LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school board has narrowly chosen the district’s chief academic officer as its next superintendent.
The Calcasieu Parish School Board voted 8-7 Thursday night for Shannon LaFargue, the American Press reported.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A charter school approved to open in West Virginia this fall has been delayed after a suitable location couldn’t be found.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The finalists to lead a southwest Louisiana school district have been named.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Loudoun County School Board has asked for a temporary injunction that would halt the work of a grand jury convened as part of an ongoing state investigation into the district.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of court-ordered property reassessments in Delaware’s three counties to increase school district taxes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Supreme Court has long recognized that students have their own First Amendment rights in school.
Removing books from school libraries, as some parent groups and individuals in Utah have pushed local school boards and administrators to do this school year over what they deem inappropriate content, “can constitute an official suppression of ideas, in violation of the First Amendment,” says a new memo sent to schools by the Utah Attorney General’s Office.
VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — Assistant teachers in Mississippi will receive a $2,000 pay raise starting July 1, but one school district could make its assistants work a longer schedule.
A proposal awaiting consideration by the Jackson County School Board would extend assistant teachers' work from 180 days a year to 187, the Sun Herald reported.
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — The Newberg School District has named as its next superintendent a man who was put on leave amid an investigation in his most recent superintendent role and who resigned from another superintendent position after retweeting an offensive remark.
BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi educator who was fired for reading a children’s book called “I Need a New Butt!” to second graders says he will go to court to try to get his job back.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has voted to make more than 1,400 students eligible for waivers from traditional high school graduation rules.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A school board in southwestern Idaho has permanently banned 22 popular books from the district's libraries, including Margaret Atwood's “The Handmaid's Tale” and Khaled Hosseini's “Kite Runner.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights advocates are suing the school board and sheriff’s office in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish over the alleged mistreatment — including the use of a chokehold and handcuffs — on a 10-year-old Black student with disabilities.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican primary for state superintendent of schools is filled with sharp clashes over which of the two candidates performed worse at the job, while the four Democrats seeking the post say they want to steer the state's school system away from the Republican-driven culture-war clashes that dominated much of this year's legislative session.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — After an outcry from students and parents over yearbook censorship, a Florida school board overruled their superintendent's plan to cover up a page showing students waving rainbow flags and a “love is love” sign during a walkout against the state's so-called “Don't Say Gay" law.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Public Library is responding to library scrutiny in Tennessee with a goal to distribute 5,000 “I read banned books” library cards this month.
“I want Nashvillians to know: Nashville Public Library will always respect your Freedom to Read — to independently determine what you read, and don’t read, and to exercise your role in determining what your children read,” library Director Kent Oliver said in a news release.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Best-selling author Dave Eggers is offering high school seniors in South Dakota's second-largest city free copies of his book “The Circle” and copies of four books by other authors that were removed from the district's schools.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Monday he plans to sign a bill that would would let a politically appointed panel remove books from public school libraries statewide through a new veto power over local school board decisions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers closed out their annual legislative session Thursday, striking a deal that would let a politically appointed panel remove books from public school libraries statewide through a new veto power over local school board decisions.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio school board outside Cincinnati voted during an emergency meeting on Wednesday to censure a member who said she accidentally posted a link to a pornography site on her campaign's Facebook page.
ATLANTA (AP) — The abrupt firing of the superintendent in Georgia's third-largest school system brought fierce pushback Wednesday, dragging a local dispute into a statewide spotlight.
DeKalb County school board members voted 4-1 in a virtual meeting Tuesday to fire Cheryl Watson-Harris immediately, after less than two years on the job in the 93,000-student district.
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City school board had told teachers at a high school to remove cards and stickers showing support for LGBTQ students.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A local school board in Virginia has decided against buying some new social studies text books because of concerns from some citizens that one of the books encourages “divisive teachings,” including critical race theory.
ATLANTA (AP) — Despite a student-produced video showing gaping holes in ceilings, crumbling bathrooms and signs warning of possible electrical shock around utilities in one room, a metro Atlanta school board has decided not to put Druid Hills High School in line for a major modernization project.
