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Scrutinized charter school operator drops Tennessee appeals

Sep. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college has dropped its appeals in Tennessee seeking to open three schools there, despite local school boards rejecting their initial request. The school operator's decision ends...

S. Dakota social studies hearings pit teachers against Noem

Sep. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota teachers and school administrators overwhelmingly voiced opposition on Monday to Gov. Kristi Noem's proposed standards for social studies in public schools, saying the proposal saddles them with expanding and unwieldy criteria to cover in classrooms but fails...

Tennessee appeal hearings start on rejected charter schools

Sep. 14, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has kicked off hearings over whether to let charter schools linked to Hillsdale College open despite rejections from local school boards, a process unfolding in the wake of controversial comments about teachers by Hillsdale's president. ...

Tennessee staff fret as contentious charter school denied

Sep. 13, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When local school officials voted down a Tennessee charter school linked to Hillsdale College this summer, staffers at the state commission that would soon have to decide whether to let the controversial school open anyway reacted with shock at how things unfolded. ...

Conservative college's curriculum gets foothold in S. Dakota

Sep. 12, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A few days before middle school teacher Shaun Nielsen joined a work group to develop South Dakota's social studies standards, he got a thick package in the mail. Sent from Hillsdale, Michigan, home to a conservative private college enjoying outsize...