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Wyoming school board approves $230K asbestos settlement

Feb. 26, 2020 3:49 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A pending lawsuit was settled with a Wyoming school board after they agreed to pay $230,000 over asbestos exposure at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper. The Natrona County school board approved the payment Monday, and said money would come from the board's priority funds, Casper...

Sioux City mother: Daughter injured by viral online prank

Feb. 26, 2020 3:01 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City mother has complained to the local school board after she said her sixth-grade daughter suffered a broken arm and elbow at the hands of two classmates carrying out a viral online prank. The woman said Monday night during a school board meeting that her daughter had...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 26, 2020 2:24 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Feb. 25 The Johnson City Press on workforce reentry programs for former prisoners: Far too many formerly incarcerated offenders and former addicts are forced to re-enter society without the life and employment skills and community support necessary to succeed. A...

Maryland school board won't increase passing test scores

Feb. 26, 2020 8:42 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's state school board voted Tuesday to keep current graduation requirements in place for incoming high school students, reversing previous plans to raise the required scores on standardized tests. The board’s decision came after a study linked success in college classes...

Bill introduced to undo Beshear's remake of school board

Feb. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans upset about the new Kentucky governor's overhaul of the state school board responded Tuesday with a bill that would block similar reorganizations from occurring again. Senate President Robert Stivers introduced the bill and predicted quick action on it in the GOP-dominated...

School board member accused of assaulting teen won't resign

Feb. 23, 2020 12:38 PM EST

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school board member who was accused of sexually assaulting a teen is resisting calls to resign from his post. Stratford Board of Education Member Robert DeLorenzo took a plea deal in the case and was convicted of first-degree reckless endangerment, The Connecticut...

Paine exits as WV schools chief, citing family medical issue

Feb. 21, 2020 4:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia schools superintendent Steven Paine stepped down from the post Friday to take care of a family member with a serious medical issue. The state Board of Education held an emergency meeting to accept the retirement of Paine and appoint his interim successor, Clayton...

Caroline Kennedy resigns from Harvard Kennedy School board

Feb. 21, 2020 11:15 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, has stepped down as honorary chair of an advisory board of an institute at a Harvard University graduate school named in honor of her father, the school confirmed. The Harvard Kennedy School thanked her and another former...

Altoona school superintendent charged with sex trafficking

Feb. 20, 2020 9:31 PM EST

ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) — A school superintendent in western Wisconsin was arrested Thursday on federal charges of sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography. A federal grand jury indicted Altoona school Superintendent Daniel Peggs last week, and the indictment was unsealed after Peggs'...

State Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Morrisonville, tells reporters that Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget proposal for education funding will hurt schools during a state Capitol news conference Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. Pritzker proposed a $350 million increase for K-12 schools, but says only $200 million will be provided if voters don't approve a constitutional amendment to overhaul the income tax structure in November. (AP Photo/John O'Connor)

GOP: Pritzker tying school funding to tax vote 'shameful'

Feb. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republicans on Thursday called it “shameful” that Gov. J.B. Pritzker is floating a budget plan that ties more than 40% of promised education funding to voter approval of his coveted tax-structure overhaul. Educators agreed planning for the coming school year would be...