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Utah school board member who questioned a student's gender loses party nomination for reelection

Apr. 13, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservative Utah State Board of Education member who faced calls to resign after lawmakers said she bullied a student on social media lost her nomination for reelection Saturday. Natalie Cline needed at least 40% of the delegate votes at the Salt Lake...

Some state lawmakers want school chaplains as part of a 'rescue mission' for public education

Mar. 30, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have proposed legislation to allow spiritual chaplains in public schools, a move that proponents say will ease a youth mental health crisis, bolster staff retention and offer spiritual care to students who can’t afford or access...

Rise in taxable value of homes in Georgia would be capped if voters approve

Mar. 29, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a package of legislation they hope will limit property tax increases, in what could be Republicans' signature tax cutting effort of the 2024 session. The measures include a state constitutional amendment that will...

4 Canadian school boards sue Snapchat, TikTok and Meta for disrupting students' education

Mar. 28, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Four of the largest school boards in the Canadian province of Ontario said Thursday they launched lawsuits against TikTok, Meta and SnapChat alleging the social media platforms are disrupting student learning. The lawsuits claim platforms like Facebook and Instagram...

School board postpones vote on new busing plan after audit on route change disaster

Mar. 27, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Education officials in Kentucky's largest city delayed voting on a new busing plan after parental opposition and a recommendation to wait from a company that audited the district's disastrous transportation changes to routes this year. The plan recommended by...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Mar. 26, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. March 23, 2024. Editorial: The best decision makers for providing local property tax relief are local voices Taxes are one of those things that are just unavoidable in life. They’re sometimes confusing, often complex, and, depending on your...

Lawrence County Superintendent Robbie Fletcher selected as Kentucky's next education commissioner

Mar. 21, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawrence County schools Superintendent Robbie Fletcher was selected as Kentucky's next education commissioner by the state board of education on Thursday. As the chief state school officer, the commissioner recommends and implements state board of education...

Early voting to start in Wisconsin for president and constitutional amendments

Mar. 18, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Early voting begins Tuesday in Wisconsin for a host of local races, two proposed constitutional amendments that could alter how future elections are run and the now anticlimactic presidential primary. Here are some things to know: PRESIDENTIAL...

Supreme Court rules public officials can sometimes be sued for blocking critics on social media

Mar. 15, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Friday that public officials can sometimes be sued for blocking their critics on social media, an issue that first arose for the high court in a case involving then-President Donald Trump. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, writing for the...

A nonbinary student's death after a high school fight has been ruled a suicide. Here's what to know

Mar. 14, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma say they still haven't finished their investigation into the death of a 16-year-old nonbinary student the day after a high school fight, which has been ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner's office. A summary autopsy report was...