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School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban

Feb. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and moved to...

Where are Stoneman Douglas students, parents, officials now?

Feb. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pushed students, parents, officials and others into the national limelight, something most never sought. A look at where some of the most prominent are today: STUDENTS EMMA GONZALEZ -- Gonzalez, 19, became known...

Kentucky school district votes to close, merge with neighbor

Feb. 14, 2019 2:05 AM EST

SILVER GROVE, Ky. (AP) — The school board of Silver Grove, Kentucky, has voted to close and merge with the school district in Campbell County. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Silver Grove board voted for the merger Monday. The board also approved a tentative merger agreement requiring the county...

California school rejects change of name tied to Confederacy

Feb. 13, 2019 3:31 PM EST

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — There's a battle brewing in Dixie ... California. Officials in a city north of San Francisco have refused for now to change the 150-year-old name of the Dixie School District, despite criticism from some who say it evokes the Confederacy and slavery. After more than five hours of...

The Latest: Dixie school district to keep its name for now

Feb. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EST

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's Dixie School District considering a name change (all times local): 6:45 a.m. The Dixie School District in the California city of San Rafael has voted against changing its name that some have said is linked to the Confederacy and slavery but agreed to...

The Latest: Denver teachers extend their strike into 3rd day

Feb. 13, 2019 12:59 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 11 p.m. Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal. Tuesday's talks came a day after more than half of the city's teachers walked off...

Indiana school board rejects changes over drag queen program

Feb. 12, 2019 5:30 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana school board has rejected calls for the removal of its three library board appointees following criticism of an upcoming library program in which men in drag will read to children. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Board of Trustees heard 45 minutes of...

Parkland mom: 'I feel that Alyssa is still coming home'

Feb. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Every morning, Lori Alhadeff makes breakfast for her two boys, gets dressed and sprays on her daughter's Victoria's Secret perfume. The scent is part of her armor, propelling her through her whirlwind of a day as she fields hundreds of emails and juggles two phones, a constant...

Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement

Feb. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor's staff. They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired high school coach Doug Rosfeld as director of...

Denver teachers go on strike in latest US educator walkout

Feb. 11, 2019 5:56 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Striking teachers picketed outside of schools and marched through Denver's streets Monday as car horns blared in support of the latest U.S. walkout amid a swell of educator activism in at least a half-dozen states over the last year. Just over half of the 4,725 teachers called in absent for...