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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...

Tennessee appeal hearings start on rejected charter schools

Sep. 14, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has kicked off hearings over whether to let charter schools linked to Hillsdale College open despite rejections from local school boards, a process unfolding in the wake of controversial comments about teachers by Hillsdale's president. ...

Tennessee staff fret as contentious charter school denied

Sep. 13, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When local school officials voted down a Tennessee charter school linked to Hillsdale College this summer, staffers at the state commission that would soon have to decide whether to let the controversial school open anyway reacted with shock at how things unfolded. ...

Florida school board votes down recognizing LGBTQ+ month

Sep. 08, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade School Board overwhelming decided against recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History month which included a measure to teach 12th graders about two Supreme Court cases affecting the LGBTQ community. Parents, teachers and...