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  1. Tuesday's Scores

    02.22 / 03:35 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Buena Vista 74, The Vanguard School 72 Center 49, Crested Butte 47 Fleming 56, Heritage Christian Academy 45 Genoa-Hugo 51, Colorado Deaf and Blind School 15 Hoehne 80, Swallows Charter Academy 51 Manitou Springs 60, Salida 36 Pagosa Springs 74, Monte Vista 54 University 74, Frontier Academy 73 Canon City 56, Fort Morgan 52 Jim Elliot Christian School 38, Shining Mountain 25 Lyons 48, Twin Peaks Charter Academy 22 Sanford 82, Crested Butte…
  2. The Latest: Polls closed in state superintendent race

    02.22 / 02:26 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    A voter in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield says he's voting for change in the primary election for the state's top school official. In the liberal stronghold of Madison, several voters in Evers' home district were supporting him for another term. Amy Quan Barry, a university professor, says she chose Evers because she sees him as one of the last remaining high-ranking officials willing to stand up to Republicans. Three candidates are on the ballot Tuesday for the post as Wisconsin's…
  3. Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access

    02.22 / 01:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Republican sponsor Sen. Ed Emery said the goal is to protect students' safety and privacy, but parents of transgender children told lawmakers Tuesday that the proposal would put their kids at higher risk of bullying and violence. The bill would require public school students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups have urged Trump to safeguard guidelines issued by President…
  4. Valparaiso schools looking at 'Teen Court' discipline effort

    02.22 / 01:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — A northern Indiana school board is exploring the idea of adding a "Teen Court" for students who get in minor trouble. Joe Frankus is a student advocate in Valparaiso Community Schools' Culture and Student Services D…
  5. Republicans skeptical of Wolf's minimum wage, shale tax plan

    02.22 / 00:12 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Republican state lawmakers questioned Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's assumptions for revenue from a minimum wage increase to $12 an hour and a new tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production on Tuesday, the first day of budget hearings. The start of House and Senate hearings featured the state's nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office and the Department of Revenue and kicked off three weeks of hearings in which lawmakers will scrutinize Wolf's $32.3 billion budget plan. Wolf has vowed …
  6. English teacher to change plea in Japan financial fraud case

    02.22 / 00:12 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Mikaele, who was a Nova teacher, told two students he could get them a high rate of return by putting their money into a First Hawaiian Bank certificate of deposit, according to an indictment. In court, defense attorney Steve Cedillos said Mikaele travels between Hawaii and Japan, where he and his wife run a concert promotion…
  7. Principals told not to allow immigration agent in schools

    02.22 / 00:12 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson on Tuesday also urged principals to have parents update student emergency contact forms and include backup contacts in the event a child's parents were detained. The action comes as the Trump administration announced a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies that targets for deportation millions of people living in the United States…
  8. Wichita native appointed as new school superintendent

    02.21 / 22:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The Wichita School Board voted Tuesday to appoint Alicia Thompson as the next superintendent of the state's largest school district. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2lkw17M ) the 47-year-old Thompson currently is assistant superintendent for elementary schools in…
  9. School district agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument

    02.21 / 22:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit. The district won a favorable decision in 2015 by a federal judge who said the girl had minimal contact with the monument because she was not a student at the school when the lawsuit was filed. "A community member like Schaub may establish standing by showing direct, unwelcome contact with the allegedly o…
  10. 2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions

    02.21 / 22:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month. A total of seven people were killed on Monday and Tuesday as police clashed with students protesting in support of teachers and demanding an agreement so they could return to classes. Violence on Monday also injured 30 p…
  11. Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

    02.21 / 22:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2kWt5e6 ) that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against black p…
  12. South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

    02.21 / 22:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    A House committee on Wednesday is set to consider the measure, which would give legal protection to teachers who want to discuss "in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses" of the subjects. Critics argue that the measure is bad for students and that allowing teachers to teach any science curriculum they choose could subject school districts to litigation. South Dakota Sen. Jeff Monroe, the bill's prime sponsor, said that teachers should be able to talk about…
  13. Plans for later high school start times meet resistance

    02.21 / 21:41 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — School districts and some parents are fighting proposals to push back Nevada high school start times to 9 a.m. or later, in line with research showing biological changes require teenagers to get more sleep in the mornings. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2mj8mm1) school officials told lawmakers Monday they've staggered start times for elementary, middle and high school so the same buses can run all three routes, and changing the schedule would cost t…
  14. Higher Wyoming sales tax for K-12 hits wall in committee

    02.21 / 21:41 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — A proposal to raise the state sales tax got a chilly reception in a legislative committee looking at what to do about Wyoming's looming education funding crisis. The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday kept education spending cuts on the table but removed a half-cent sales tax increase from a plan to address the more than $360 million s…
  15. Texas A&M institute gets $20 million endowment

    02.21 / 21:41 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A Texas A&M University institute that brings prominent scholars to the school to collaborate with faculty and students on research has been given a $20 million endowment. The Texas A&M Foundation announced Monday that longtime donor and alumnus Jon L. Hagler will endow the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study, which will be renamed the Hagler Institute for Advanced S…
  16. Inslee, school superintendents, call for local levy fix

    02.21 / 21:41 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on Republicans in the Senate to pass a measure delaying a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies. [...] that bill has stalled in the Republican-led Senate, which instead chose to include the delay within their overall education proposal that passed out of the Senate earlier this m…
  17. Kansas House votes to restore teacher tenure

    02.21 / 19:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — The Kansas House has taken a step to restore guaranteed teacher tenure after GOP lawmakers ended it in 2014. Supporters say the amendment ensures due process for teachers but opponents say local school boards and districts should have control over tenure d…
  18. Push to reduce property taxes gains new support in Nebraska

    02.21 / 19:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The new group announced Tuesday includes 16 organizations that will push for a package with "adequate and sustainable" funding for K-12 public schools while shifting the tax burden away from property owners. Roughly two-thirds of Nebraska's public school districts don't qualify for state equalization aid because their surrounding property values have risen too high, even though farm incomes have declined. Some are also concerned that Ricketts' proposal to lower the top income tax rate…
  19. University of Houston doctoral candidate finds Whitman novel

    02.21 / 19:15 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    HOUSTON (AP) — Zachary Turpin was propped up in bed with his laptop in May, his wife and newborn son sleeping beside him, when he made a discovery that stands to rock the literary world. The ad promised "A Rich Revelation:" A six-installment piece of fiction called "Life and Adventures of Jack Engle" was coming soon to the Sunday Dispatch, a three-penny weekly published in Manhattan. [...] Turpin, a 33-year-old doctoral candidate in English at the University of Houston, has found the n…
  20. Texas bills aim to curb sexual violence on college campuses

    02.21 / 18:09 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin Democratic state senator has filed a package of bills requiring Texas colleges to adopt "affirmative consent" policies for sexual contact and create anonymous online reporting tools for assault v…