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Mental health services a concern in rural Nebraska schools

Dec. 9, 2019 8:16 AM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The president of Nebraska's public-school teachers' union says she's hearing concerns from rural schools about a lack of mental health services and state equalization aid. The Star-Herald in Scottsbluff reports that many schools are also concerned about retaining qualified...

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National Rifle...

Indiana teacher rally not changing GOP school funding stance

Dec. 4, 2019 5:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana Statehouse aren’t showing any signs that a rally by several thousand teachers on its doorsteps two weeks ago has swayed them to boost education funding anytime soon. Teacher unions and Democrats are calling for the Republican-dominated...

Croatian students back in school after teachers end strike

Dec. 3, 2019 4:11 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Students have returned to schools in Croatia after teachers ended their strike following an agreement with the government on a rise in salaries. Primary and secondary schools throughout Croatia on Tuesday worked normally after more than 36 days of strikes. Croatia’s public HRT...

Ohio court will hear case over bullying, teacher liability

Nov. 30, 2019 9:17 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case over whether educators were reckless in failing to prevent an injury to a student even though they had been notified she was being bullied by a fellow kindergartner. The court will consider whether teachers and principals can be...

Gov. Baker signs bill with $1.5B in new school spending

Nov. 26, 2019 4:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill that would provide $1.5 billion in new spending on the state’s K-12 education system when fully phased in over seven years. Supporters of the measure say it will help ensure schools have the resources needed to provide high quality...

Colombians fill streets hoping to channel wave of discontent

Nov. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history. Students, teachers and labor union...

West Virginia editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Nov. 20 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on MLB minor league teams: Nothing is final. In fact, it’s just the beginning of negotiations. There is nothing set in stone that minor league baseball teams in three West Virginia cities, including Charleston, will...

Students retrieve their belongings after California shooting

Nov. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Students were allowed Tuesday to retrieve belongings left behind when they evacuated their Southern California school last week after a teenager shot five classmates, killing two. Classes at Saugus High in Santa Clarita were canceled until Dec. 2, but administrators scheduled...

Texas residents fight off state plan to replace school board

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Education advocates in Texas are challenging a plan to replace their elected school board with a state-appointed one. Lawmakers decided in 2015 to require state education officials to either close a school that failed for over four years or select a board to run the district. Texas Education...