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Ohio high school senior wins school board seat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:32 AM EST

BATH, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kahoe was eager to discuss his recent election to the Revere Board of Education and his plans for the position, from increasing transparency between the board and the community to improving school safety. But first, the 18-year-old high school senior had to finish up his classes for...

Little Rock teachers consider options after one-day strike

Nov. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers could strike again or take other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local district and the loss of collective bargaining rights, the head of the city’s teachers union said Friday, a day after hundreds of educators walked out for the first...

Parents charged with allowing underage drinking party

Nov. 15, 2019 2:30 PM EST

BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — A member of a Connecticut town’s school board and her husband have been charged with allowing an underage drinking party in their home. Alison Romkey, and her husband, Eric Romkey, were charged this week with multiple counts of permitting and/or failing to halt a minor to...

Smith named superintendent of Mississippi school district

Nov. 15, 2019 12:15 PM EST

TIPLERSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has a new leader at its helm. The North Tippah School Board voted Thursday to name Scott Smith the new superintendent of education beginning in January. The vote took place during the school board's regular monthly meeting. Smith, a Walnut native, is...

Utah Charter School Board seeks more power to stop closures

Nov. 15, 2019 11:54 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The board that oversees Utah charter schools has asked state lawmakers to give them more authority, saying they do not have the power to intervene before a school fails. The Utah State Charter School Board made the request after one charter school closed earlier this year and another...

School board votes to make good on scholarship mix-up

Nov. 15, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school system plans to make good on a mistaken pledge to give five high school students annual scholarships of $2,000 each. Five seniors from the class of 2019 were nominated by their Norfolk schools for a statewide award that recognizes academically successful students who...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 11:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

WVa education board puts charter school plan up for comment

Nov. 14, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education will give the public 60 days to comment on a proposal on charter schools, double the normal allotted time. The board put the policy proposal up for comment Thursday. Legislation signed by Gov. Jim Justice authorizes a staggered implementation of...

State auditor to review sale of former Davenport school

Nov. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The state auditor’s office intends to investigate the Davenport school district’s sale of a former school. The Quad-City Times reports that the office will see whether the school board followed district policy regarding bids and conflicts of interest. The district sold...

District to hold off on use of body cameras in schools

Nov. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School officials in a Maine city say they want more time before deciding whether to equip police officers with body cameras inside schools. The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to ask the police department to delay giving school resource officers the cameras so they could...