School boards

May 22, 2018 - 5:17 pm
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — A county school board in North Carolina held a primary earlier this month even though legally it didn't have to. Johnston County Election Supervisor Leigh Anne Price says it is her fault because she did not read election law correctly. State law requires a school board...
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May 16, 2018 - 9:38 pm
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school board member has been caught on camera cursing at a police officer who pulled her over for speeding and calling the local police chief "a skinhead cop." South Orange-Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad can be heard using profanity...
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May 07, 2018 - 9:00 am
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager is among the school board candidates in a western New York town. Nineteen-year-old Derek Schrank tells WHAM -TV that the Greece, New York, school board needs a voting member who can better understand and relate to the student body. The SUNY Geneseo (SOO'-nee jeh-neh-...
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March 28, 2018 - 3:35 am
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school board member who is accused of posting offensive comments on social media about black people has resigned. WIS-TV reports that screenshots of Facebook comments made by an account associated with Grady V. Harmon may have been why he resigned from the...
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March 26, 2018 - 2:53 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — School districts across North Carolina will present fall funding requests in the coming weeks, with the threat of costly and lengthy litigation if local county commissioners can't see eye-to-eye with school board members on spending. The General Assembly's government watchdog...
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March 12, 2018 - 11:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina school board members have very different opinions about their obligation to share with the public what they talk about behind closed doors. A coalition of 10 North Carolina news organizations reported Monday the amount of information they share with the public...
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In this March 2, 2018 photo, a group of JROTC shooters compete in the prone position during the 2018 New Mexico Junior Olympic Qualifier for sport and precision air rifles at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, N.M., for the chance to compete at the National Junior Olympic Championships in Ohio in June. The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, typically used for JROTC programs, including $126,000 given to Albuquerque schools. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 11:36 am
The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they'll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month's...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, file image made from a video provided by KATC-TV middle-school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave is handcuffed by a city marshal after complying with a marshal's orders to leave a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting in Abbeville, La., west of New Orleans. Louisiana’s attorney general sued a local school board Thursday, March 8, 2018, over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of Hargrave being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent’s pay raise. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit accuses the Vermilion Parish School Board and its members of violating the state’s Open Meetings Law by stifling public debate at the Jan. 8 meeting. (KATC-TV via AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 9:09 pm
KAPLAN, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general sued a local school board Thursday over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of a teacher being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent's pay raise. Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit...
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February 03, 2018 - 9:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top court will decide whether legislators can interpret the state constitution in a way that gives an elected schools superintendent control over about $10 billion a year in public school spending. The state Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether...
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People hold signs at a rally for school teacher Deyshia Hargrave, who was arrested while speaking against the superintendent's pay raise at an education board meeting earlier this week, in Abbeville, La., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 11, 2018 - 10:54 pm
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana teacher ejected from a school board meeting and roughly handcuffed in a video-recorded arrest after she questioned her superintendent's pay raise says she thinks a lawsuit is likely in the case. Deyshia Hargrave declined, at first, to say with certainty whether she...
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