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Ex-Whittell High coach pleads guilty to sex with NV students

Oct. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A former basketball and softball coach at Lake Tahoe's Whittell High School has pleaded guilty to a charge accusing her of having sex with two students. The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reports 29-year-old Lindsey Oexle admitted to the gross misdemeanor charge in Douglas County...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tore homes and businesses apart in a densely populated area of Dallas, where only minor injuries were reported, but four people were killed in Arkansas and Oklahoma as a late-night series of storms caused chaos in several states. Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Dallas Love...

Missouri middle school website screenshot edited to add slur

Oct. 21, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Several students face discipline for editing a screenshot of a Missouri middle school website to include a racist slur against black people. Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said Monday that the students posted the altered screenshot online so the image would pop...

Wisconsin school guard not mad over firing, credits support

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it says he's not angry because he's received "a busload of love" from supporters. Marlon Anderson told WMTV-TV on Sunday that he hasn't had time to be upset because of support...

State gets $43M in grants aimed at boosting child literacy

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Efforts to improve child literacy in Ohio are getting a boost from a federal grant worth $42 million over five years. The state Department of Education says the funding will help create "model literacy sites" implementing practices to improve literacy in preschools and elementary,...

Classes resume in Colorado district despite strike

Oct. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Classes are resuming in a rural Colorado school district despite a teachers' strike now in its second week. The president of Park County School District RE-2, Kim Bundgaard, told The Denver Post that classrooms will be staffed Monday by teachers who chose to come back to work,...

Warren vows to ban federal funding for new charter schools

Oct. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced an education proposal pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on public schools while ending all federal funding to create new charter schools. The Massachusetts senator said Monday she'll "adequately and...

Classes canceled a 3rd day amid Chicago teacher strike

Oct. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers' union and the nation's third-largest school district. Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday night that classes and after school activities are canceled Monday as...

Ministry focuses on inclusion of those with special needs

Oct. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The SPICE program works to raise awareness, money for people with special needs in Catholic parishes and schools. Founded 20 years ago by Eastmoor resident Bob Ryan and his wife Mary Ginn Ryan, the program has grown to several parishes within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus....

New Mexico looks to the Philippines amid teacher shortage

Oct. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — It was a cold Monday morning at C.V. Koogler Middle School in Aztec. Students stumbled into Shannon Albores' history class and take off their rumpled jackets. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they greeted their teacher by saying in unison, 'magandang umaga!'— which is...