Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Some parents say a crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines in New York state is unfairly keeping their children out of school. The state made it har...

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders ...

Women's Hall of Fame to induct Justice Sotomayor, Jane Fonda

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the latest inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame. The Class of 2019 being...

Smartphone, Matchbox cars among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The...

Civil Rights panel: Disabled students of color punished more

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. It urges President Donald Trump's administration to offer guidance to school...

Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery

"They made me a slave today." Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. ...

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion

A federal watchdog agency says public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students' behavior. The Government Accountability Offic...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-c...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-c...

School in mock slave complaint reaches agreement with NY

A private New York school where a teacher was fired after allegedly holding mock "slave auctions" will hire a diversity officer and change its discipline practices under an agreement with the attorney...

Johns Hopkins to offer school leaders safety programming

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new Johns Hopkins University initiative will offer short courses to principals and other school leaders as part of a push to create standards around school safety. ...

Should the SAT be optional? Bribery scandal renews debate

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The most brazen abuses of standardized testing in the college bribery scandal could be chalked up to security lapses: the ringer hired to take the SAT, the proctors paid to look t...

Denver teacher strike reveals US divide over bonus pay

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers have gone on strike to improve their pay, but the fight isn't that simple. Teachers are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, sa...

Parents question whether shooting drills traumatize kids

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since the Columbine shooting, many school districts have held shooting drills to practice emergency procedures. But 20 years later, some parents are questioning whether kids ...

Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common good

Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a wave of activism by educators. They've tapped a common theme and found success by framing ...