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Missouri bill would ban critical race theory in schools

Jan. 11, 2022 16:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers on Tuesday debated bills that would ban critical race theory in K-12 schools and give parents and guardians more control over what their children learn, an issue that likely will dominate this session. One bill, considered in the House...

Republicans seek to spotlight politics of schools in Georgia

Jan. 06, 2022 10:42 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Social conservatives are looking to push education policy to the forefront when Georgia lawmakers begin meeting Monday, driven by a national tumult over the pandemic and race. “I think education is going to be the No. 1 issue at the capitol this year,” said Cole...

Hungary's parliament approves referendum on LGBT issues

Nov. 30, 2021 08:22 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to limit minority rights. Lawmakers from the...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...

Group that fought Nebraska sex ed standards forms PAC

Nov. 12, 2021 14:18 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of a group that led a push to scrap proposed statewide sex education standards that would have covered gender identity and sexual orientation have formed a political action committee. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Protect Nebraska...

Liberty responds to ex-spokesman's suit, seeks gag order

Nov. 11, 2021 12:45 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is responding to a former spokesman’s lawsuit alleging he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the handling of sexual misconduct accusations. The evangelical Virginia school filed its responses to Scott Lamb’s...

AG to colleges: Obey law barring ties to abortion providers

Nov. 03, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Higher education officials should comply with a state law that forbids a school from funneling grant money to a person or organization that promotes or performs abortions, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in an opinion Wednesday. ...

Panel OKs payment in Univ. of Iowa women's swimming suit

Nov. 01, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel responsible for resolving lawsuits against the state of Iowa agreed Monday to pay nearly $400,000 in attorney and expert witness fees as part of a settlement in a lawsuit in which University of Iowa officials reversed a decision to eliminate women’s...

NC Lt. Gov. Robinson gets support at conservatives' rally

Oct. 29, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Christians gathered on Friday cheered North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who pledged to fight on for their principles and remain on the job despite recent calls by LGBTQ advocates and others for him to resign. Speaking at a large...

Robinson fairly sure he'll run for NC governor in 2024

Oct. 28, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said he's fairly certain that he will run for governor in 2024, instead of seeking a second term in his current post. Robinson was elected last November to the second-highest executive branch position...