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  • Jessica Kavitz Buffalo Milken Educator Award
    Paul Bliese
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    Milken Educator Awards
    Jessica Kavitz, a kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School, was surprised with the award on Nov. 29. She is the first teacher in Johnson County School District #1 to receive this honor, which has been called the "Oscar of Teaching." Kavitz also received $25,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Milken Educator Awards Forum in Los Angeles in April 2023.
  • Natrona County School
    Natrona County Schools
    The 8-1 vote against an appeal to remove two books on LGBTQ issues from the Kelly Walsh High School library. This comes after a committee tasked with reviewing the books recommended they be kept in the collection in September, prompting the appeal. Some parents and community members have attended school board meetings for about a year demanding the removal of books they often claim are pornographic or sexually explicit. The board also approved stricter requirements for purchasing controversial materials in the future.