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Opponents say critical race theory ban is 'anti-truth'

Oct. 15, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided state school board has cemented rules that ban so-called critical race theory teachings from K-12 classrooms and limit how educators can talk about race in the classroom. The decision drew sharp criticism from opponents who said the...

Kansas legislators press state school board on race theory

Oct. 13, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Chairpersons of the House and Senate education committees took the Kansas State Board of Education to task Wednesday because they don’t think the panel is taking seriously enough lawmakers’ and parents’ concerns about how race and racism are discussed in schools. ...

Montana reaches record COVID-19 hospitalizations at 510

Oct. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reached a record number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday while one district moved its middle and high school classes to virtual learning to slow the spread of the respiratory virus among students, few of whom follow the school's mask mandate,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 9, 2021. Editorial: Families are mourning too many, it’s time for all of us to protect each other We’ve lost over 80 people to COVID-19 in Floyd County since the beginning of July and many, if not most, of these deaths...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Oct. 11, 2021. Editorial: Don’t Arizona our North Carolina Republican legislators in North Carolina are pushing to inspect voting machines used in Durham County during the 2020 presidential election, in search of the invisible...

Louisiana intends to scrap school letter grades this year

Oct. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top school board Wednesday agreed to shelve letter grades for public schools this year because of the coronavirus outbreak, assuming the federal government signs off on the move as expected. The action from the state Board of...

Salem-Keizer school boards adopts anti-racism resolution

Oct. 13, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem-Keizer school board has voted to adopt a resolution outlining the board’s commitment to equity and anti-racism. The Tuesday night vote was 4-2. The district is the second largest in Oregon with more than 40,000 students. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: No Nobel for ignoble legislators It usually doesn’t require the award of a Nobel Prize to demonstrate how wrong-headed Pennsylvania state legislators can be in crafting public policy based on their...

School concerned about sportsmanship after new soccer record

Oct. 12, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A school board in northern Michigan plans to send a protest over sportsmanship following a soccer player's 16-goal record-setting game against a winless team. The backlash over Kevin Hubbell's performance continued Monday night at a meeting of the...

Judge: Knox County may issue school mask mandate exemptions

Oct. 12, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday slightly tweaked his order requiring Knox County schools implement a school mask mandate, saying officials would be allowed to approve exemptions on a case by case basis. In his 14-page ruling, however, U.S. District...