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Most Kentucky school boards vote to keep mask requirement

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Assigned by the Kentucky legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mount. On Friday, as a...

Oahu middle school renamed after Hawaiian princess

Sep. 17, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Board of Education has approved changing Central Middle School's name to honor the Hawaiian princess who once owned the downtown Honolulu property. At a meeting Thursday, the board approved naming the campus Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani Middle...

Hawaii officials have not considered student vaccine mandate

Sep. 17, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's statewide public school system has not yet considered requiring vaccinations for eligible students. Hawaii Department of Education Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi told Board of Education members the decision would be up to the Department...

Livingston Parish school board OKs raise for employees

Sep. 17, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — The Livingston Parish School Board has approved pay raises for all of its school employees. The board Thursday approved an annual raise of $1,000 for all full-time certified employees and a $500 raise for full-time classified employees, WBRZ-TV...

Board approves mask mandate for Fort Atkinson schools

Sep. 17, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — The Fort Atkinson School Board has implemented a mask mandate for all students following the death of a middle school student whose mother said died after contracting COVID-19. Parents on both sides of the issue addressed school officials...

Beshear slams school leaders that refuse to require masks

Sep. 16, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Thursday berated school leaders who refuse to extend mask requirements, accusing them of endangering children at a time the coronavirus is raging throughout the state. While more than 80% of Kentucky school districts have...

Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts girl's hair

Sep. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher's assistant. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in...

Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

Sep. 16, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine. Not much learning went on...

Federal judge declines to block Florida ban on mask mandates

Sep. 15, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to block a ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Judge K. Michael Moore in Miami denied a request by parents of disabled...

Georgia school district mandates COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Sep. 15, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Employees in the Decatur school system in suburban Atlanta have until the end of October to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The move could set up a showdown with Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued an executive order in May that he says bans government...