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Flouting White House, Florida penalizes school districts

Oct. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has withheld funding from two school districts over their coronavirus mask mandates, flouting threats from White House officials who warned that such penalties would violate federal law. School officials in Alachua and...

Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love” for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to have experienced what she and former Gov. Scott Walker did during the Act 10 union protests a...

Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism

Oct. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he rescind the directive. He signaled he had no plans to do so despite their criticism. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. Oct. 25, 2021. Editorial: New, troubling questions about Madison Cawthorn and Jan. 6 Followers of former President Donald Trump have found one conspiracy theory they don’t like: That some Republican members of Congress may have...

Portland, Oregon, school board shut down amid vaccine debate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland, Oregon, school board ended an in-person meeting amid controversy over a proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children 12 and older after unmasked protesters showed up and refused to don a face covering. The board that oversees...

Page school district superintendent rescinds resignation

Oct. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District who resigned after allegedly making a racist remark at a school board meeting now intends to stay on the job. Larry Wallen resigned Sunday but notified the district early Tuesday that he changed...

GOP advances legislative maps; Democrats say process rushed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican lawmakers serving on a redistricting committee swiftly advanced proposed legislative and congressional maps Tuesday — just one day after the maps were completed — over the objections of Democrats, who say the process was rushed and the congressional...

DAs to school boards, Tennessee COVID session takes wide aim

Oct. 26, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are gearing up to take a broad swipe at officials who have had a role in maintaining COVID-19 pandemic protections, from school boards that passed mask mandates to a prosecutor who has pledged not to enforce the governor's order...

Louisiana facing worsening shortages of classroom teachers

Oct. 25, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's classroom teacher shortage is growing worse, with rising retirements and declining ranks of new teachers in districts around the state. The Advocate reports that the ranks of students in the LSU School of Education plunged 57% in the...