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Arizona Legislature closer to adjourning; key issues remain

Jun. 24, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers pushed closer to ending the 2022 legislative session Friday, but key measures remained unresolved including a plan to shore up water supplies and a GOP proposal to expand the state's school voucher program to all public school children. Senate...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Epic Charter School founders, ex-CFO facing criminal charges

Jun. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools were arrested Thursday and are facing felony criminal charges alleging they diverted millions of taxpayer dollars in a complicated scheme that involved excessive management fees, state investigators said....

SF school board rescinds vote to cover up Washington mural

Jun. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to rescind a previous decision to cover up a George Washington campus mural from the 1930s that critics say is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people. The board's 4-3 vote Wednesday...

Arizona House GOP backs universal school voucher expansion

Jun. 22, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona House approved a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program Wednesday, voting to allow any of the state's 1.1 million public school students to apply to use public money to attend private schools. The measure comes just...

Teacher denies he made Black students pick seeds from cotton

Jun. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A white school teacher in Rochester accused of telling his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton during a history lesson said in a lawsuit that allegations against him are false. Patrick Rausch said in a lawsuit filed Friday that he...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Congrats to state’s graduates And special kudos to Minnesota’s National Merit scholars. Students and families across Minnesota are cheering on teens at cap-and-gown ceremonies that celebrate high...

Wisconsin superintendent's false imprisonment charges tossed

Jun. 22, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — False imprisonment charges have been dismissed against a northeastern Wisconsin school superintendent accused of illegally detaining some students in a high school bathroom during searches for vaping devices. A judge in Oconto County on Tuesday said facts in...

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

Jun. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board sided with student leaders who asked to change the school's Native American mascot despite emotional testimony from alumni and an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures seeking to keep the “Chiefs." Chamberlain High School's...

Arizona lawmakers begin hearings on state budget plan

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature began hearings Tuesday on a long-delayed state budget plan that was immediately panned by some Democrats and public school advocates for failing to use a huge surplus to significantly boost school funding. But the plan...