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Oklahoma schools may offer in-school quarantine of students

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday that public schools will be allowed to offer in-school quarantines for students exposed to the virus. Schools in Mustang became the first in the state to adopt the...

 

Woman who bounced among foster homes named Rhodes Scholar

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the couches of friends in Missouri has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year...

 

School accountability measures up in the air amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak prompted the Arizona Legislature to cancel statewide standard tests and skip assigning new A-F grades to schools for the 2019-2020 school year. But what about the current school year? It's not yet clear...

 

Pandemic forcing some Arkansas school districts to adjust

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some school districts in Arkansas to adjust their operations and consider possibly switching to virtual instruction. Bryant Public Schools is seeing an increase in the number of positive...

 

Wichita State grads finalists in contest seeking better mask

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two recent Wichita State University graduates are among the finalists for a $1 million prize pool in a contest that seeks to design a better mask. The Wichita Eagle reports that Jared Goering and Spencer Steinert are in the...

 

School board member sees himself as 'cultural broker'

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — As a "Mexican citizen by birth" and a "U.S. citizen by choice," Carlos Barcenas said he believes in serving his community. Since 2013, Barcenas has served on the Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education. He said that...

 

Virginia boy runs for Nickelodeon's 'Kid of the Year'

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Elijah Lee was only in first grade when the world as he knew it became a much darker place. He was all of 6 years old the day he noticed the bruises on the leg of a classmate. When he innocently asked what happened, if...

 

Kansas college settles lawsuit over recruitment of athletes

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A small community college in northeast Kansas has settled a lawsuit accusing it of directing coaches to recruit more white athletes and subjecting Black students to excessive scrutiny such as background checks before...

 

Judge rules former Kansas teacher will face stalking charge

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a stalking charge will stand against a former fourth-grade teacher in the Olathe School District accused of surreptitiously photographing a 10-year-old student. A Johnson County judge on Thursday rejected...

 

Kansas counties tighten COVID rules; Topeka schools online

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public health officials in two of Kansas' most populous counties on Thursday tightened restrictions on gatherings, and public schools in the state's capital city scrapped at least two weeks of in-person classes in favor online...

 

Kansas counties, biggest school district set new COVID rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' largest public-school district has scrapped plans to allow its middle and high school students to attend some in-person classes and three counties have imposed new restrictions inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. The...

 

Kansas counties, biggest school district set new COVID rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' largest public school district has scrapped plans to allow its middle and high school students to attend some in-person classes and three counties have imposed new restrictions inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. The...

 

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Brian J Purnell, Bowdoin College; Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Neta C. Crawford, Boston University (THE...

 

Convention centers, museums become classrooms amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — In ordinary times, the airy convention center on a 61-acre site in Hesston, Kansas, hosts weddings, corporate retreats and church events. During the pandemic, it has become a schoolhouse for the district's seventh- and...

 

University of Kansas Announces Recipients of Military-Affiliated Fellowship Sponsored by Corvias Foundation

LAWRENCE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 9, 2020-- Corvias Foundation, a private charity founded by John Picerne to support educational opportunities for military families, today announced the names of the fellows who will participate in the inaugural...

 

Billboards support statewide school mask mandate in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Billboards supporting a statewide mask mandate in Oklahoma schools have been erected across the state. The billboards, paid for by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, read "Endangering Teachers for Politics" and "State...

 

Packing the Court: Amid national crises, Lincoln and his Republicans remade the Supreme Court to fit their agenda

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) As a political battle over the Supreme Court's direction rages in...

 

Why graduates of elite universities dominate the Time 100 – and what it means for the rest of us

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jonathan Wai, University of Arkansas and Matthew C. Makel, Duke University (THE CONVERSATION) When Time magazine released its annual...

 

Student editor says university directives violate his rights

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The president of Haskell Indian Nations University has directed the editor of the school's student newspaper to not contact any government agency for information while representing the paper or "attack" any student, faculty...

 

Kansas state school board on ballots amid COVID-19 scrutiny

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans are electing two state Board of Education members this fall as the panel has gained attention amid the coronavirus pandemic for its decision not to mandate a delay in the start of school. In the Kansas City area,...

 

Newspaper: Arizona is lax in inspecting school buildings

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona law requires that the School Facilities Board inspect all district school buildings once every five years for building deficiencies and conduct preventive maintenance inspections at 20 randomly selected districts every 30...

 

Denver high school drops Confederate mascot in favor of bird

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado high school adopted a new mascot to replace the previous emblem recalling a symbol of the Confederacy. Denver South High School announced Friday it is now the home of the Ravens, which will replace the Rebels mascot name he...

 

No charges against 2 former University of Oklahoma officials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren and Vice President James "Tripp" Hall III will not be charged for alleged sexual misconduct with students, a special prosecutor investigating the allegations said Tuesday. "As...

 

Ex-teacher charged with sexually abusing 3 Missouri students

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban St. Louis high school teacher accused of raping a student in the 1990s now faces charges of sexually assaulting two more students. Prosecutors dismissed the September indictment against former Kirkwood High...

 

Atlanta Public Schools: No in-person classes this year

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Public Schools won't have in-school classes at least through the end of the year because COVID-19 data continues to trend the wrong way, says Superintendent Lisa Herring. "Despite downward trends in recent weeks, our...

 

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