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Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

Aug. 21, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and Stanford...

Sign at high school named for Cardinal Wuerl is vandalized

Aug. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A sign at a Roman Catholic high school in Pennsylvania named for Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been vandalized with paint. Monday is the first day of school for North Catholic High School. It is part of the Pittsburgh Diocese, where Wuerl was bishop from 1988 to 2006. Wuerl is now archbishop...

Shooting prompts officials to move football game start times

Aug. 20, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is making security changes after shots rang out during a high school football game, injuring two people on the outskirts of the stadium. The incident happened Friday night during the game between Palm Beach Central and Dwyer high schools near West Palm...

Maryland private school investigating alleged sexual abuse

Aug. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge, a newspaper reported. The Washington Post reports two Baltimore lawyers are leading the investigation into allegations at the...

Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

Aug. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at Rising...

US school districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters

Aug. 18, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning...

The Latest: Boy accused in stabbing not a known troublemaker

Aug. 17, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing attack at an Oklahoma high school (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who used a knife to attack a female classmate during a school assembly in central Oklahoma didn't have a reputation as a troublemaker. Luther Police Chief David...

Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too

Aug. 16, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom, and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's...

Police: Boy repeatedly stabs girl during school assembly

Aug. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday and she was airlifted to a hospital, a local sheriff's spokesman said. Mark Opgrande, spokesman for the Oklahoma County sheriff, said the...

Teacher who portrayed Nazi at pro wrestling events keeps job

Aug. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

ROYERSFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania teacher who portrays a Nazi villain named Blitzkrieg at local professional wrestling events can keep his teaching job. The superintendent of the Spring-Ford Area School District says an investigation of sixth-grade teacher Kevin Bean found no evidence that he violated...