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Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a heavily armed man was arrested after authorities uncovered evidence of a "valid and imminent" threat that prompted a rural school district to cancel classes Friday. State police say 20-year-old Dylan Jarrell was arrested Thursday evening and authorities...

City: Don't punish kids over show with police at gunpoint

Oct. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — After initially expressing outrage, leaders in one Mississippi city now say high school band students should not be punished for a performance that depicted police officers being held at gunpoint. The Brookhaven mayor and aldermen on Tuesday voted to ask the Mississippi High School...

Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

Oct. 17, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday. The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near...

Video: School staffers drag autistic student through hall

Oct. 17, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A school district in Kentucky has released a video that shows a teacher and a nurse dragging an autistic student with a service dog through the halls of a middle school. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said Friday that the...

Kentucky sees progress in ACT benchmarks

Oct. 17, 2018 4:45 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More Kentucky high school students in the class of 2018 have met state college readiness benchmarks as measured on the ACT. The Kentucky Department of Education announced Wednesday 57 percent of 2018 graduates met the benchmark in English compared with 56 percent in 2017. It said 44...

Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

Oct. 15, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago Public...

Principal who asked student to remove Trump jersey replaced

Oct. 15, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

ANGIER, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school district has replaced a high school principal for asking a student to remove a jersey with "Trump" on the back. News outlets report the Harnett County School District announced a new Harnett Central High School principal in a Friday release that said students had...

Reading, 'riting, newspaperin': A life spent in journalism

Oct. 14, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — He likes having a book in his hands. "I'm probably biased because my whole life has been about writing and reading and being a newspaperman," observes Rob Dollar of the significance that he attributes to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. It is, says Dollar, an...

Taliban, death, immigration: Teens rise from tragedy

Oct. 13, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The nine Iroquois High School students who gathered last June for an ambitious project could, on the surface, have not have been more different. Three are from Louisville, its south and west ends, the others from Cuba, Pakistan, Iraq and Africa. Thousands of miles and immeasurable...

Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders draws complaints

Oct. 12, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents. The survey sent to Windsor Elementary School students was conducted by WISE, a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and advocacy group,...