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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: Keep school boards non-partisan Among elected officials, most will tell you that serving on the school board is probably the most thankless elected office a person can hold. An idea coming from...

School administrators covering for staff out with COVID

Sep. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Administrators in the Weare, New Hampshire, school district are covering for school staff members who contracted COVID-19. Superintendent Jacqueline Coe on Monday cited two clusters at Center Woods Elementary School, where at least 10 people tested...

Test scores show pandemic toll on learning in Massachusetts

Sep. 21, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pandemic has taken a toll on the test scores of Massachusetts students, according to statewide MCAS test results from the spring 2021 exam released Tuesday by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Overall, the results revealed...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Sep. 20, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is...

Supporters: School cut coach because of same-sex marriage

Sep. 20, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Chicago rescinded a job offer to a coach after learning that she was in a same-sex marriage, the woman's supporters claim. About 40 alumni, parents and students met outside Benet Academy in Lisle on Monday to support the...

Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...

Wisconsin district settles suit over harassment of student

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by one of its former students who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination. The Baraboo School...

Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Sep. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Union County's school board voted Monday to modify the district's quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact-tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

A school board may ask S.C to reverse mask mandate ban

Sep. 20, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school board in South Carolina will consider asking the Legislature to drop what amounts to a ban on school mask mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The State newspaper reports that the Lexington County School District 1 board surveyed...

Church bus crash sends 30 to hospitals, some critically hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

DONALDSON, Pa. (AP) — A bus carrying high school students and leaders returning from a church retreat crashed in Pennsylvania, injuring more than two dozen people, at least three critically, authorities said. State police in Schuylkill County said the bus was heading...