School boards

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 - 5:59 pm
The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records has found. But few say they plan to give up the money in the aftermath of the latest mass shooting. The...
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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 - 1:01 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 June 1, 2015 file photo, Miami-Dade County Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks with reporters in Miami. Carvalho, who had accepted the job of chancellor of New York City's, said on Thursday, March 1, 2018, that he'd changed his mind - the day after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had announced that Carvalho would lead 1.1 million-pupil school system. Carvalho told a packed school board meeting in Miami on Thursday that he was breaking his agreement with New York City to honor "an agreement and a pact I have with the children of Miami." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 01, 2018 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The superintendent of schools for Miami-Dade County shocked New York City officials on Thursday by backing out of an already announced agreement to lead the city's 1.1 million-student public school system. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho told an emergency school board meeting in...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:55 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fight over who will control North Carolina public schools that educate 1.5 million students landed Wednesday before the state's highest court, which must decide whether legislators can mix and match powers seemingly spelled out in the state constitution. The state Supreme...
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February 03, 2018 - 10:42 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top court will decide whether legislators can interpret the state constitution in a way that gives control of about $10 billion a year in public school spending to an elected schools superintendent instead of the appointed state school board. The state Supreme...
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January 24, 2018 - 6:54 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio school board member who resigned after an apparent overdose has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge. Akron police say 57-year-old John Otterman had marijuana and the powerful painkiller fentanyl when he was found unconscious last Thursday. The...
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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 - 10:57 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 said 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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January 11, 2018 - 6:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A school board member whose son played on an Ohio youth basketball team that wore jerseys printed with names some deemed racist says he is resigning to be accountable for his son's involvement. Kerry McKiernan told the Kings Local School District board meeting Tuesday that...
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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 11, 2018 - 9:00 am
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Louisiana teacher at a school board meeting after she spoke out about teacher pay (all times local): 8 a.m. The Louisiana teacher arrested after she spoke out about teacher pay at a school board meeting says she hopes the ordeal prompts others to...
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