An LGBTQ history class is in the works for a school district in Maryland, with an anticipated launch date of spring 2021. A collaborative effort between students and staff, the course is expected to cover history, sociology and current events.
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The Florida Department of Education on Friday officially dropped Common Core State Standards on an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis. "We've developed clear and concise expectations for students at every grade level and allow teachers the opportunity to do what they love most -- inspire young Floridians to achieve their greatest potential," DeSantis said.
A California elementary school whose library is under construction received a visit last week from a digital bookmobile. Students learned how to access e-books and audiobooks made available through their school district, use their public library cards to access more material, and personalize their digital books by changing the font, language and other attributes.
Barnes & Noble's Black History Month campaign from TBWA\Chiat\Day in partnership with Penguin Random House, which replaced lead characters in classic novels with people of color on book covers, has been pulled following a social backlash. The campaign was created using artificial intelligence to discern literary characters whose race was never explicitly disclosed.
Two Virginia high-school students created My Class Rewards, a website that lets students track good classroom behavior and earn rewards for their positive contributions. Seniors Julian Curtis-Zilius and Zakeri Reckmeyer won the local Congressional App Challenge with their website, which was inspired by their computer science teacher.
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