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California Senate approves ban on requiring schools to notify parents of child's pronoun change

Jun. 17, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School districts in California would be barred from requiring teachers to notify parents if their child asks to go by a new pronoun at school under a bill the state Legislature is weighing amid legal battles over the rights of parents and gender-nonconforming students. ...

Pro-Palestinian encampment cleared from Cal State LA, days after building takeover

Jun. 17, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police on Monday cleared an entrenched pro-Palestinian encampment at California State University, Los Angeles, just days after demonstrators occupied and trashed a building. Officers issued a dispersal order, and about seven remaining protesters left...

A new airport could spark the economy in a rural part of Florida. Will the workforce be ready?

Jun. 17, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

LaBELLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida’s poorest counties is preparing for the new “Airglades” airport, a $300 million cargo hub that could transform its economy. Local leaders see the project as a generational opportunity, one that could bring more than 1,400 new, high-skilled...

Biden's Title IX law expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students is dealt another setback

Jun. 17, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Biden administration's effort to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students hit another roadblock Monday, when a federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked the new Title IX rule in six additional states. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves referred to the...

Michigan, CUNY didn't suitably assess if Israel-Hamas war protests made environment hostile, US says

Jun. 17, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan and the City University of New York did not adequately investigate complaints about antisemitic or anti-Palestinian harassment linked to campus protests over the Israel-Hamas war and other incidents, according to the results of investigations by the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 17, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. June 12, 2024. Editorial: Ohio economy falling It is helpful to see the comma between Toledo and Ohio as a plus sign. The link between city and state is a key factor in the success of each. Right now Ohio is falling into serious decline and that hurts...

Staffing shortages persist as Hawaii’s effort to expand preschool moves forward

Jun. 17, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — When the new school year begins in August, more than 800 Hawaii children will gain access to free public preschool. In its largest push yet to expand public preschool, the Executive Office on Early Learning plans to open 44 new classes serving 3- and 4-year-olds,...

Keeping children safe on social media: What parents should know to protect their kids

Jun. 17, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren't, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child — is not easy. Using social...

Weekend of graduation ceremonies begins at California universities without major war protests

Jun. 14, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekend of commencement ceremonies at a half-dozen California universities was underway Friday with no immediate sign of the major campus protests against the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza that have led to clashes with police and numerous arrests. Officials appealed...

Demolition of the Parkland classroom building where 17 died in 2018 shooting begins

Jun. 14, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A large excavator stretched to the top floor of the three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, punching its first hole Friday into the classroom where teacher Scott Beigel perished saving students. ...