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Mississippi school district OKs $5K incentive for recruiting

May. 22, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has approved a $5,000 incentive to help recruit teachers. Natchez-Adams School District will pay some teachers in areas of “critical need” a $5,000 sign-on bonus to come work for them following a unanimous vote of the Board of...

Deal could end desegregation case in Alabama school system

May. 22, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

LaFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will consider an agreement between the Justice Department, civil rights attorneys and school officials in an east Alabama county that could end more than 50 years of federal desegregation oversight of the system. A consent decree between...

New Mexico advocates review plan aimed at education deficits

May. 22, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor has presented a long-awaited plan that would set goals for academic proficiency as the state struggles to resolve a lawsuit by frustrated parents who won a court ruling saying the state is failing to provide an adequate education for the vast majority...

Boys to Men: Georgia program teaches responsibility, respect

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Reginald Willis and a group of Barnett Shoals Elementary School kids arrived in Atlanta in early May to tour the World of Coca-Cola, and then the Civil and Human Rights Museum. The day of adventure was marked with fun and life lessons for the group of boys who...

Prestigious Phoenix high school reports widespread cheating

May. 21, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brophy College Preparatory has learned of “widespread even pervasive" cheating among students in several math sections in its all-male student body, the principal of the prestigious private high school says. Principal Bob Ryan said Friday in a letter to parents...

Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff

May. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The personal information of more than half a million Chicago Public Schools students and staff was compromised in a ransomware attack last December, but the vendor didn't report it to the district until last month, officials said. The data breach occurred Dec. 1 and...

Sununu vetoes bill prohibiting school mask mandates

May. 21, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited New Hampshire schools from implementing face mask mandates. The bill vetoed Friday would have prohibited school boards or other public education agencies from adopting policies requiring students or...

New laws give teachers a break, ban lunch debt collections

May. 21, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two new laws in South Carolina require every school give elementary school teachers a 30-minute break each day without students and ban districts from turning over school lunch debt to collection agencies. The bills were passed in the final days of the 2022...

3 finalists in running to lead SW Louisiana school district

May. 21, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The finalists to lead a southwest Louisiana school district have been named. In the running for the Calcasieu Parish superintendent's position are Stanton Lawrence, assistant superintendent of administration for the Victoria Independent School District in...

W.Va. seniors return to elementary schools before graduation

May. 21, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — High school seniors who are about to graduate experienced a blast from the past as they walked the halls of the elementary schools they once attended. Wayne High School seniors visited East Lynn, Lavalette and Wayne elementary schools on May 16 and were...