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Kansas City school district increases substitute teacher pay

Nov. 17, 2019 10:43 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City school district is increasing the pay of its substitute teachers in a move to address a shortage that is plaguing classrooms around the metro. Michael Weishaar, interim superintendent of the Center School District, said the district decided to increase its pay rate for...

Ohio high school senior wins school board seat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:32 AM EST

BATH, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kahoe was eager to discuss his recent election to the Revere Board of Education and his plans for the position, from increasing transparency between the board and the community to improving school safety. But first, the 18-year-old high school senior had to finish up his classes for...

Little Rock teachers consider options after one-day strike

Nov. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers could strike again or take other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local district and the loss of collective bargaining rights, the head of the city’s teachers union said Friday, a day after hundreds of educators walked out for the first...

College president wants founder’s name removed from building

Nov. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of a private liberal arts college in Minnesota is asking his board of trustees to remove the school founder’s name from a campus building over concerns about his racist and sexist views in the 1800s. The Star Tribune reports that Macalester College leader Brian...

South Dakota academic named new Nebraska college president

Nov. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A South Dakota academic has been named as the newest president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that the Western Community College Area Board of Governors announced the hire of Carmen Simone late Thursday evening. Simone is...

Parents charged with allowing underage drinking party

Nov. 15, 2019 2:30 PM EST

BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — A member of a Connecticut town’s school board and her husband have been charged with allowing an underage drinking party in their home. Alison Romkey, and her husband, Eric Romkey, were charged this week with multiple counts of permitting and/or failing to halt a minor to...

Smith named superintendent of Mississippi school district

Nov. 15, 2019 12:15 PM EST

TIPLERSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has a new leader at its helm. The North Tippah School Board voted Thursday to name Scott Smith the new superintendent of education beginning in January. The vote took place during the school board's regular monthly meeting. Smith, a Walnut native, is...

Utah Charter School Board seeks more power to stop closures

Nov. 15, 2019 11:54 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The board that oversees Utah charter schools has asked state lawmakers to give them more authority, saying they do not have the power to intervene before a school fails. The Utah State Charter School Board made the request after one charter school closed earlier this year and another...

School board votes to make good on scholarship mix-up

Nov. 15, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school system plans to make good on a mistaken pledge to give five high school students annual scholarships of $2,000 each. Five seniors from the class of 2019 were nominated by their Norfolk schools for a statewide award that recognizes academically successful students who...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 11:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...