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School board meeting over transgender rules becomes chaotic

Jun. 23, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — One person was arrested and a second was cited for trespassing after Loudoun County's school board shut down public comment on proposed rules for the treatment of transgender students. Hundreds of people showed up at Tuesday's meeting in Leesburg to...

Lumbee tribal leaders speak out against school's mascot

Jun. 23, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council are calling for a Gaston County high school to remove a mascot and logo that they call an inaccurate and derogatory representation of Native American people. News outlets report that the tribal leaders spoke at...

Supreme Court upholds expansion of Newark charter schools

Jun. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

New Jersey's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state's decision to allow the expansion of seven charter schools in Newark, rejecting a challenge that argued it would hinder the ability of students in traditional public schools to get a quality education. The lawsuit...

New Mexico school district to discuss transgender athletics

Jun. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — School board members in southern New Mexico plan to discuss a proposal that could restrict participation in sports by transgender athletes. The Alamogordo school board scheduled a work session for Saturday that will include time for the public...

Ex-principal accuses school district of discrimination

Jun. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A former South Albany High School principal is suing Greater Albany Public Schools, claiming the district racially discriminated against him and created a hostile work environment. Nain “Nate” Munoz filed the suit last month in U.S. District...

Kincaid named University of Arkansas acting chancellor

Jun. 21, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas system on Monday named an acting chancellor for its flagship campus in Fayetteville after the school's leader abruptly resigned last week. UA System President Donald Bobbitt named Bill Kincaid, the University of...

Wisconsin school leaders blast Republican K-12 spending plan

Jun. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Superintendents, school board members and other education leaders on Monday demanded that Republican lawmakers devote more state aid to Wisconsin schools even though the federal government is set to pump billions in pandemic relief dollars to Wisconsin districts. ...

Report: Greenwich special education needs urgent reform

Jun. 21, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A report evaluating the special education program in Greenwich schools recommends school officials act urgently to make changes and reforms, according to a summary released before a special school board meeting on Wednesday. The summary of the...

New LSU leader will get $725K salary, plus other allowances

Jun. 21, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The new president of the Louisiana State University System will be paid a $725,000 annual salary under the terms of his five-year employment agreement. With applause and little discussion, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the contract for...

Scott seeks applicants for State Board of Education seat

Jun. 21, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is looking to fill a seat on the State Board of Education. The board is responsible for establishing, advancing and evaluating public education policy, Scott's office said. The new member will serve the...