BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are set to consider bills that range from abortion restrictions to felons on school boards to abandoned babies. They’re in session Monday despite the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Among the top issues in play:
The abortion ...
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge and former local school board chairman has died less than two weeks after being involved in a car accident.
Norfolk police announced that Virginia Beach District Judge Robert Hagans Jr. died Thursday from his injuries. The 66-year-old Hagans had ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students, but that didn’t stop a torrent of vehement criticism that nearly led to her losing ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on debate involving a New Orleans school board member’s bid for the board presidency (all times local):
A candidate’s last-minute withdrawal from a bid to become president of the New Orleans school board failed to diffuse emotional protests ...
School board sues over decision blocking armed staffers
JONESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia county school board is suing the state after the superintendent was denied a designation allowing him to carry guns on school property — part of a plan to allow armed staffers at schools.
News outlets report the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Lee County ...
TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.
The Morning Call reports the Tamaqua Area School District ...
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Members of a Connecticut school board say there is more work to be done amid complaints of racist bullying throughout the school system.
A group of Southington residents, many of them minorities, said during a Board of Education meeting last week that children of ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s statewide school board is halting plans to strip a second academically low-performing school away from local control.
Multiple media report that the State Board of Education will allow Wayne County school leaders a third option beyond shutting down ...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School.
The Arlington County school ...
TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — School board members in Pennsylvania have voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.
In a 2-1 vote Tuesday evening, the Tamaqua school board’s Security Committee says it will suspend the implementation of the policy pending a court hearing on ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about school board elections in a Missouri district that includes students from the city of Ferguson, The Associated Press reported erroneously that cumulative voting allows people to cast as many votes as there are candidates. Cumulative voting allows people ...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The former chairwoman of a Connecticut town’s school board has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of a child.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A county school board in West Virginia is considering whether to suspend an assistant principal for a bathroom incident involving a transgender male student.
Fifteen-year-old Michael Critchfield says Liberty High School Assistant Principal Lee Livengood harassed ...
TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest flashpoint in a debate playing out in many states over whether it’s wise to arm educators to protect students from mass shooters.
The district ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 2018 comes to an end, Louisiana finally could be close to budget stability and the state has dropped from its spot as the nation’s top jailer. In addition, New Orleans saw its first woman mayor sworn into office and celebrated 300 years of existence.
Those were some ...
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School board’s lawsuit involving autistic child dismissed
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit a Virginia school board filed against the family of an autistic child.
30 Vermont school boards sue state over forced mergers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thirty Vermont school boards are suing the state over forced school district mergers under Vermont’s school consolidation law.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Washington County Superior Court against the Vermont State Board of Education and the Vermont Agency of ...
Burlington School Board, teachers agree on contract
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School Board says it’s reached a tentative contract agreement with teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Burlington Free Press
Judge tosses lawsuit seeking to preserve Lee name on school
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit that sought to block a northern Virginia school board from taking Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name off one of its high schools.
The Arlington School Board voted earlier this year to change the name of Washington-Lee High School. ...
New Orleans schools expected to allow bulletproof backpacks
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bulletproof backpacks may soon be allowed in New Orleans public schools.
An Orleans Parish School Board committee on Tuesday approved allowing the optional bags, and The New Orleans Advocate
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Students at a Virginia high school are continuing their efforts to get the school board to approve an anti-racism policy that they crafted.
The Daily Progress of Charlottesville
Former White House economist joins Chicago school board
CHICAGO (AP) — An economist who served on the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration has been appointed to the Chicago school board.
Austan Goolsbee is a professor at the University of Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his appointment to the school board ...
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former school board member in southwest Washington state has pleaded not guilty to possessing child pornography.
The Daily News reports ...
Washoe board votes to close Nevada’s oldest charter school
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County School Board has voted to close the state’s first charter school at the end of the school year.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reported on its web site Wednesday the school board voted Tuesday night to close I Can Do ...
Portland school board votes to pay for police in schools
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland school board has approved an agreement to pay police officers for an increased presence in schools.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports students, ...
Bellows Falls high school joins lawsuit against mergers
WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont high school board has voted unanimously to join the legal fight over district consolidations.
Bellows Falls Union High School’s board voted 7-0 Monday night to join a legal challenge mounted by a group of 32 school boards statewide. The Brattleboro ...
