Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

[ad_1] The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa’s new law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having practically any book that depicts sexual activity. The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the … Read more

Collective Bargaining Ban in Wisconsin Under Attack by Unions After Supreme Court Majority Flips

[ad_1] Seven unions representing teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to end the state’s near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees. The 2011 law, known as Act 10, has withstood numerous legal challenges over the past dozen years and was the signature legislative achievement of former Republican … Read more

North Dakota State Extends New Scholarship Brought Amid Worries About Minnesota Tuition Program

[ad_1] BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University announced Wednesday that it’s extending a new scholarship brought about due to neighboring Minnesota’s program to cover tuition for income-eligible residents, beginning next year. North Dakota higher education leaders are worried about losing Minnesota students. Earlier this month, North Dakota State announced its new Tuition Award … Read more

Over 70% of US Jewish College Students Exposed to Antisemitism This School Year, Survey Finds

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly three in four Jewish college students in the United States who responded to a survey said they have experienced or witnessed antisemitism during the current school year, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said on Wednesday. The finding comes amid rising tensions at some U.S. college campuses over the Israel-Hamas war and … Read more

A Mom Chose an Off-The-Grid School for Safety From COVID. No One Protected Her Kid From the Teacher

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Raynesha Cummings enrolled her three teenagers in a private school, she hoped to keep them safe from COVID-19. It was small, with no frills — there was just one teacher and the school didn’t serve lunch — but it worked for her family, at least initially. Her son … Read more

Jewish Groups Sue UC Berkeley Over ‘Unchecked’ Antisemitism

[ad_1] (Reuters) – The University of California, Berkeley was sued on Tuesday by Jewish groups who said it has become a hotbed of “unchecked” antisemitism, including at its elite law school. According to a complaint by the nonprofit Louis D. Brandeis Center, UC Berkeley’s leadership turns a blind eye to the long-festering problem of antisemitism … Read more

Man Who Wounded 14 in Pennsylvania Elementary School With Machete Dies in Prison 22 Years Later

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man imprisoned since 2001 for attacking educators and students in a Pennsylvania elementary school with a machete, wounding 14, has died in prison. William Stankewicz died Monday, Pennsylvania prison officials said. He was 78. Stankewicz was found unresponsive in his cell at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, the … Read more

University of North Carolina Shooting Suspect Found Unfit for Trial, Sent to Mental Health Facility

[ad_1] Tailei Qi, 34, is accused of killing associate professor Zijie Yan in a science building at the state’s flagship public university on Aug. 28. He is being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and misdemeanor possession of a firearm on educational property. Orange County Superior Court Judge Alyson Grine said Monday that … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

[ad_1] Des Moines Register. November 21, 2023. Editorial: Iowa regents rolled over on DEI, so university presidents must resist ‘anti-woke’ attacks Regents praise DEI at Iowa colleges, then vote to slash it The board running Iowa’s public universities decided their diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, programs were bad and wasn’t about to let any … Read more

Suspect Arraigned in Shooting of Three Palestinian American Students in Vermont

[ad_1] (Reuters) – The suspect in the shooting in Vermont of three college students of Palestinian descent over the weekend pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder on Monday and was ordered by a judge to be held without bond. The suspect, Jason J. Eaton, 48, appeared at an arraignment at the … Read more