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Indiana school firing gay teacher to keep archdiocese ties

Jun. 24, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis archbishop has forced a Catholic high school to fire a gay teacher, just days after another school in the city defied a similar order despite church officials saying they would no longer recognize it as Catholic. Cathedral High School announced Sunday that it's...

Police investigate possible driver health issue in bus crash

Jun. 24, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were trying to determine what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat in Denver to veer off the highway and crash, killing two people and injuring at least 13 others. Investigators were looking into the possibility...

Archdiocese: School with gay teacher can't use Catholic name

Jun. 20, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of Indianapolis no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who's in a same-sex marriage, it announced Thursday. A decree to be issued Friday by Archbishop Charles Thompson says that Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School...

Lawmakers must hash out differences in Ohio budget proposals

Jun. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House and Senate agree the next state budget should lower income taxes for individuals, but the size of that cut is among sticking points to be hashed out as they face a June 30 deadline to get a spending plan signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. The GOP-led Senate passed...

Lee's Summit board approves controversial equity training

Jun. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The Lee's Summit School Board has reversed an earlier decision and approved equity training for teachers and district staff. The board voted 6-1 Wednesday to pay St. Louis-based Educational Equity Consultants $97,000 for one year of training, with an option for three more years....

LA school board votes to end random searches

Jun. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District directed Superintendent Austin Beutner...

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion

Jun. 18, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

A federal watchdog agency said Tuesday that public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students' behavior. The Government Accountability Office detailed reporting errors in which New York City, Philadelphia and other districts entered zeros in the Education...

Serbian students protest social media leak of key math exam

Jun. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of students protested Tuesday in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, blocking traffic, hurling eggs at police and demanding the resignation of the education minister after he postponed their final math exam following its leak on social media. Serbian 8th graders take exams in...

West Virginia education bill advances as teachers protest

Jun. 17, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced a sweeping education proposal to allow the state's first charter schools after a similar Senate bill sparked massive teacher protests at the state Capitol. The measure cleared an early hurdle as lawmakers in the...

More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

Jun. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MCCARLEY, Miss. (AP) — A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized. One student was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Shive told The Greenwood Commonwealth . Shive...