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Gwinnett school staff to get December bonuses, new …

Details: 14 hours ago · LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — All active school district employees in Gwinnett County eligible for benefits are in line to get $1,000 in bonuses next month as well as a paid Juneteenth holiday next year. Superintendent Calvin Watts recommended …

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Arizona's anti-mask school voucher plan faces tough start

Details: 1 day ago · FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. A program announced by Arizona's Republican governor last month to give private school vouchers to students whose parents object to school mask requirements has seen a surge of applications, with twice as many either completed or started than can be funded with the $10 million in …

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Virginia school system returns books it pulled after

Details: The day after the meeting, the school system said it would be pulling the books for a detailed review. Parental choice in education was a major issue in the Virginia governor’s race, and controversy over “Gender Queer” has since surfaced in a handful of states where Republican governors are gearing up for reelection next year.

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Schools leader wants rule for opting out of school policies

Details: Local school boards are trying to ensure student and staff safety using various federally recommended precautions including social distancing, frequent hand washing, cleaning and disinfecting and, in some cases, masks, Melton said. Arntzen, a Republican, has also spoken against school mask requirements at rallies in Billings and Helena.

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Connecticut school district turns to limo service for help

Details: 1 day ago · TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that’s been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of its $5.9 million in federal

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Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least

Details: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday has killed at least five people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked …

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Arizona high court upholds ruling blocking school mask …

Details: PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a lower court judgment that found the Republican-controlled Legislature violated the state constitution by including new laws banning school mask mandates and a …

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4 accused of plotting school attack on Columbine …

Details: This Sept. 2021 photo shows Dunmore High School in Dunmore, Pa. Four teenagers have been charged with a plot to attack a Pennsylvania high school in 2024, on the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, authorities said, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

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3 teens arrested in shooting at suburban Denver high …

Details: The shooting came four days after six students from another school in the same Denver suburb, Aurora Central High School, were wounded by bullets fired from at least one car driving by a park near the school. Police have not arrested anyone yet in the earlier shootings. The two schools are 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) apart.

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Judge: No waiting on NC budget to act on school funding

Details: The remedial plan includes funding improvements to help low-income students and those with disabilities, and to hire more school support personnel and to offer higher pay to teachers, principals and assistant principals. The plan also focuses on improving teacher competency and expanding prekindergarten access.

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After nixing diversity symbols, school district fires leader

Details: SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A school board in Oregon that recently banned teachers from displaying symbols including those supporting gay pride and Black Lives Matter has abruptly fired the superintendent, deeply upsetting members who opposed the move. The escalating disputes in the Newberg School Board

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Saturday's Scores AP News

Details: Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com

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‘Dads on Duty’ patrol Louisiana school to prevent violence

Details: SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Violence at a Louisiana high school has stopped since a group of fathers started patrolling the campus, and the dads are aiming to expand their initiative into a movement across the parish. “Dads on Duty” started in response to a series of fights at Shreveport’s

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Houston school principal shot by ex-student on campus

Details: Yes Prep Southwest Secondary school 8th grader Kimberly Mendez, 14, right, to embrace her father Rudis and sister Ashley, 16, 11th grade, in a parking lot on the corner of Hiram Clarke Rd. and W. Fuqua St. after an alleged shooting took place at her school, YES Prep Southwest Secondary school, on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Houston.

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School unhappy after soccer opponent sets record for goals

Details: KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A high school soccer player in northern Michigan broke records for most goals in a game, but not everyone is cheering. Kevin Hubbell of Benzie Central, one of the best players in the state, scored 16 goals against Kingsley.

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Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's

Details: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.

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Flouting White House, Florida penalizes school districts

Details: School officials in Alachua and Broward counties on Wednesday said the state docked school board salaries and overall funding in amounts equal to federal aid packages meant to blunt the state’s sanctions on mask requirements. This month, more than $164,000 was withheld from the Alachua school district and more than $455,000 was withheld from

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Culture war fight finds mixed success in school board races

Details: MISSION, Kan. (AP) — School board candidates opposing mask mandates and lessons about racism in U.S. history won in red states and some politically divided districts but often came up short in their bids to shape policy for school districts over the …

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School concerned about sportsmanship after new soccer record

Details: KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A school board in northern Michigan plans to send a protest over sportsmanship following a soccer player's 16-goal record-setting game against a winless team. The backlash over Kevin Hubbell's performance continued Monday night at a meeting of the Kingsley board.

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Christian boarding school sues over new oversight law

Details: The facility also operates a school that serves the children of those in its recovery program, as well as its employees’ children. Heartland has fought regulations in the past, including nearly two decades ago when the school, its founder Charles Sharpe and backers thwarted all legislative attempts to regulate unlicensed boarding schools.

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In California, inconsistent school COVID rules are the norm

Details: The California School Boards Association calls it “a patchwork of different methods” that is not the most effective approach and is troublesome because it asks school officials to act as medical experts. Pandemic-era conflicts between school districts and teachers have entered a new phase.

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Oregon school board adopts stricter political symbols ban

Details: NEWBERG, Ore (AP) — An Oregon school board that acted last month to ban educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols has broadened the policy to prohibit district employees from displaying all types of political symbols.

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School investigates reports of slurs during football game

Details: The school and the Diocese of Fall River have opened an investigation, and “appropriate steps, including any disciplinary actions, will be taken based upon the findings.” “These allegations leave us dismayed,” St. John Paul II President Christopher Keavy said in a letter to the school community.

