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State board returns St. Louis schools to local control

Apr. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis public schools will be returned to local control effective July 1. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Board of Education on Tuesday voted to end 12 years of state control. St. Louis Public Schools have been governed by a three-member special administrative...

Bill would restrict when districts could start school year

Apr. 14, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A long-standing debate over when the school year should begin is back before Missouri lawmakers, who are considering a bill that would restrict public schools from beginning the academic year until late August. The bill, which would prohibit schools from starting earlier than 14...

Families of massacre victims criticize notification process

Apr. 10, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Families whose loved ones perished in last year's Florida high school massacre told a state commission Wednesday they waited hours, often alone in a room, before being told of the death in a process that seemed chaotic and lacking empathy. Parents of students Luke Hoyer, Gina Montalto...

Arizona House votes to repeal HIV/AIDS instruction law

Apr. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward repealing a 1991 law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle," a move prompted by the filing of a lawsuit by LGBT groups. The 55-5 House vote on a repeal came a day after Republican Attorney General Mark...

Arizona House votes to repeal HIV/AIDS instruction law

Apr. 10, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a move by Arizona lawmakers to repeal a law barring HIV education that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle." (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Arizona House has approved the repeal of a 1991 law barring HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle" following the...

Vermont high school to raise Black Lives Matter flag

Apr. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont public school board has voted to fly the Black Lives Matter flag at a high school. The Rutland Herald reports that the Rutland City Public Schools Board of Commissioners reaffirmed the plan during a vote Tuesday. Board member Kam Johnston says he moved to rescind the board's...

The Latest: Parkland families lament how they were notified

Apr. 10, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shootings in Parkland, Fla. (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Families of the slain victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, told a state commission they were notified their loved ones had been killed in ways that were often confusing and lacking...

The Latest: Board says little on fight death of 5th grader

Mar. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on an elementary school fight that killed a fifth grader (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Authorities spoke privately to school board members for two hours about what happened when a fifth grader died from injuries suffered in a fight at a South Carolina elementary school....

Few answers after 5th grader dies in elementary school fight

Mar. 28, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities spoke privately Thursday to school board members for two hours about what happened when a fifth grader died from injuries suffered in a fight at a South Carolina elementary school. But the Colleton County School Board gave out no additional information about the death of...

Assistant principal accused of harassing trans boy loses job

Mar. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender student will be out of his job after this school year. News outlets report the board of education in Harrison County voted not to renew a probationary contract for Lee Livengood, who allegedly followed a...