 over second-seeded Moreau Catholic (7-4) in a match where the teams combined for eight turnovers. Moreau is coached by former Balboa boss Keith Minor.

In the Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS) Division 1 playoffs, second-seeded St. Mary’s-Stockton were ousted by Turlock in a 51-50 thriller. 7 Turlock (8-4) took the lead for good with 1:11 left on Cole Gilbert’s two-point conversion pass to Andrew Johnson after Gilbert’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Peter Mello . Johnson’s interception with 24 seconds left sealed the game and ended any hopes St. Mary’s (10-1) had of overtaking Serra as Northern California’s top team and representing the region in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Open Division Championship.

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The second-seeded university (28-6) swept No. 3 Aragon (26-10) in the Northern California Division II women’s volleyball semifinals, advancing to the Tuesday’s regional championship in Clovis North and finishing with a perfect 13-0 record at home. Kinnari Atluru managed a record 18 decisive wins as the Red Devils won their second straight knockout game in straight sets.

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Annual Function at Sri Ram Ashram Public School, Amritsar : The Tribune India https://fpru.org/annual-function-at-sri-ram-ashram-public-school-amritsar-the-tribune-india/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:47:00 +0000 https://fpru.org/annual-function-at-sri-ram-ashram-public-school-amritsar-the-tribune-india/ Tribune press service Amritsar: The Shri Ram Ashram Public School in Amritsar held an annual ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ function for UKG and I classes at its premises on Friday. The students presented a program showcasing unity in diversity and the country’s traditions of hospitality. The school’s principal, Dr. Vinodita Sankhyan, said the school’s […]]]>


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Amritsar: The Shri Ram Ashram Public School in Amritsar held an annual ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ function for UKG and I classes at its premises on Friday. The students presented a program showcasing unity in diversity and the country’s traditions of hospitality. The school’s principal, Dr. Vinodita Sankhyan, said the school’s vision is to develop creative and versatile students. She added that participation in such programs preserved and instilled in children strong cultural beliefs, value systems and love of the nation.

Traffic awareness seminar organized

The District Police Traffic Education Cell conducted an awareness seminar today at St Soldier Elite Convent School, Jandiala Guru. SSP Swampan Sharma, ASI Kamal Jeet and ASI Ranjit Singh briefed the children on traffic rules and regulations, road safety and other aspects of traffic management. They warned against driving any vehicle without a license and advised them to wear a helmet when driving a motorcycle and a seat belt when driving a four-wheeled vehicle. They also asked students not to use their cell phones while driving and provided other traffic-related information.

Children’s day celebrated

To honor our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Children’s Day was celebrated at Spring Blossoms School with great fervor and enthusiasm. The students enjoyed the long celebration which includes exciting games and a fascinating magic show. Principal Anupama Mehra said that to motivate the student to lead a meaningful life and help them contribute to the community, the children and their teachers visited, the children and their teachers visited the Government Secondary School, Karampura, Ranjit Avenue and Citizens Forum Vidya. Mandir, Maqboolpura.

Honored athletes

Students from Khalsa College Public School, GT Road, and Khalsa College International Public School, Ranjit Avenue have excelled in various sporting events. Khalsa Public School student Palakpreet Kaur won the gold medal in the under-14 district road cycling competition. She was also selected to compete at the state level. Apart from this, Upraj Singh and Sarabjot Singh also won bronze medals in state level handball matches in Kheda Watan Punjab Diya. From Khlasa College International Public School, Ajay Pratap Singh while competing in a karate competition organized by Kheda Watan Punjab Association won the gold medal and Rana Ranveer Singh won the gold medal at the karate contest held at Khalsa College School GT Road.

Self-Employment Course at GNDU

The Lifelong Learning Department at Guru Nanak Dev University has opened admissions from November 15 for those who have passed Classes X and XI, regardless of age limit, on campus. Amritsar University for courses related to self-employment. From January 2023, six-month certificate courses are launched for this purpose. Giving information on the courses, the head of the department, Dr. Anupam Kaur, said that these courses include clothing design (for class X girls); Beauty Culture (class X girls); Web development mat (Class XII pass boys and girls); Web design (for XII class pass boys and girls); Computer Basic Concept (for boys and girls in class XII); Communication skills in English (for boys and girls in class XII) and textile design (for girls in class XII). She said candidates who wish to be admitted to these courses can apply for the online admission form on the Guru Nanak Dev University website from November 15, 2022 to November 30, 2022.

