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Lumbee tribal leaders speak out against school's mascot

Jun. 23, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council are calling for a Gaston County high school to remove a mascot and logo that they call an inaccurate and derogatory representation of Native American people. News outlets report that the tribal leaders spoke at...

Lawsuit calls out school district's mental health policies

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Several advocacy groups are suing a Florida school district over its practice of making hundreds of students undergo mental health examinations at psychiatric facilities each year. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday by advocates for disabled...

Arizona Senate passes budget, tax cut after House Dems walk

Jun. 23, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democrats refused to show up at the Capitol on Tuesday, blocking debate on a budget and a major tax cut primarily benefiting the wealthy. But the Senate plowed ahead, working until 2:30 Wednesday morning to pass the 11 bills including the...

California school coach fired after tortillas thrown at team

Jun. 23, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego-area school district voted Tuesday night to fire the head basketball coach after tortillas were hurled at a team from a mostly Latino high school. The Coronado Unified School Board voted 5-0 in a closed session to release JD Laaperi...

Florida governor: Students will be taught communism is evil

Jun. 22, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Civics education will be expanded in Florida, including instruction about communist and totalitarian governments, and state universities will be prevented from quashing conservative ideology under bills Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Tuesday. ...

Supreme Court upholds expansion of Newark charter schools

Jun. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

New Jersey's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state's decision to allow the expansion of seven charter schools in Newark, rejecting a challenge that argued it would hinder the ability of students in traditional public schools to get a quality education. The lawsuit...

Deals on most budget bills take shape Minnesota Legislature

Jun. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature moved forward on several major budget bills Tuesday after leaders broke a standoff on environment funding that could have shut down state parks before the Independence Day holiday weekend. The House Ways and Means committee...

Wisconsin health officials launch COVID plan for schools

Jun. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have a launched a new program to test school children for COVID-19 this fall, the state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday. DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said participation will be voluntary. The DHS...

Ex-principal accuses school district of discrimination

Jun. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A former South Albany High School principal is suing Greater Albany Public Schools, claiming the district racially discriminated against him and created a hostile work environment. Nain “Nate” Munoz filed the suit last month in U.S. District...

Hawaii governor may veto teacher bonuses, hotel tax overhaul

Jun. 21, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Monday he may veto 28 bills passed by the Legislature this year, including measures that would award bonuses to public school teachers and overhaul the transient accommodations tax. The governor said he planned to use his...