Primary and secondary education

August 17, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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August 16, 2019 - 8:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Students in 77 Atlanta public schools are getting free breakfast and lunch, no matter their family income. News outlets report the no-cost meal service is expanding from 60 schools to 77 this year. All school's using the district's food service are eligible. The U.S. Department of...
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LeBron James speaks during the debut of the new basketball court at I Promise School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. The NBA superstar is spending more than $1 million on various upgrades for the school. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 9:44 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday. Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court at the I Promise School, which he founded last year for underprivileged children in his hometown. James took a...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 photo, Brian Toale shows a photo of himself at 16 years old in New York. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked. Toale, 66, who says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island, was one of the leaders in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 14, 2019 - 7:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations...
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This July 19, 2019 photo shows An Epic Charter Schools office in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma investigators wrote in a court affidavit that Epic Charter Schools co-founders Ben Harris and David Chaney recruited "ghost students" who received little or no instruction. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. The two men released a statement saying they did nothing wrong and are confident they'll be vindicated. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 12, 2019 - 1:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When two tech-savvy Oklahoma men launched their vision for an innovative charter school in 2011 that students could attend from home, the timing was perfect. Republicans had just extended their majorities in the Legislature, taken control of every elected statewide office and...
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African American leaders from left, local NAACP President Dr. Amos Brown, columnist Noah Griffin, Rev. Arnold Townsend and artist Dewey Crumbler voice their support for keeping a controversial mural at Washington High School during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in San Francisco. The controversial 13-panel, 1,600-square foot mural, the "Life of Washington," criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people, is slated to be destroyed after the San Francisco School Board voted last month to paint over it. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 06, 2019 - 4:20 pm
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 racist. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco NAACP, on Tuesday called on the school board to reconsider its...
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In this Monday, July 22, 2019 photo, Rachel Whalen looks at her phone at her home in Draper, Utah. Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. The cyberbullying was so distressing that Whalen even contemplated suicide. There's a rise in cyberbullying nationwide, with three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 26, 2019 - 7:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. The cyberbullying was so distressing that Whalen said she contemplated...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017 photo, Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee, speaks to me media in Philadelphia. The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected Carmichael's offer to cover the cost, but the head of the district's nonprofit foundation says it will accept the donation so that they can settle the debt. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 24, 2019 - 7:36 pm
A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care, and then rejected a businessman's offer to pay the overdue charges, is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after all. The Wyoming Valley West school board...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017 photo, Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee, speaks to me media in Philadelphia. The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected Carmichael's offer to cover the cost, but the head of the district's nonprofit foundation says it will accept the donation so that they can settle the debt. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:56 pm
The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a CEO's offer to cover the cost, the businessman said Tuesday. Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-...
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Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student, speaks during a press conference Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019, held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. Grimm, now 20, transitioned from girl to boy before his sophomore year and sued after the Gloucester County School Board banned him from using boys' bathrooms. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court Tuesday. Attorney David...
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