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Superintendent fired after investigation into assaults

Dec. 07, 2022 10:49 AM EST

A northern Virginia school board has fired its superintendent after a special grand jury accused him of lying to the board about the sexual assault of a student. The Loudoun County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to fire Scott Ziegler after holding a closed session. ...

Shapiro taps longtime aides to top jobs in governor's office

Dec. 06, 2022 11:43 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro is tapping longtime aides to take top positions in his office weeks before he is sworn in as Pennsylvania's 48th governor, as he prepares to leave the attorney general's office for a sprawling administration that runs the nation's fifth-most populous...

Minnesota board accepts anti-drug aid for minority students

Dec. 05, 2022 22:16 PM EST

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota school district voted Monday to accept a $1.1 million state grant meant to help curb drug use among students of color, after a pair of board members had delayed accepting the money last month by arguing it could discriminate against white students. ...

Report blasts Virginia schools' handling of sex assaults

Dec. 05, 2022 17:55 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury convened at the request of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a scathing report against a northern Virginia school system accusing it of mishandling a student who sexually assaulted classmates at two different high schools last year. ...

Former Education Secretary King named SUNY chancellor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EST

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. has been appointed chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation's largest university system, SUNY announced Monday. King is scheduled to begin in January at a salary of a $750,000. The appointment marks a return to New York...

North Texas fires Littrell after .500 record over 7 years

Dec. 04, 2022 22:25 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Bowl-bound North Texas has fired coach Seth Littrell, who went 44-44 over seven seasons. University president Neal Smatresk said Sunday night that the decision to make the move came after a thorough assessment of the program. The Mean Green are...

Vermont settles religious schools tuition lawsuits

Dec. 01, 2022 17:04 PM EST

The Vermont Agency of Education and several school districts will pay tuition costs and legal fees to five families to settle lawsuits challenging the state’s practice of not paying for students to attend religious schools if their towns do not have a public school. In court...

NC board backs slower effort on teacher license, pay changes

Dec. 01, 2022 13:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s State Board of Education backed on Thursday an incremental approach to advance a potential teacher licensure overhaul that would include higher instructor pay based on performance rather than years of experience. The board voted with no...

Towson president chosen to lead University of Louisville

Nov. 30, 2022 13:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Longtime college administrator Kim Schatzel was selected Wednesday as the next president of the University of Louisville and says she will bring her own experience as a first-generation college student to showcase the “transformative power” of higher education. ...

Ohio State leader Johnson resigning halfway through contract

Nov. 29, 2022 11:17 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson says she'll step down when the school year ends in May, resigning after less than three years at the helm of one of the nation’s largest public universities. The 65-year-old Johnson thanked Ohio State students...