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Former head of Alabama school district pleads in fraud case

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former head of an Alabama school district has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge. Tom Sisk, former superintendent for Limestone County Schools, entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Montgomery to one count of conspiracy to...

Woodburn Schools superintendent on leave threatens lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer representing the Woodburn School District Superintendent, who has been placed on leave, has filed a notice saying he intends to sue the school district. In the notice, lawyer Maria Witt says Superintendent Oscar Moreno Gilson was...

Indiana school voucher expansion rolled back in Senate plan

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed expansion of Indiana’s private school voucher program would be scaled back under the new state budget plan from state Senate Republicans, while still boosting the program’s spending by about 25%. The two-year state spending plan...

Donald Lofe Jr. named president at Westminster College

Apr. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Donald P. Lofe Jr., who has served as Westminster College's interim president since June, has been named the Fulton-based college's 23rd president, effective July 1. Lofe is a longtime businessman and a 1979 Westminster graduate who was formerly...

San Francisco school board suspends plan to rename schools

Apr. 07, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — America’s founding fathers got a reprieve Tuesday in San Francisco, when the city’s scandal-plagued school board formally suspended a plan to rename 44 schools as part of a racial reckoning that critics said went too far. The city’s Board of...

GOP lawmakers quiz Wisconsin school chief over virus, aid

Apr. 07, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee questioned the state superintendent of schools on Tuesday about when schools will fully reopen to all students in person and whether more than $2.2 billion in federally allocated money is going to the...

Union sues, says school board's $1,000 stipend discriminates

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time...

Democratic-backed Underly elected Wisconsin schools chief

Apr. 06, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jill Underly rode support from the state teachers’ union and an overwhelming financial advantage, fueled by the Democratic Party, to win election Tuesday as Wisconsin superintendent of schools, defeating Republican-backed Deb Kerr. Underly cruised...

After complaint, Valley Center might drop COVID rules

Apr. 06, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (AP) — The Valley Center school district is considering dropping its mask mandates and social distancing rules after a former Sedgwick County commissioner complained the policies are “irrational” because the number of COVID-19 cases is declining. ...

Kansas hires Northwestern administrator Goff as next AD

Apr. 05, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

Kansas has hired Northwestern administrator Travis Goff, a Sunflower State native who graduated from the school, to be its next athletic director during a crucial moment for its football program and high-profile men's basketball program. The school announced the hiring...