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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Taliban set higher education policy, say women can study in universities, in gender-segregated classrooms

Sep. 12, 2021 03:38 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban set higher education policy, say women can study in universities, in gender-segregated classrooms.

New Mexico education policy director resigns over remarks

Sep. 01, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An education policy expert is resigning her post at the New Mexico Legislature following a long-simmering controversy over remarks she made about Native American students in 2019. Legislative Education Study Committee director Rachel Gudgel...

Lawmakers weigh education options amid COVID-19 surge

Sep. 01, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Keeping students learning in their classrooms should be the overarching goal of any education policies responding to disruptions caused by COVID-19, a key lawmaker said Wednesday. With more Kentucky school districts pausing in-person learning as...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

Aug. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and...

Some governors use federal virus aid to expand school choice

Aug. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

When Congress sent states billions of dollars early in the coronavirus pandemic to help make schools safe, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee saw an opportunity. He used part of the windfall to further his goal of offering school choice options for parents, sending millions to...

States banning mask mandates could face civil rights probes

Aug. 18, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

In an escalating battle with Republican governors, President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered his Education secretary to explore possible legal action against states that have blocked school mask mandates and other public health measures meant to protect students against COVID-19. ...

US warns Ethiopia of 'dehumanizing rhetoric' on Tigray

Aug. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development expressed concern Wednesday about the “dehumanizing rhetoric” used by Ethiopia’s leaders amid the nine-month conflict in the Tigray region, whose forces last month were described as “weeds" and...

Target to offer debt-free education to front-line workers

Aug. 04, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is joining a growing list of retailers and restaurant chains offering educational assistance at select online institutions for its front-line employees in a fiercely competitive job market. The Minneapolis-based discounter said Wednesday...

Missouri governor signs school voucher bill into law

Jul. 14, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri students as soon as next year could have access to scholarships for private school through a new tax credit program signed by Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday. Under the voucher-style program, private donors would give money to nonprofits...