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Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

May. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation,"...

The Latest: Official: Security guard fired gun in shooting

May. 9, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Colorado school that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A law enforcement official says a security guard fired his gun during this week's shooting at a charter school in a Denver suburb. The official spoke on...

Official says a security guard fired his gun during this week's shooting at a charter school in a Denver suburb.

May. 9, 2019 2:55 PM EDT
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Official says a security guard fired his gun during this week's shooting at a charter school in a Denver suburb.

The Latest: Hundreds gather for school shooting vigil

May. 9, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Hundreds gathered to honor victims and survivors of an attack that killed a teenager and wounded eight others at a suburban Denver high school. About 2,000...

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

May. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate. The 18-year-old immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Castillo was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, so did two other students. One...

The Latest: Colorado school closes for week after shooting

May. 8, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting in suburban Denver (all times local): 11 p.m. A suburban Denver school where two gunmen opened fire, killing a teenager and wounding eight others, will be closed for the remainder of the week. Douglas County School District officials made the...

Charter school bill headed to Tennessee governor's desk

Apr. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee proposal to tweak how the state intervenes in charter school authorization cases is headed to Gov. Bill Lee's desk. Tennessee lawmakers approved final changes to the proposal on Thursday. Lee backs the proposal. Currently, state law directs the state Board of Education...

Charter school bill advances in Tennessee House

Apr. 17, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new state commission would manage appeals from charter schools whose requests to operate are denied by local school boards, under legislation advanced by the Tennessee House on Wednesday. However, it's drastically scaled-back from what Gov. Bill Lee proposed during his first State...

Principal: Teacher put masking tape over student's mouth

Apr. 4, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A principal at a North Carolina charter school says a teacher is being disciplined but still working after she placed masking tape over a student's mouth. Southern Wake Academy principal David Thomas confirmed the incident in a letter sent to parents Thursday and posted on the...

North Carolina charter school to allow belted shorts, pants

Apr. 2, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school that required girls to wear skirts has revised the policy after a federal judge ruled it amounted to unconstitutional sex discrimination. Charter Day School officials sent a letter Tuesday telling parents it would add belted shorts and pants in the...