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School employee goes to work in blackface, put on leave

Sep. 20, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An employee at a school outside Portland, Oregon went to work in blackface last week and has been placed on administrative leave, according to a message from the district. KTVL-TV reports the Newberg School District wrote, “It is important to...

Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Sep. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Union County's school board voted Monday to modify the district's quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact-tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

A school board may ask S.C to reverse mask mandate ban

Sep. 20, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school board in South Carolina will consider asking the Legislature to drop what amounts to a ban on school mask mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The State newspaper reports that the Lexington County School District 1 board surveyed...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: Tough choices on masks A federal judge’s decision to block the Iowa law preventing local school boards from instituting mask mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 has put hundreds of board members...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 20, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: In voting for admittedly flawed maps, DeWine and LaRose abrogated their duty to Ohioans What were Gov. Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Frank LaRose thinking in voting for what they both...

Principal of SW Idaho charter school dies due to COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The principal at a southwestern Idaho public charter school has died due to COVID-19, the school's board said. The school board at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell announced the death of Javier Castaneda in a letter to parents. ...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Most Kentucky school boards vote to keep mask requirement

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Assigned by the Kentucky legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mount. On Friday, as a...

Oahu middle school renamed after Hawaiian princess

Sep. 17, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Board of Education has approved changing Central Middle School's name to honor the Hawaiian princess who once owned the downtown Honolulu property. At a meeting Thursday, the board approved naming the campus Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani Middle...

Hawaii officials have not considered student vaccine mandate

Sep. 17, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's statewide public school system has not yet considered requiring vaccinations for eligible students. Hawaii Department of Education Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi told Board of Education members the decision would be up to the Department...