School boards

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, David Hogg, 18, center right, a survivor of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., walks in a planned 50-mile march in Worcester, Mass. Hogg, became the most prominent spokesman for March for Our Lives, a group he and other Stoneman Douglas students founded that is pushing for stronger gun laws. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:33 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pushed students, parents, officials and others into the national limelight, something most never sought. A look at where some of the most prominent are today: STUDENTS EMMA GONZALEZ -- Gonzalez, 19, became...
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This Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows the mascot "Redmen" at Cedar High School in Cedar City, Utah. The southern Utah high school is getting rid of its “Redmen” mascot as it becomes the latest team to shed a Native American moniker deemed offensive to some people. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group. The Iron County School Board voted 3-2...
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Bicycles are parked outside Tamaqua Area High School in Tamaqua, Pa., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Parents are going to court to block the Tamaqua Area School District from allowing teachers to carry guns in school. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 04, 2019 - 4:49 pm
TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest flashpoint in a debate playing out in many states over whether it's wise to arm educators to protect students from mass shooters. The district in Tamaqua...
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File - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, voters cast ballots in voting booths at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco will become the first city in California and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens to vote in a local election in November. They’re only allowed to vote in the school board race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 23, 2018 - 2:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens, including people in the country illegally, to vote in a local election in November. They are only allowed to vote in the city school board race, and the...
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School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz arrives at a Broward County courtroom for a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Attorneys for Cruz want a judge to prevent release of details of his education records to guarantee a fair trial. Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted of killing 17 people in the Valentine's Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)
August 03, 2018 - 1:49 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A report detailing the educational background of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should be made public despite defense concerns it might threaten his right to a fair trial, a judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said at a hearing that the...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:53 pm
ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city's board of education says its schools may have to close nearly two weeks early amid a dispute over funding. An attorney for Ansonia's Board of Education says it will be half a million dollars short of what it needs to meet payroll obligations because of city...
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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 22, 2018 - 4:47 pm
AVON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school board has approved a settlement of a lawsuit that accused four educators of indoctrinating three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death. Avon School Superintendent Bridget Carnemolla said Thursday that ending the case was a business decision and...
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March 17, 2018 - 10:21 am
AVON, Conn. (AP) — A school board will debate a proposed settlement of a lawsuit that accuses four educators of "indoctrinating" three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death. The Avon Board of Education in Connecticut is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on the proposal Tuesday...
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