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Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

Nov. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LELAND, Ill. (AP) — Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles. Parents were not told in advance about Friday’s project at Leland Elementary School in LaSalle County....

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Nov. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The union-organized rally...

Chemical found in New Hampshire school’s drinking water

Nov. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EST

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school district will test all its drinking water after one faucet was found to have high levels of a toxic chemical that has raised health concerns. Kearsarge Regional School District Superintendent Winfried Feneberg said Tuesday the district shut down all faucets at...

Suburban Chicago school punishes students over racial post

Nov. 19, 2019 10:27 AM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school says it has disciplined a group of students for a racially insensitive ad posted on Craigslist. Naperville Central High School Principal Bill Wiebrook sent an email to parents Monday saying administrators became “aware of a racially insensitive...

West Virginia high school graduation rates reach high mark

Nov. 19, 2019 4:19 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education says high school graduation rates have reached the highest level recorded for the state. The department says the rates represent the percent of ninth grade students who graduate with a regular diploma in four or five years. Data from the...

Georgia school: 4 teens board school bus, attack kids inside

Nov. 19, 2019 4:10 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Officials for an Atlanta-area public school say a group of older students boarded a bus and attacked elementary school students inside, sending one to the hospital. A statement from the Dekalb County School District obtained by news outlets says two middle school students, one high...

Mesa Public Schools board puts superintendent on paid leave

Nov. 19, 2019 12:13 AM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Arizona’s largest school district has been placed on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave, but it’s unclear why. The governing board for Mesa Public Schools met behind closed doors Monday to go over Ember Conley’s severance package with...

University hosts discussion of state education lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court ruling about insufficient opportunities at public schools in the state is the subject of an upcoming public discussion at New Mexico State University. Experts in public education are inviting residents to join a discussion Thursday in Las Cruces about the lawsuit and responses...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged...

Coalition hopes to create Oceti Sakowin charter schools

Nov. 18, 2019 7:22 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A coalition in South Dakota suggested to the State-Tribal Relations Committee that it pass legislation allowing Native Americans to create charter schools rooted in Oceti Sakowin language, culture and knowledge. The South Dakota Education Equity Coalition recently presented the idea...