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You may have already heard that Randolph County School Board members decided to reverse their week-long ban on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by a 6-1 vote last night in a special session called to address the issue, which garnered national attention.

Here’s a video recap of last night’s meeting, with comments from the school board’s chair.


If you have a bit of time during your lunch break to read an in-depth story about New Orleans’ charter schools post-Katrina, this story by journalist Andrea Gabor [1]is sobering and a great piece of investigative journalism. Did you know more than 75% of New Orleans’ schools are charter schools with little government oversight?

And I have another sobering story for you on how one TFAer navigated the Atlantic Public Schools system [2] and what brought her to the decision to leave her post before the end of her two-year teaching commitment.

Finally, check this out — 9,000 fallen people were etched into the sand on Normandy Beach [3] last weekend to commemorate Peace Day. That same number of civilians, Germans and allied forces died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during World War II.