Anchorage schools: No monthly anthem, state song requirement
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage schools will not be required to play the national anthem and state song every month.
The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the Anchorage School...
St. Paul Public Schools settles teacher retaliation lawsuit
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul Public Schools has agreed to pay a black teacher $525,000 to settle a 2017 whistleblower lawsuit that accused the district of retaliating and forcing him to quit...
Jackson County School Board replaces longtime superintendent
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district will have new leadership at the start of the new year.
News outlets report the Jackson County School Board voted Monday to replace...
Vermont school board to study career center move
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school board is going to study relocating the Central Vermont Career Center as part of a broader effort to determine the best way to deliver career technical...
Ex-school board candidate in Virginia pleads to sexual abuse
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia local school board candidate has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse charges stemming from accusations from the...
School district parts with man accused of improper spending
RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A schools administrator accused of improperly spending nearly $50,000 on himself is no longer working for the district.
Partisan Utah school board elections ruled constitutional
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that partisan state school board elections are constitutional, overturning a 2017 district court decision.
Business under fire for prohibited mascot apparel
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine business owned by a school board member is under fire after producing and selling apparel featuring a prohibited Native American-themed...
Wichita-area district prepares to sue over e-cigarettes
GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita-area school district plans to sue the makers, distributors and sellers of electronic cigarettes and vaping products, which has become a "growing crisis" because of...
School board member to plead not guilty to sex assault count
MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — A school board member accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man over the Labor Day weekend plans to plead not guilty.
Fargo teachers union takes board to court over stalled talks
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The union representing public school teachers in North Dakota's largest city is taking the school board to court over a stalemate on contract negotiations.
Schools chief hired after cheating scandal won’t be rehired
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's school board won't renew the contract of the superintendent who was hired to lead the district in the aftermath of a cheating scandal in which 11 former educators were...
Alaska school board to consider teacher contract proposal
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska school employee associations have proposed a new contract to the district that would increase teacher salaries and health insurance, officials said.
Louisiana school official arrested on theft charge
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Lafourche Parish School Board member has been arrested on a felony theft charge.
The Courier reports 41-year-old Robby Gisclair is accused of stealing from his...
School board members quit as superintendent pushed to leave
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Three school board members in a South Carolina county are resigning in protest after other board members pushed the superintendent into leaving.
Manalapan school board member charged with sex assault
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Manalapan Township school board member sexually assaulted a 19-year-old man over Labor Day weekend.
High school teacher charged with child pornography
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana teacher and football coach has been jailed on a child pornography charge.
An arrest warrant states 33-year-old James Allen Opie of Shreveport was arrested...
- Aiken StandardSchool board names interim superintendentSeptember 11, 2019
- The Washington TimesD.C. area schools to tackle student safety, achievement gapSeptember 6, 2019
- The Times-TribunePermanent Cure Point Of Hard MedicineAugust 18, 2019
- The Times-TribuneMeeting Set To Interview Carbondale Area School Board CandidatesAugust 2, 2019
- The Times-TribuneNo Easy Pills To SwallowJuly 28, 2019
Ex-Las Cruces school chief wants state probe of district
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The former superintendent for Las Cruces Public Schools is calling for the state to investigate a school board member's alleged abuse of power.
City commissioner sentenced in theft of campaign signs
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — An elected official in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to community service after a school board candidate's campaign signs were removed from yards.
School board files appeal to defend its transgender policy
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has filed a federal appeal to defend its transgender bathroom ban.
The Gloucester County School Board's appeal appeared Tuesday on the docket for...
2 New Mexico school boards to review medical pot policies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public school boards for two of the state's largest districts are preparing to review policy changes for students who have prescriptions for medical...
Abbeville County considers consolidating 2 high schools
ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — After dozens of residents came to a school board meeting to discuss merging two rural high schools, the Abbeville County School Board delayed its decision.
Colorado school board calls for sex-education law inquiry
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado school board is calling for an investigation into the state's sexual-education law, saying a recent update overrides the authority of local school...
Teacher who was accused of sending critical letters is fired
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City teacher accused of sending critical letters to her superintendent and other district leaders has been fired.
Parents, county clash in court over Parkland shootings
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Parents whose children were killed or wounded during last year's Parkland high school massacre asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule that each pull of the...
School board wants Kentucky Noah’s Ark to pay higher taxes
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian theme park with a 500-foot-long (152-meter-long) Noah's Ark is not paying enough in property taxes, according to a Kentucky county school board.
Alabama Republican Party opposes appointed school board
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Republican Party is against a proposal to replace the state's elected school board with one appointed by the governor.
Las Vegas school board ends meeting early amid pay protests
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas-area school board ended its meeting early after its attempt to cut off a public comment period prompted outbursts by educators calling for higher pay.
Fired state education secretary to lead Las Cruces schools
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Karen Trujillo, the former New Mexico public education secretary who was fired just six months into her job, was chosen Tuesday to lead Las Cruces Public Schools.
Virginia school board will keep defending transgender policy
GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A school board in Virginia says it will keep fighting in court to defend its transgender bathroom ban.
The Gloucester County School Board said Friday it intends to...
Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot
LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school board has apologized over ribbons distributed prior to a football scrimmage this month that showed the opposing school's mascot hanged by a...
Superintendent says he could seek job he has kept unfilled
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school superintendent says he could seek a job that he has kept unfilled if school board members don't retain him as the district's leader.
Hawaii school board approves misconduct code revisions
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii school board has voted to elevate the seriousness of high school bullying and harassment as disciplinary offenses, officials said.
The Latest: El Paso-area trustee critical of cancelling game
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas (all times local):
An El Paso-area school board member is critical of...
San Francisco to keep but cover up divisive mural
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American.
The Latest: San Francisco to keep divisive mural
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a divisive mural at a San Francisco high school (all times local):
The San Francisco school board will preserve but cover up a public high...
In Carter’s home county, voting rights case tests democracy
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter's hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters,...
Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions...
NW Louisiana school board member guilty in steroids case
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school board member has pleaded guilty in a steroid conspiracy.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Shreveport says Bossier (BOH-zher) Parish School Board member...
Texas school officials want to oust Houston school board
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas education officials have recommended the ouster of Houston's school board after an investigation revealed alleged trustee misconduct, signaling what could be the district's...
North Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
The Charlotte Observer on the hiring of first-time superintendent Earnest Winston to lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:
Black leaders support preserving controversial mural
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of prominent African American leaders in San Francisco want to preserve a controversial mural displayed in a public high school that some have criticized as...
OKC school board seeks to move lawsuit to federal court
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City School Board wants a lawsuit filed against it by a board member transferred to federal court.
The board's request filed on Monday and first reported by...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A school board in Virginia that changed the name of a school last year in honor of the first black president instead of a Confederate soldier could soon rename other schools...
Alabama county seeks new schools superintendent
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school district is looking for a new leader.
The Madison County School Board has hired the Alabama Association of School Boards to help with the search for...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Over 100 people packed the lobby of a San Francisco public high school to view a controversial mural criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native...
School board member convicted of voter intimidation
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A school board member and city employee has been convicted of voter intimidation in central Mississippi.
Local news outlets report a Madison County jury found Courtney...