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Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

Former Education Secretary King named SUNY chancellor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EST

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. has been appointed chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation's largest university system, SUNY announced Monday. King is scheduled to begin in January at a salary of a $750,000. The appointment marks a return to New York...

Vermont settles religious schools tuition lawsuits

Dec. 01, 2022 17:04 PM EST

The Vermont Agency of Education and several school districts will pay tuition costs and legal fees to five families to settle lawsuits challenging the state’s practice of not paying for students to attend religious schools if their towns do not have a public school. In court...

California coach sentenced for placing camera in locker room

Nov. 18, 2022 22:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California high school football coach who secretly photographed nearly two dozen students in a girls locker room was sentenced Friday to nine years and four months in prison. David Arthur Riden, a former assistant varsity football coach...

'Too hyperbolic'? School board parental rights push falters

Nov. 14, 2022 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups that sought to get hundreds of “parents’ rights” activists elected to local school boards largely fell short in last week's midterm elections, notching notable wins in some Republican strongholds but failing to gain a groundswell of support among...

W.Va. voters reject GOP proposals on school, tax control

Nov. 08, 2022 23:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in West Virginia rejected four proposed amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, including two that would have given the Republican-dominated legislature more power to regulate public education policy and certain taxes. Other failed amendments...

Groups say they'll sue Georgia over 'divisive concepts' ban

Nov. 04, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Education and civil rights groups said Friday that they will sue to overturn Georgia's law banning the teaching of certain racial concepts, claiming it violates First Amendment rights to free expression and 14th Amendment rights to equal protection. The Southern...

Hungarians demand end to pro-government bias in public media

Nov. 04, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around 1,500 demonstrators gathered at the headquarters of Hungary's public media company Friday to protest what they say is biased news coverage and state-sponsored propaganda that favors the country's populist government. Demonstrators called for the...

Beshear pushes education priorities amid poor test scores

Oct. 27, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear renewed his push Thursday for higher teacher salaries and state-funded preschool for 4-year-olds, offering a response to statewide test scores showing setbacks among many students caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Flanked by state...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 25, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 19 The Washington Post on the West rebuilding Ukraine Beyond Ukraine’s stunning recent battlefield successes, eight months of war have rendered the country a physical, financial and...