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Voters approve arts education funding for every public school in the state https://fpru.org/voters-approve-arts-education-funding-for-every-public-school-in-the-state/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 01:16:00 +0000 https://fpru.org/voters-approve-arts-education-funding-for-every-public-school-in-the-state/ There was a huge win for education on Tuesday: With the overwhelming approval of Proposition 28, California will now lead the nation in funding for the arts in every classroom. According to organizers of the arts fundraising campaign, only one in five public schools across the state have a full-time art or music program. Passing […]]]>

There was a huge win for education on Tuesday: With the overwhelming approval of Proposition 28, California will now lead the nation in funding for the arts in every classroom.

According to organizers of the arts fundraising campaign, only one in five public schools across the state have a full-time art or music program.

Passing the proposal guarantees up to $1 billion per school year for arts education from the state budget without raising taxes.

“This amount of money is incredibly historic. The eyes of the nation are on us,” said Russ Sperling, director of visual and performing arts for the San Diego Unified School District. He estimates his district will receive an additional $15 million each year.

“From a district or state office perspective, we’re not saying ‘you have to offer this class.’ We’re saying to principals and communities, ‘what arts do you want to see in your school? And that should be in response to what the community wants,” Sperling said.

In other words, new state funding for each arts and music program will be tailored to the specific needs of each public school. The allocated money cannot be spent on anything else.

Austin Beutner, who served as superintendent of Los Angeles Unified and chairman of the board of CalArts, led a coalition of educators, entrepreneurs, and arts and music leaders in support of Proposition 28. It has also gained support from major players in the entertainment industry.

“The arts are the glue that brings together literacy, math and critical thinking skills to help students succeed in school and in life,” Beutner said in a statement Wednesday. “Support.28 will ensure that every student from K-12 has the opportunity to participate in arts and music at school.

San Diego voters also endorsed Measure U on the ballot. The measure involves a $3.2 billion bond that will be spent on building new schools and improving older San Diego Unified campuses.

Some of that money will also be spent on district administrative property in University Heights. Over the next three years, the central offices will move to Kearny Mesa. The Normal Street campus will be converted into a kind of educators’ village. The plan includes 500 affordable housing units for employees in need.

“Mainly for people younger in the teaching profession. Or, new custodians or new bus drivers coming to the district who are having such a hard time affording to live in San Diego,” said San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Richard Barrera.

The victories for education in this election come after an intense campaign that – in the case of the arts funding proposal – included big names in entertainment.

Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was one of them. She celebrated the funding approval and future success of California students who will now have access to music, theater, dance, painting and other contemporary arts.

“If that’s what we can teach them, maybe one of them will write the new musical ‘Hamilton.’ Go on! I see big things coming out of this vote and I’m excited,” Ralph said.

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UC Berkeley is the #1 public school for startup founders in the 2022 Pitchbook Rankings https://fpru.org/uc-berkeley-is-the-1-public-school-for-startup-founders-in-the-2022-pitchbook-rankings/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 21:17:14 +0000 https://fpru.org/uc-berkeley-is-the-1-public-school-for-startup-founders-in-the-2022-pitchbook-rankings/ Pitchbook, a data provider for the private and public equity markets, ranks the best undergraduate programs for startup founders. (photo UC Berkeley) For the fourth year in a row, UC Berkeley topped the list as the nation’s best public university for startup founders, and it remains the second-best university among private and public schools, according […]]]>

Pitchbook, a data provider for the private and public equity markets, ranks the best undergraduate programs for startup founders. (photo UC Berkeley)

For the fourth year in a row, UC Berkeley topped the list as the nation’s best public university for startup founders, and it remains the second-best university among private and public schools, according to Pitchbook’s 2022 annual ranking of Universities published on Monday (October 31).

“That Berkeley is once again at the top of the world’s universities for funded startups will come as no surprise to many,” said Rich Lyons, director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Berkeley. “We have geography, we have culture, we have breadth, breadth and scale. How the campus ecosystem has developed over the past 20 years tell our story.”

