School boards

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 - 10:15 pm
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Waving signs heralding free speech and chanting "Stand by Deyshia," about 100 people gathered in a light rain Thursday to rally to support Deyshia Hargrave — the Louisiana teacher ejected from a school board meeting and roughly handcuffed in a video-recorded arrest after she...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, image made from a video provided by KATC-TV middle-school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave speaks during a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting in Abbeville, La., west of New Orleans. Hargrave was removed from the school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. (KATC-TV via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 5:50 pm
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school superintendent complained of obscenities and death threats directed at himself, his family and staff on Wednesday after a teacher who questioned his pay raise was roughly handcuffed at a school board meeting and taken to jail. Superintendent Jerome Puyau...
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The Dr. Benjamin Carson information sign is seen outside the school, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The Detroit Board of Education approved a new policy Tuesday that allows the district to rename buildings already named after living people. The new policy on naming and remaining schools in the district, approved in a 4-3 vote, says in part the board may change the name of a school for reasons that "the school community's opinion that the name of the school no longer represents the culture or population of the geographic area in which the school is located." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 10, 2018 - 3:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Board of Education has adopted a policy that would allow it to rename schools that are named after living people, and one member suggested the first change should go to a school named after former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson. Under the new policy, the board...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 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. Hargrave was removed from the school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. (KATC-TV via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 6:39 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana teacher was removed from a school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. The teacher's union and the ACLU are investigating and two board members are complaining that the board treats women unfairly...
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December 19, 2017 - 5:50 pm
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The Dothan City School System is a step closer to having a new superintendent. WSFA-TV reports the school board voted 5-2 Monday to offer the post to Dr. Phyllis Edwards. The superintendent's job has been open since Dr. Chuck Ledbetter resigned earlier this year. Edwards...
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Les Lilly, center, walks by a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department officer after Lilly spoke during a Douglas County School Board meeting Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Castle Rock, Colo. A new anti-voucher majority on the board was set to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 04, 2017 - 10:01 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. The...
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November 27, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that a Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established religion. The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a case...
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November 16, 2017 - 1:25 pm
LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — A man recently elected to a school board in southern Colorado served more than a decade in prison in North Carolina for murder. Tom Seaba told KKTV this week that he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting and killing a fellow Marine in 1997. Seaba says he made "a...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:47 pm
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted on social media show students destroying a car with "Go back to the Rez"...
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FILE- In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Carl Paladino, right, walks with his lawyers outside the state Department of Education building in Albany, N.Y. The one-time Republican candidate for New York governor whose insults of Barack and Michelle Obama preceded calls for his ouster from the Buffalo school board has been removed from the post. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced her decision Thursday, Aug. 17, following a five-day hearing in June. School board members lobbied for Paladino's removal after he disclosed information about teacher contract negotiations that were discussed in closed-door sessions. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)
August 17, 2017 - 5:29 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations. State Education...
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