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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”...

Lawsuits target Virginia school board sex-assault response

Jun. 30, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits that for years has plagued Virginia's largest school system with allegations that it ignored students' accusations of sex assaults are back in front of federal judges. One of the lawsuits includes allegations of horrific abuse suffered by...

Republicans pitch taking gov's power from NC education board

Jun. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pushed Wednesday for a constitutional amendment that would have voters elect members of the State Board of Education from each congressional district, a move that would erode dramatically the governor’s appointment authority to the panel. ...

SF school board rescinds vote to cover up Washington mural

Jun. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to rescind a previous decision to cover up a George Washington campus mural from the 1930s that critics say is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people. The board's 4-3 vote Wednesday...

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

Jun. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board sided with student leaders who asked to change the school's Native American mascot despite emotional testimony from alumni and an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures seeking to keep the “Chiefs." Chamberlain High School's...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: HB 690 would aid PUCO reform in balancing the public’s interest with utility interests If the House Bill 6-FirstEnergy scandal has done nothing else, it has educated Ohioans about the cozy insiders’ world of...

2 more resign from contentious Oregon school board

Jun. 16, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Two members of the a school board in Oregon have announced their resignations at a board meeting this week, citing controversial board decisions in the past year. Newberg School District board member Rebecca Piros said she can no longer work with people who...

2 athletic groups sign on for NC education board oversight

Jun. 16, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Formal agreements reached between North Carolina's education board and two nonprofit bodies that already run high school athletic competitions in the state will take effect next month. The initial memorandums of understanding entered into with the State Board...

Mississippi school district on path back to local control

Jun. 16, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district under state governance is on the path back to local control. The State Board of Education voted Thursday to begin the process to return the Tunica County School District to local officials. The vote triggers an 18-month process...

After review, Indiana district ends `peace pipe' routine

Jun. 15, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school district that adopted a Native American mascot nearly a century ago has dropped a basketball pregame routine where students dressed as American Indians performed a “peace pipe" ceremony. The Anderson Community Schools' athletic teams...