Pitchbook, a data provider for the private and public equity markets, ranks the best undergraduate programs for startup founders based on the number of founders whose companies received first-round funding between Jan. October 31, 2022. Previously, the list included all founders dating back to 2006.

The founders included in the data obtained their undergraduate or master’s degree from the universities on the list.

Similar to last year, Stanford University took first place among private and public universities with 1,427 undergraduate founders, followed by Berkeley (1,408), Harvard University (1,184), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1,065) and the University of Pennsylvania (1,038). Rounding out the Top 10, Cornell University; Tel Aviv University; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Texas and Yale University.

Pitchbook expanded its Top 50 to Top 100 ranking list this year, and while Berkeley was the only school in the UC system to crack the Top 10, other UC campuses made the Top 100: UCLA (11), UC San Diego (28), UC Santa Barbara (43), UC Davis (51), UC Irvine (74), and UC Santa Cruz (100).

Pitchbook also ranked Berkeley third in undergraduate programs for female founders, sixth in graduate programs for female founders, and fifth in graduate programs.

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One in ten New York City public school students are homeless https://fpru.org/one-in-ten-new-york-city-public-school-students-are-homeless/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:00:43 +0000 https://fpru.org/one-in-ten-new-york-city-public-school-students-are-homeless/ Over the past year, nearly one in ten college students in New York City have lived in homeless shelters, double-crossed with other families, lived in cars, abandoned buildings or outdoors, according to a new report from Advocates for Children of New York. This means that over 104,000 children were homeless, out of a total school […]]]>

Over the past year, nearly one in ten college students in New York City have lived in homeless shelters, double-crossed with other families, lived in cars, abandoned buildings or outdoors, according to a new report from Advocates for Children of New York. This means that over 104,000 children were homeless, out of a total school enrollment of over one million. This represents a 3% increase for the 2021-22 school year at a time when enrollment has plummeted due to the COVID pandemic.

New York Schoolchildren [Photo: New York City Department of Education]

The social scourge of homelessness in New York City has never stopped over the past three years, although the rise in numbers has slowed somewhat due to temporary rent moratoriums that Democratic Party politicians have been enforcing. forced to implement in the first months of the pandemic. About 61,000 people live in city-run homeless shelters and another 3,000 live on the streets. The official homelessness figures, unlike those in the study cited here, do not count families or individuals who have doubled or live in cars. The number of homeless people in the United States is estimated at 552,830, one-third of whom are families.

The most affected schools are in the poorest neighborhoods of the city. In District 24, which includes the Queens neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst and Maspeth, for example, there was, according to the study, a 1.3% drop in enrollment and a 21.9% increase in the number of residents. students who had experienced some form of homelessness. This means that in District 24, about one in eight students were homeless, a jump from one in ten from the previous year. These neighborhoods also had some of the highest death rates in the United States from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in 2020. Other areas with significant increases in homeless students were in the Bronx, the poorest urban county in the United States, where one in seven students had experienced homelessness. The city’s highest rates were in the Bronx’s Southwest District 9, where more than one in five college students were homeless in 2021-22. District 6 in Upper Manhattan, which includes Washington Heights and Inwood, and Districts 23 (Brownsville) and 32 (Bushwick) in Brooklyn also had high rates.

Those numbers don’t include special education districts or the 6,000 migrant children who have arrived in the city in the past four months, kicked out of the U.S.-Mexico border by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbot. Many of these children and their families are fleeing dire living conditions in Venezuela and Central American countries.

Homeless youth have suffered disproportionately from the effects of the pandemic due to the lack of high-speed internet connections for distance learning in homeless shelters and the inability to meet with counselors located in schools . The study also showed that 60% of homeless youth do not graduate from high school in four years and are three times more likely to drop out than other students. Homeless children have a chronic absenteeism rate of 64%, while this figure has risen sharply for all students since the start of the pandemic to more than 40%.

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Midterm Elections: How Politics Infiltrates Public School Systems https://fpru.org/midterm-elections-how-politics-infiltrates-public-school-systems/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://fpru.org/midterm-elections-how-politics-infiltrates-public-school-systems/ School board meetings have gotten livelier in recent years — from discussions about how to address gender identity to an increase in outright banning of certain books in some school districts. A recent poll conducted by FiveThirtyEight found that 48% of likely midterm voters somewhat or strongly agree that high schools try to teach liberal […]]]>

School board meetings have gotten livelier in recent years — from discussions about how to address gender identity to an increase in outright banning of certain books in some school districts.

