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Commission: Florida judge should be reprimanded for conduct during Parkland school shooting trial

Jun. 05, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail “vitriolic statements” directed at Cruz's attorneys by the victims' families and...

Oklahoma school board approves what would be the 1st taxpayer-funded religious school in US

Jun. 05, 2023 18:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state school board in Oklahoma voted Monday to approve what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation, despite a warning from the state's attorney general that the decision was unconstitutional. The Statewide Virtual Charter School...

State school board in Oklahoma approves what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation

Jun. 05, 2023 16:49 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State school board in Oklahoma approves what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation.

Vermont school district settles lawsuit over coach's suspension related to trans athlete

Jun. 05, 2023 16:01 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school district will reinstate a middle school soccer coach who was suspended for misgendering a transgender female athlete, and will delete any reference to bullying investigations from his daughter's school record, under the settlement of a lawsuit that will...

Wildfire burning near Biosphere 2 science facility in southern Arizona 50% contained

Jun. 04, 2023 18:12 PM EDT

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in southern Arizona that’s burning about a half-mile (0.80 kilometer) from the Biosphere 2 science facility has been 50% contained, firefighters on Sunday said. The wildfire broke out Sunday morning northwest of Oracle Junction and north of metro...

Sacramento and city's school district to pay $52M to settle classroom sex abuse case

Jun. 04, 2023 16:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento and the city's school district will pay more than $52 million to settle lawsuits alleging negligence by officials after an aide pleaded guilty to sexually abusing at least eight elementary school students nearly a decade ago. Joshua Vasquez was...

Official: Almost 80 schoolgirls poisoned, hospitalized in northern Afghanistan

Jun. 04, 2023 13:29 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nearly 80 girls were poisoned and hospitalized in two separate attacks at their primary schools in northern Afghanistan, a local education official said Sunday. It is thought to be the first time this kind of assault has happened since the Taliban swept...

Protests erupted outside Los Angeles elementary school's Pride month assembly

Jun. 03, 2023 01:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers separated groups of protesters and counterprotesters Friday outside a Los Angeles elementary school that has become a flashpoint for Pride month events across California. People protesting a planned Pride assembly outside the Los Angeles Unified...

Arkansas Supreme Court won't lift order blocking education overhaul, will move quickly on appeal

Jun. 02, 2023 18:37 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court declined Friday to block a judge's order preventing the state from enforcing Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' education overhaul. But they said they will move quickly to consider an appeal of the judge's decision. Justices...

Atlanta school board says it will oust its superintendent when her contract ends in 2024

Jun. 02, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta school board members announced Friday that they're getting rid of district Superintendent Lisa Herring when her contract ends next year. Atlanta Public Schools Board Chair Eshé Collins, in a statement, didn't explain why the board decided to not renew...