• The Latest: District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal complaint alleging that public schools in Virginia’s capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates (all times local):

  • Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal complaint accuses public schools in Virginia’s capital city of more frequently and more harshly punishing black students and those with disabilities than their classmates.

  • In this May 25, 2016, file photo, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announces Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. Paxton had argued that halting the law before school began was necessary because districts risked losing federal education dollars if they didn't comply. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

    Q&A: Judge blocks Obama directive over transgender students

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Answers to common questions about a ruling by a federal judge who blocked an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools:

  • In this May 17, 2016, file photo, a new sticker designates a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle. A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama’s transgender rules

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration’s order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

  • Cost to build Texas high school stadium rises to $70M

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Rising construction costs have pushed the price tag for a high school stadium north of Dallas to a whopping $70 million.