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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,...

MIT provost returns to alma mater RPI as next president

Nov. 23, 2021 11:55 AM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — The provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who completed his bachelor's degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is returning to the New York school as its next president. Martin A. Schmidt has been named RPI's 19th president by the...

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...

UNH athletic director Marty Scarano to retire next year

Nov. 23, 2021 08:51 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire Director of Athletics Marty Scarano says he will retire following the 2021-2022 academic year. Scarano is in his 22nd year at UNH and his 41st in college athletics. “I have cherished the privilege...

Ricketts rails against U. of Nebraska chancellor, race plan

Nov. 22, 2021 16:49 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts railed Monday against the chancellor of the University of Nebraska's flagship campus in Lincoln, saying he was misled about a plan designed to address racial disparities on campus, even as the university system's president tried to de-escalate the...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...