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WVa teachers union sues county over COVID-19 school policies

Oct. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union is suing a county board of education over its COVID-19 policies. The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education. The lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Oct. 19, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Seaman school board has a difficult decision ahead. We believe members must choose to change the name. The Seaman USD 345 School Board needs to do what’s right, not what’s popular. ...

Beshear urges schools to keep masking policies as cases drop

Oct. 18, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor strongly urged school boards Monday to maintain their pandemic-related mask mandates, warning that relaxing the requirements would jeopardize recent declines in statewide COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. “The first thing...

San Francisco to vote on scandal-plagued school board

Oct. 18, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco parents and other residents frustrated by the city’s scandal-plagued Board of Education will get a chance to recall three of its members. City officials announced Monday that a special municipal election will be held Feb. 15 after an...

Judge: No waiting on NC budget to act on school funding

Oct. 18, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge signaled Monday that he's ready to formally demand legislators carry out a funding recipe to reduce public education inequities, saying he wouldn't wait on a negotiated budget agreement between the governor and legislature before acting. ...

Opponents say critical race theory ban is 'anti-truth'

Oct. 15, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided state school board has cemented rules that ban so-called critical race theory teachings from K-12 classrooms and limit how educators can talk about race in the classroom. The decision drew sharp criticism from opponents who said the...

Kansas legislators press state school board on race theory

Oct. 13, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Chairpersons of the House and Senate education committees took the Kansas State Board of Education to task Wednesday because they don’t think the panel is taking seriously enough lawmakers’ and parents’ concerns about how race and racism are discussed in schools. ...

Montana reaches record COVID-19 hospitalizations at 510

Oct. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reached a record number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday while one district moved its middle and high school classes to virtual learning to slow the spread of the respiratory virus among students, few of whom follow the school's mask mandate,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 9, 2021. Editorial: Families are mourning too many, it’s time for all of us to protect each other We’ve lost over 80 people to COVID-19 in Floyd County since the beginning of July and many, if not most, of these deaths...