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Wisconsin students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Oct. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West High...

Chicago principal who watched boy's forced ejection retires

Oct. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago elementary school principal who looked on as a security guard physically forced a fourth-grader out of the building on a cold day has retired. Cynthia Miller retired from her job at Fiske Elementary School on Friday. In a letter to parents, she wrote that leaving wasn't easy but...

Indiana college ends 187-year sheepskin diploma tradition

Oct. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in western Indiana is ending its 187-year-old tradition of printing diplomas on sheepskin, citing increasing prices for the material and deteriorating quality. The announcement by Wabash College in Crawfordsville leaves only Virginia Military...

Board strips Little Rock teachers' union bargaining power

Oct. 10, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday stripped the collective bargaining power of the Little Rock teachers' union, sparking fears of a strike even as the panel backed off a plan that critics said would be a return to a racially divided system 62 years after the integration of...

Little Rock mayor proposes schools regain local control

Oct. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's mayor on Monday proposed returning local control to the city's schools after a state plan to only grant limited authority sparked fears that the district could revert to a racially divided, "separate but equal" system 62 years after the desegregation of Central High...

Analysis: Lacking foresight, NCAA playing defense again

Oct. 7, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue. Five years ago, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA in an antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, who claimed the association and its...

Ole Miss names chancellor despite protest ending ceremony

Oct. 4, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

Mississippi's former higher education commissioner was named the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi on Friday in a choice that was made public via a news release after an announcement ceremony was thwarted by student protesters' cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" Glenn Boyce's appointment was supposed...

AP source: Former higher ed commissioner to lead Ole Miss

Oct. 3, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

An official with firsthand knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press late Thursday that former state Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce will be the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because although trustees voted to approve...

Tennessee governor picks 9 for charter school commission

Sep. 30, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee has selected nine members for a new Tennessee commission to oversee appeals in the charter school authorization process. The appointments announced by Lee's office Monday come under a new law that upends the practice of the state Board of Education handling charter...

Tennessee gov names his 3 picks to sports betting board

Sep. 30, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee's appointees to a regulatory board for Tennessee's new online-only sports betting law include a law enforcement official, a local school board member and a commercial insurance company owner. Lee's office announced Monday he has selected Kevin Carroll of Williamson...