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GOP advances legislative maps; Democrats say process rushed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican lawmakers serving on a redistricting committee swiftly advanced proposed legislative and congressional maps Tuesday — just one day after the maps were completed — over the objections of Democrats, who say the process was rushed and the congressional...

Page school district superintendent rescinds his resignation

Oct. 26, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District who resigned Sunday after allegedly making a racist remark at a board meeting last week now intends to stay on the job. District officials shared Larry Wallen’s decision to rescind his...

DAs to school boards, Tennessee COVID session takes wide aim

Oct. 26, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are gearing up to take a broad swipe at officials who have had a role in maintaining COVID-19 pandemic protections, from school boards that passed mask mandates to a prosecutor who has pledged not to enforce the governor's order...

Louisiana facing worsening shortages of classroom teachers

Oct. 25, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's classroom teacher shortage is growing worse, with rising retirements and declining ranks of new teachers in districts around the state. The Advocate reports that the ranks of students in the LSU School of Education plunged 57% in the...

Local school board resignations triple in Minnesota

Oct. 25, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Contentious disagreements over COVID-19 policies and critical race theory have caused a significant increase in the number of local school board resignations in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota School Boards Association, nearly 70 board...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 25, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: What’s motivating someone to run for school board? Beware of one-issue candidates Concerned citizens in recent months have turned out at school board meetings to air their dissatisfaction with...

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Oct. 25, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd,...

Iowa superintendent's wife donates to school board candidate

Oct. 24, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of the Des Moines school district's superintendent is raising eyebrows with her $400 donation to a local school board candidate's campaign. School board experts and government watchdogs say the donation Jami Bassman Ahart made is legal...

Groups seek 2 districts with large Black voter bases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation for decades has consisted of a single African-American member, elected from the only district with a majority Black population. But with Black and mixed-race residents now making up more than 25%...

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. The Arizona Coalition of...