Latest Primary and secondary education News

The Latest: Goodson, Sterling advance in Supreme Court race

May. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 10:55 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice and an attorney backed by an out-of-state Republican group are advancing to a runoff in a race for a high court seat that was marked by outside attack ads. Justice Courtney Goodson...

Teacher ousts Kentucky House majority leader in GOP primary

May. 22, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A high school math teacher defeated the Republican majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday in a primary election following waves of education protests at state Capitols. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated state Rep. Jonathan Shell, who two years ago was...

State investigation reveals discrimination at Oregon school

May. 22, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A school district in Oregon accused by two LGBTQ students of harassment praised a settlement of the case, but the allegations and a state investigation have revealed pervasive discrimination that a new group will be tasked with combating. The settlement was reached late Monday. Under its...

Firm finds sexual misconduct by ex-prep school teacher

May. 22, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A prestigious Massachusetts boarding school said an investigation has found a longtime Russian language teacher engaged in sexual misconduct toward a student in the 1980s. Victor Svec, who worked at Phillips Academy in Andover for nearly four decades, has been barred from the campus and will...

In Salah's Nile delta village, the Egyptian is a super hero

May. 22, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

NAGRIG, Egypt (AP) — The cafe began to fill up more than two hours before kickoff. By the time the match began, some 200 men and boys — some as young as five — huddled around two large TV screens at a cafe Mohamed Salah frequents when he's back visiting his village deep in Egypt's Nile Delta....

Settlement reached in LGBT school harassment

May. 21, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An openly gay couple was walking in their Oregon high school parking lot when the principal's son drove up, veered away at the last second and shouted an anti-gay slur at the two girls. In class, a teacher equated same-sex marriage with bestiality. The girls complained to school...

The Latest: Settlement reached in LGBT school harassment

May. 21, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the case of LGBTQ discrimination at an Oregon high school. 6:30 p.m.: The principal of an Oregon high school will resign and its school district will commit to improving the climate for LGBTQ students as part of a settlement reached between the American Civil Liberties...

The Latest: Officer's death: Searching at night for suspects

May. 21, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Maryland police officer killed in the line of duty Monday (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Baltimore County police say the search for a suspects or suspects in the death of a veteran female officer will continue through the night hours. Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson...

Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars

May. 21, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video. "Hi, Mommy," 10-year-old Robby says to...

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

May. 20, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the awards, opened the...