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Paper's contempt motion up in Florida school shooting case

Aug. 15, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A school board is asking a judge to hold a newspaper in contempt in the case of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Attorneys say the motion against the South Florida Sun Sentinel is scheduled to be heard Wednesday. The Broward County board claims the newspaper...

Alabama high school quits playing 'Dixie' at football games

Aug. 14, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

ARAB, Ala. (AP) — A rural Alabama high school is ending its tradition of playing "Dixie" at football games. John Mullins, superintendent of city schools in Arab, said he made the decision to quit playing the song at Arab (AY-rab) High School, but not because of any "external pressure." Leaders in the...

Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

Aug. 13, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows Oklahoma schools continue to struggle filling classroom positions after the largest teacher pay raise in state history. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association survey released Monday says another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies...

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

Aug. 10, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the gainful employment regulation should be scrapped entirely, arguing...

Paper: Judge must reject contempt effort over Parkland story

Aug. 10, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper urged a judge Friday to reject a school board's effort to have it and two reporters held in contempt for publishing a story on the educational background of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The Broward County school board sought the contempt...

The Latest: School district defends its response to massacre

Aug. 9, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of February's mass shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:50 p.m. School officials in a Florida county are defending themselves from criticism leveled by the parents and spouses of victims of February's high school massacre. The Broward...

School massacre relatives want school board ousted

Aug. 9, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The parents and spouses of the Florida high school massacre's victims called Thursday for the ouster of their county's school board, saying the members haven't done enough to bolster security before students return to class next week. Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland,...

Paper faces contempt for story on school shooting suspect

Aug. 7, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper faced an ethical dilemma after a school district's mistake exposed details that were supposed to be redacted from its lengthy examination of the education of school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The material two judges had ordered kept secret shows that...

Report: Schools ran Parkland suspect's education properly

Aug. 3, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Broward County schools officials in general properly handled the special-needs education of troubled Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, according to an independent report released late Friday on the orders of a judge. The 70-page report , much of which is heavily redacted...

Student who supports gun rights sues school over protest

Aug. 3, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school student and her father are suing a school district and several administrators alleging her civil rights were violated when she showed support for gun rights during an anti-school violence walkout. Madison Oster, 16, and her father, Jeremy Oster, filed the...