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Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

Feb. 19, 2019 10:45 PM EST

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided Tuesday over the prospect of ending the policy, provoking citations of scripture and the higher suicide rate among transgender teens. Concerns were also raised about...

College trustee quits over Nazi uniform costume photo

Feb. 19, 2019 5:52 PM EST

A Pennsylvania college trustee apologized and announced his resignation Tuesday after a student found a 1980 yearbook photo in which the trustee wore a Nazi uniform costume. Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs said in an email to the college community that Bob Garthwait decided to step down from the...

School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban

Feb. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and moved to...

University of Missouri re-establishes graduate school

Feb. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has re-established its Graduate School as an academic and administrative unit. The Columbia Missourian reports former Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin closed the Graduate School in 2014 and created the Office of Graduate Students to replace it. That decision left...

Where are Stoneman Douglas students, parents, officials now?

Feb. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pushed students, parents, officials and others into the national limelight, something most never sought. A look at where some of the most prominent are today: STUDENTS EMMA GONZALEZ -- Gonzalez, 19, became known...

California school rejects change of name tied to Confederacy

Feb. 13, 2019 3:31 PM EST

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — There's a battle brewing in Dixie ... California. Officials in a city north of San Francisco have refused for now to change the 150-year-old name of the Dixie School District, despite criticism from some who say it evokes the Confederacy and slavery. After more than five hours of...

The Latest: Dixie school district to keep its name for now

Feb. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EST

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's Dixie School District considering a name change (all times local): 6:45 a.m. The Dixie School District in the California city of San Rafael has voted against changing its name that some have said is linked to the Confederacy and slavery but agreed to...

The Latest: Denver teachers extend their strike into 3rd day

Feb. 13, 2019 12:59 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 11 p.m. Denver teachers are set to extend their strike into a third day after negotiations with district leaders ended Tuesday night without a deal. Tuesday's talks came a day after more than half of the city's teachers walked off...

Parkland mom: 'I feel that Alyssa is still coming home'

Feb. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Every morning, Lori Alhadeff makes breakfast for her two boys, gets dressed and sprays on her daughter's Victoria's Secret perfume. The scent is part of her armor, propelling her through her whirlwind of a day as she fields hundreds of emails and juggles two phones, a constant...

Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement

Feb. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor's staff. They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired high school coach Doug Rosfeld as director of...