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NFL opens football academy in London

Jul. 14, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout...

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....

As Dems debate busing, southern schools slowly desegregate

Jul. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past. Two rival high schools in Cleveland, one historically black and the other historically white, had to be merged just two years ago...

Powerful Koch network taking on school choice with new group

Jul. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues like school choice as the movement battles a new wave of hostility from Democrats who oppose charter schools and private school vouchers that use taxpayer...

WV teachers union says it will sue over charter school bill

Jul. 10, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A sweeping West Virginia GOP education bill that allows the creation of charter schools violates the state Constitution, according to a teachers union that plans to sue over the legislation. The West Virginia Education Association released a statement Wednesday saying it has sent a...

Wisconsin high school to offer free condoms

Jul. 10, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A high school in Madison, Wisconsin, plans to offer students free condoms as part of a pilot program this year. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Madison West High School will provide condoms for free to students upon request. The Madison Metropolitan School District's health...

Principal may lose job over comment about Holocaust

Jul. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school superintendent is recommending that a recently reassigned high school principal should lose his job for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." Palm Beach County Superintendent Donald Fennoy said in videotaped statement...

Indiana teacher fired for same-sex marriage sues archdiocese

Jul. 10, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school because he's in a same-sex marriage is suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for interfering in his teaching contract. The teacher, Joshua Payne-Elliott, sued the archdiocese Wednesday in Marion County court, seeking...

California's Dixie School District to be renamed

Jul. 10, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Trustees of the Dixie School District voted Tuesday to change the name of the 150-year-old district, which critics linked to the Confederacy and slavery. Dixie will be renamed the Miller Creek Elementary School District, trustees decided. The vote was 3-1 with one abstention....

The Latest: California's Dixie School District to be renamed

Jul. 10, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Dixie School District in California voting on name change (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Dixie School District in California has voted to change its name after critics linked the name to the Confederacy and slavery. Trustees in the 150-year-old San Francisco Bay...