The board of trustees of Montana's largest school district has voted to allow students additional time to graduate after a public campaign by the family of a student with Down syndrome who otherwise would not have been allowed to attend her senior year with her classmates.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed a redistricting measure expected to preserve Republican supermajorities in the Kansas Legislature while also making it possible for conservatives to elect more members to the state school board.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new admissions policy at a prestigious high school in northern Virginia does not discriminate against Asian American students and is not an attempt to achieve “racial balancing," a school board argued in its response to an emergency request filed with the U.S.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Muslim students want Georgia's largest school district to mark the holiday Eid al-Fitr with a day off on next year's school calendar.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the request by students at Gwinnett County Public Schools could be the first of its kind in Georgia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul school board is set to vote again on whether to lift the district’s mask mandate. The Pioneer Press reported Friday that the board will vote Tuesday.
The board voted 3-2 on March 22 to keep the mandate in place, rejecting the superintendent’s recommendation to drop it.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-backed candidates in local school board races came out as big winners in the Milwaukee suburbs that are critical for the Wisconsin GOP in statewide elections, but they had mixed results in other parts of the battleground state.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has granted a request from a northern Virginia school system to continue using a challenged admissions policy at a highly selective high school while it appeals a ruling that found the policy discriminates against Asian American students.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have given final approval to a redistricting measure that's likely to preserve Republican supermajorities in the Legislature while possibly moving the state school board to the right.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are pushing a redistricting plan that the state Senate's top GOP leader hopes will move the state school board to the right and give conservatives more say over what's taught in public schools.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House on Monday passed a bill that lets school boards deem books “obscene" and threatens to withhold education funding and slap school librarians with criminal penalties if orders to remove them aren't followed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Saying Florida public schools are making sexually explicit books available to children, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday to give parents a say in what books schools can and can't have in their libraries.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With its president saying it had racist origins, the New Orleans school board has unanimously reversed a little known but century-old ban on jazz in schools in a city which played a huge role in developing jazz and where it is still played nightly at various venues.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The school board in the city where jazz took root is preparing to undo a little-known 1922 rule that bans jazz music and dancing in public schools.
Officials tell The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that the policy has racist origins, as its creators sought at the time to distance New Orleans schoolchildren from the African Americans who created the genre.
FOREST PARK, Ill. (AP) — Classes are due to resume Monday for more than 4,000 students in a suburban Chicago school district after striking teachers reached agreement on a new contract.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish School Board has chosen an Alabama school superintendent, an official of a Los Angeles nonprofit and a Florida educational consultant as finalists for superintendent of a system made up largely of charter schools.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's justices have agreed to accelerate the process that will likely lead to another landmark ruling over inequities in the public schools and the state's role in removing them — such as whether courts can order that taxpayer money be spent.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Less than six months after dropping the mascot “Mohawks,” the Mason City School Board has approved a student-led suggestion to adopt the district's new mascot: the River Hawks.
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An investigation found that students at a North Carolina school pretended to “sell” Black classmates at a mock “slave auction” recently, but no adults were involved, school system officials said.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania regulatory board on Monday approved Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to subject charter schools to stronger ethics and accounting standards and to try to root out discriminatory admissions decisions, perhaps the biggest update to a quarter-century-old law stuck in the past because of political deadlock.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Five candidates are in the running to become the next leader of a south Louisiana school district.
The Terrebonne Parish School Board will decide Tuesday which candidate will replace Philip Martin as superintendent.
IRMO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school board member has filed libel lawsuits against two district residents connected to a Facebook group that has been critical of the member.
The State of Columbia reports that Lexington-Richland 5 Vice Chair Ken Loveless is suing Kevin Scully and Leslie Stiles.
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has vetoed a proposal that would have allowed candidates for school board in Lancaster County to run as members of political parties.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of New Orleans residents whose homes were built on a toxic landfill decades ago have won a $75.3 million court judgement against the city, its housing authority and the local school board.
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A school board has voted to do away with the “Indians” name for athletic teams in Montville, where the neighboring Mohegan Tribe has offered to help pay for the expense of replacing logos and uniforms.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Contracts have been approved for five public charter schools in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board announced the approval Tuesday, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported.
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina schools superintendent has apologized for a mock “slave auction” in which white middle-schoolers pretended to sell their Black classmates.
“Actions such as these, they just do not reflect who we are as a school system,” Chatham County Schools Superintendent Anthony Jackson said after parents raised an outcry.