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Hampton University to hold only online classes in the fall

Jul. 3, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Hampton University has announced that it will offer only online classes in the fall due to the coronavirus outbreak. University President William R. Harvey said in a letter to campus Wednesday that the decision was based on the spread of the virus and warnings from top federal health...

New West Virginia State president is North Carolina provost

Jul. 3, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State University Board of Governors announced on Thursday it has chosen Nicole Pride to become the 12th president of the University. Pride is the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,...

A shopper wearing a face mask sits in the shade at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2020. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

Jul. 2, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common sense by wearing masks and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends during the holiday weekend — a message echoed by local officials who previously sparred...

Attorney: School asked track coach to take pay cut

Jul. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longtime track and field coach George Williams was asked by St. Augustine’s University to take a 50% pay cut and give up his job as athletic director before he was fired, his attorney said Thursday. Williams and attorney Nicholas Sanservino Jr. told reporters that St....

Governor, education head release separate school guidelines

Jul. 2, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen on Thursday issued separate, uncoordinated plans advising public schools how to safely reopen during the fall. Montana plans to resume in-school classes this fall despite a resurgence of confirmed...

Unlike cities, rural Nevada schools plan classroom lessons

Jul. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Goldfield, a historic small mining town between Las Vegas and Reno, students and teachers are relatively unfazed by the idea of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surrounding Esmeralda County has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and schools Superintendent M. Neil...

California principals in quarantine after in-person meeting

Jul. 2, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — More than 40 school principals in the San Francisco Bay Area are in quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus during an in-person meeting last month to discuss reopening campuses, according to a newspaper report. A person who attended the June 19 meeting by administrators...

New Rutgers University president gives himself a 10% pay cut

Jul. 2, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The new president of New Jersey’s flagship university has cut his salary by 10%, citing the school's ongoing financial issues related to the coronavirus outbreak. Jonathan Holloway made the announcement Wednesday, his first day on the job. Rutgers faces a projected $250...

Kentucky education commissioner candidates' names released

Jul. 2, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three remaining candidates for Kentucky education commissioner have been identified and will be interviewed next week in Louisville. The Board of Education released the names of the three on Wednesday. They are Jason Glass, superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in...

Kathy D'Antoni retiring from WVa Department of Education

Jul. 2, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Department of Education Associate Superintendent Kathy D’Antoni is retiring. The department announced her retirement Wednesday. D'Antoni spent her entire career serving students, including a decade in leadership roles with the department. She was a three-time...