Texas: Whitewashed Textbooks Headed to Classrooms
New social studies textbooks being used in Texas public school classrooms this fall barely address racial segregation—nor do they mention Jim Crow laws throughout American history, or the existence… More
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How has Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affected the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in the region?
Register for our side event at @UNECE Regional Forum on #SustainableDevelopment with experts from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine to learn more: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G4M5CETKSVefdrPiJYfMEQ
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More than 1,600 books were banned in schools and libraries during the 2021-2022 school year. The most frequently banned books were those that included #LGBTQ themes and addressed issues of race and #racism. https://pen.org/report/banned-usa-growing-movement-to-censor-books-in-schools/ #BannedBooks #Censorship