Primary and secondary education

February 22, 2019 - 4:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A midyear budget that would add $20 million for loans to farmers and $2 million for hospitals affected by Hurricane Michael has received final approval from the Georgia legislature. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the budget covering through June 30, approved Friday,...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like charter schools and vouchers. Call it round...
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February 21, 2019 - 10:44 pm
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= SCISA Class A= Semifinal= Cathedral Academy 66, Anderson Christian 52 Clarendon Hall Academy 73, Richard Winn Academy 58 SCISA Class AA= Semifinal= Hilton Head Prep 71, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 66 Shannon Forest Christian 55, Bethesda Academy, Ga. 38 GIRLS PREP...
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Cliff Hong, a principal at Roosevelt Middle School, left, and Amie Lamontagne, a principal at Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy, discuss their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding during a visit to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The principals are not striking but support better pay for teachers. Teachers in Oakland, Calif., prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
February 20, 2019 - 6:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. Oakland's 3,000 teachers planned to pack up personal items from classrooms and say goodbye to students then begin the strike...
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February 20, 2019 - 4:49 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers introduce proposed changes to their massive education reform bill including the addition of a teacher bill of rights, eliminating a stipulation of imprisonment for school board members who do not complete a mandated training program and striking the...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:14 pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after district officials received repeated complaints from parents and a former coach. Coaches at Tremper High School in...
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February 20, 2019 - 12:33 am
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Class A Lower State= Semifinal= Bethune-Bowman 60, Charleston Charter 51 Hemingway 78, C.E. Murray 55 Class A Upper State= Semifinal= Great Falls 77, Denmark-Olar 61 High Point Academy 81, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 71 Class AA Lower State= Semifinal= Gray Collegiate Academy 76,...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over a policy that banned him from using the boys' bathrooms. He's now trying to amend the suit to include the matter of his unchanged transcripts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 19, 2019 - 10:43 pm
GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided at a public forum over the prospect of ending the policy The Gloucester County School Board held a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss the possible...
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Striking West Virginia teachers and supporters rally outside the House of Delegates chambers Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Teachers are opposed to a complex education bill making its way through the Legislature. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 19, 2019 - 2:28 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — This time the teachers' strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted. Just as the strike began Tuesday, the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killed a complex education bill that sent state teachers to the picket lines nearly a year after a nine-day strike...
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American Federation of Teachers West Virginia Treasurer Fred Albert, fist raised, and other union leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow during a news conference outside of the Senate chamber at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 9:47 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year. The strike is scheduled to start Tuesday, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service...
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