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N. Carolina charter school under fire for teacher's comments

Oct. 06, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school....

Court: Giant e-school cannot appeal Ohio board's $60M order

Oct. 05, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio school board's order requiring a giant, now-defunct online charter school to repay the state $60 million over inflated enrollment figures is final and cannot be appealed, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision, the court...

Ex-student charged in Houston school shooting that injured 1

Oct. 03, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former student at a Houston public charter school has been charged after confessing to shooting and wounding the campus principal, authorities said. Dexter Harold Kelsey, 25, confessed to the shooting Friday at YES Prep Southwest Secondary and was...

Fathers sue West Virginia officials over charter school law

Oct. 02, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia fathers are suing state officials over a law that allows charter schools to open without the approval of local voters, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The lawsuit filed this past week in Kanawha County Circuit Court...

Houston school principal shot by ex-student on campus

Oct. 01, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former student of a Houston public charter school shot and wounded the campus principal Friday before quickly surrendering to police, authorities said. The 25-year-old man shot through a locked, glass door at YES Prep Southwest Secondary, Houston Police...

Police: Employee at Houston charter school shot on campus by former student, 25

Oct. 01, 2021 14:48 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Police: Employee at Houston charter school shot on campus by former student, 25.

Woman sent to prison for stealing $87K from Florida school

Sep. 29, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former administrative assistant at a southwest Florida charter school has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for stealing more than $87,000, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lisa Ann Betz of Fort Myers was also ordered to make full restitution to...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 21, 2021. Editorial: College board’s risky decision Mississippi’s College Board certainly had the right to decide that the eight public universities it supervises cannot require students, faculty and staff to get the...

Soldotna Montessori earns national Blue Ribbon School award

Sep. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — Soldotna Montessori Charter School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for2021. It was one of 325 schools to earn this award nationally, and the only in Alaska, the Peninsula Clarion reported....

Principal of SW Idaho charter school dies due to COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The principal at a southwestern Idaho public charter school has died due to COVID-19, the school's board said. The school board at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell announced the death of Javier Castaneda in a letter to parents. ...