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  • A South Carolina school district says a ninth grader walking in a hallway was stopped during a moment of silence and not the Pledge of Allegiance. Marissa Barnwell says in a lawsuit that she was pushed against the wall by a teacher at River Bluff High School when she didn't stop to recite the pledge as she walked to class in November. A lawyer for Lexington School District 1 says videos from the hallway shows the teacher touched Barnwell's shoulder to get her attention but didn't push her.
  • The parents of a South Carolina high school student are suing a teacher, principal, and other education officials saying she was accosted when she didn't stop and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Fifteen-year-old Marissa Barnwell says she was walking quietly to class at River Bluff High School last November and decided not to stop for the pledge or a moment of silence that followed. Barnwell says the teacher yelled and pushed her against a wall and the principal didn't do anything about it.
  • South Carolina's first full district to employ ABii robots to help elementary students learn is enjoying their company. And, oh yeah, learning a little something along the way.
  • One student at Tanglewood Middle School died in the shootingThursday. Police reported no other injuries
  • Attorneys general from 20 states have sued President Joe Biden's administration seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and workplace bathrooms that align with a person's gender identity. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, arguing that legal interpretations by the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are based on a faulty view of U.S. Supreme Court case law. The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.
  • Some school districts and counties, and the City of Columbia have defied the state prohibition and ordered mask mandates in schools sparking growing pressure on the General Assembly to meet to repeal the prohibition.
  • Parents, teachers and medical professionals debate a state law that prohibits schools from requiring masks even as the Delta variant surges with kids heading back to class.
  • As the second school year disrupted by the pandemic winds down, summer school plans are taking shape around the country. An influx of federal funding included in COVID-19 rescue legislation is letting districts broaden programming and offer spots to more students than ever before. The Biden administration is requiring states to pour at least $1.2 billion into summer enrichment programs.
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