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Denver mayor blames board for public school head's departure

Nov. 23, 2020 7:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The mayor of Denver blamed the Denver Public Schools Board of Education for the departure of school district Superintendent Susana Cordova. Mayor Michael Hancock and former Mayor Federico Peña called for an independent committee to lead the search process to find Cordova's replacement,...

Teachers call for full remote learning, absent new protocols

Nov. 23, 2020 6:42 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teachers' unions on Monday said all Connecticut public schools should switch to full-time remote learning until at least mid-January unless statewide coronavirus safety protocols are established and strictly enforced. A coalition of unions cited surging COVID-19 infections in the...

Colorado sees rise in superintendent turnovers in pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 6:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Three of the largest school districts in Colorado are searching for superintendents, a pattern experts have said reflects nationwide trends over who will manage parent expectations and teacher concerns amid shrinking budgets exacerbated by the pandemic. Denver Public Schools, Jeffco Public...

Tribal leaders back bill on teaching Native American history

Nov. 23, 2020 3:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of American Indian tribes in Connecticut voiced their support Monday for proposed state legislation that would require the teaching of Native American history in public schools. The tribal leaders issued a statement with state Sen. Cathy Osten, a Sprague Democrat, in support...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, North Dakota National Guard soldiers Spc. Samantha Crabbe, left, and Master Sgt. Melanie Vincent administer COVID-19 tests inside the Bismarck Events Center in Bismarck, N.D. With coronavirus cases surging and families hoping to gather safely for Thanksgiving, long lines to get tested have reappeared across the U.S. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

North Dakota starts free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers

Nov. 23, 2020 2:46 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials are rolling out free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff and school administrators this week as part of a pilot project designed to slow the virus' spread by identifying and quickly isolating people who may be asymptomatic. Testing of K-12 teachers...

Top teams stay same in largest Texas prep football classes

Nov. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST

CLASS 6A Rank School (Record) Week 13 Prv rank 1 Galena Park North Shore (9-0) W: Houston King, 47-21 1 2 Duncanville (6-1) W: Mansfield Lake Ridge, 51-3 2 3 Austin Westlake (8-0) W: Austin High, 62-0 3 4 Allen (6-0) W: McKinney, 37-10 4 5 Lake Travis (6-0) Idle 5 6 Cy-Fair (9-0) W: Houston Spring Woods, 48-3 6 7...

Report finds Loudoun school's admission policy discriminates

Nov. 23, 2020 10:44 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Attorney General's Office has found that an elite Loudoun County public high school's admissions policies discriminate against Black and Hispanic students. The Loudoun County branch of the NAACP filed a complaint last year about the admissions policies at the new Academies...

A student carries a math book delivered by school bus driver Kelly Maestas along his rural route outside Cuba, N.M., Oct. 19, 2020. The switch to remote learning in rural New Mexico has left some students profoundly isolated — cut off from others and the grid by sheer distance. The school system is sending school buses to students' far-flung homes to bring them assignments, meals and a little human contact. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated

Nov. 23, 2020 10:24 AM EST

CUBA, N.M. (AP) — The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo's home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo's school assignments and offers some welcome...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 23, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Detroit News. Nov. 18, 2020 Killing Line 5 is bad for Michigan The best way to protect the Great Lakes is to move with urgency to build a tunnel deep beneath the Straits of Mackinac to carry vital petroleum products from Canada to Michigan and the Midwest. Instead, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continues to fight...

Susannah Remillard, middle, speaks to one of her sixth-grade students at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in East Harwich, Mass. In a growing number of U.S. schools, students are now learning a more complex Thanksgiving story that involves conflict, injustice and a new focus on the native people who lived in New England for hundreds of years before European settlers arrived. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Nov. 23, 2020 8:05 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice and a new focus on the people who lived on the land for...