The N.C. State Board of Education meets today. Rupen will be there.
There will be a press conference at noon at the legislature held by Representative Julie von Haefen and Representative Rosa Gill to discuss investments in public education, including student mental health challenges, learning loss, and teacher pay increases that keep up with inflation and help retain veteran educators. Legislators will be joined by Tamika Walker-Kelly, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators, and leaders from Every Child NC including Jenice Ramirez, Executive Director at ISLA NC; Aprie’la Warren, Community Cultivator at A Better Chance A Better Community in Halifax County; and Marcus Bass, Executive Director of Advance Carolina. Dean will be there.
HB 755, titled The Parents’ Bill of Rights, is on the Senate calendar today. The Senate convenes at 9:30. Anna will be there.
Called the “Don’t say gay” bill by advocates, Equality North Carolina, El Centro Hispano, and El Pueblo are holding a press conference at 11am outside the North Carolina General Assembly.
Here is the latest version of the bill. Here is Alex’s most recent article on the bill.
At 2pm in 643 LOB, the House K-12 Committee will be discussing safer schools. Dean will be there.
NC Senate bill criticized for potential to out LGBTQ students
Advocates for LGBTQ youth spoke out Tuesday in opposition to outing students against their will. The bill would require schools to inform parents if their student has changed their pronoun.... Read the rest
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