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September 2023

California students walk out en masse in protest of school board’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies (

Students stage a walkout at Great Oaks High School in Temecula Photo: X screenshot To read more of Greg Owen's article, please click here. Over a hundred students walked out of class at Great Oak High School in Temecula on Friday to protest a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ policies implemented by the local school board, despite warnings they’d be disciplined. Well over a hundred students ignored the warning and left campus amid defiant chants. “On Wednesday, the school sent out an email saying anyone...

California Bans Book Bans and Textbook Censorship in Schools (

To read more, click here, California Bans Book Bans and Textbook Censorship in Schools . SACRAMENTO — Building on his Family Agenda to promote educational freedom and success, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed AB 1078 by Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson (D-Moreno Valley), which bans “book bans” in schools, prohibits censorship of instructional materials, and strengthens California law requiring schools to provide all students access to textbooks that teach about California’s diverse...

Still there: Alzheimer's has ravaged his mother's memory, but music brings her back (

Adam Kaye and his mother, Marti Kaye, spend every Sunday together. Adam normally plays some of her favorite songs on his guitar, with Marti whistling or humming along. But he recently had shoulder surgery and won't be able to strum a guitar for a while. Dustin Jones/NPR To read more of Dustin Jones' article, please click here. Eighteen years ago, Adam Kaye was hosting a family barbecue at his home in Del Mar, Calif., when his mother, Martha Kaye, broke the news. At 71 years old, she realized...

Literacy nonprofit helps thousands improve reading skills (

Today, Kayla Moberly and Traveling Stories has impacted more than 7,000 kids who are now coming back to serve as mentors for the next generation of readers. To read more of Ciara Encinas article, please click here. SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The power of picking up a book and enjoying the story inside is something very special for Traveling Stories. Since the nonprofit started almost 14 years ago, they’ve helped 7,000 kids in San Diego improve their reading. The program targets low-income students...

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