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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...

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...

The Latest: Some exchange students urged to leave Hong Kong

Nov. 13, 2019 12:19 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. Several Nordic students at Hong Kong Baptist University are being moved because anti-government demonstrators are on the school grounds. Student Elina Neverdal Hjoennevaag told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday that they...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a boat...

Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be...

NY Governor: Students' plot to attack school foiled

Nov. 8, 2019 5:37 PM EST

Three middle-school students have been charged with plotting to kill multiple people at their upstate New York school with guns and explosives, authorities said Friday. The Albion Middle School students were arrested Thursday after investigators determined a threat that started on an online gaming app was...

Georgia high school students sickened by unknown substance

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — Four high school students outside Atlanta were being treated Friday at area hospitals after ingesting an unknown substance and one student was arrested. In a statement, Henry County Schools spokesman J.D. Hardin says emergency personnel and school resource officers responded to a...

Police to seek hazing-related charges for 3 football players

Nov. 8, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three football players at a Catholic high school in suburban Detroit should face charges after an investigation found some players were subjected to hazing involving a broomstick, police said Friday. The investigation began last week after all-boys De La Salle Collegiate said it would...

Law governing when fall classes can start leads to grumbles

Nov. 8, 2019 10:46 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in one of Missouri's largest school districts are grumbling as they work to comply with a new state law that requires them to wait until late August to begin classes. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the proposed 2020-21 calendar for 25,000-student school...

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who...