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Last finalist ends bid to lead East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

Jul. 19, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last person in the hunt to lead East Baton Rouge Parish's public school system has dropped out of the running, just hours before the school board was set to meet and possibly choose a new superintendent. Andrea Zayas' withdrawal letter, submitted...

A Texas school that was built to segregate Mexican American students becomes a national park

Jul. 17, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

A west Texas school built in 1909 for Mexican and Mexican American students as part of “separate but equal” education segregation was designated Wednesday as a national park. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally established the Blackwell School National Historic...

Nevada county votes against certifying recount results, a move that raises longer-term questions

Jul. 10, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Commissioners in Nevada’s second most populous county on Tuesday refused to certify the results of two local recounts from last month’s primary, a rare move that has potential implications for the presidential race in one of the nation’s most important swing states. ...

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill encouraging school districts to ban students' phone use during day

Jul. 03, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to encourage school districts to start a pilot program that effectively bans students' use of cellphones during the school day in an effort to improve their mental health and academic performance. The bill,...

How will Louisiana's new Ten Commandments classroom requirement be funded and enforced?

Jun. 30, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even as a legal challenge is already underway over a new Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in classrooms, the details of how the mandate will be implemented and enforced remain murky. Across the country there have been...

Mississippi education board returns control to Tunica County School District

Jun. 20, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Tunica County School District will regain local control next month after state education officials voted Thursday to end years of state conservatorship. The State Board of Education has governed the district since 2015 after audits revealed it...

North Carolina investigators reviewing state treasurer's use of government vehicles

Jun. 19, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — North Carolina law enforcement officials are investigating the potential improper use of state vehicles by North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell, according to a local prosecutor and records. State investigators launched a probe in March after a spot check...

Virginia NAACP sues school board for reinstating Confederate names

Jun. 11, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

The Virginia NAACP sued a county school board Tuesday over its reinstatement of Confederate military names to two schools, accusing it of embracing segregationist values and subjecting Black students to a racially discriminatory educational environment. The school board in Shenandoah...

Jay-Z's Roc Nation to drum up support for private school vouchers in Philadelphia

Jun. 11, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z is putting his weight behind an effort to fund private school vouchers in Philadelphia. The entertainment mogul's Roc Nation announced it is funding a campaign this month to drum up support for the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success, a statewide...

New Mexico voters oust incumbents from Legislature with positive implications for paid family leave

Jun. 05, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters have ousted several incumbent lawmakers in the state's primary election, as ballots were tallied Wednesday. Former school board member and educator Jon Hill of Las Cruces defeated state Rep. Willie Madrid of Chapparal in Tuesday's primary...