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Virtual charter school alleges slander by Oklahoma senator

Dec. 11, 2019 4:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school system has filed a lawsuit against a state senator, alleging he knowingly published false statements about the school. Epic Charter Schools filed the libel and slander lawsuit against Sen. Ron Sharp Monday in Oklahoma County District Court,...

Kentucky's new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delivering on a campaign promise to teachers who helped elect him, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his first day in office Tuesday to overhaul the state school board. In his inaugural address outside the state Capitol, the new Democratic governor proclaimed his support for public...

Former charter school teacher charged with sexual assault

Dec. 3, 2019 9:00 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut high school teacher has been charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student. Police say 30-year-old Patrick Dodds, of Bloomfield, was arrested in Enfield, New Hampshire at the request of Connecticut authorities. The former ninth-grade math teacher at...

Lengthy budget impasse taking toll on services in Michigan

Nov. 26, 2019 1:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When $525,000 in state funding was cut from a popular school truancy program she runs to help students in rural northeastern Michigan, Dorothy Pintar held off as long as possible on reducing staff. But last week, nearly two months into a budget impasse in the Capitol, she drove to...

Complications in school funding claims amid Indiana protest

Nov. 23, 2019 10:32 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans touted “record investment” in school spending and big teacher pay raises by some school districts in defending themselves as thousands of teachers turned out for a Statehouse rally this past week calling for a bigger boost in education funding....

Teacher sues online Oklahoma school over firing

Nov. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher is suing an online Oklahoma charter school, alleging she was fired after objecting to questionable enrollment practices. Ryan Aispuro is the fourth teacher to sue Epic Charter Schools, The Oklahoman reported. One teacher dropped her suit last week. In her lawsuit filed...

West Virginia editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Nov. 20 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on MLB minor league teams: Nothing is final. In fact, it’s just the beginning of negotiations. There is nothing set in stone that minor league baseball teams in three West Virginia cities, including Charleston, will...

Coalition hopes to create Oceti Sakowin charter schools

Nov. 18, 2019 7:22 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A coalition in South Dakota suggested to the State-Tribal Relations Committee that it pass legislation allowing Native Americans to create charter schools rooted in Oceti Sakowin language, culture and knowledge. The South Dakota Education Equity Coalition recently presented the idea...

Detroit charter school moves into refurbished building

Nov. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A public charter elementary school has moved from a church basement to a refurbished building in an eastside Detroit neighborhood. Detroit Prep held a ribbon-cutting Friday at a once-vacant school. The 43,500-square-foot (4,041-square-meter) building has been renovated and includes 21...

Charter school staff tries to help shooting victim

Nov. 15, 2019 7:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Staff members of a Chicago elementary school went to the aid of a man who was fatally shot as he waited in his car as his girlfriend dropped off her 6-year-old son for class. Chicago police say the gunman approached the 28-year-old victim as he sat in his SUV early Friday outside Moving...