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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...

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...

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...

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...

Where are Stoneman Douglas students, parents, officials now?

Feb. 10, 2019 10:34 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...

Utah school becomes latest to ditch Native American name

Feb. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group. The Iron County School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday...

Florida county to shutter schools due to Hurricane Michael

Feb. 6, 2019 11:01 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county suffering a population drop after being hit hard by Hurricane Michael has voted in favor of temporarily closing three elementary schools. The Panama City News Herald reports that the Bay County School Board voted Tuesday to close the schools due to hurricane damage...

Missouri student scores show struggle with new state testing

Feb. 1, 2019 4:18 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Education officials are blaming a drop in the academic performance of Missouri students last year on the state changing its standardized testing and the threshold for passing four times in five years. The percentage of students passing English exams statewide dipped to 49 percent last...