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Iowa superintendent's wife donates to school board candidate

Oct. 24, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of the Des Moines school district's superintendent is raising eyebrows with her $400 donation to a local school board candidate's campaign. School board experts and government watchdogs say the donation Jami Bassman Ahart made is legal...

Groups seek 2 districts with large Black voter bases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation for decades has consisted of a single African-American member, elected from the only district with a majority Black population. But with Black and mixed-race residents now making up more than 25%...

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. The Arizona Coalition of...

Clark County school board to consider ending Jara's contract

Oct. 23, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The school board for metro Las Vegas plans next Thursday to consider whether to terminate Superintendent Jesus Jara's employment contract. An agenda posted Friday for the Clark County School District trustees includes discussion and possible action on...

Idaho education board makes some college fees optional

Oct. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Students at state colleges and universities will be able to opt out of some fees under a plan approved by the Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday. The new fee structure allowing students to opt out of fees for activities, clubs and on-campus...

Florida education board chair charged in illegal excavation

Oct. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of the Florida Board of Education has been charged with illegally excavating in waters around his former property in the Florida Keys. Federal prosecutors late last month charged Tom Grady with misdemeanor obstruction of navigable...

Victims of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday in the 2018 shooting massacre that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Here are the victims: ALYSSA ALHADEFF, 14 Alyssa excelled in math and Spanish, was...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 20, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Crisis factory What is it about Alabama’s leaders that makes them ignore very real, critical challenges in our state while creating non-existent threats that they can decisively stamp out? ...

WVa teachers union sues county over COVID-19 school policies

Oct. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union is suing a county board of education over its COVID-19 policies. The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education. The lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...