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Hong Kong high schoolers rally as more protests planned

Aug. 22, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — High school students have thronged a square in downtown Hong Kong to rally for political reforms as residents gird for further anti-government protests. Hundreds of teenagers, wearing black and holding umbrellas in the oppressive heat, turned out Thursday afternoon for the event, one of...

Investigators raid online Oklahoma charter school's vendor

Aug. 21, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State investigators have raided a vendor for an online Oklahoma charter school whose enrollment, funding and some of its leaders are at the center of an investigation. Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation searched the home of a man who runs a nonprofit that works with...

After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

Aug. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — School officials in Orange County, California, said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist images surfaced, according to a report Wednesday. The initial video obtained by the Daily...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Gender pronouns part of LGBT fight

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of legal briefs supporting fired funeral director Aimee Stephens at the Supreme Court use "she" and "her" to refer to the transgender woman. So does the appeals court ruling in favor of Stephens that held that workplace discrimination against transgender people is illegal under...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Portland Public Schools nearly scammed out of $2.9M

Aug. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — District officials say Portland Public Schools was bilked for $2.9 million when a fraudster posing as one of the district's construction contractors hoodwinked employees into green-lighting the payment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Deputy Superintendent for Business Operations...

Suit: Catholic school fired unwed teacher for being pregnant

Aug. 20, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried. The Kansas City Star reports that a jury trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Michelle Bolen's lawsuit against the principal of St....

3rd family sues DC charter school over child sex abuse

Aug. 20, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A third family has sued a Washington, D.C., charter school over a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting six of his students. The Washington Post reports the $30 million federal lawsuit against Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School accuses school workers of not...

School condemns video of high schoolers giving Nazi salute

Aug. 19, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A school district in Southern California condemned a video of high-schoolers giving Nazi salutes and singing a Nazi song after it became public Monday. The video , obtained by the Daily Beast — which posted about 8 seconds of it — shows members of the boys' water polo team...

Sheriff: Investigation closed in racist videos, threat case

Aug. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that no one else will be charged after last month's arrest of a Catholic high school student accused of making racist videos and charged with threatening to shoot people at his private school. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced at a news...