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School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...

School board: Superintendent of Virginia school district where 6-year-old boy shot and wounded teacher to leave Feb. 1

Jan. 25, 2023 18:52 PM EST
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — School board: Superintendent of Virginia school district where 6-year-old boy shot and wounded teacher to leave Feb. 1.

Board voting on superintendent departure after teacher shot

Jan. 24, 2023 18:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board is scheduled to vote this week on the departure of its superintendent after a 6-year-old student shot and wounded his first-grade teacher. On Tuesday, the Newport News School Board posted an agenda for a special meeting on Wednesday,...

Schools face pressure to take harder line on discipline

Jan. 21, 2023 08:14 AM EST

As kids' behavior reaches crisis points after the stress and isolation of pandemic shutdowns, many schools are facing pressure from critics to rethink their approaches to discipline — including policies intended to reduce suspensions and expulsions. Approaches such as...

Anger grows in Virginia city where first-grader shot teacher

Jan. 18, 2023 20:27 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — When a 6-year-old shot and wounded his first-grade teacher in this shipbuilding city near Virginia’s coast, the community reacted with collective shock. But the sentiment has percolated into rage from parents and particularly from teachers, with many...

Oregon school board drops ban on gay pride and other symbols

Jan. 18, 2023 16:32 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A school district in Oregon has quietly rescinded its ban on educators displaying symbols of the Black Lives Matter movement or gay pride, following a court settlement with a teachers' union. Newberg, Ore., a town of about 25,000 residents nestled in Oregon's...

College to give closed campus to Georgia school district

Jan. 18, 2023 16:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's university system is donating a closed campus in southwest Georgia to a local school board to use as a middle or high school. The Board of Regents voted Wednesday to convey the former Blakely campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to the...

Metal detectors to be used in city where boy shot teacher

Jan. 12, 2023 19:14 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Metal detectors will be installed in every school in the Virginia city where a 6-year-old boy shot and wounded his teacher last week, school officials said Thursday. The Newport News School Board received permission Wednesday to purchase 90 walk-through...

WVa education board lifts emergency for county system

Jan. 11, 2023 16:41 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday lifted an emergency declaration for Lincoln County's school system that was implemented two years ago amid a review of problems in finance and transportation. The board determined that corrective practices...

2 cities pursued more school for kids. Only 1 pulled it off.

Dec. 16, 2022 10:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Oliva is in third grade, but struggles to read and write. “His teacher said he’s like a kindergartner. He doesn’t know anything. And she can’t help because her class is too big,” his mother, Veronica Lucas, said in Spanish, standing in the...