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Some Texas schools may call slavery 'involuntary relocation'

Jun. 30, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Public schools in Texas would describe slavery to second graders as “involuntary relocation” under new social studies standards proposed to the state's education board. A group of nine educators submitted the idea to the State Board of Education as part of...

Ohio school district sued over 'anti-racism' teaching ban

Jun. 30, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on “anti-racism” instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned. At issue is a resolution to create “a culture of kindness”...

Brookland-Cayce High gets warning about graduation needs

Jun. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school has been warned it could lose its accreditation if it doesn't correct problems that allowed some students to graduate without meeting requirements, the state Education Department said. Brookland-Cayce High School also allowed some...

NC speaker: Parents' bill with LGBTQ limits might be shelved

Jun. 15, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina “Parents' Bill of Rights” measure pushed by Senate Republicans but condemned by LGBTQ activists and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper may not get a final vote in the House before this year's session ends soon, Speaker Tim Moore said on Wednesday. ...

No A-to-F grades for Georgia public schools for third year

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will go a third year without assigning A-to-F grades to public schools and districts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the federal government waived part of the requirements for the state's normal evaluation system. Instead, the state will publish...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 09, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 8, 2022. Editorial: Ensure SC taxpayers get money’s worth from school voucher program We still believe the S.C. Legislature needs to finally get serious about fixing the problems with the public schools it owns rather than paying parents...

Many Maine schools need to test for lead in drinking water

Jun. 06, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are extending a deadline for schools to test for lead in drinking water. Lead exposure can cause health and behavioral problems, especially in young children. It can enter drinking water through lead pipes. The Maine...

NC parents' bill blocking K-3 LGBTQ curriculum clears Senate

Jun. 01, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina “Parents' Bill of Rights" legislation that in part would prohibit instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 public school curriculum was approved Wednesday by the state Senate. The near party-line vote suggests a likely...

Arizona governor hopeful Lake seeks expanded school choice

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for Arizona governor, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of school choice options for parents. Lake also called for banning mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine...

District cancels school after elevated lead levels found

May. 07, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Mount Blue Regional School District canceled school on Friday after test results showed elevated levels of lead in nearly half of the drinking fountains and faucets. The tests at the eight schools were completed at the end of March...