School boards

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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October 25, 2017 - 5:12 pm
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 22 The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island on free speech in democracy in the context of a school board: Something is terribly wrong when a school board member is told she cannot speak publicly about the school superintendent — unless,...
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October 21, 2017 - 6:07 pm
SHORT PUMP, Va. (AP) — A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season after players made a racially insensitive video. The video posted on Snapchat shows football players simulating sex acts on their black peers, WWBT-TV reported. The images are overlaid with...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:08 pm
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — After pushing back school start time, the Greenwich school board is gearing up to revive a nearly two-decade-old legal battle to expand lighting at its athletic fields. The Greenwich Board of Education voted Thursday to prepare for litigation to modify court restrictions on...
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October 14, 2017 - 3:42 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A former school board member in South Carolina has apologized for sending an email where he called African-American board members "darkies." But one black Florence School District One member says that is not enough and he wants a state and federal investigation into possible...
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October 03, 2017 - 2:44 am
MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent of a suburban Cleveland school district who was caught on video at a high school football game pulling down the pants of the school board vice president has been suspended. Maple Heights School Board President Pamela Crews says Superintendent Charles...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1957, file photo, nine African American students enter Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., escorted by troops of the 101st Airborne Division. (AP Photo/File)
September 24, 2017 - 2:31 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been...
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September 22, 2017 - 5:30 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender teen who sued for the right to use the boys bathroom at his high school. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent Gavin Grimm's case back to a lower court last month, asking a judge to...
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August 31, 2017 - 12:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California school board superintendent who made more than $600,000 in a year has been charged with a dozen counts of corruption. The charges were filed Wednesday against Jose Fernandez, who drew the massive compensation package despite overseeing just a handful...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, the sign for J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Va., named after the slaveholding Confederate general who was mortally wounded in an 1864 battle. With a new school year dawning, education officials around the nation are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools, some of whom are now filled with students of color who could be descendants of those whom the South fought to keep in slavery. (AP Photo/Matt Barakat)
August 30, 2017 - 2:50 pm
With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in...
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