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Safety policy not enforced before Michigan school shooting

Nov. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — Policies and procedures that could have prevented a mass shooting that left four students dead at a Michigan high school last year were approved earlier but never implemented, two former school board officials said Monday. Tom Donnelly and Korey Bailey, who...

Justice Thurgood Marshall's wife 'Cissy' Marshall dies at 94

Nov. 22, 2022 18:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall, the wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who worked alongside the civil rights champion at the NAACP, died Tuesday at the age of 94, the Supreme Court announced. Marshall’s husband became the high court’s...

Mississippi selects new superintendent of education

Nov. 21, 2022 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Robert Taylor, a 30-year educator and deputy state superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, has been chosen to serve as Mississippi’s new state superintendent of education. A Mississippi native and University of Southern...

Supreme Court turns away school's appeal of sex-assault case

Nov. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Virginia school board that says it shouldn't be held liable for the alleged sexual assault of a student by a classmate on a band trip. The court without comment on Monday rejected the appeal from the...

Legislation causes confusion among school officials

Nov. 19, 2022 03:11 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Alachua County school district is in the midst of reviewing its LGBTQ critical support guide to fall in line with new state regulations that took effect last month. The move comes after the Florida State Board of Education unanimously approved a new...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 17, 2022 15:23 PM EST

The Intelligencer. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Improving Health In West Virginia West Virginians have known for generations that our state has among the highest rates in the nation of heart disease and other health issues. New research suggests that cardiac arrest...

3rd investigation finds no contamination at Missouri school

Nov. 16, 2022 14:08 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Another round of testing found no harmful radioactive contamination at a Missouri elementary school, leaving school board members to wonder if there really is any risk at the now-shuttered school. Jana Elementary School in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant...

Board fires schools chief after Parkland massacre report

Nov. 15, 2022 20:50 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The superintendent of Florida's second-largest school district was fired after a late-night motion from a board member appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis following a grand jury report into the Parkland school massacre. The board voted 5-4 to dismiss...

EXPLAINER: The history behind 'parents' rights' in schools

Nov. 14, 2022 14:16 PM EST

The movement for “parents' rights” saw many of its candidates come up short in this year's midterm elections. But if history is any guide, the cause is sure to live on — in one form or another. Activists through the generations have stood up for a range of things in the name...

'Too hyperbolic'? School board parental rights push falters

Nov. 14, 2022 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups that sought to get hundreds of “parents’ rights” activists elected to local school boards largely fell short in last week's midterm elections, notching notable wins in some Republican strongholds but failing to gain a groundswell of support among...