HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area school board member is facing calls to resign after he linked more Black teachers to lower school district performance in response to a presentation on an audit of the district’s equity and culture.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — School board members from across Indiana voiced opposition Tuesday to a Republican-backed proposal that would add political party identifications to what are now nonpartisan school board elections throughout the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — School officials in Wyoming's capital have voted to lift a mask mandate and reduce COVID-19 isolation requirements.
The mask requirement for students and teachers, which had been in place since September, will be lifted Jan.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school board meeting was canceled when new members refused to wear masks and elected officials in the Topeka area rejected a plea from health officials to mandate them.
GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, school board has approved a $425,000 severance package for the district’s superintendent, who is leaving her post just a day before a newly-elected conservative majority who campaigned on ousting her takes office.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Commotion in some school districts over topics ranging from COVID-19 mask mandates to teaching about racial injustice has Indiana Republican lawmakers looking at steps they argue will give parents more sway over what happens in classrooms.
MINDEN, Neb. (AP) — A former school board member who was removed from office after she refused to wear a mask to meetings in central Nebraska has filed a lawsuit seeking to be reinstated.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school board has upheld the decision to drop the “Mohawk” name and mascot, despite some pushback from the community.
In November, the Mason City School Board voted to end use of the Mohawk nickname after the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa and the St.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School Board has reversed the superintendent’s decision to make masking optional when students return from winter break and will instead keep the current mask policy in place until at least Jan.
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — A school board in Connecticut has rejected a proposal to revive a Native American nickname for its high school sports teams, a week after a meeting to discuss that idea ended with a board member being punched.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A recent Wyoming school board meeting was again packed with opponents of mask mandates when things took an abrupt turn and a parent started reading aloud sexually explicit passages from a book available in school libraries.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has rejected a $120,000 no-bid contract pushed by state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley that helped spark a legislative auditor's investigation and drew complaints it was mishandled.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Evergreen School Board in Vancouver, Washington, has fired superintendent Mike Merlino after placing him on paid leave amid an investigation into misconduct earlier this month.
DETROIT (AP) — All Detroit school teachers and staff members must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 18, the district’s school board decided Thursday.
The new mandate will affect a small percentage of staff who haven't been vaccinated, Detroit Public Schools Community District officials said.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school board approved a policy affirming transgender students’ rights Wednesday night.
The Red Clay School District’s school board voted 4-3 to approve the policy that reaffirms transgender students’ rights to use preferred bathrooms, locker rooms, names and pronouns in school, The News Journal reported.
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school board has adopted a policy which will allow principals to search a student's cellphone.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A nursing home worker from Kentucky who had "such a bright personality.” Sisters from western Kentucky who worked at the only funeral home in their small town. A woman who had just recently been elected to a school board seat after years of working as a teacher's aide, school bus driver and finance director.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School Board has chosen a team to help design the city’s new high school, after chemical contaminants were found in the old school building, forcing its closure.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has heard arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the newly created West Virginia Professional Charter School Board from authorizing any new schools.
Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Bailey said she would issue a ruling by Friday after hearing from lawyers Tuesday in a virtual hearing, news outlets reported.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teacher in South Florida has been fired for repeatedly refusing to wear a mask.
The school board in Broward County on Tuesday unanimously voted to fire John C. Alvarez, a science teacher at Piper High for gross insubordination.
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — A suburban school board member was sent reeling to the floor by a punch to the face during a recess of a meeting about the high school's mascot.
A Kentucky woman who worked her way up from school bus driver to become an administrator and school board member. A grandfather who “stole the show” when he was around his grandchildren. A 2-month-old whose family tried to protect her by putting her in a car seat.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City area districts are dropping mask mandates and modifying quarantine rules in response to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's threats to file legal action against districts over the regulations.
NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — The architect of a ban on political symbols including those supporting gay pride and Black Lives Matter in Newberg schools appears to be facing an ultimatum: resign by Friday or hope that Newberg voters will side with him in a January recall election.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school superintendent is apologizing to his school board for authorizing $2,000 payments to all district employees with unused pandemic relief money.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach City Public Schools administrators are expected to announce later this month whether six books that have been at the center of intense school board meeting debates will remain in the system’s curriculum and libraries.
HANOVER, Va. (AP) — The ACLU of Virginia is suing a Virginia school board over its refusal to comply with a 2020 law that requires districts to adopt protections for transgender students.
DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Students in Danville, Vermont, have chosen the Bears as the school's new nickname, after the school board voted last spring to end the use of the Indians name.
The Danville Bears was one of four options that students voted on a week ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against COVID-19, while some 34,000 students have not yet been vaccinated as required.
ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — Police in the greater Seattle area are investigating a possible hate crime after a school board meeting was interrupted by people who played a recording that used the N-word as the superintendent, who is Black, started speaking.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police have determined an ousted school board president with an electronic dossier on parents he clashed with will not be charged with a crime.
ATLANTA (AP) — An association that advocates for Georgia’s school boards has severed ties with its national group, partly over a letter to President Joe Biden regarding threats against school officials and employees.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was working with shadowy, leftist figures abroad.
DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Students in Danville will soon be deciding on the school's new nickname, after the school board voted in March to end the use of the “Indians” following hours of testimony from students, teachers, alumni and community members.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a school board in the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake walked out of a special meeting late Monday as they were confronted by activists who said racism permeates the school district.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina education administrator has reached an agreement with his former school system to pay back more than $30,000 of unauthorized travel expenses he accumulated during his time in office.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi School Boards Association is joining a handful of other states in breaking ties with the National School Board Association after the nonprofit sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for federal support investigating harassment and threats of violence against school board members.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The school board for metro Las Vegas voted early Friday to reverse its decision to fire Superintendent Jesus Jara, though it wasn't immediately known whether he still wants the job.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Student demonstrators and adult counter-protesters clashed outside Grants Pass High School in Oregon during a student-led walkout against the reinstatement of two educators who expressed public support for educational policies that favor a student’s biological sex over their gender identity, authorities said.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board rescinded a directive for staff to pull books with “sexually explicit” books from libraries early Tuesday after hours of passionate public comment.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are putting on hold plans to overhaul the county commission and school board in Georgia's second most-populous county after opponents said their plans were trampling local wishes and legislative rules.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system has settled with a gym teacher who sued over the district's policy requiring teachers to address transgender students by their pronouns.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A northeastern Georgia school district next month will begin searching for a new superintendent.
Clarke County School District Superintendent Xernona J. Thomas announced last week that she intends to retire at the end of next year.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police announced Saturday that they were investigating allegations against a school board president who the school district's superintendent has said allegedly distributed a dossier on some parents, including photos and personal finances.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale school board president is accused of keeping a dossier on some parents, including photos and personal finances.
Scottsdale Unified School District officials announced Friday that the district will hire an outside forensic investigator to see if any school resources were utilized in the creation of Google Drive folders on certain parents.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans pushed a proposal to overhaul the county commission in Georgia's second most-populous county through a state Senate committee on Thursday, a day after the same panel approved changes to Gwinnett County's school board.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho poll worker illegally handed out critical race theory information to voters on election day earlier this month, a former school board member said.
Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon condemned such actions and asked anyone who witnessed wrongdoing at the polls to file a formal complaint, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported Thursday.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are moving to ram through bills changing the composition of the county commission and school board in Georgia's second-largest county after Democrats took control of both bodies.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board directed staff to remove books with “sexually explicit” material from libraries after a parent raised concerns about books available through a school’s digital library app at Monday’s meeting.