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Efforts falter to develop new Georgia K-12 state tests

Oct. 01, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An effort to transform how Georgia tests its K-12 public school students is faltering and may not achieve its goals. One of two groups involved in the effort told the state Board of Education on Wednesday that it has suspended work after a testing company pulled out....

Mississippi schools can still make their own gun policies

Sep. 29, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi school districts will be able to make their own weapons policies, according to a rule the State Board of Education voted to approve on Thursday. In July, the board voted to approve the rule temporarily. Thursday's vote made the rule permanent. The...

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...

Haaland: 'Traumatic' history shown in Brown v. Board schools

Sep. 27, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Tuesday in visiting a rural South Carolina school that is now part of a National Park Service program to safeguard institutions connected to the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 18, 2022. Editorial: School security spending makes sense, but more guns at school doesn’t Research casts doubt on the idea that what a school gains in deterrence and response times will exceed what it loses in increased risk of...

Virginia governor seeks new transgender student policies

Sep. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration has rewritten Virginia's model policies for the treatment of transgender students, issuing guidance for school divisions that would roll back some accommodations and tighten parental notification requirements. The...

Group aims to start immersion charter school

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the spacious basement of her Urbana home, Li Zhou commanded rapt attention from the preschoolers sprawled on the carpet before her. She read to them from a picture book about kindness. The book was written in English, but before turning each page, Zhou...

Decision to remove pride flags from school draws complaints

Sep. 16, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district's directive to remove pride flags from classrooms is drawing complaints from students and community organizations. County Board of Education President Ron Lytle told The Gazette-Mail that the flags were removed because they...

West Virginia teacher, aide receive annual honor, gifts

Sep. 15, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education and Board of Education have announced the state Teacher of the Year and Personnel of the Year at a ceremony in Charleston. Amber Nichols was named Teacher of the Year Tuesday night. She is a kindergarten teacher at...