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Leader of non-Christian group sues Oklahoma school district

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The leader of a group that once held an event described as a Satanic "black mass" near Oklahoma City is suing a school district alleging harassment due to his family's "alternative non-Christian-based religion." The Oklahoman...

 

Oklahoma City Public Schools to sue state Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools officials are planning to sue the state Legislature for educational funding. The Oklahoma City Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution Monday to pursue legal action against the...

 

Survey shows more than 530 teacher vacancies in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows Oklahoma schools are beginning a new year with more than 530 teacher vacancies and more than two-thirds of the state's superintendents saying the teacher shortage is worse than last year. About 75 percent of...

 

Analysis: What to watch in potential school funding lawsuit

A school funding lawsuit, like the one being considered by the Oklahoma City Public Schools board, threatens to force the state Legislature to find more money for schools — a maneuver attempted in nearly every state with varying degrees of...

 

Charter school growth slows in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City (AP) — The pace of new charter schools opening in Oklahoma has slowed after a spurt of growth over several years. Santa Fe South Schools Superintendent Chris Brewster said charter schools posted a nearly 4 percent growth rate in 2016...

 

Oklahoma City schools consider suing lawmakers for funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school board will consider a resolution that could lead to a lawsuit against the leaders of Oklahoma's Legislature over school funding. School Superintendent Aurora Lora and board member Mark Mann said...

 

Craft beer: The new weapon in New Mexico sports rivalry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One is a special recipe designed to appease even the most snobby of craft beer drinkers. The other is billed as a mellow ale with hints of caramel and the breezy aroma of New Mexico's high desert. Officials at New Mexico's...

 

University of New Mexico working to prevent suicide attempts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say they will be making fencing around a parking structure taller in response to four attempted suicides at the school's parking garages in 2016. Parking and Transportation Director...

 

$150M awarded in 1998 Arkansas school shooting lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998. Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson set off a...

 

Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University late Monday called off a planned white supremacist rally on its campus next month, citing concerns of a "major security risk" following the demonstrations that turned deadly over the weekend in Virginia....

 

Officials to reconsider school names in Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School officials in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will reconsider whether their schools should bear the names of confederate generals after a white nationalist rally decrying the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue turned...

 

Former San Antonio teacher gets 10 years in sex parties case

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An ex-high school English teacher in San Antonio accused of throwing lewd parties for boys must serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex abuse-related counts. Prosecutors in San Antonio say Jared Anderson was...

 

Kansas officials announce effort to redesign public schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have chosen seven school districts to participate in an effort to improve public education. The Kansas Board of Education announced the districts participating in the Kansans Can School Redesign program...

 

Case against Tonganoxie superintendent dismissed

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Linn County authorities have dismissed a criminal case against a Tonganoxie school superintendent who was charged with not reporting sex abuse cases. Chris Kleidosty was scheduled to appear Monday in Linn County District...

 

Missouri vet school won't cut reproductive studies program

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After criticism from agricultural and veterinarian groups, the College of Veterinary Medicine has decided not to eliminate a reproduction studies program. The college said it planned to close the program by 2019, to save $2.4...

 

Misspelling on Wichita water tower gets corrected

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A spelling mistake on a water tower in Wichita that drew national attention and a lot of laughs has been corrected. The water tower on Wichita State University campus carried the name Wichita Staty Universite" for a few hours...

 

Oklahoma teacher, students spend summer doing calculus prep

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An East Central High School teacher is volunteering his time over the summer to give his 11th- and 12th-graders a head start in advanced math courses that enable them to earn college credit in high school. David Lanning has work...

 

Wichita schools plan hopes to improve student behavior

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of the Wichita school district are offering a plan to reduce the rising number of discipline problems in the district, particularly in the elementary schools. Data shows suspensions, detentions and trips to the...

 

Some Texas community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

DALLAS (AP) — Some Texas community colleges are expanding their curriculums to offer bachelor's degrees and help meet the increased need for nurses and teachers. The 2017 Legislature approved letting community colleges offer bachelor's degrees in...

 

Kansas schools prepare for major changes in state oversight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education is set to take the first official step toward enacting sweeping changes in the way the state's public schools are accredited and held accountable. The 10-member board is expected to receive a...

 

Kansas linguistics professor wins grant to preserve language

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — At the time of his death in 1999, Parker McKenzie was regarded as the oldest living member of the Kiowa tribe. Born in a teepee in Oklahoma three years prior to the 20th century, he was also widely recognized as an amateur...

 

Judge dismisses most of Title IX lawsuit against Haskell

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Haskell Indian Nations University by a former student who says she was treated unfairly and ultimately expelled after she reported she was raped in a dormi...

 

Felony charges against Oklahoma education official dismissed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Felony charges of illegally raising campaign money against Oklahoma's top public education official have been dismissed. Online court records show the charges were dismissed Tuesday against Republican Superintendent Joy...

 

Texas 'campus carry' law expanding to community colleges

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The state's so-called "campus carry" law will be expanded beginning Tuesday to also include community colleges in Texas. People with a handgun license will be allowed to carry a concealed firearm on campus, although there...

 
 By Sarah Morris    Regional    July 30, 2017

Arkansas student organization opens produce stand

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — It may be summer break, but it hasn't kept Valley View senior Kaylee Southern from school. The 17-year-old girl joined the 110- to 130-member Future Farmers of America student organization as a way to meet others after she...

 

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