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Racist photo leads to punishment for Florida students

May. 20, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County...

Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

May. 18, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president. Because of the disciplinary...

Tropical cyclone blacks out 182,000 homes in southern Brazil

May. 17, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities said about 182,000 homes were without electricity Tuesday night. Local utility CEEE Equatorial said on its social media channels that it had all its staff out dealing with...

Georgia students sue over blocked protest against rebel flag

May. 17, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several Black students who were suspended for trying to protest Confederate flag displays at their school in Georgia have filed a federal lawsuit against their school district and its board members, accusing them of allowing an extensive pattern of racism including “overt bigotry...

Police pepper spray Florida students to break up fight

May. 13, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida middle school students were taken to a hospital after police used pepper spray to break up a fight, authorities said. Three other students at Howell Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens were taken into custody following the...

Culture war and COVID-19 dominate superintendent races

May. 11, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican primary for state superintendent of schools is filled with sharp clashes over which of the two candidates performed worse at the job, while the four Democrats seeking the post say they want to steer the state's school system away from the Republican-driven...

University of Missouri proposes discipline for 13 students

May. 05, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has proposed disciplinary sanctions against 13 students as part of its investigation into an October fraternity pledge party that left a student from Minnesota with brain injuries. Federal student privacy law keeps the school from...

Tennessee governor signs new K-12 funding formula into law

May. 02, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into law Monday an overhaul he proposed for the formula for funding the state's multibillion-dollar K-12 education system. The Republican signed the law at Franklin High School, where he attended school. Lawmakers in the...

Mali authorities permanently withdraw French media licenses

Apr. 27, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The High Authority for Communication of Mali announced Wednesday it is permanently suspending French media outlets Radio France International and France 24, two of the most listened to news outlets in the West African country. This is the first time that Mali's...

Kids offered coping skills at North Vegas school 'Zen Den'

Apr. 24, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — In this classroom at Ruby Duncan Elementary School in North Las Vegas there are no desks and few chairs in the spacious area that used to be a science lab. There is a tent made of gauze and decorated with Christmas lights and a large furry pillow for...