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Anti-mask mob shuts down Coeur d'Alene school board meeting

Sep. 24, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Coeur d’Alene School District’s Board of Trustees canceled a special meeting on Friday to consider a temporary COVID-19 mask mandate after protesters swarmed the building. The crowd gathered outside of the Midtown Center Meeting Room...

Fritz Erickson fired as president at Northern Michigan U.

Sep. 24, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The president of Northern Michigan University was fired Friday with nearly two years left on his contract. NMU's governing board voted 8-0 to dismiss Fritz Erickson, who had led the Upper Peninsula school since July 2014. ...

School system pulls 2 books with graphic sex from libraries

Sep. 24, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH. Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said it is removing two books from school libraries, including an illustrated memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual encounters involving children, after a parent expressed concern about them at a school board...

Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire

Sep. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses. Newberg, a town of 25,000 residents situated 25 miles (40...

Oklahoma higher education regents announce new chancellor

Sep. 24, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of Emporia State University in Kansas was chosen Friday as the next chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Allison Garrett, the first woman selected as chancellor, will succeed Glen Johnson, who is retiring Nov....

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

Anti-mask disruption halts council meeting in Walla Walla

Sep. 24, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A day after a school board meeting in Walla Walla, Washington was halted because of a person protesting COVID-19 mask requirements, a council meeting was shut down there by a large anti-mask crowd. On Wednesday, about 100 people packed into...

The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

Sep. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there's still uncertainty, as all the details haven't been worked out. ...

Lamont: Pfizer booster shots ready for 270,000 over 65 years

Sep. 23, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

An estimated 270,000 Connecticut residents who are 65 years and older and who originally received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, including nursing home residents, can begin getting their third booster shot as soon as Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont's administration said Thursday. ...