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High School in Shoreline closed over threats to reopen

Dec. 11, 2019 9:56 PM EST

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Classes and all after-school activities at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington, were canceled Wednesday after school officials received “multiple tips” about potential threats, according to the school’s website. The Seattle Times reports the school...

Threats against Wisconsin schools found not credible

Dec. 11, 2019 7:39 PM EST

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Classes are set to resume Thursday after two high schools in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District were closed because of threats made on social media. The district says the threats were found not to be credible. No new threats have emerged. District administrators say...

Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power

Dec. 11, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The new Democratic...

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,...

Teacher resigns after student complaint of conduct

Dec. 11, 2019 2:05 PM EST

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A veteran high school teacher in New Hampshire resigned and surrendered his teaching license after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, a school district superintendent said. Seascoastonline.com reports Superintendent Bill Lupini sent parents a...

Board member resigns then changes his mind after LGBT vote

Dec. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school board member who quit after a vote to expand protections for LGBTQ students and staff has rescinded his resignation. Vice President Mike Rodee brought up concerns about potential litigation in voting against a statement that said the district would not discriminate...

Schools director gets 7-day suspension for flasher costume

Dec. 11, 2019 10:31 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An administrator for a Florida school district has been suspended for seven days because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher. The Broward School Board decided at a meeting Tuesday that Mary Coker’s decision to wear the costume didn’t warrant a...

Kansas state board asks districts to pass strict vaping bans

Dec. 11, 2019 9:57 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education has voted to encourage school districts to pass strict vaping bans. The policy approved unanimously Tuesday calls for prohibiting students and staff from using, possessing or promoting any tobacco products, including vape pens, while they’re on...

District apologizes for assignment comparing value of slaves

Dec. 11, 2019 9:41 AM EST

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school district has apologized for an assignment that asked middle school students to compare the value of slaves and white people. The mother of a student at Kannapolis Middle School posted a picture of the assignment on Facebook, news outlets reported. It was...

Board sets election on $290M Lincoln school bond measure

Dec. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The school board has scheduled a special election Feb. 11 so voters can decide whether to issue $290 million in bonds to build two more high schools, an elementary and other facilities. The board voted unanimously Tuesday for the bond resolution and authorized district officials to buy...