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Federal investigators to probe Florida school policing plan

Apr. 19, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into whether a Florida school district broke federal law when it shared private information about students with the local sheriff's office. The Pasco County School District shared...

Judge lets med student's free-speech lawsuit move ahead

Apr. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is letting a University of Virginia medical student move ahead with his free-speech lawsuit against school officials who suspended him after he asked pointed questions at a panel about microaggressions. School officials had...

Georgia middle school students suspended over 'kill list'

Apr. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

DOUGLAS, Ga, (AP) — A superintendent says two south Georgia middle school students were suspended for making a kill list. Coffee County Superintendent Morris Leis tells WALB-TV that two middle school girls were suspended this week after school employees discovered an...

Star British choreographer Liam Scarlett dies at 35

Apr. 17, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liam Scarlett, a star British choreographer whose career was clouded by abuse allegations, has died. He was 35. Scarlett’s family said Saturday that “it is with great sadness that we announce the tragic, untimely death of our beloved Liam.” ...

'Secret prom' puts New Mexico school back on remote learning

Apr. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces high school returned to remote learning on Friday as the school district in New Mexico's second most populous city investigates a recent off-campus “secret prom" that officials said violated state mandates intended to curb the spread of the...

51 West Point cadets caught cheating must repeat a year

Apr. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

Most of the 73 West Point cadets accused in the biggest cheating scandal in decades at the U.S. Military Academy are being required to repeat a year, and eight were expelled, academy officials said Friday. The cadets were accused of cheating on an online freshman calculus...

Detroit schools extend in-person class suspension into May

Apr. 16, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest school district will continue to suspend in-person classes into May because of a surge in coronavirus cases in southeastern Michigan. The Detroit school board voted in favor of the extension during a special meeting Thursday and said it...

Wisconsin teachers resign in wake of slavery question

Apr. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Three Wisconsin middle school teachers have resigned after they put together a lesson for sixth-graders asking them how they would punish slaves. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday that an investigation...

Plea set in crash that killed Auburn broadcaster, wife

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An 18-year-old charged in the wreck that killed an Auburn University broadcaster and his wife will face reduced punishment after being granted youthful offender status. Johnston Edward Taylor can receive a maximum sentence of three years following...

Texas students disciplined over 'slave trade' on Snapchat

Apr. 13, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

ALEDO, Texas (AP) — Students at a North Texas high school are being disciplined for their role in a mock slave auction they conducted on social media. A group of students at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus in the Fort Worth suburb of Aledo set up the so-called “slave...