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Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 18:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 29, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Nebraskans should reject radical overhaul of state education board, department Societies should hold fast to an important guiding principle for government: avoid a heavy centralizing of power. This is why...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Danville students to vote Friday on new school nickname

Nov. 29, 2021 05:13 AM EST

DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Students in Danville will soon be deciding on the school's new nickname, after the school board voted in March to end the use of the “Indians” following hours of testimony from students, teachers, alumni and community members. A committee of...

Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...

Indigenous people bring different Thanksgiving perspective

Nov. 25, 2021 08:02 AM EST

BLUFF, Utah (AP) — Willson Atene remembers making feather headdresses out of construction paper at his school in San Juan County. He also remembers being taught the traditional Thanksgiving story of friendship between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Atene lives in Salt...

Virginia school system returns books it pulled after outcry

Nov. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said Tuesday it was returning two books to library shelves, two months after they were pulled for a formal review prompted by complaints that they contained obscene sexual material. Committees that included...

Cooper approves bill formalizing NC prep sports oversight

Nov. 23, 2021 15:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper approved a measure Tuesday for a new governing structure for high school sports. The new law allows the State Board of Education to create a formal agreement with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association,...

Prior Lake school board members walk out after confrontation

Nov. 23, 2021 09:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a school board in the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake walked out of a special meeting late Monday as they were confronted by activists who said racism permeates the school district. Students and activists have pushed the board to take...

Former N. Carolina school superintendent to repay district

Nov. 22, 2021 12:50 PM EST

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina education administrator has reached an agreement with his former school system to pay back more than $30,000 of unauthorized travel expenses he accumulated during his time in office. The Nash County Board of Education...