Latest Primary and secondary education News

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 19, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

Index-Journal. August 12, 2022. Editorial: On a stellar 130 years, candidates, voting and voters That’s a long time, but it’s worth it. Reference here is to how long Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries has been in operation here in Greenwood and...

Federal court rejects Mississippi student's racial bias suit

Aug. 19, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging a school district in a small Mississippi Delta town discriminated against a Black student and stripped her of an academic award has been dismissed by a panel of federal judges. Olecia James filed the federal lawsuit in 2019 against the...

Georgia lawmakers examine changing state K-12 school funding

Aug. 19, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The leader of a state legislative committee that's looking at how Georgia funds K-12 public schools promised on Friday that nothing “dire and ominous” would come from any possible changes. Nearly 40 years after then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris signed the Quality Basic...

Mississippi school district ousts superintendent

Aug. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

KILN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi school district superintendent has been fired, prompting a search for a replacement. The Hancock County School District Board of Trustees voted to terminate Superintendent Teresa Merwin in a special meeting Thursday night. The move caught parents...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 19, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Voucher program will rescue kids from bad schools Tennessee’s school voucher program is a bit of a mess as it gets underway. But after years of effort to protect bad schools and bad teachers in the state’s two...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 19, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Fighting robocalls: W.Va. joins important task force Robocalls are unwanted and unsolicited phone calls that area residents deal with on a regular basis. Despite a number of laws passed in recent years to curtail...

Utah officials secretly investigated female athlete's gender

Aug. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school athletics association secretly investigated a female athlete — without telling her or her parents — after receiving complaints from the parents of two girls she had defeated in competition questioning whether the girl was transgender. ...

West Virginia court to hear appeal of school voucher ruling

Aug. 18, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled arguments for this fall in the appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down a state-sponsored education voucher program. The justices refused a request by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to stay a...

FDA targets illegal nicotine gummies in new warning letter

Aug. 18, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Thursday issued a first-of-a-kind warning to the maker of nicotine gummies, saying the illegal candies pose a growing risk to teenagers and younger children. The Food and Drug Administration said the fruit-flavored gummies from Florida...

Indiana putting $111M toward raising youth literacy rate

Aug. 18, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will spend more than $100 million on trying to improve children's reading proficiency, the governor announced Thursday, in a move that comes amid concerns about modest and unequal literacy rates among the state's young students. Republican Gov. Eric...