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Beshear urges masks in schools to try to avoid disruptions

Jul. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Monday urged school districts to require mask-wearing in schools to minimize the risk of disruptions from an escalating coronavirus surge fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. With schools reopening in coming weeks,...

47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

Jul. 25, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either...

Some school districts discussing return to mask mandates

Jul. 22, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Students and staff in the Kansas City public school district will likely be required to wear masks when school starts next month because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region, a district official said. No final decision has been made but Sara Williams, a COVID-19...

Kentucky police investigate death threats over grave moving

Jul. 22, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after someone made death threats to Clay County school officials over plans to move graves from a cemetery on school property, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The threatening emails started last week,...

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK'd by panel

Jul. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's century-long role overseeing interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, despite calls by some to keep the nonprofit in charge, with adjustments. The...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 21, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved toxic chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health For years, evidence has mounted that fracking is at least associated with adverse health...

Major NC high school athletics oversight overhaul proposed

Jul. 20, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association would be replaced by a proposed state commission to oversee interscholastic public school sports in a measure unveiled Tuesday in a legislative committee. The bill, which received a hearing by a...

Recall seeks board member's ouster over online classes

Jul. 19, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A coalition of parents angered by the monthslong suspension of in-person learning in Virginia's largest school system has submitted thousands of signatures petitioning for the recall of a school board member. The petition submitted Monday to the...

YouTube removes, then restores Illinois school board video

Jul. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

JOHNSBURG, Ill. (AP) — YouTube removed a video of a suburban Chicago school board's meeting because the social media platform determined it could spread misinformation about COVID-19. But the video's disappearance was short-lived, and a school board member said it's not...

Troubled Oklahoma school defies state education department

Jul. 16, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Board members of a southwest Oklahoma City school district have defied the state Board of Education and hired an interim superintendent. The Western Heights school board voted 3-1 Thursday to name assistant Superintendent Kim Race interim...