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Report finds falling student achievement in K-12 schools

May. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's public schools, which have long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence, have experienced a yearslong trend of declining student performance exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a critical state report released Thursday. A...

Bill bans school property tax increases from reassessments

May. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of court-ordered property reassessments in Delaware’s three counties to increase school district taxes. Under current law, if a county conducts a general...

Los Angeles Unified predicts accelerating enrollment decline

May. 18, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders of the giant Los Angeles Unified School District have been told that enrollment is expected to significantly decrease over the next decade. The latest prediction in the ongoing decline was presented to the Board of Education in a budget workshop Tuesday....

Brookline teachers to strike after contract talks stall

May. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Public school teachers in a wealthy Boston suburb are preparing to strike after contract negotiations with school officials stalled early Sunday. The Brookline Educators Union bargained for nearly nine hours with the Brookline School Committee before...

Judge: Jackson schools infringed on educators' free speech

May. 11, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's second-largest school district had “vague, overbroad and unconstitutional" restrictions on educators' freedom of speech, a judge ruled. Circuit Judge Jess Dickinson on Tuesday ordered Jackson Public Schools to permanently stop enforcing...

Ohio names former college leader next state superintendent

May. 10, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader was named Ohio's new state superintendent on Tuesday. Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his...

Librarians, authors, publishers form anti-book ban coalition

May. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Library Association, the American Federation of Teachers and more than a dozen other organizations have formed a coalition to fight the nationwide wave of book bans and challenges. Unite Against Book Bans ( https://uniteagainstbookbans.org ) also...

Dozens of NYC teachers accused of faking vaccination cards

Apr. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several dozen New York City teachers and other school employees who officials said submitted fraudulent proof of COVID-19 vaccination were placed on leave as of Monday. The United Federation of Teachers is challenging the disciplinary action, which it says violates...

Nearly 100 test positive for COVID-19 after California prom

Apr. 22, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 100 students who attended a high school prom in California have tested positive for COVID-19, the latest outbreak as schools navigate a return to normal amid the ongoing pandemic. Masks were strongly recommended at the San Mateo High School prom on April...

North Macedonia: Teachers strike as power, food prices soar

Apr. 11, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — State kindergarten and primary school teachers in North Macedonia began an open-ended strike Monday, seeking substantial pay rises amid a cost of living crisis. The teachers' union is pressing the government for annual salary increases over the next...