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Curriculum Is Your School Facing a Book Challenge? These Online Resources May Help
Book challenges are popping up with more frequency. Here are supports for teachers fighting censorship.
Curriculum Q&A These Teachers' Book List Was Going to Be Restricted. Their Students Fought Back
The Central York district planned to restrict use of some materials last year. Here's how teachers and their students turned the tide.
Equity & Diversity Bills Targeting Classroom Talk on Race and Gender Identity Ballooned This Year
Lawmakers this year proposed 137 bills restricting lessons and training about racism and gender identity, a 250 percent increase since 2021.
Curriculum Spotlight Spotlight on Curriculum
This Spotlight will help you explore parental involvement in curriculum choices, how curriculum can help students’ media literacy, and more.
School Climate & Safety Fla. School Board Reverses Decision to Censor Yearbook Photos From ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Protest
The Seminole County School Board scrapped the plan in response to public backlash.
School Climate & Safety Fla. High School to Cover Yearbook Photos of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Student Protests
Lyman High School’s yearbook features photos of students holding rainbow flags and a “love is love” sign during a walkout protest in March.
Curriculum How Prevalent Are Book Bans This Year? New Data Show Impact
Two million students in 86 school districts have had access to books restricted due to book bans, according to a report by PEN America.
Curriculum Opinion AP Takes a Stand Amid the Raging Curriculum Debates. It’s Worth Emulating
The College Board has made it clear that it won't be cowed by ideologues, and that's heartening.
Teaching Profession In the Culture Wars, Teachers Are Being Treated Like 'Enemies'
Professional teaching groups warn that a crossfire of political and cultural conflict threatens teachers' ability to do their jobs.
Curriculum How Social Media Is Shaping Book Ban Debates
Social media utilized to fight against censorship or help those trying to remove books from school libraries.
Reading & Literacy PEN America Receives $500,000 to Fight Book Bans
The donation from publishing CEO Markus Dohle aims to help ramp up anti-book ban efforts.
Teaching Opinion Let's Build Trust Instead of Banning Books
What would it take to have productive civic and classroom conversations about our deepest values? A religious studies professor offers ideas.
Law & Courts ‘We Must Protect This Right': Students Sue School District Over Banned Books
The banned books about race, gender, and marginalized communities include “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison.
Families & the Community As Book Bans Spread, Suburban Moms Who Oppose Them Are Fighting Back
These mothers have deployed a series of unique strategies to convince board members to keep books about racism and homophobia.