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Baltimore teachers call for donated fans, district resists

Aug. 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's teacher union is calling for fans to be donated as classrooms are expected to reach sweltering temperatures when students return next month, but the district says electrical infrastructure may not be equipped to handle it. About a third of public school buildings in the city...

Nation-wide education protests in Brazil against budget cuts

Aug. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of students and teachers have protested federal cuts in education spending in gatherings across Brazil. Union leaders called for a strike Tuesday in the education sector, denouncing funding cuts from elementary schools to higher public education and plans to open federal...

Dartmouth announces new sexual misconduct policy

Aug. 13, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College on Tuesday announced a new unified policy on sexual misconduct aimed at providing clarity and consistency for faculty, students and staff across the Ivy League campus. The new policy, effective Sept. 1, is part of the school's broader effort launched more than a year...

Naval Academy appealing reinstatement of fired professor

Aug. 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is appealing a judge's decision to reinstate a fired English professor who has been a longtime critic of the academy, officials said Wednesday. Bruce Fleming, a civilian who is a tenured professor, was fired last year after the academy alleged "conduct...

Governor candidates reset for Mississippi GOP primary runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves fell short of the majority needed to win the Republican nomination for governor. Now facing a party primary runoff, Reeves says he will tell voters that he's the only conservative in the race. His rival in the Aug. 27 runoff is Bill Waller...

Hood wins Dem nod in Mississippi gov race; GOP runoff ahead

Aug. 7, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood defeated seven lesser-known candidates Tuesday to grab the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor. In the Republican gubernatorial primary, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is heading to a runoff in three weeks with former state Supreme...

Dartmouth settles sexual misconduct lawsuit for $14 million

Aug. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College announced Tuesday that it has settled a contentious federal lawsuit with nine women who sued the school over allegations that it ignored years of harassment and assault by former psychology department professors. In a statement Tuesday, both sides say the settlement...

Professor sues Tuskegee claiming age, race discrimination

Jul. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — A white professor at historically black Tuskegee University says he's suing the school, claiming he's been denied the salary he deserves because of age and race discrimination. The Montgomery Advertiser reports physics professor Marshall Burns held a press conference Tuesday. He said...

Financial crisis opens University of Alaska up to layoffs

Jul. 22, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents decided Monday they could no longer wait to see if the Alaska Legislature will bail them out from severe budget cuts inflicted by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Meeting in an emergency session, regents voted 10-1 to allow administrators to expedite...

New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

Jul. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the civilian world to lead the University of South Carolina. A divided Board of Trustees selected Caslen on Friday after a divisive search . A number of...