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UAB to hire ex-NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as head coach

Nov. 30, 2022 18:53 PM EST

UAB has hired former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as its next head coach on the eve of his high school team’s state championship game. The 50-year-old Dilfer won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 during a 14-year NFL career. He’s making a big leap to the college...

Tennessee judges uphold contentious school voucher law

Nov. 24, 2022 12:24 PM EST

A Tennessee judicial panel has upheld the state’s school voucher law, which allows public tax dollars to be given to families to pay for private schooling. Critics of vouchers argue that the law will weaken the state's public education system, but the three-judge panel said...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

Former principal sentenced for sexually abusing students

Nov. 23, 2022 14:49 PM EST

HILTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former elementary school principal was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison for sexually abusing 21 students over several years. Kirk Ashton, 52, was the top administrator at Northwood Elementary School in Hilton from 2004 to April 2021. ...

South Carolina program aims to boost ranks of Black teachers

Nov. 23, 2022 09:24 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After a student in his classroom had yet another outburst, Tyler Wright couldn't bear to see him get written up again. Wright, then a student teacher at a Charleston elementary school, led the child out to the hallway for a chat. Within minutes, the student...

Wisconsin GOP leaders to push for 'long term' tax cuts

Nov. 22, 2022 17:01 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they want to tap the state's projected record-high $6.6 billion budget surplus to make “transformational” and once-a-generation tax law changes, including eliminating a tax paid by businesses and lowering income taxes...

Mississippi selects new superintendent of education

Nov. 21, 2022 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Robert Taylor, a 30-year educator and deputy state superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, has been chosen to serve as Mississippi’s new state superintendent of education. A Mississippi native and University of Southern...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 21, 2022 14:16 PM EST

Kansas City Star. November 15, 2022. Editorial: A question for the GOP in Kansas, Missouri and beyond: Are we still the Party of Trump? For many Americans, Donald Trump’s decision to run for president means two more years of the mercurial former president’s...

Catholic school students bake cookies to give prisoners hope

Nov. 20, 2022 01:11 AM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Something as simple as giving a prisoner an oatmeal raisin cookie with sprinkles is one way an Aiken school is showing God’s love and mercy to those looking for hope. As a way to teach children the importance of giving back, students at St. Mary Help of...

Legislation causes confusion among school officials

Nov. 19, 2022 03:11 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Alachua County school district is in the midst of reviewing its LGBTQ critical support guide to fall in line with new state regulations that took effect last month. The move comes after the Florida State Board of Education unanimously approved a new...