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Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Board to discuss applicants for education commissioner

Jun. 2, 2020 2:25 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Education plans to hold a virtual meeting to discuss applicants for education commissioner. The board plans a video teleconference on June 4 to review and discuss applications in a closed session, a statement from the Department of Education said. An open session...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gavin Grimm, who has become a national face for transgender students, speaks during a news conference held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. A federal appeals court is hearing arguments Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the case of Grimm who sued a Virginia school board after he was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school. A judge ruled last year that the Gloucester County School Board had discriminated against Grimm. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP, File)

Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban

May. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man barred from using the boys bathroom in high school argued that the policy discriminated against him and violated his constitutional rights. A judge ruled last year...

Applicants, nominations sought for education commissioner

May. 19, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are seeking applicants and nominations for the state's next education commissioner. Submissions for the position will be accepted through May 31, the Kentucky Department of Education said in a statement. The commissioner recommends and implements Kentucky Board of...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, Sen. Ben Sasse, D-Neb., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sasse’s attempt at humor during a speech at a Nebraska high school's online commencement, which included jokes about students’ fitness and psychologists and also blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak, has drawn strong criticism. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

US Sen. Sasse criticized for jokes in graduation speech

May. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse's attempt at humor during a speech at a Nebraska high school's online commencement — which included jokes about students' fitness and psychologists and also blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak — drew strong criticism. The Republican senator's...

Lawsuit over schools named for Confederate leaders dismissed

May. 15, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the NAACP in Virginia that sought to remove the names of Confederate leaders from two public schools, saying in part that because the schools opened more than 50 years ago, the statute of limitations had expired. U.S. District Judge Robert...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 13, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ May 12 The Bowling Green Daily News on local school districts' alternative graduation plans: The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic has disrupted the daily lives of everyone in the nation, and that is highly unfortunate. It has particularly affected schools, which have been...

Poll worker Eric Boson submits absentee ballots during the Wisconsin 7th District special election on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Oak Avenue Community Center in Marshfield, Wis. Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Tricia Zunker are vying to fill the vacancy left by Republican Sean Duffy, who resigned from the seat in September. (Tork Mason/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Trump-backed Tiffany wins Wisconsin congressional race

May. 12, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district, cheering Republicans even as Democrats argued the victory revealed vulnerabilities for the president among his base....

FILE - In this May 30, 2012, file photo, Rudy Crew, former head of schools in New York City and candidate for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's first Chief Education Officer, speaks at Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland, Ore. One of Georgia’s largest school districts is likely to be led by the former leader of New York City's school system. The DeKalb County school board members on Thursday, April 23, 2020, named Crew as their sole finalist to lead the 96,000-student district. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

In flip, Georgia system nixes ex-leader of New York schools

May. 12, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of Georgia’s largest school districts won't be hiring the former leader of school systems in New York City and Miami after board members were faced with complaints about his past record. DeKalb County school board members on Monday voted 4-3 to reject a contract for Rudy Crew to...

Alaska school board postpones decision on banned books

May. 8, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school board postponed a vote over rescinding a ban on selected English course books after taking public testimony on the issue that attracted national attention when a Grammy-winning rock group pledged to purchase the banned books for students. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough...