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High school English teacher Steve Nuzum of Columbia holds up his sign supporting education with a group of fellow teachers at the Statehouse grounds on Wednesday, Jan. 29. 2020, in Columbia, S.C.. Nuzum took a day off to come to the capitol to support grassroot teachers group SC for Ed. (AP Photo / Jeffrey Collins)

Teachers return to SC Statehouse to push education reform

Jan. 29, 2020 3:13 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of teachers returned to the Statehouse on Wednesday to remind lawmakers they have their own ideas about how to reform education, a debate that continues to drag on in the legislature. The teacher-led organization SC for Ed, which organized a rally of more than 10,000 people in...

In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, attendees hold signs during the Richmond School Board's last public hearing on redistricting at Ginter Park Elementary School in Richmond, Va. From New York City to Richmond, sweeping proposals to ease inequities have been scaled back or canceled after encountering a backlash. In Virginia’s capital city, the school board approved a plan that reassigned some students but rejected more sweeping proposals that would have diversified Richmond’s whitest elementary schools. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Parent resistance thwarts local school desegregation efforts

Jan. 29, 2020 2:47 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — As they try to address stubborn school segregation, many of the nation's school districts confront a familiar obstacle: resistance from affluent, well-organized and mostly white parents to changes affecting their children’s classrooms. From New York City to Richmond,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 29, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Jan. 29 Naples Daily News on recycling: Recycling is as easy as tossing items in a bin and rolling it up to the curb. Or is it? Every so often it’s worth going over proper recycling to make sure the benefits of recycling are maximized. Those benefits can be...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 29, 2020 2:11 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Jan. 28 The (Lake Charles) American Press on high school students earning college credits in dual enrollment programs: Dual enrollment is a valuable tool that gives high school students the chance to earn college credits ahead of getting their diploma. Louisiana...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 29, 2020 2:10 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 24 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on student achievements in Mississippi: In 2014, Mississippi’s Board of Education rolled out an ambitious and transparent five-year strategic plan of achievement – and success – for Mississippi’s...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 29, 2020 1:16 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 26 The Charlotte Observer/The News & Observer of Raleigh on the possibility of a teachers strike: Members of the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer editorial boards don’t always agree. That’s a good thing. We challenge...

Bank stops voucher program donations over anti-gay schools

Jan. 29, 2020 1:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A bank says it will stop donating millions of dollars to Florida's private school voucher program after reports that some schools in the program discriminate against LGBTQ students. In a tweet to a Florida lawmaker on Tuesday, Fifth Third Bank said it has told officials with the state...

Hawaii bill would grant new tax powers to help pay teachers

Jan. 29, 2020 10:19 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill in the Hawaii state Legislature calls for a constitutional amendment that would give the state Board of Education new tax powers to help pay teacher salaries. The bill is another approach to address claims by educators that public school salaries are too low to recruit and keep...

Changes debated for Ohio's EdChoice school voucher program

Jan. 29, 2020 10:17 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Just days before the next application window opens for Ohio's biggest school voucher program, state lawmakers are considering changing the eligibility guidelines to avoid a sharp increase in qualifying locations. The program, known as EdChoice, is supposed to help fund private school...

Unwed, pregnant teacher can sue Catholic school over bias

Jan. 29, 2020 9:44 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A teacher who alleges that she was fired from her job at a Roman Catholic school because the diocese was upset she was pregnant and unmarried has lost another bid for reinstatement, but she will be allowed to proceed with her discrimination lawsuit. A judge in Northumberland County,...