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North Carolina school principals could face pay cuts

Aug. 06, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina principals are worried they could lose pay in the upcoming school year instead of the raises they’re supposed to be receiving in the new state budget. State lawmakers approved a budget in July that includes a 4% raise in the salary...

US court sides with NY in fight over school vaccine rules

Jul. 29, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday against a group of New York parents who sued after the state made it more difficult for children to get a medical exemption from school immunization requirements, which were tightened after a major measles outbreak in 2019. The...

Georgia test scores rise, but stay below pre-pandemic levels

Jul. 22, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Test scores for Georgia students recovered some in the 2021-2022 school year from from their pandemic plunge, but remain significantly below pre-pandemic levels, raising questions about whether students can fully recover and how long that might take. The Georgia...

New Vermont university unifying 3 schools gets accreditation

Jul. 12, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The newly established Vermont State University unifying three state schools has received accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education, the Vermont State College System announced Tuesday. Vermont State University will be comprised of...

Teachers gather for annual ND Indian Education Summit

Jul. 08, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of teachers from around North Dakota are getting a cultural education from the state's American Indian tribes. More than 250 educators are attending the North Dakota Indian Education Summit Thursday and Friday at the Capitol in Bismarck where they are...

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...

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”...

Brookland-Cayce High gets warning about graduation needs

Jun. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school has been warned it could lose its accreditation if it doesn't correct problems that allowed some students to graduate without meeting requirements, the state Education Department said. Brookland-Cayce High School also allowed some...

NC speaker: Parents' bill with LGBTQ limits might be shelved

Jun. 15, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina “Parents' Bill of Rights” measure pushed by Senate Republicans but condemned by LGBTQ activists and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper may not get a final vote in the House before this year's session ends soon, Speaker Tim Moore said on Wednesday. ...

No A-to-F grades for Georgia public schools for third year

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will go a third year without assigning A-to-F grades to public schools and districts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the federal government waived part of the requirements for the state's normal evaluation system. Instead, the state will publish...