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Principal could be fired in 2 weeks over Holocaust comment

Jul. 11, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A recently reassigned Florida high school principal could be fired this month for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." Palm Beach County schools spokesman Andrew Ruiz said Thursday that the district's board will likely vote July 24 on...

Principal may lose job over comment about Holocaust

Jul. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school superintendent is recommending that a recently reassigned high school principal should lose his job for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." Palm Beach County Superintendent Donald Fennoy said in videotaped statement...

Florida principal reassigned over Holocaust comments

Jul. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school principal is being reassigned for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." The Palm Beach County school district said Monday that Spanish River High School Principal William Latson will be reassigned to a district job. The...

San Francisco to paint over historic George Washington mural

Jul. 4, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. The...

Bethany College's president to take job with Kentucky school

Jul. 1, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The president of Bethany College in Kansas has resigned to take a job leading Georgetown College in Kentucky. The Salina Journal reports that William Jones will be introduced Wednesday as the new president of the small liberal arts Baptist college in Kentucky. Jones arrived at...

Racist, anti-gay student flyers challenge Wyoming district

Jun. 30, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The leaflets distributed by students at a junior high school told pre-teens to "Join the KKK" and that "It's not OK to be gay." In the capital of the state known for the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, school officials have worked to respond to the spring incident....

State budget among host of new laws taking effect on July 1

Jun. 30, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state budget, a slightly higher fee for ride-hailing services and permission for young students to self-apply sunscreen while at school are among a host of new laws set to take effect in Connecticut. July 1 marks the first of several key dates when a large number of new laws...

Charter renewed for Colorado school where shooting happened

Jun. 29, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado school that was the site of a fatal shooting received a conditional five-year renewal of its charter on Saturday that requires it to meet certain reporting, staffing and safety requirements, such as the hiring of additional security personnel. The contract approved...

Vermont College of Fine Arts has interim president

Jun. 29, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The board of the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier has appointed an interim school president. The Times Argus reports that Leslie Ward will succeed Tom Greene, the school's founder and president, who announced earlier this month that he is stepping down. Greene plans to...

Fatal shooting complicates future of Colorado charter school

Jun. 28, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Questions about security at a Colorado school where a shooting killed a student and wounded eight others have reshaped a battle over the charter school's future, prompting emotional reactions from students and parents who consider it a haven for kids who struggled in traditional public...