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Over 1,600 instances of corporal punishment in NY schools

Sep. 25, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State investigators have substantiated more than 1,600 instances of corporal punishment in New York schools over the last five years, The Times Union in Albany reported Sunday. A substantial number of the complaints were in New York City public schools, the...

LGBTQ club at Yeshiva U offers compromise amid court fight

Sep. 22, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An LGBTQ group at New York's Yeshiva University has proposed a deal that would allow other student groups at the Orthodox Jewish university to resume meeting while the LGBTQ group's status is litigated. The group YU Pride Alliance made the offer to Yeshiva on...

No suspension for teacher who refused to censor student news

Sep. 18, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have rescinded their suspension of a high school journalism advisor who had refused to censor a student's news article naming an unvaccinated campus librarian. The teacher, Adriana Chavira, was facing a suspension of three days...

25 years after Kentucky school shooting, a chance at parole

Sep. 17, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

When 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on his fellow students during a before-school prayer meeting in 1997, school shootings were not yet a part of the national consciousness. The carnage that left three students dead and five more injured at Heath High School, near Paducah, Kentucky, ended...

Yeshiva University halts clubs amid high court LGBTQ ruling

Sep. 17, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yeshiva University has abruptly suspended student club activity in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize — for now — an LGBTQ student group. In an email to students, university officials on Friday said...

Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers, administrators and parent volunteers welcomed children back to school in Seattle on Wednesday following a weeklong educators strike that delayed the start of classes. Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association announced Monday night that...

'Cruel prank' led to panic, lockdown at Florida high school

Sep. 12, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A shooting scare at a central Florida high school was a “cruel prank" carried out by two groups of students who now face criminal charges and possible expulsion, police said. Rumors, lies and conspiracy theories have been “floating around" on social...

'I cannot mourn': Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Sep. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. Beyond official condolences...

Suspect in Memphis shooting rampage granted public defender

Sep. 09, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of killing four people and wounding three others in a livestreamed shooting rampage that paralyzed Memphis and led to a city-wide manhunt was granted a public defender during Friday morning court appearance and will remain jailed on a first-degree...

School gun case sparks debate over safety and second chances

Sep. 08, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

Oak Park, Ill. (AP) — Keyon Robinson was just a month away from graduating from high school when he took a loaded gun, placed it in his backpack and headed to campus. He'd fought with a relative that morning. He was angry, and scared someone would come after him. The firearm, a...