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FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Detroit Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, speaks in Detroit. A commission on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The last time the district was fully in charge was in 2009, before a series of...

Panel restores control of Detroit Public School’s finances to elected school board after 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 1:44 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Panel restores control of Detroit Public School’s finances to elected school board after 11 years of state oversight.

Kansas state school board on ballots amid COVID-19 scrutiny

Oct. 24, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans are electing two state Board of Education members this fall as the panel has gained attention amid the coronavirus pandemic for its decision not to mandate a delay in the start of school. In the Kansas City area, Democrat Melanie Haas, an information technology consultant, is...

Alabama system pays $250,000 to oust school superintendent

Oct. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama school system decided to pay $250,000 to oust a superintendent who has been on leave since the FBI searched his home in June. School board members in Athens voted unanimously Thursday to buy out the contract of Trey Holladay, who had received his monthly salary of...

Schools leader quits after appearing to mock Asian names

Oct. 22, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The chairperson of the Boston school board resigned Thursday after appearing to mock Asian names during a virtual meeting. Michael Loconto made the comments during a long meeting Wednesday night to discuss a proposal to drop admissions tests for the city’s elite exam schools for one...

School board votes to retire Raiders name, arrowhead mascot

Oct. 22, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Rutland city school board has voted to retire the high school's Rutland Raider nickname and arrowhead mascot and have the school administration and student body come up with a mascot “that would be more inclusive and welcoming." The vote was 6-4 on Tuesday night during a...

Panel recommends renaming school honoring Atlanta editor

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A committee is recommending that an Atlanta school now named for a newspaper editor who advocated for white supremacy after the Civil War be renamed for a Mississippi-born Black journalist who exposed atrocities including lynchings. An Atlanta school board panel recommended Tuesday that...

Idaho OKs contract to distribute low-income education money

Oct. 19, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Monday approved a contract with Florida-based vendor ClassWallet to distribute $50 million in federal coronavirus emergency money to low-income families to help children learn during the coronavirus pandemic. The Idaho State Board of Education awarded the no-bid...

White principal fired for post about 'Black Lives Matter'

Oct. 19, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A white Vermont school principal was fired for a post on social media in June that was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mount Ascutney School Board's decision was released on Friday and concluded that the statements of Tiffany Riley, the principal of Windsor High School,...

Board votes against problematic online learning program

Oct. 16, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Board of Education has approved phasing out distance learning curriculum that parents and teachers complained contained racist and sexist content and will send parents a letter acknowledging the Acellus program was selected hastily during the pandemic without proper vetting. The...