School boards

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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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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