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MN school district policy bans teaching "divisive concepts"

Aug. 08, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota school district is clashing with the teachers union and LGBTQ allies over a proposed policy that opponents say would undermine equity and inclusion. The proposal by three Becker school board members prohibits “political indoctrination or...

Lightning kills 1 at remote Wyoming outdoors educator event

Aug. 04, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A lightning strike at an outdoors educator course in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming killed one student and injured another, officials said Thursday. The group with the National Outdoor Leadership School was just days into their trip and had set up...

Panama teachers end long strike that set off wider protests

Aug. 01, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s teachers will return to the classroom Tuesday after a month-long strike supported by a number of other sectors that blocked commerce and snarled the capital with traffic over the high cost of living and government corruption. The teacher walkout...

Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

Jul. 17, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A history-making team of Zimbabwean high school students that became world and European moot court competition champions has been widely praised in a country where the education system is beset by poor funding, lack of materials and teachers' strikes. The...

Some schools build affordable housing to retain teachers

Jul. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area high school teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her own place this month, paying a deeply discounted $1,500 a month for a one-bedroom with expansive views within walking distance to work. ...

Boston, city teachers, announce tentative contract deal

Jul. 15, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston and the union representing about 10,000 teachers and other employees of the city's public school system have reached a tentative contract agreement that provides for pay raises and an overhaul of the way the district approaches special education, both sides said...

Judge blocks West Virginia school voucher law

Jul. 06, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge in West Virginia's capital struck down a law on Wednesday that would have funneled state money into a program that incentivized families to pull their children out of K-12 public schools. Immediately following the ruling, West Virginia Attorney...

Nevada ballot may see open primary, ranked voting initiative

Jun. 29, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An initiative offering Nevada voters open party primaries and ranked-choice voting appears headed for the November ballot, while the state Supreme Court turned down a case that could have put a constitutional amendment about a school vouchers program before the voters. ...

Boston avoids state takeover of public school system

Jun. 28, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston leaders and state education officials have reached a last-minute agreement to stave off an “underperforming” designation and a state takeover of the city's troubled public school system. The agreement announced Monday night by Mayor Michelle Wu and...

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...