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Missouri education board member resigns from charter school

Details: She resigned from the charter school board upon her appointment Monday to the state board to avoid any conflict, Maria Alcón-Heraux, communications director for the KIPP Foundation, said Tuesday. KIPP is a nonprofit network of 270 charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, with more than 120,000 students.

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Saturday's Scores AP News

Details: 9 hours ago · Kenosha Saint Joseph Catholic Academy 82, Milwaukee Ronald Reagan 46 Kettle Moraine Lutheran 75, Wauwatosa West 67 Racine Lutheran 62, Bonduel 56 Richland Center 65, Baraboo 41 Waterford 74, Waukesha North 57 Some high school basketball scores provided by Scorestream.com, https://scorestream.com

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School board group asks US for help policing threats

Details: School board members are largely unpaid volunteers, parents and former educators who step forward to shape school policy, choose a superintendent and review the budget, but they have been frightened at how their jobs have suddenly become a culture war battleground. The climate has led a growing number to resign or decide against seeking reelection.

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Court: Giant e-school cannot appeal Ohio board's $60M order

Details: The school had actually already done that, but the high court dismissed that case in 2017 without explaining why. In siding with the state, the court said that “final” is a word that is easily understood. “A parent ends the discussion with his child upon saying, ‘I’ve made my decision and my decision is final.’ A contestant on Who

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Court leans toward school rights to curb campus campaigning

Details: Officials at the 350-student school became concerned that some individuals were taking up limited parking spots by setting up lawn chairs and a cooler, court documents said, and interrupting the free flow of traffic by talking to drivers entering the parking lot and potentially making kids late for school. They were asked to move.

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In crisis-struck Lebanon, school year is gripped by chaos

Details: Students leave their school in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Lebanese students are returning to schools, many for the first time since late 2019, but the country's crippling economic crisis is threatening to derail the first in-class academic year after the pandemic.

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Homecoming game at Detroit-area school scratched; no refs

Details: MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The football homecoming game at a suburban Detroit school was canceled because of a lack of referees. Mount Clemens was supposed to play Friday night against Potterville, a school southwest of Lansing. Homecoming games are a big date on any school’s schedule, with community events and other traditions.

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Masks touted as Kansas reports fewer school COVID outbreaks

Details: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated that many school boards remain reluctant to adopt mask mandates, even though most COVID-19 outbreaks in Kansas schools are occurring in districts without such requirements.

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Tucson school district employee is indicted on fraud charges

Details: TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona grand jury has indicted a longtime school district employee in Tucson on fraud charges. Prosecutors said Joan Katz was accused of multiple felony charges of fraudulent schemes and other charges. Katz is a former Parents as Teachers Program coordinator for the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Details: The school board elections will test the durability of conservative efforts to attack equity initiatives, with much at stake. Where opponents see efforts to stop liberal indoctrination, incumbents and school administrators fear takeovers could result in school board members becoming thorns in the side of professional educators.

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Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Details: The scholarships could pay for school-related expenses: tuition, fees, tutoring, computers, software, instructional materials, summer school, transportation costs, athletic fees, educational therapies and school uniforms. State tax revenue would be cut by as much as $500 million in the first year, and public schools would see a drop in funding

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1st Florida school district gets US cash for virus mask vote

Details: Alachua County school Superintendent Carlee Simon said in a news release Thursday the district has received $148,000 through a U.S. Department of Education program. Simon says Alachua, where Gainesville and the University of Florida are located, is the first district in the nation to receive such a grant.

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Hearing set abruptly in 2018 Florida school massacre case

Details: FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz appears at a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A court hearing is set Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a high school.

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UN official: Taliban to announce secondary school for girls

Details: But the deputy chief of the United Nations Children’s Fund said despite this progress, 4.2 million Afghan children are out of school including 2.6 million girls. If all girls are allowed to attend secondary school, Abdi said, efforts must still be made to overcome resistance from conservatives to allowing them to get a secondary education.

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Virginia GOP candidate tests school fight message for 2022

Details: Demonstrators bow during a prayer at a rally sponsored by Catholic Vote and Fight for Schools, in Leesburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during the Virginia governor’s debate last week that he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his opponent pounced.

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Arizona high court to consider case blocking school mask ban

Details: At least 29 of the state’s public school districts issued mask mandates before the laws were set to take effect, and some immediately extended them after Cooper’s ruling. The districts account for about a third of the 930,000 Arizona students who attend traditional public district schools.

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Garland defends school violence memo against GOP criticism

Details: Republicans say Garland went too far in instructing Justice Department divisions to coordinate with local law enforcement. In his memo Garland said there had been “a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools.”

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Brawl trial begins for Florida school massacre suspect

Details: Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz speaks with his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Jaclyn Broudy, prior to jury selection at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

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Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in

Details: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5.

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Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

Details: Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz walks to the podium to enter his guilty plea, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school.

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Jets throw support to N.J. high school hit hard by Ida

Details: The school in Englewood, New Jersey, and the surrounding neighborhoods were hit hard by the storm on Sept. 1 that left record-breaking rainfalls, a path of destruction and dozens of deaths from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. “Our stadium complex was a …

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Police: Boy stabbed elementary school classmate

Details: PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess, Petersburg police said. Police said the attack happened Tuesday at Walnut Hill Elementary School and the school notified parents on Wednesday, WWBT-TV reported .

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COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Details: A school district in California’s West Contra Costa County is considering hiring out-of-state math educators to teach online while a substitute monitors students in person. ADVERTISEMENT “This is the most acute shortage of labor we have ever had,” associate superintendent Tony Wold said.

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