A recent poll conducted by FiveThirtyEight found that 48% of likely midterm voters somewhat or strongly agree that high schools try to teach liberal propaganda.

Additionally, politically charged phrases like “Black Lives Matter,” “ANTIFA,” and “critical race theory” may elicit reactions from some parents and educators.

“These are beautiful words, fancy words, but really under a hidden agenda,” Trisha Chen, a parent from Forsyth County, who is in metro Atlanta, said at a school board meeting. in May 2021. “…The same gamebook has been played in communist society – divide and conquer, make the population hate each other.”

Sarasota School Board District 1 candidate Dawnyelle Singleton speaks with ABC News.

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At a July 2021 school board meeting for the Carmel Clay School District in Indiana, where the allocation of books with explicit content was discussed, a parent, wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words “Education NOT indoctrination,” passionately told educators that they had failed their students and “must be held accountable.”

“You have lost sight of your responsibilities to educate our children,” said the mother, who demanded transparency in school curricula. “Parents learn, watch and act.”

Concerns about the infiltration of politics into the classroom are now being addressed by candidates campaigning for school board seats.

Dawnyelle Singleton resigned from her full-time job in June to focus on campaigning for a seat on board Sarasota County Schools, she told ABC News. If elected, Singleton would become the first black person to serve on the county school board, she said.

Singleton, a Sarasota native with a career in education, said misinformation in public schools “continues to spread.”

According to Singleton, two of the most controversial issues were mask mandates at the height of the pandemic, as well as critical race theory. She said there were “a lot of great feelings on both sides” among the parents.

“Public schools are under attack,” she said. “Our teachers and administrators are being undermined left and right, and our democracy is at stake.”

PHOTO: Sarasota School Board District 1 candidate Bridget Ziegler speaks with ABC News.

Sarasota School Board District 1 candidate Bridget Ziegler speaks to ABC News.

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While school boards generally try to operate in a nonpartisan way, they are quickly becoming more political, Singleton said.

“We’ve definitely seen that in the local landscape,” she said. “And over the last couple of years it’s been very politicized, and it shouldn’t be.”

“Politics has no place in the school board,” she added.

Bridget Ziegler, who is running for re-election to the Sarasota County School Board, told ABC News that school board meetings have “changed drastically” in recent years and often include dynamics that are not conducive to productivity.

“Civil speech is a good thing if done civilly,” Ziegler said. “But so often it ends in that unproductive moment on the board.”

Ziegler said that going forward, it will be “tremendously important” to have diversity among school board members.

“Part of the division we see is that there is a constant feeling that parents express: not every parent is heard, recognized and taken with validity,” she said.

PHOTO: Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community attend the

Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community attend the “Say Gay Anyway” rally in Miami Beach, Florida on March 13, 2022.

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Emerging legislation like Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill – also informally referred to by some as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill – could widen the divide by limiting what can be taught to children. school, especially on issues of race and gender. . According to FutureEd, a Georgetown University think tank, 26 other states have pre-filled or introduced similar bills.

Results from the FiveThirtyEight poll, released on Monday, show that 59% of respondents say students should learn about systemic racism, and a further 51% said they should learn about critical race theory.

Less than half of respondents said students should learn about different gender identities beyond men and women.

As the political landscape surrounding school boards heats up, so do the campaigns. Both Singleton and Ziegler have reached more than $140,000 in donations each as they compete for election.

The importance of these elections is all the more evident as school boards struggle to fill teaching positions. Sarasota County had 81 job openings before the start of the school year.

A survey of Sarasota County teachers over the summer highlighted just how low morale is – with 80% of respondents saying recent legislation has had a negative impact on student performance, and 77 % saying they think the parents’ rights movement has led to negative development for teachers.

PHOTO: People hold up signs during a rally against

People hold up signs during a rally against “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) taught in schools at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021.

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Many also believe that teachers embed indoctrination in schools, Singleton said.

“Teachers barely have time to teach what they’re supposed to teach, let alone sneak into anything else,” she said.

