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Suburban superintendent named interim Chicago schools CEO

Jun. 14, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A longtime educator and former suburban schools superintendent was named interim leader of Chicago Public Schools on Monday. Jose Torres most recently was president of the Illinois Math and Science Academy, a suburban magnet school, and formerly...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Jun. 11, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Schools to appeal teacher's return after transgender remark

Jun. 11, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system plans to appeal a judge's order to reinstate a suspended gym teacher who spoke at a school board meeting against a proposal requiring that transgender students be addressed by their preferred pronouns. WTOP-FM...

Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals. People wore MAGA hats and waved signs outside a packed school board...

NC judge orders education improvements to get carried out

Jun. 11, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge has backed a plan from Gov. Roy Cooper and the State Board of Education on how to comply with North Carolina constitutional requirements in public education, which could cost several billion dollars to carry out. Superior Court Judge...

Alabama returning Montgomery public schools to local control

Jun. 11, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state school board has unanimously agreed to end its oversight of Montgomery's public school system after more than four years. Members voted Thursday to accept a recommendation by State School Superintendent Eric Mackey that the Department...

Florida bans 'critical race theory' from its classrooms

Jun. 10, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's state Board of Education banned “critical race theory” from public school classrooms Thursday, adopting new rules it said would shield schoolchildren from curricula that could “distort historical events.” Florida's move was...

LA school district looks at affordable housing for employees

Jun. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District is exploring a plan to provide 2,000 affordable housing units so teachers and other employees can live in the communities where they work. Officials have not made any determinations about where the units might...

Greenwood Leflore schools won't extend leader's contract

Jun. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A board in the Mississippi Delta is not extending the contract for the first leader of a school district that was created when a city district and a county district merged. Mary Brown was hired in February 2019 to become superintendent of the...