Public Education

Pew: Academic, emotional concerns outweigh COVID-19 risks in parents’ views about keeping schools open

"When asked what factors schools should consider ... most parents of K-12 students say a lot of consideration should be given to the possibility that students will fall behind academically (67%) or that their emotional well-being will be negatively impacted (61%) if they don’t attend school in person" - Pew

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Noem’s School ‘Prayer’ Bill Rejected by House Republicans

"The Republican governor first billed the proposal at a conservative Christian conference in Iowa last year as 'putting prayer back in schools,' but a House committee rejected the idea after education groups argued that voluntary prayer is already allowed in schools and the proposed law would have saddled teachers with an unclear mandate." - C.Leaders

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California drops Aztec prayers from ethnic studies curriculum after parents file suit

"The curriculum included ... the 'In Lak Ech Affirmation,' which invoked five Aztec deities. Although labeled as an 'affirmation,' it addressed the deities both by name and by their traditional titles, recognized them as sources of power and knowledge, invoked their assistance, and gave thanks to them." - CPost

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ND bans critical race theory from public schools, requires curriculum be 'factual, objective'

"HB 1508 creates a new section to chapter 15.1-21 of the North Dakota Century Code, stating that school districts 'may not include instruction relating to critical race theory in any  portion of the district’s required curriculum.'" - CPost

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