“It’s Martin Luther King Day. Why wouldn’t you somehow want to encourage schools and communities to come together and do something good in your school?” said Kristen McKenna, the president of the Greenfield Home and School Association, calling the charge “just infuriating.”
If it rules in favor of the petitioners, “the Supreme Court will be responsible for unleashing a virtual earthquake in this country that threatens both religious liberty and public education," American Federation of Teachers’ President Randi Weingarten said Wednesday.
The judge also will give the state a chance to present experts to respond to the complaint filed by a coalition of civil rights advocates and students, which alleges New Jersey is maintaining one of the nation's most segregated public school systems.
The training at Council Rock South High School was the first in the region since a report analyzing 41 incidents of targeted school violence nationally between 2008 and 2017. It also comes as the state has seen an increase in fighting in schools, and student feeling depressed or threatened.
“We’ve got over $300 million in the state’s rainy day fund. Let’s make it rain for these school buildings, and take some of that money and put into these buildings to fix them up," State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D., Phila.) said during a news conference outside Carnell Elementary Wednesday.
People not on pre-approved lists submitted by Upper Darby or its visiting teams will be able to attend winter sports games if they are approved by district personnel at the door, according to a new statement from the school district.