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Some Texas schools may call slavery 'involuntary relocation'

Jun. 30, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Public schools in Texas would describe slavery to second graders as “involuntary relocation” under new social studies standards proposed to the state's education board. A group of nine educators submitted the idea to the State Board of Education as part of...

Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

Lawsuits target Virginia school board sex-assault response

Jun. 30, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits that for years has plagued Virginia's largest school system with allegations that it ignored students' accusations of sex assaults are back in front of federal judges. One of the lawsuits includes allegations of horrific abuse suffered by...

Ohio school district sued over 'anti-racism' teaching ban

Jun. 30, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on “anti-racism” instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned. At issue is a resolution to create “a culture of kindness”...

Republicans pitch taking gov's power from NC education board

Jun. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pushed Wednesday for a constitutional amendment that would have voters elect members of the State Board of Education from each congressional district, a move that would erode dramatically the governor’s appointment authority to the panel. ...

SF school board rescinds vote to cover up Washington mural

Jun. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to rescind a previous decision to cover up a George Washington campus mural from the 1930s that critics say is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people. The board's 4-3 vote Wednesday...

WCU President retires; Burnett selected as new president

Jun. 22, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After six decades of service to William Carey University, including 14 years as the school's president, Dr. Tommy King, is retiring. The university's Board of Trustees announced King's retirement on Tuesday and the selection of Dr. Ben Burnett as his...

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

Jun. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board sided with student leaders who asked to change the school's Native American mascot despite emotional testimony from alumni and an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures seeking to keep the “Chiefs." Chamberlain High School's...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: HB 690 would aid PUCO reform in balancing the public’s interest with utility interests If the House Bill 6-FirstEnergy scandal has done nothing else, it has educated Ohioans about the cozy insiders’ world of...

Dartmouth to eliminate loans for undergraduate students

Jun. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is removing all federal and institutional loans from its undergraduate financial aid awards and replacing them with expanded scholarship grants, beginning with the current summer term, the school's president said. Currently, Dartmouth...