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Indiana school investigates photo of alleged Nazi salute

Jan. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis school district is investigating a photo posted on social media that appears to show students giving a Nazi salute. Zionsville Community Schools Superintendent Scott Robison sent an email Thursday saying the photo shows 14 students posing in the local high...

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

Jan. 18, 2019 2:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers picketed and rallied Friday as a strike against the giant Los Angeles Unified School District entered its fifth day with a new round of contract negotiations underway. Drums, whistles, shouts and honks from supportive motorists echoed through downtown as groups of teachers and...

Students post Nazi-themed photo for dance invitation

Jan. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials at a Minnesota high school wrote to parents after two students were pictured in a social media post doing a Nazi salute and holding a sign with references to Adolf Hitler. Jeff Erikson, principal at suburban Minnetonka High School, called the post "deeply offensive" in his note...

The Latest: Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day

Jan. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Teachers are picketing outside Los Angeles schools for a fifth day as negotiators work to end their strike against the nation's second-largest school district. The teachers plan a rally Friday in a downtown park...

Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in N Carolina schools

Jan. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since...

School official withdraws after protests over LGBT stance

Jan. 17, 2019 10:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students, but that didn't stop a torrent of vehement criticism that nearly led to her losing her current...

Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

Jan. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new...

The Latest: Attendance falls again amid LA teacher strike

Jan. 17, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles school teachers (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The Los Angeles Unified School District says student absences during the ongoing teacher strike have cost the district about $97 million over four days. Officials estimate slightly more than 83,900...

Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

Jan. 17, 2019 6:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that would commit Kansas to higher spending on public schools, expand its Medicaid health insurance program — and cut the state's annual funding for public pensions to help pay for her initiatives. Kelly's release of...

Lawsuit: Student told her skin was 'too dark' to perform

Jan. 17, 2019 4:40 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school's dance team after being told her skin was "too dark" and would clash with the color of the team's costumes. Camille Sturdivant also alleges she...