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UN experts take Russia to task over deported Ukrainian children and a 'military agenda' in schools

Feb. 08, 2024 11:31 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of U.N.-backed experts that focuses on children's human rights called Thursday on Russia to prevent efforts to rewrite school curricula and textbooks to reflect the government's “political and military agenda,” including over the war in Ukraine. The...

Conservative Nebraska lawmakers push bills that would intertwine religion with public education

Feb. 05, 2024 20:33 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers who want to intertwine religion with school curriculum in Republican-dominated Nebraska presented a slew of bills Monday to the state Legislature’s education committee. The list includes a bill that would give parents more control over...

Arizona governor proposes overhauling school vouchers to address growing budget deficit

Jan. 12, 2024 20:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has proposed requiring students to attend public school for 100 days before becoming eligible for a voucher program in a move designed to rein in the skyrocketing costs and reduce the number of participants. The proposal is a key...

New York governor pushes for overhaul of reading education as test scores lag

Jan. 03, 2024 19:19 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that she will push for schools in the state to reemphasize phonics in literacy education programs, a potential overhaul that comes as many states revamp curriculums amid low reading scores. The proposal would require the...

Missouri school board to reinstate Black history classes with new curriculum

Dec. 28, 2023 18:48 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Students at a suburban St. Louis school district can continue to take elective Black history courses, school leaders announced Thursday in a reversal of a vote last week by the conservative-led school board to end the classes. But the Francis Howell School District...

UN is seeking to verify that Afghanistan's Taliban are letting girls study at religious schools

Dec. 20, 2023 20:09 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is seeking to verify reports that Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers are allowing girls of all ages to study at Islamic religious schools that are traditionally boys-only, the U.N.’s top official in the country said Wednesday. U.N. special...

Taliban’s abusive education policies harm boys as well as girls in Afghanistan, rights group says

Dec. 05, 2023 20:36 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban’s “abusive” educational policies are harming boys as well as girls in Afghanistan, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Wednesday. The Taliban have been globally condemned for banning girls and women from secondary school and...

Plan to add teaching of Holocaust, genocide to science education draws questions from Maine teachers

Dec. 04, 2023 00:18 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Teachers and science advocates are voicing skepticism about a Maine proposal to update standards to incorporate teaching about genocide, eugenics and the Holocaust into middle school science education. They argue that teachers need more training before introducing such...