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LAUSD board votes to sue state over school reopening proposal amid pandemic

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to sue the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school-reopening proposal and to seek reimbursement for millions of meals it’s been providing to the community since the coronavirus pandemic hit last March. The school board voted 7-0 in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 12, authorizing “litigation against the state of California, state entities and public officials related to the California’s Safe Schools for All framework,” Jefferson Crain, the board’s execu...
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Hawaii rethinking reopening to tourists, Health Department to shut down noncomplying restaurants, shipper Young Brothers seeks 47% rate increase, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2020 All Hawaii News County Mayors To Ige: We’re Not Ready To Welcome Back Tourists. With new surges of COVID-19 cases in key states and a sudden disruption in Hawaii’s testing capacity, Hawaii’s county mayors want the state to rethink its planned Aug. 1 tourism reopening date. Civil Beat.As COVID-19 infections surge on mainland, mayor casts doubt on plan to reopen tourism. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell cast doubt Thursday on the feasibility of the state’s plan to reopen touri...
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Mass inmate release in the works, COVID-19 cases continue to climb, mayors plead with Trump to stop non-essential travel to Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii jail dormitory ©2020 All Hawaii News Officials weigh the motion to release 426 inmates to curb the spread of COVID-19. Hawaii prosecutors and public defenders will meet again today to try to reach agreement over which inmates now being held at the state’s four jails will be released in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Star-Advertiser.Honolulu Council Concerned About Potential Inmate Releases. Council members do not want detainees to be released without support amid the pan...
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Charter-school network run by Australian and Long Beach man accused of stealing $50 million from California

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — A network of charter schools in California stole more than $50 million from the state by creating phantom institutions that enrolled unwitting students it found through other schools and youth programs, prosecutors said Wednesday. A3 Education recruited small public school districts to sponsor the charter schools in exchange for oversight fees. Prosecutors say A3 enrolled about 40,000 students throughout the state, none of whom received any serv...
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Budget dispute may force early school closure in Ansonia

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — The Board of Education for the town of Ansonia says schools may have to close nearly two weeks early amid a dispute over funding. An attorney for the board says it will be half a million dollars short of what it needs to meet payroll obligations because of budget cuts imposed […]
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Accidental Courtesy and the Difficult Call to Love One’s Enemies

Posted on 11/16/17 America’s greatest sin may be the pernicious racism that has persisted since the country’s inception. No matter the economic heights the nation climbs nor the technological feats achieved, the United States has been plagued by the injustice of racial inequality. The documentary Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race, & America, available on Netflix, chronicles one man’s unlikely and unusual attempts to counter this awful legacy. As the documentary det...
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Takeover of Jackson schools moves on to state school board

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s second-largest school district remains on a path to be taken over by the state. The state School Accreditation Commission voted Wednesday that the state Board of Education and Gov. Phil Bryant should declare an emergency in the 27,000-student Jackson district. The Board of Education is scheduled to take the issue […]
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School board to discuss superintendent’s fate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama school board members are set to discuss the future of Superintendent Michael Sentance. The Board of Education is scheduled to discuss Sentance’s contract at its Thursday meeting. The discussion comes six weeks after the board gave Sentence low marks in a performance evaluation. Sentence told board members last month that […]
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Mitchell named Cincinnati schools superintendent

The Cincinnati Board of Education announced a new superintendent over the Cincinnati Public Schools system Tuesday. The board on Tuesday unanimously elected Deputy Superintendent Catherine Laura Mitchell as the new superintendent of schools. She'll become to 27th superintendent of the 35,000-student district on Aug. 1. The Board of Education had narrowed its search to two finalists, Miller and Andrew Spence, superintendent of Harrison District Two in Colorado Springs, Colo. “My highest priori...
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Newtown board asks Trump to reject conspiracy theorists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Board of Education in Newtown, Connecticut, is waiting to hear back from President Donald Trump after asking him to take a stand against conspiracy theorists. A letter it sent to the president asks him to publicly reject those who question facts regarding the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, […]
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Single-sex schools: Could they harm your child?

By Lise Eliot, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, have been gaining prominence in recent years, especially in urban charter schools. This fall, Los Angeles saw the launch of two all-girls' schools - the Girls' Academic Leadership Academy and the Girls' Athletic Leadership School (known by the perky acro...
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The Princeton police are investigating that "Jews vs. Nazis" beer pong game.

A teenaged blogger was "confused" by the photo she saw on SnapChat of her high-school classmates playing a game with cups arranged as a swastika and and a Star of David.Think of that what you will — transgressively funny, stupid, hateful. But why are the authorities involved?!The Princeton police are investigating. The staff at the high school, which has 1,640 students, is meeting with the game’s players as well as student leaders. The Board of Education issued a statement saying, “Princeton Pub...
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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Privacy and Public Debate

The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on American Democracy remains unparalleled. Dr. King called upon all Americans to eschew the status quo of mid-20th-century racial relations for the universal equality guaranteed by the American Constitution. Fighting the de facto segregation that continues to linger long after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. The Board of Education in 1954, King entreated Americans to choose justice over order. He spoke at Stanford University in 1967 decr...
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Texas Narrowly Rejects Allowing Academics To Fact-Check Public School Textbooks

jriding writes with news that in a 8-7 vote the Texa State Board of Education rejected a plan to create a group of state university professors to fact-check textbooks approved for the state's 5.2 million public-school students. The CS Monitor reports: "The Board of Education approves textbooks in the nation's second-largest state and stood by its vetting process — despite a Houston-area mother recently complaining that a world geography book used by her son's ninth grade class referred to Africa...
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Anniston Board of Education votes to close two elementary schools

Students at Cobb Elementary and Constantine Elementary will move to other schools in Anniston as their campuses close. The Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of consolidation, but the vote was split 3-2.
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