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Tempe Union to phase out having police officers on campuses

Oct. 14, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Another major Phoenix-area high school district has decided to stop having police officers assigned to its schools. The Tempe Union High School District' s board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to have the Phoenix and Tempe police departments phase out...

Contributions pour into partisan funds for legislators

Oct. 13, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political donations are pouring into special campaign-related funds for New Mexico state legislators in a nonelection year. The Brian Egolf Speakers Fund that bears the name of the Democratic House speaker on Tuesday reported contributions of just...

Borrowers denied student loan relief will get a second look

Oct. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Thousands of public servants who were rejected from a student loan forgiveness program will get their cases reviewed by the Education Department as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The settlement announced Wednesday...

Nevada election official to keep tax measures on 2022 ballot

Oct. 12, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official is challenging the status of two ballot measures that the state's largest teacher’s union promised to withdraw after successfully using them as bargaining chips and pressuring legislators to boost education funding. ...

App designed to save lives not popular with Florida teachers

Oct. 11, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An app designed to help save lives by targeting the location of an emergency at a school is not popular with teachers and other eligible employees because they don't trust it. In the two months it's been available, only 16% of school staff...

Local school boards emerge as hot races in November election

Oct. 09, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a school district near the Ohio state capital, school board members up for reelection this year have been subjected to a steady stream of lawsuits and attacks, both in-person and online. In another, an incumbent up for reelection who supports student mask...

In California, inconsistent school COVID rules are the norm

Oct. 08, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that schools are back in session, parents are mastering this year’s new school vocabulary: Modified quarantine, antigen vs. PCR testing and the so-called Swiss cheese model for keeping classrooms safe, which has become the butt of a few jokes. ...

Groups backing Murphy outstrip those supporting Ciattarelli

Oct. 06, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Political contributions from groups backing Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in this year's election so far outpace those supporting his Republican rival, Jack Ciattarelli, new figures out Wednesday showed. By far the biggest contributions have come...

Virginia GOP candidate tests school fight message for 2022

Oct. 06, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during the Virginia governor’s debate last week that he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his opponent pounced. Republican Glenn Youngkin quickly turned the footage...

In crisis-struck Lebanon, school year is gripped by chaos

Sep. 30, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — This fall, the academic year in Lebanon is gripped by the same chaos that has overwhelmed everything else in the country in its financial and economic meltdown. Thousands of teachers are on strike, demanding salary adjustments to cope with hyperinflation...