Speech can distract from school board priorities. According to the district, “satisfactory” third-grade reading levels in Sarasota County have shown a downward trend.

Educators and those who shape the curriculum should focus on students and their education, Ziegler and Singleton said.

“A child’s only job is to go to school and get good grades, and parents shouldn’t have to worry about the schooling and education their child is getting,” said Singleton. “And I would love for us to come back to that.”

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Federal budget sets standard for TAFE funding, public school funding remains missing piece of puzzle https://fpru.org/federal-budget-sets-standard-for-tafe-funding-public-school-funding-remains-missing-piece-of-puzzle/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:23:00 +0000 https://fpru.org/federal-budget-sets-standard-for-tafe-funding-public-school-funding-remains-missing-piece-of-puzzle/ The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the investment in public education in the budget presented today by Treasurer Jim Chalmers. “This is the start of the investment in the public education system that Australia desperately needs,” said AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe. TAFE “It was refreshing to see TAFE become the key priority of […]]]>

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the investment in public education in the budget presented today by Treasurer Jim Chalmers.

“This is the start of the investment in the public education system that Australia desperately needs,” said AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe.

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“It was refreshing to see TAFE become the key priority of today’s budget after more than a decade of cuts.

“The Federal Government of Labor’s $921 million investment in TAFE Free Places and the TAFE Technology Fund has laid the foundation for TAFE to lead the nation’s skills recovery over the next five years.

“This investment against forward estimates confirms the government’s commitment to ensuring that TAFE is the anchor institute for vocational education in Australia.

“However, we need to secure the future of TAFE with renewed infrastructure, new and improved workforce and policy settings.

“With a greater share of dedicated funding, TAFE can continue to deliver high quality vocational training to every Australian.”

Investment to address national teacher shortage

The AEU welcomed the investment of $124.5 million in strategies to address the current teacher workforce crisis, including the additional 4,036 university places for education.

“These additional university places in teaching and early childhood education are an important step in addressing the growing shortage of teachers in public schools and preschools.

“It is particularly welcome that these places are allocated to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and marginalized communities.

“However, this step alone does not resolve what is a deepening national crisis.

“The federal government must continue to develop new initiatives to address shortages and we look forward to working with Education Minister Clare to do so in a way that protects and enhances the hard-won rigor and quality in training. teachers,” Ms Haythorpe said.

Public schools

The AEU is thrilled to see the $350 million increase in funding for capital works improvements and student welfare in public schools.

“This budget restores the Commonwealth’s responsibility to fund public school capital works after the former coalition government dismantled it in 2017.

“It’s definitely a good start, but public schools need more funding to ensure students have the latest resources and facilities they need.”

However, there is one election commitment that has yet to be realized – that is to set a path towards delivering 100% of the school resource standard for all public schools in Australia.

“The upcoming negotiations for a new national agreement on school reform must be a turning point for the Labor government. They must remove the 20% funding cap on the Commonwealth’s share of public school funding across Australia and negotiate with states and territories to provide the investment public school students are entitled to.

“To ensure that our society is truly equal and can fulfill the potential of every child, Australia can no longer turn a blind eye to the inequitable funding system that plagues our public schools.

“We are disappointed that this federal budget has failed to fund preschool education for three-year-olds so that every child can access the lifelong benefits of two years of early learning in the later years. before school starts,” Ms Haythorpe said. .

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Battle rages in W.Va. over control of public school policy | app https://fpru.org/battle-rages-in-w-va-over-control-of-public-school-policy-app/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 13:03:04 +0000 https://fpru.org/battle-rages-in-w-va-over-control-of-public-school-policy-app/ CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in West Virginia will have the final say on a ballot question that would change the state’s constitution to give the Republican-dominated legislature control of virtually every aspect of public education. The vote comes amid a raging nationwide fight over the politicization of schools. Republican leaders in West Virginia have […]]]>

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in West Virginia will have the final say on a ballot question that would change the state’s constitution to give the Republican-dominated legislature control of virtually every aspect of public education.

The vote comes amid a raging nationwide fight over the politicization of schools. Republican leaders in West Virginia have joined politicians elsewhere in pushing to regulate how topics such as race are taught in classrooms and channel public money into alternative education options, including charter schools and voucher programs.

