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LSU suspends fraternity for alleged hazing, misconduct

May. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University fraternity has been suspended amid hazing and misconduct allegations. The Advocate reports university officials confirmed that LSU's Pi Kappa Phi chapter will be closed until May 2023 after university police issued misdemeanor charges last month against...

2 Utah high schools feud over game day allegations

May. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Two Utah high schools have called for disciplinary action against each other over allegations of racial slurs, threats and an attempted assault following boys' basketball games. Lawyers for the school and district argued their cases Monday before a Utah High School Activities...

Correction: Gunman Tackled story

May. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a student who brought a gun to a school in Portland, Oregon, The Associated Press based on information from police reported erroneously the name of a person authorities say was tackled after bringing the weapon into a classroom. The student was Angel Granados...

University of Kentucky to continue recycling paper

May. 20, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A decision by one Kentucky city to suspend paper recycling won't affect the University of Kentucky or nearby cities and counties. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Rumpke says it is trying to find a buyer for recycled paper and urged the governments it serves to continue recycling...

District denounces racist photo; students face discipline

May. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A Utah school districts is condemning a racist photo posted on social media and says students involved in its creation will be disciplined. News outlets reported that the photo with Confederate flag backdrop contained a racial slur and an apparent reference to hunting blacks while...

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

May. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation,"...

Minneapolis school uses boxing to address behavioral issues

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his daily classroom rounds, Morgan McDonald looks for early signs of tension among students at Lucy Laney Elementary School. Check-ins with teachers are one way McDonald, a student support specialist, tries to head off fights at the north Minneapolis elementary school. "Let's say,...

2 racist incidents reported at Clark County schools

May. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County School District says it has taken "administrative action" after a student left a note with a swastika and threatening message on a Jewish student's desk at Escobedo Middle School. The district says it has zero-tolerance for racist incidents and contacted the student's...

School board suspends policy barring graduation memorials

May. 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah school district has suspended a policy that prohibited schools from memorializing deceased students at graduation ceremonies. The Standard-Examiner reports the Ogden School Board voted Thursday to suspend the policy following an effort by Ben Lomond High School students to...

Prosecutors: Principal tried to lure, assault former student

May. 17, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey middle school principal tried to sexually assault a 16-year-old former student. Paul Iantosca was suspended from his post at Valleyview Middle School in Denville following his arrest, which was announced Friday. It wasn't known if he's retained an...