State officials are reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases as they prepare to begin trapping mosquitoes to monitor for West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted May 29th - 10:20am
Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of the passenger seat of a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men, punching them in the face.
Christine Armario, Associated Press | Posted May 29th - 9:40am
Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.
Nancy By Gennaro, Associated Press | Posted May 29th - 9:40am
Back in the 1990s, avid sports fan Harvey Branch worked across the street from Shelbyville Central High School, home to the nationally famous Golden Eaglettes. He began closely following the winning girls' basketball team, which had garnered many wins and a national title, explained Branch's daughter Jennifer Frank.
Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets.