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The health/science unit for fifth graders at Founders Memorial School in Essex Junction, Vermont will now refer to individuals as “person who produces sperm” or “person who produces eggs” instead of using the terms “male” or “female.”

This is the letter sent to parents:

Dear 5th Grade Families and Caregivers,

Liz Cheney condemns Trump and tells graduates not to compromise truth in speech MikeRivero Mon, 05/29/2023 - 09:54

Liz Cheney, a former U.S. representative and the daughter of Dick Cheney, urged recent college graduates to stand up for the truth and berated her House Republican colleagues for failing to do enough to refute former President Donald Trump’s statements regarding the 2020 election.

The Wyoming Republican reiterated her harsh critiques of Trump in a commencement address at Colorado College, although she avoided discussing her own political future or Trump’s 2024 reelection bid.

Retail giant Target has partnered with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) for years. They believe this is a noble cause. GLSEN is a group that provides sexually explicit books to schools, pushes gender ideology throughout public school curricula, and advocates policies that keep parents unaware of their child’s in-school gender transition .

Zelenskyy thanks Biden, Congress for war aid in Johns Hopkins commencement speech MikeRivero Sat, 05/27/2023 - 09:15

Before Johns Hopkins University graduates moved their tassels to the left on Thursday, they were sent off with a virtual livestream from a surprise commencement speaker: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“The United States has also not lost a single day in helping Ukraine repel the Russian aggression,” Zelenskyy said. “President [Joe] Biden, a strong bipartisan coalition in Congress and most of all the American people have … risen to this occasion and are leading the free world to secure freedom in Europe.”

Mom: why do 9-year-olds play p*nis MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 09:29
More ISteve Content from Minnesota MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 08:33

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he allegedly fired a handgun outside of Washburn High School while police were responding to a stabbing in the auditorium a few minutes earlier.

A large number of officers responded around just before 8 p.m. to 911 calls about a “large fight” in the auditorium of the south Minneapolis school, Police Chief Brian O’Hara told reporters at the scene.

A teenage boy, also 16, was found with a non-life-threatening stab wound to the lower back.


Texas high school forced to postpone graduation ceremony after just FIVE of 33 students were eligible: Teachers blame poor attendance and grades MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 08:33

A high school located in Texas has been forced to postpone its commencement after just 15 percent of the senior class reached the requirements to graduate. 

In a letter sent to parents and families, Marlin ISD Superintendent Darryl Henson said most seniors did not make the cut due to low grades and attendance records. 

District officials have postponed the ceremony to June in order to give students the time to catch up and hopefully check the boxes needed to obtain their diplomas. 

U. California Santa Cruz Sued for Mandating Job Applicants to Provide a DEI Statement MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 08:27

The University of California system and leaders at UC Santa Cruz face a lawsuit over forcing people to submit a DEI statement with their application. From The College Fix:

UConn Undergraduates Now Required to Pass Anti-Black Racism Class to Graduate MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 08:22

Do you want to get a Bachelor’s degree at UConn? You must pass the Anti-Black Racism class. From Campus Reform:

Provost Anne D’Alleva announced on May 17 that the requirement will go into effect during the 2024-2025 academic year with a course that will be similar to the one-credit ABR elective that has been offered since 2021.

Parents to boycott gay pride day at Los Angeles elementary school, declare they'll keep their children 'home and innocent' instead MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 07:55

A group of parents are saying they'll boycott a Los Angeles elementary school's gay pride day set for next Friday and will keep their children "home and innocent" instead.

What are the details?