Mother told of alleged slap, Highline district says

Highline Public Schools says it followed protocols in notifying a student’s parents that a school-bus driver had been accused of slapping their 6-year-old son, who has autism.

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School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they're increasingly serving all children in the classroom. That change...

Nashville teen accused of making multiple threats to schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville teen has been arrested after allegedly sending emails filled with graphic threats to blow up schools and massacre teachers and students, authorities said. An FBI affidavit records threats sent to 12 schools in Nashville; Pittsburgh; Brockton and Whitman, Massachusetts; and Burke, Virginia beginning March 16. Some schools were threatened...

Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced Friday. The schools chief of the nation's third-largest district — chosen by...

Common Core tests OK, but Nevada gives leeway to schools

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limited testing was successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts leeway that could present an unprecedented challenge to the federal testing mandate. It's the latest option given to school systems across three states impacted by a widespread system crash with...