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Principal who asked student to remove Trump jersey replaced

Oct. 15, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

ANGIER, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school district has replaced a high school principal for asking a student to remove a jersey with "Trump" on the back. News outlets report the Harnett County School District announced a new Harnett Central High School principal in a Friday release that said students had...

Trump visit to university sparks opposition from faculty

Oct. 11, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's planned visit to Eastern Kentucky University has sparked opposition at the school. Trump's campaign is planning a rally Saturday to support Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who's in a tight race with Democrat Amy McGrath for the Sixth District seat. News outlets...

Transgender girl barred from all locker rooms gets apology

Oct. 11, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district superintendent has apologized to a transgender middle schooler who was barred from using the boys' or girls' locker rooms during an active shooter drill. The Free-Lance Star reports Stafford Public Schools superintendent Scott Kizner also reiterated that...

George Taliaferro, 1st black drafted by NFL team, dies at 91

Oct. 9, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91. The university spoke with Taliaferro's family about his death in Mason, Ohio,...

Detroit school board approves purchase of hydration stations

Oct. 9, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About $3 million for water hydration stations and related expenditures was approved Tuesday by Detroit's school board as the district deals with high levels of lead and copper in some school water fixtures. Board members also agreed to the continued use of water coolers in all school...

The Latest: Detroit board OKs money for hydration stations

Oct. 9, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on unsafe levels of lead and copper found in drinking fountains and water fixtures in Detroit schools (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Detroit Public Schools Community District school board has approved spending of about $3 million on hydration stations and related expenditure...

Band halftime show depicts police at gunpoint, stirs anger

Oct. 6, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A high school band's halftime performance depicting police being held at gunpoint is fueling anger in a Mississippi city where two police officers were recently slain. Pictures of the Forest Hill High School band's performance circulated on social media Saturday, showing students...

School official sorry for saying girls 'ruin everything'

Oct. 5, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school official has apologized after he explained his ban on athletic shorts saying "blame the girls, because they pretty much ruin everything." News outlets report Soddy-Daisy High School athletic director and assistant principal Jared Hensley said in a statement...

Maryland councilman apologizes for posts about Muslims

Oct. 5, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland councilman has apologized to the president of a local Muslim council for sharing social media posts some say were Islamophobic and xenophobic. The president of the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council, Rudwan Abu-Rumman, tells The Capital that county Councilman John Grasso...

Kentucky advances new standards for high school diplomas

Oct. 3, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country. But last year, state officials said, only 65 percent of those graduates met standards preparing them for college or a career. That's why the Kentucky Board of Education...