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Illinois governor signs elected Chicago school board measure

Jul. 29, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will get an elected school board for the first time under a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The new law would phase out a seven-member board of mayoral appointees for a 21-member elected board in place by 2027, allowing...

Nebraska largely scraps gender identity lessons after uproar

Jul. 29, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials announced Thursday that they have largely scrapped plans for gender identity lessons in public school curriculum after an uproar from conservatives who argued that the topics weren't appropriate for children. The new draft...

Lawsuit targeting transgender student policies dismissed

Jul. 29, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by faith-based conservative groups challenging guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, ruling that the group lacked standing. Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge J. Frederick...

Newspaper sues school district after superintendent resigns

Jul. 29, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is suing a school district over officials' lack of transparency in their handling of the resignation of a popular superintendent last month. The State newspaper in Columbia reports that it filed the lawsuit in state...

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. “I have absolute certainty that they (ESPN) have been...

Kansas governor requiring masks for state workers, buildings

Jul. 28, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced that she's imposing a mask mandate for Kansas state government workers and visitors to state buildings in the wake of a “self-inflicted” surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant. ...

Minnesota health leaders recommend masks at schools in fall

Jul. 28, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health and education officials recommended Wednesday, but stopped short of requiring, that all students, teachers and staff wear masks in schools this fall, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated against COVID-19. The...

Judge won't let San Francisco school mural be covered

Jul. 27, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board violated state law when it voted to cover up a 1930s mural that critics said is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine...

Beshear urges masks in schools to try to avoid disruptions

Jul. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Monday urged school districts to require mask-wearing in schools to minimize the risk of disruptions from an escalating coronavirus surge fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. With schools reopening in coming weeks,...

Charlotte Morris to become permanent president of Tuskegee

Jul. 26, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — The interim president of Tuskegee University will assume the job on a permanent basis, the school said Monday. Trustees of the historically Black school in east Alabama elected Charlotte Morris to the position, which takes effect Sunday, officials...