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Toronto clerk cancels French-language public school trustee election https://fpru.org/toronto-clerk-cancels-french-language-public-school-trustee-election/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 03:10:30 +0000 https://fpru.org/toronto-clerk-cancels-french-language-public-school-trustee-election/ The election for one of Toronto’s French-language public school trustees next week has been cancelled, the city clerk announced Wednesday. In a press release, City of Toronto Clerk John D. Elvidge said the vote for Viamonde Ward 3 School Board Trustee was overturned after it was determined that one of two candidates was not eligible […]]]>

The election for one of Toronto’s French-language public school trustees next week has been cancelled, the city clerk announced Wednesday.

In a press release, City of Toronto Clerk John D. Elvidge said the vote for Viamonde Ward 3 School Board Trustee was overturned after it was determined that one of two candidates was not eligible to hold office.

“The election for this office will not be held on October 24, and a by-election will be held instead,” the city said.

According to the city’s election website, two candidates have registered to run in Ward 3: Amina Bibi Bhaiyat and Joseph Frasca. The city noted that there were 3,700 voters in that downtown neighborhood, which includes Spadina-Fort York, University-Rosedale, Toronto-St Paul’s, Toronto Centre, Toronto-Danforth and Beaches-East York.

The candidate in question has not been nominated, but the city has declared that the individual is not a French language rights holder, which is required by the Education Act.

The qualities required to be a francophone school counselor are to have French as the first language learned and still understood or to have attended a French-language school in Canada or to have children who have attended or are attending a French-language school in Canada.

Under the Municipal Elections Act, an election is void if a certified candidate becomes ineligible to hold that office, and another candidate would be elected by acclamation.

“The ballots for Election Day have already been printed and cannot be changed in time for Monday’s election. On election day, French-language public school voters will be instructed not to mark their ballot for the position of school board trustee for the Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3-Centre),” the city said.

“The election for this position will be voided on ballots cast on Election Day, as well as those already cast in advance voting and mail-in voting.”

The Conseil scolaire Viamonde has 14 schools in Toronto and is represented by three administrators. The races for the other two were declared after only one candidate ran in each ward.

It’s unclear when the byelection will take place, but the city said information will be sent to voters as soon as possible.

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Kerala removes ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ from public school names https://fpru.org/kerala-removes-boys-and-girls-from-public-school-names/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 09:51:27 +0000 https://fpru.org/kerala-removes-boys-and-girls-from-public-school-names/ On Friday, Kerala’s Department of General Education ordered public schools to remove gender labels of “girls” and “boys” from their names, Mathrubhumi reported. It is the latest attempt by the state to create a gender-neutral education system, following a directive to convert all schools to coeducational institutions, issued by the Kerala State Commission for the […]]]>

On Friday, Kerala’s Department of General Education ordered public schools to remove gender labels of “girls” and “boys” from their names, Mathrubhumi reported. It is the latest attempt by the state to create a gender-neutral education system, following a directive to convert all schools to coeducational institutions, issued by the Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Rights of the Child (KeSCPCR) earlier this year. .

The decision to stop gender-specific naming of public schools is based on a finding by KeSCPCR that such labels “cause mental distress in students”, the report said. The move sparked a resurgence in the debate around converting single-sex schools to co-educational schools, which this year received significant backlash from several factions in society. However, the latest guideline also highlights the possible merits of gender-neutral educational institutions in helping to lay the foundations for achieving gender equality in society.

Kerala has recently pushed for gender neutrality in schools, releasing a series of guidelines that address various facets of how gender bias and stereotypes seep into our education systems. Last year, the state decided to undertake a gender audit and revise allotted textbooks from pre-primary to university level. “Gender stereotypes and wrong notions about gender division of labor are the first things we teach our children,” TK Anandi, gender adviser to the government of Kerala, told the Federal . Illustrations would no longer show women and girls primarily engaged in care work or limited to domestic roles of unpaid work while boys and men read, play or work.

Another decision that gained prominence in the media was the decision to launch gender-neutral uniforms in schools. However, opposition to the movement from Muslim religious organizations led Education Minister V Sivankutty to say that the government had no plans to introduce gender neutral uniforms in all schools. Instead, the decision would rest with the respective schools, parent-teacher associations and local self-government institutions. The Deccan Herald further reported that the state government also withdrew the suggestion to adopt gender-neutral seating arrangements in classrooms.


