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Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...

Indigenous people bring different Thanksgiving perspective

Nov. 25, 2021 08:02 AM EST

BLUFF, Utah (AP) — Willson Atene remembers making feather headdresses out of construction paper at his school in San Juan County. He also remembers being taught the traditional Thanksgiving story of friendship between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Atene lives in Salt...

Virginia school system returns books it pulled after outcry

Nov. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said Tuesday it was returning two books to library shelves, two months after they were pulled for a formal review prompted by complaints that they contained obscene sexual material. Committees that included...

Cooper approves bill formalizing NC prep sports oversight

Nov. 23, 2021 15:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper approved a measure Tuesday for a new governing structure for high school sports. The new law allows the State Board of Education to create a formal agreement with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association,...

Prior Lake school board members walk out after confrontation

Nov. 23, 2021 09:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a school board in the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake walked out of a special meeting late Monday as they were confronted by activists who said racism permeates the school district. Students and activists have pushed the board to take...

Former N. Carolina school superintendent to repay district

Nov. 22, 2021 12:50 PM EST

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina education administrator has reached an agreement with his former school system to pay back more than $30,000 of unauthorized travel expenses he accumulated during his time in office. The Nash County Board of Education...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...

Group collecting signatures to eliminate state board of ed

Nov. 21, 2021 17:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A petition drive is underway to change the Nebraska constitution and eliminate the state Board of Education. The proposal would shift oversight of the Education Department into the governor's office and eliminate the elected board, but backers would...

Learning center expands Greenbrier after-school programs

Nov. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EST

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — After school programs, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants, have expanded in Greenbrier County over the past few years. At the Tuesday, November 9, Greenbrier County Board of Education meeting, Vicky Cline, Director of...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...