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Literary lights host Spell-O-Rama to fight book banning

By Elena Giardina, Boston Globe, September 27, 2023. The adult spelling bee raises funds for the Florida Freedom to Read Project, and you don’t have to be a writer or a speller to join. In honor of Banned Books Week, Celeste Ng and the Blaze Writers Project will turn Belmont’s Trinktisch beer hall into a

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Ron DeSantis’s war on “woke” in Florida schools, explained

By Fabiola Cineas, Vox.com,  Feb 15, 2023 From book bans to a hostile campus takeover, here’s a rundown of DeSantis’s conservative plan for Florida education. In 2020, Ron DeSantis’s administration declared him the “Education Governor” for how eager he was to dramatically change the state’s education system. Three years later, he’s provoked — and been

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