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South Dakota governor kills transgender bill, but orders ban

Stephen Groves, AP News |

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday killed a bill that would have banned transgender women and girls from female sports, then later issued weaker executive orders that include restrictions but which conservatives decried as political face-saving.

Lawmakers in more than 20 states have introduced similar bans this year, with Republican governors in three states — Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi — signing them into law.

Grants to help Centerville City Schools effort to mentor, attract diverse staff members

Tiffany Denen, WKEF/WRGT |

Centerville City Schools learned in the past week that it would receive the Diversifying the Education Profession Grant, which is a three-year grant totaling $65,000. It will allow Centerville Schools to offer additional professional development around DEI topics, as well as to expand its mentor program to include minority teaching students from the University of Dayton.

How do you recruit more Black male teachers? Cleveland principal wins $5,000 for her idea, ‘Read Like Me’

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com |

Only 2 percent of U.S. teachers are Black men. In the Cleveland school system, that percentage is about 3% at the elementary level and 4% at the high school level, though the student population is about 66% Black.

That’s why Kidner came up with the program “Read Like Me,” which will pay Black male students to lead reading groups and programs for younger children in the district, after training them over the summer.

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