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Audit reviews Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement Systems

Nov. 19, 2019 4:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A report by Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon shows the pension system for teachers is on more solid ground. Harmon says the financial statement audit of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement Systems shows that its fiduciary net position increased by some $600 million. The review shows...

Tennessee school resource officers up; 450 schools lack them

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s education commissioner says the law enforcement presence in schools is increasing, but 450 schools still lack a school resource officer. Commissioner Penny Schwinn told lawmakers Monday that grants totaling $7.2 million this year have added 206 new school resource...

West Virginia high school graduation rates reach high mark

Nov. 19, 2019 4:19 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education says high school graduation rates have reached the highest level recorded for the state. The department says the rates represent the percent of ninth grade students who graduate with a regular diploma in four or five years. Data from the...

Georgia school: 4 teens board school bus, attack kids inside

Nov. 19, 2019 4:10 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Officials for an Atlanta-area public school say a group of older students boarded a bus and attacked elementary school students inside, sending one to the hospital. A statement from the Dekalb County School District obtained by news outlets says two middle school students, one high...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 3:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College on Monday that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the...

Q&A: How the Hong Kong protests converged at Poly U

Nov. 19, 2019 3:25 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters are occupying Hong Kong Polytechnic University after retreating from the other campuses where they had held demonstrations last week. The ongoing confrontation with police has turned the school known as “Poly U” into a fiery battleground. WHAT IS...

Mesa Public Schools board puts superintendent on paid leave

Nov. 19, 2019 12:13 AM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Arizona’s largest school district has been placed on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave, but it’s unclear why. The governing board for Mesa Public Schools met behind closed doors Monday to go over Ember Conley’s severance package with...

University hosts discussion of state education lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court ruling about insufficient opportunities at public schools in the state is the subject of an upcoming public discussion at New Mexico State University. Experts in public education are inviting residents to join a discussion Thursday in Las Cruces about the lawsuit and responses...

Thousands of teachers expected at Indiana Statehouse protest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of teachers are expected to pack the Indiana Statehouse for a rally calling for further increase teacher pay in the biggest such protest in the state amid a wave of educator activism across the country. Teacher unions says about half of Indiana’s nearly 300 school...

Arkansas man sentenced in threat to shoot up high school

Nov. 18, 2019 11:42 PM EST

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A former high school student in Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in prison for devising a plan to shoot up a school. Circuit Judge Charles Clawson sentenced 20-year-old Daniel Croslin on Friday. Croslin pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat in September. Croslin made...