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Hawaii school board approves misconduct code revisions

Aug. 17, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii school board has voted to elevate the seriousness of high school bullying and harassment as disciplinary offenses, officials said. The Hawaii state Board of Education passed a revised misconduct code Thursday that included making bullying, cyberbullying and harassment Class A...

Arkansas principal charged following middle school fight

Aug. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock middle school principal has been charged with misdemeanor assault following an altercation with a student in January. Mabelvale Middle School Principal Rhonda Taylor Hall was charged Thursday with second-degree assault. Little Rock School District spokeswoman Pamela...

Education Agency awards equity grants

Aug. 17, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has awarded seven grants to thirteen school districts and supervisory unions around the state to help ensure that all students are getting an equitable education. The grants announced this week total $200,000 and range from about $4,000 to $44,000. The...

Hastings College expands technology, travel opportunities

Aug. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Hastings College has lived through plenty of changes in its 137 years, but few have been as profound as the transformation students will see this school year. In an effort to prepare students for an evolving world and to secure the college's future in the higher education marketplace,...

Thousands of IPS students lose snacks due to funding misuse

Aug. 17, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Indianapolis Public Schools students are losing regular snacks of fresh fruit and vegetables after the district learned it had misused federal money. IPS spent about $600,000 last year on produce for more than 10,000 students. But The Indianapolis Star reports the U.S....

SCSU receiver takes wildlife research trip to South Africa

Aug. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State senior wide receiver John Solberg is confident he will be a teacher for the rest of his life. When the chance came to work with students from his hometown on a study-abroad trip in his field of biology, it was something he couldn't pass on. Solberg spent two weeks...

Classes resume, focusing on 'exciting, safe' school year

Aug. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Tayvian McPherson's "Sonic the Hedgehog" backpack was the talk of Kelly Hutcheson's kindergarten classroom at Carver Elementary School Wednesday (Aug. 7) morning. As new and returning students filled the school, there was a fair share of laughter and tears in the hallways from entering...

All-charter school district experiment still faces questions

Aug. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two decades ago, a group of frustrated New Orleans educators proposed a radical idea: start an open-enrollment charter school that would educate kids better by freeing the school from the bureaucracy of a poorly performing district. The response was overwhelming. In its first year, about...

New Mexico parents get preview of school-lockdown video

Aug. 16, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A school district in New Mexico is giving parents a preview of an instruction video on lockdown situations associated with active shooters that will be shown to students. Santa Fe Public Schools advised parents Friday evening in a robocall about the upcoming video presentation for...

Kentucky finds 1,000 teachers violated law during 'sickouts'

Aug. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said Friday. No penalties will be assessed, Kentucky's labor...