Mississippi School Board Upholds Firing Over ‘New Butt’ Book | Entertainment News

BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi educator who was fired for reading a children’s book called “I Need a New Butt!” to second graders says he will go to court to try to get his job back. Toby Price told the Clarion Ledger he received a 12-page order Monday showing the Hinds County School Board … Read more

Entertainment Plan for West Bottoms Railroad Bridge Picks Up Steam

Share this story Published 1 minute ago Above image credit: Mike Zeller leads a tour of the old Rock Island Bridge where he plans to create an entertainment district over the Kaw River. (Kevin Collison | CityScene) Michael Zeller’s quest to convert an old West Bottoms railroad bridge into an entertainment district over the Kaw … Read more

The Arts are Alive in Marco Schools | Ruminations From the Rock & Beyond

Ariel, performed by Kira Swanson, was a crowd favorite at the Marco Island Academy’s performance of The Little Mermaid. Submitted Photo The best part of having “a history on Marco Island” is my knowledge and appreciation of the continued excellence of the teachers, students, administrators, and parental support on Marco Island and at Lely High … Read more

A&E Calendar: For the best in local entertainment | Local

Registration is open for Summer Studio youth art classes at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. SW For a list of classes and more information, visit tinyurl.com/5dcc5npt or call 320-587-7278. “Sherman and the March to the Sea” by Jim and Joyce Hendricks is the topic at the GAR Civil War Roundtable, 1:30-3:30 … Read more

John Mons is making new memories | Local

In case you missed it, “John Mons Week” was April 24-30. It was proclaimed by Mayor Gary Forcier in recognition of the 48 years of service Mons provided the community both as a general manager and radio personality at KDUZ/KARP Radio and for his love of music. “I hung up the five-day-a-week headset April 1, … Read more

New ‘Doctor Who’ star is ‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa

The BBC has ended speculation over the iconic Time Lord’s regeneration, announcing that Ncuti (‘SHOO-tee) Gatwa will take the mantle from Jodie Whittaker on “Doctor Who.” ByThe Associated Press May 8, 2022, 1:22 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Ncuti Gatwa will take the mantle from Jodie … Read more

Dug Gap Elementary students play Latin music with Tahino group | Local News

After a year in which most Oscar N. Jonas Foundation artists appeared virtually to students due to COVID-19, those artists have returned to schools this spring in person, and “we’re so glad to be back in the schools, (as) the kids can participate more,” said Susan Reams, who chairs the board of the Jonas Foundation. … Read more

Eggers offers replacements for South Dakota banned books

Best-selling author Dave Eggers is offering high school seniors in South Dakota’s second-largest city free copies of his book “The Circle” and copies of four books by other authors that were removed from the district’s ByThe Associated Press May 5, 2022, 8:18 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RAPID … Read more

Opinion | Debunking the University Seal’s myth | Opinion

At the bottom of the Quad, before the Forbes Center Tunnel in the intersection where several paths cross, sits the University Seal inscribed with JMU’s Alma Mater. JMU’s website says students avoid stepping on the seal as a sign of respect for our Alma Mater. A list of JMU’s traditions suggests that students believe stepping … Read more

Sandwich, SD430 has always been home for these three veteran teachers – Shaw Local

There is something to be said about a school district that attracts its own graduates back to teach. Such is the story for Jenny Jordan, Yvonne Kedzierski and Amanda Forester, all born and raised Sandwich residents now teaching at Prairie View Elementary School in Sandwich School District 430. Jenny Jordan – third grade: ‘I love … Read more