Primary and secondary education

February 20, 2019 - 11:14 am
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after district officials received repeated complaints from parents and a former coach. Coaches at Tremper High School in...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over a policy that banned him from using the boys' bathrooms. He's now trying to amend the suit to include the matter of his unchanged transcripts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 19, 2019 - 7:43 pm
GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided at a public forum over the prospect of ending the policy The Gloucester County School Board held a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss the possible...
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Striking West Virginia teachers and supporters rally outside the House of Delegates chambers Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Teachers are opposed to a complex education bill making its way through the Legislature. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 19, 2019 - 11:28 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — This time the teachers' strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted. Just as the strike began Tuesday, the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killed a complex education bill that sent state teachers to the picket lines nearly a year after a nine-day strike...
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American Federation of Teachers West Virginia Treasurer Fred Albert, fist raised, and other union leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow during a news conference outside of the Senate chamber at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 6:47 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year. The strike is scheduled to start Tuesday, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service...
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In this Sept. 4, 2018, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, students line-up to get eyesight test at a primary school in Donglin Township of Huzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province. An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. (Xu Yu/Xinhua via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 1:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces...
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Police officers armed with rifles gather at the scene where an active shooter was reported in Aurora, Ill., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 5:10 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Police have taped off a suburban Chicago apartment unit where the suspect in the fatal shootings of six people in an industrial warehouse was believed to have lived. Aurora, Illinois, Police...
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February 15, 2019 - 2:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The union representing teachers in Oakland, California, says it will make an announcement Saturday about a potential strike, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was to be issued. The Oakland teachers' union could announce Saturday whether its 7,000 members will strike...
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An instructor carries a placard as she marches to Denver Public Schools headquarters to deliver Valentine Day cards Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. Teachers walked off their jobs Monday, the first strike by teachers in Denver in 25 years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 13, 2019 - 8:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. Emboldened by teacher activism nationwide and struggling to live in a rapidly growing city, Denver educators are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, which is endorsed by...
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Teacher Will Corvin poses for photos at his home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Corvin, who is in the second year of his Teach for America stint, said he and all the corps members at his Oakland high school see the value of the union as an avenue for change given that the district has a teacher turnover crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 13, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America. The push by career educators for better pay and conditions in the classroom is...
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A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers and district leaders were trying to end a strike over pay Tuesday with the help of a federal negotiator. The teachers are following the lead of educators across the country by donning red amid strikes and protests for better pay and working conditions. All schools...
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