Latest Primary and secondary education News

The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tension

Jan. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students in a confrontation at a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Jan. 20, 2019 10:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation. The student...

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

Jan. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. There's no universal standard for the best class size, though some...

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American after rally

Jan. 20, 2019 12:13 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life,...

The Latest: Man says students wound up singing with him

Jan. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students mocking a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 11:11 p.m. Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes who is also known as Chief Quese Imc, said he had been a part of the march and was among a small...

Noah's Ark park battles advocacy group over school visits

Jan. 19, 2019 3:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A theme park depicting an ark as described in the Bible is battling with an advocacy group over whether public school field trips to the attraction are legal. The Courier Journal reports the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters last month to more than 1,000 public school...

Talks over Los Angeles teachers strike to resume Saturday

Jan. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district are set to continue renewed negotiations Saturday following a fifth day of passionate protests in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted that talks ended without a deal between a teachers' union and the Los Angeles...

The Latest: No deal yet in Los Angeles teachers strike

Jan. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a second day of renewed negotiations between striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district ended without a deal. Garcetti tweeted late Friday that the...

Indiana school investigates photo of alleged Nazi salute

Jan. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis school district is investigating a photo posted on social media that appears to show students giving a Nazi salute. Zionsville Community Schools Superintendent Scott Robison sent an email Thursday saying the photo shows 14 students posing in the local high...

Students post Nazi-themed photo for dance invitation

Jan. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials at a Minnesota high school wrote to parents after two students were pictured in a social media post doing a Nazi salute and holding a sign with references to Adolf Hitler. Jeff Erikson, principal at suburban Minnetonka High School, called the post "deeply offensive" in his note...