State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has agreed to budget nearly $600,000 for strategic communications.
The board agreed to budget $596,652.77 in unexpended federal lease funds for an array of strategic communication services, such as public relations counsel and public ...
ACLU condemns Nevada school policy for background checks
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in Nevada are condemning a new school district policy requiring background checks for parents visiting their children’s Reno-area schools, warning the practice could have a chilling effect on immigrant families.
The Washoe County School Board approved ...
NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan school board has decided to keep a display of the three wise men at a public elementary school, despite complaints that it violates the separation of church and state.
The Newagyo Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to keep the ...
WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (AP) — A month after students at a Connecticut high school warned the community about rising anti-Semitism at the school, the community warns the school board the problem won’t be solved quickly.
Resident Paul Schatz on Monday praised the Amity High School board for ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s statewide school board is taking a second academically low-performing school away from local control.
The State Board of Education this week voted that Wayne County school leaders must turn over or shut down Carver Heights Elementary School starting ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a Mississippi town that has trouble conducting a city election without someone being accused of a crime, voter fraud charges returned on Thursday.
Six people including an alderwoman and a school board member were arrested after being indicted on allegations of ...
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A school board member in Battle Creek has resigned after police searched his home in a child pornography investigation.
Eric Jankowski resigned by email Tuesday. He declined to comment when contacted by the
Windham will wait on lawsuit before closing school
WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) — The Windham School Board says it will wait to see the outcome of a lawsuit challenging Vermont’s Act 46 before taking action to close its elementary school.
Board Chair Carolyn Partridge said Monday that the school board is also interested to see if the state ...
Forced school district mergers in Vermont spark backlash
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Audra Hughes and her husband moved to Stowe, a ski resort town in Vermont, five years ago in part because of the schools.
Now the school district is being forced to merge its budget and school board with the neighboring district of Elmore-Morristown. It’s part of a 2015 ...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia high school that is removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name could be renamed for an interracial couple.
A 21-member committee appointed by the Arlington County school board is recommending that Washington-Lee High School be renamed as ...
Official: Former Alaska legislator Bettye Davis dies
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the Anchorage School Board says Bettye Davis, the first black woman elected to the Alaska House and Senate, has died.
Anchorage School Board President Starr Marsett says the board was informed of Davis’ passing Monday morning in an email from her ...
Manhattan-Ogden district to go to 100 percent wind energy
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Manhattan-Ogden school board plans to move to 100 percent wind energy for 20 years, beginning in 2021.
The Manhattan Mercury reports ...
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Ketchikan School Board has ratified the agreement between the district and teachers’ union, settling contract negotiations that spanned nearly two years.
The Ketchikan Daily News
More school boards join suit over forced school mergers
WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — More Vermont school boards have decided to join a suit against the state Board of Education concerning forced school mergers.
The Brattleboro Reformer
Woman convicted of school embezzlement elected to board
TWIN BUTTES, N.D. (AP) — A woman convicted of embezzling from a school district on the Fort Berthold Reservation has been elected to its school board.
Melissa Starr received 35 write-in votes to win a seat on the Twin Buttes board in a special election Tuesday. Starr pleaded guilty in 2007 ...
WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) — Residents in Windham, Vermont, have voted to close a local school instead of moving forward with a forced merger.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports Windham School Board ...
DENVER (AP) — The school board of a struggling Denver-area school district will lose most of its power but will retain the power to hire and fire employees.
The Colorado State Board of Education voted Tuesday on the details of how an outside management group will oversee Adams County ...
School board requests law enforcement monitor meetings
WALDEN, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school board has requested law enforcement attend meetings because of safety concerns.
New contract with teachers in Concord passes school board
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Concord’s school board has approved a long sought after teachers’ contract, adding roughly a $1 million.
The board voted unanimously Monday night to approve the three-year contract. The Concord Monitor
School boards to sue state over small school grants
NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — A group of Vermont school boards plan to sue the state Board of Education to save small school grants.
CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — An employee is suing an Alabama school system claiming she wasn’t promoted because she is black.
AL.com quotes the lawsuit Rashida ...
School district votes to drop Native American mascot
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district is dropping its Native American mascot after a close school board vote.
The Talawanda Board of Education recently voted 3-2 to change the name of the district’s mascot from the Talawanda Braves to Talawanda Brave, the Hamilton-Middletown ...