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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...

Evers vetoes bill allowing schools to release parents’ names

Nov. 21, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a bill that would have allowed public schools to release the names of students' parents and guardians in student directories. Evers vetoed the measure Thursday, citing privacy concerns. Opponents had argued that allowing people to obtain the names of...

School board sues to stop residents from changing districts

Nov. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school board is heading back to federal court to stop a state law that allows residents to easily change their assigned school district.  The Plain Local school board's counsel filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court to challenge the law from being enforced. The...

Count of homeless students in state increases 2%

Nov. 21, 2019 3:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New data from the Oregon Department of Education shows the number of homeless students in Oregon increased 2% last school year, continuing a trend over the last decade. In the 2018-19 school year, 22,215 students were either living on the street, in shelters, in temporary housing or...

Parents look for answers after autistic son chokes at school

Nov. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple whose autistic teenager died after choking on a latex glove say they have concerns about the way the public school system handles students with special needs. The Capital Gazette reports 17-year-old Bowen Levy died on Nov. 10, five days after he choked on a glove at...

Dogs maul 11-year-old boy at Minnesota bus stop

Nov. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EST

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old Maplewood boy is recovering after two dogs attacked him as he got off his school bus. Sixth-grader Carter McKay got off the bus after classes at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood Monday afternoon. His mother, Christina Frokjer, says two dogs were standing in his...

In reversal, Tennessee aims to keep vouchers not taxable

Nov. 21, 2019 9:40 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reversing course, Tennessee’s Department of Education says it aims to ensure its school vouchers won’t be taxable. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said Wednesday the law’s intent is that vouchers be considered scholarships not subject to taxation, and...

Illinois governor’s order restricts timeout rooms in schools

Nov. 20, 2019 7:39 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday ordered the state’s public schools to immediately restrict the use of isolation rooms for students who don’t pose a clear safety risk. The Democrat said he directed the Illinois State Board of Education to issue emergency rules...

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...

3 Glendale schools cancel classes; rain causes power outages

Nov. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Glendale Elementary School District officials say classes were canceled at three schools because of weather-related power outages. They say Bicentennial South School, William C. Jack Elementary School, and Don Mensendick School were affected by Wednesday’s storms that produced...