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Some Florida school districts defy DeSantis, require masks

Aug. 04, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Despite a ban by Gov. Ron DeSantis, two Florida school districts have decided to require masks when children return to classrooms because of dramatic rises in coronavirus infections, with the state leading the country in hospitalizations. School boards in...

K-State athletic director replaces Texas AD on CFP committee

Aug. 04, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor has been added to the College Football Playoff selection committee, replacing Texas AD Chris Del Conte. CFP’s announcement Wednesday comes less than a week after Texas and Oklahoma announced they would be...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 04, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 3 The Miami Herald on Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis banning mask mandates: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho vowed to be guided by...

Heated debate, scuffle over mask mandate ends board meeting

Aug. 04, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago school board adjourned without voting on a mask mandate for students and staff after the proposal sparked a heated debate and scuffle in the latest show of anger over coronavirus-related restrictions at schools. District 45′s...

Arkansas governor pushes mask law change, despite resistance

Aug. 03, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pressed forward Tuesday with efforts to allow schools to mandate face masks as the state’s coronavirus cases continued to spiral, but faced heavy opposition from fellow Republicans over the move. Hutchinson called...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 2, 2021. Editorial: Kansas school board candidate wants ‘pro-white country with protected white majority’ Naked hatred will be on a Kansas election ballot Tuesday. Josh Wells, a Hutchinson-area man...

Mississippi closer to takeover of Holmes County schools

Aug. 03, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Board of Education is recommending that the state take control of the Holmes County Consolidated School District after an audit showed longstanding problems with financial management, academic achievement and student safety. The...

South Bend schools reverse course, to require masks for all

Aug. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — All students, teachers and visitors to South Bend schools will be required to wear masks under a coronavirus policy officials revised a week after requiring only elementary school students to wear masks. Monday night's decision by the South Bend...

Former school superintendent alleges anti-gay discrimination

Aug. 03, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HULL, Mass. (AP) — The former superintendent of Hull public schools alleges in a lawsuit that he was discriminated against because he is gay and his firing has made it impossible for him to land a new job in education. Michael Devine alleges breach of contract,...

Sartell-St. Stephen schools part ways with equity group

Aug. 03, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — The Sartell-St. Stephen school board has agreed to cut ties with an organization it hired to audit the district's practices and policies on providing equitable opportunities for all students. Superintendent Jeffery Ridlehoover made the...