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Nevada school police officers to wear body cameras in August

Jan. 18, 2020 3:53 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — School police officers will start wearing body cameras after the school board approved a contract to purchase the equipment, Nevada district officials said. Washoe County School District police officers are expected to start wearing the cameras in August after school board members...

Kalkaska superintendent will be paid after charges change

Jan. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A school district in northern Michigan will pay its superintendent while he's on leave after prosecutors dropped felony charges against him and filed misdemeanors. Terry Starr is accused of sending anonymous letters to Elk Rapids school officials in 2018, accusing a principal of...

Mississippi keeps history exam, despite calls to end it

Jan. 18, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Mississippi's state Board of Education is keeping the state's U.S. history exam, despite months of pressure from teachers and others to cut testing. The board voted unanimously on Thursday to keep the test, one of four that public school students must keep in high school. A testing task force in August had...

Georgia school official quits amid inquiry, program may end

Jan. 18, 2020 11:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The man who was supposed to be in charge of turning around poorly performing schools in Georgia has resigned amid an investigation, possibly signalling the end of his position. Georgia's state Board of Education voted unanimously Friday to accept the resignation of Eric Thomas from the...

Winding paths to teaching for paralegal, logger, actress

Jan. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Weaver used to work as a paralegal. Now she lays down the law of language for her Danville Middle School students. Alyssa Pittenger was in fashion management and visual merchandising for the Nordstrom department store in King of Prussia then in Rockville, Maryland. That was...

Lawmakers weigh ban on many flavors of vaping products

Jan. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering banning many flavors of vaping products in order to curb usage among teens. Rep. Carl Perry, an Aberdeen Republican, filed a bill in the House on Thursday that would make it illegal to sell or possess vaping flavors other than mint, menthol...

Biloxi hires new schools superintendent

Jan. 17, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A longtime school system educator has been named superintendent of Biloxi's 6,300-student public school district. The district's school board voted Thursday to hire Marcus Boudreaux, 42, at a salary of $140,000 a year, The Sun Herald reported. Boudreaux, the principal at Biloxi High...

Jimmy Haslam, owner of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team, answers questions at a news conference introducing new head coach Kevin Stefanski at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening

Jan. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland's front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles' vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns' new general manager. Berry was with the team from 2016-18,...

Superintendent: Cafeteria worker wrong to take away lunch

Jan. 17, 2020 12:19 PM EST

WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school superintendent apologized to a middle school student and said it was wrong for a cafeteria worker to take away his lunch tray over a $6 debt after the student had sat down to eat. Ed Weber, superintendent of the Wellington Exempted Village School District in northeast...

Idaho school board unknowingly violated open meetings law

Jan. 17, 2020 10:44 AM EST

ARIMO, Idaho (AP) — A school district board has unknowingly violated the Idaho open meetings law for years after conducting its entire annual superintendent evaluation behind closed doors, a board chairman said. Marsh Valley School District 21 Board Chairman K.G. Fonnesbeck said the board recently...