Latest Parochial schools News

Two large Kansas school districts shuttered as COVID surges

Jan. 17, 2022 16:31 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Two large school districts in Kansas have canceled classes this week as COVID-19 cases surge among their staff and students. Olathe Public Schools and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported....

Closed Catholic school to be converted to senior apartments

Jan. 16, 2022 13:41 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A now-closed Catholic school in Massachusetts has been sold for $4.75 million to a nonprofit that plans to build a three-story senior living apartment complex on the site. Goddard Homestead closed on the nearly 24-acre (9.7-hectare) former St. Peter-Marian...

Savannah high school student creates mentorship program

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Savannah Arts Academy student Ava Dorminey decided she wanted to help students who might be struggling from the pandemic. She thought about a school supply drive or a mentorship program. “I wanted to create an...

Lawmaker apologizes after apparent try to 'pants' referee

Jan. 05, 2022 19:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Tennessee House Republican lawmaker has apologized for losing his temper and being ejected from watching a high school basketball game after a confrontation with a referee. The dustup included what appeared to be either a feigned or failed attempt at pulling down the...

Missouri boarding school doctor accused of child sex crimes

Dec. 24, 2021 11:09 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The doctor for a private Christian boarding school that has been the focus of an abuse investigation in Missouri was charged with child sex crimes. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for David Earl Smock, 57, the longtime physician for Agape Boarding...

94-year-old ex-Catholic school in Owosso set for demolition

Dec. 19, 2021 10:21 AM EST

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic school that served families in central Michigan for nearly a century will be demolished. The former St. Paul School and a convent in Owosso will be knocked down rather than rehabilitated and used for another purpose, The Argus-Press reported. ...

Ex-boarding school for Native children owning up to its past

Dec. 15, 2021 11:09 AM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Middle schooler Rarity Cournoyer stood at the heart of the Red Cloud Indian School campus and chanted a prayer song firmly and solemnly in the Lakota language — in a place where past generations of students were punished for speaking their mother tongue. ...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Dec. 13, 2021 19:39 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 13. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 10-0; 2. Richardson, 11-1; 3. McKinney, 15-1; 4. Friendswood Clear Brook, 15-2; 5. Humble Atascocita,...

Another lawmaker joins GOP field for Pennsylvania governor

Dec. 11, 2021 13:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania said Saturday that he will run for governor, adding to the GOP's double-digits-deep primary field aiming to take on the presumed Democratic nominee, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in next year's election. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. December 9, 2021. Editorial: Wisdom The governor is feeling tested these days. He is getting pushback from Vermonters who feel he and his administration are not doing enough to further mitigate the positive cases of COVID that are...