School boards

August 04, 2017 - 8:32 am
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A school board in Georgia has restarted its search for a superintendent after rescinding an offer last month. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Henry County Board of Education announced Thursday that applications would reopen Friday, with the goal of securing a new...
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July 26, 2017 - 11:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's low-performing schools will get less help and teacher training will receive less funding as a result of budget cuts required by state legislators. Media outlets report the State Board of Education settled on the $2.5 million in budget cuts Tuesday and could...
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FILE- In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, Veronique Pozner places her hand next to artwork made by her son Noah's before testifying before a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. The town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed during the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012. The lawsuit was brought by the estates of 6-year-olds Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 03, 2017 - 5:20 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed during the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012. The lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court in January 2015, alleges security...
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June 29, 2017 - 1:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court is scheduled to hear a lawsuit challenging North Carolina lawmakers' effort to shift power from the state Board of Education to the elected Republican statewide schools superintendent. The changes coincide with moves by Republican legislators to curtail the powers of...
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June 27, 2017 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions. Anthony Murgio, of Tampa, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy...
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June 21, 2017 - 1:33 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's lowest-performing school district is arguing the state unconstitutionally took over its schools. The Allendale County school board filed a lawsuit Wednesday against state Education Superintendent Molly Spearman and legislative leaders. The lawsuit comes two...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of the nation's largest school districts is defending its campaign to fight Islamophobia and promote understanding of Muslim culture against critics who say it is favoring a religion. Kevin Beiser, vice president of the San Diego Unified School District board, said Tuesday that...
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Ferguson mayor James Knowles III, center, celebrates his election victory with his campaign supporters at the Lion's Club in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 1:11 am
Elections Tuesday across the U.S. featured a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Jackie Traynere, Democratic candidate for Bolingbrook mayor, poses in her office in Bolingbrook, Ill. The current mayor, Republican Roger Claar has been mayor of Bolingbrook for more than three decades, but faces a spirited challenge from union organizer, Traynere in the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 election. (AP Photo/ Sara Burnett)
April 04, 2017 - 10:51 pm
Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri...
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In this March 30, 2017 photo, Jackie Traynere, Democratic candidate for Bolingbrook mayor, poses in her office in Bolingbrook, Ill. The current mayor, Republican Roger Claar has been mayor of Bolingbrook for more than three decades, but faces a spirited challenge from union organizer, Traynere in the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 election. (AP Photo/ Sara Burnett)
April 04, 2017 - 3:03 pm
Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri...
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