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Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot

Aug. 19, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school board has apologized over ribbons distributed prior to a football scrimmage this month that showed the opposing school's mascot hanged by a noose. News outlets report the Henry County Board of Education posted a Facebook statement Friday that said the message was...

The Latest: El Paso-area trustee critical of cancelling game

Aug. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 6:45 p.m. An El Paso-area school board member is critical of the decision to cancel a game between one of the board's high schools and the Dallas-area school attended by the suspect in...

San Francisco to keep but cover up divisive mural

Aug. 14, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American. After a public outcry, the board voted 4-3 to reverse its June vote to paint over the "Life of Washington" mural at George Washington...

The Latest: San Francisco to keep divisive mural

Aug. 13, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a divisive mural at a San Francisco high school (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The San Francisco school board will preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American. After a public outcry, the board on Tuesday voted 4-3...

In Carter's home county, voting rights case tests democracy

Aug. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter's hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters, and tourists mill around the train depot that served as his 1976 campaign headquarters. The rural Georgia county...

Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student

Aug. 9, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions nationwide that favor transgender students who faced similar policies. The order issued by U.S. District Judge...

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled a school board's transgender bathroom ban violated the rights of a former student

Aug. 9, 2019 5:23 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled a school board's transgender bathroom ban violated the rights of a former student.

Black leaders support preserving controversial mural

Aug. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of prominent African American leaders in San Francisco want to preserve a controversial mural displayed in a public high school that some have criticized as racist. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco NAACP, on Tuesday called on the school board to reconsider its vote to...

California school draws crowd to view mural some call racist

Aug. 2, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Over 100 people packed the lobby of a San Francisco public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. Officials allowed visitors to see the "Life of Washington" mural for two hours on Thursday...

School official won't seek new term after anti-Muslim posts

Jul. 30, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school board member who has refused to resign or apologize for disparaging two Muslim congresswomen and Islam on social media has decided not to seek re-election. Dan Leonard said Monday he didn't want to compromise the "great work" the Toms River Regional school board...