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Hawaii Board of Education selects Hayashi for superintendent

May. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Board of Education has selected the former principal of Waipahu High School to be the next superintendent of the state's public schools. The board voted 8-1 Thursday to select Keith Hayashi, who has been interim superintendent since August. ...

Loudoun school board sues in effort to halt grand jury work

May. 20, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Loudoun County School Board has asked for a temporary injunction that would halt the work of a grand jury convened as part of an ongoing state investigation into the district. The board filed a civil complaint Thursday arguing that the grand jury is being...

Bill bans school property tax increases from reassessments

May. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of court-ordered property reassessments in Delaware’s three counties to increase school district taxes. Under current law, if a county conducts a general...

2-term schools chief loses in Idaho GOP primary race

May. 18, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former president of the Idaho State Board of Education has defeated the incumbent superintendent of public instruction in the GOP primary. Debbie Critchfield defeated Sherri Ybarra as well as former state Sen. Branden Durst in a race called Wednesday...

Utah AG memo: School book removal can violate 1st Amendment

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Supreme Court has long recognized that students have their own First Amendment rights in school. Removing books from school libraries, as some parent groups and individuals in Utah have pushed local school boards and administrators to do this school year...

District considers longer hours for assistant teachers

May. 14, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — Assistant teachers in Mississippi will receive a $2,000 pay raise starting July 1, but one school district could make its assistants work a longer schedule. A proposal awaiting consideration by the Jackson County School Board would extend assistant teachers'...

School board hires superintendent with past controversies

May. 12, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — The Newberg School District has named as its next superintendent a man who was put on leave amid an investigation in his most recent superintendent role and who resigned from another superintendent position after retweeting an offensive remark. The school board...

Mississippi school board upholds firing over 'New Butt' book

May. 12, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi educator who was fired for reading a children’s book called “I Need a New Butt!” to second graders says he will go to court to try to get his job back. Toby Price told the Clarion Ledger he received a 12-page order Monday showing the Hinds...

More than 1,400 seniors get graduation exemption due to Ida

May. 11, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has voted to make more than 1,400 students eligible for waivers from traditional high school graduation rules. The policy approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education without discussion came at the end of a...

Nampa school board votes to ban 22 books from libraries

May. 11, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A school board in southwestern Idaho has permanently banned 22 popular books from the district's libraries, including Margaret Atwood's “The Handmaid's Tale” and Khaled Hosseini's “Kite Runner.” The Nampa School Board made the vote on Monday, the Idaho...