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It was while considering a public petition that the KeSCPCR ordered a halt to separate schools for boys and girls from the next school year. The commission said coeducational schools could increase gender socialization from an early age, enable mutual respect and could potentially prevent crimes against women in the future.

Across the world, co-education is gaining more and more traction, with many historic single-sex schools adopting co-educational enrollment policies. A 2016 report in The Guardian highlighted psychologists calling for a re-examination of education for single sex, particularly in light of the fact that “no research has shown that boys and girls learn differently”. Diane Halpern, former president of the American Psychological Association, said single-sex schools could be disadvantageous for children, pointing to evidence that shows how gender-based segregation leads to the development of stronger stereotypes and prejudices within of the group.

In 2014, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a meta-analysis of 184 studies that tested students from 21 countries. They found no benefit – social or educational – to single-sex education. “There is a mountain of research in social psychology that shows segregation by race or gender fuels stereotypes, and that’s not what we want. The adult world is an integrated world, in the workplace and in the family, and the best thing we can do is provide that environment for children in school as we prepare them for adulthood,” said Janet Hyde, professor of psychology at the university. and author of the study.

A key counter-argument to co-education is that students do better in same-sex institutions. However, the study further debunked this theory by attributing it to the privileged backgrounds these students may have come from, particularly in the United States. However, applying a US-specific study to India raises potential questions, given the vast cultural and economic differences between the two countries. Gender’s ties to culture often lead to cultural and religious sensitivities, as in the case of gender-neutral uniforms and coeducational schools in Kerala, becoming the justification for the perpetuation of gender segregation.


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Another Guardian report, published in 2019, examined whether all-boys schools breed hypermasculinity, taking the case of a school in the UK that chose to go the coeducational route. The then director, Murray Guest, is quoted as saying, “The interaction between boys and girls isolates some of the less desirable aspects of both…Thus the macho is minimized, while at the same time the girls are encouraged to interact with boys and break out of the “girls being girls” mould… There is definitely a loosening of the culture and increasing sophistication.

Many countries have experimented with gender-neutral education to eliminate socialized differences. A report by The Swaddle highlighted how Sweden’s adoption of gender-neutral education in preschool has led to children having fewer stereotypical notions associated with gender.

However, mixed reservations in India have deeper roots. As with gender-neutral uniforms, the directive to convert schools to coeducational systems also received a mixed response. Comments by Muslim League leaders that allowing boys and girls to sit together in schools would be “dangerous” have sparked controversy. Another Kerala leader, Vellapally Natesan, reportedly said the move was “against Indian culture” and “would breed anarchy”. Some parents and teachers also found no benefit in coeducational schools. The education minister noted that while 21 schools in the state had already been converted to coeducational schools, others could not be converted overnight.

“To implement the directive of the child rights panel, several procedures must be completed before that. Neither the relevant minister nor the government, but the school management and the parents’ association are the first to make such a decision,” Sivankutty said.

While the students themselves would be for mixed education, some parents remain worried. As single-sex schools are converted to co-educational schools, the question arises: what impact will this have on the education of girls from conservative homes, where parents are uncomfortable with co-education and consider as “dangerous”?

Yet making schools gender-neutral spaces has also been welcomed by many educators. “I have been teaching in a coeducational school for over a decade. In our school, it is seen that girls and boys communicate effectively with each other and equally participate in studies and extracurricular activities,” said Manju MM, an upper primary teacher.

Reni Antony, a member of the Kerala Child Rights Commission, told PTI: “It’s not enough at all to say that boys and girls are equal, but an atmosphere that helps them make the experience of gender neutrality should prevail in schools”. Although there is still a long way to go to achieve gender neutral education, Kerala’s recent move to stop gender naming of schools and possible growth of coeducational institutes could be a first step to inculcate the principles of gender equality from an early age.

Students, at least, seem to have welcomed the suggestion of coeducational schools, as can be seen in the case of a public school in Thiruvananthapuram, which had been strictly for boys for 40 years. He inducted his first group of female students in August and the girls were reportedly received with a standing ovation. “Not in favor of the way gender is interpreted or taught in society right now. We’re supposed to study together. So I came here to study like that,” one of the girls told the Deccan Herald at the time. .

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