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Trustees approve budget, UMS receives unified accreditation

Jun. 26, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees on Friday gave conditional approval to a $559 million spending plan that will include a 2.5% tuition increase. The system also received a new accreditation on Friday. The anticipated costs of responding to the global pandemic in the upcoming budget...

Indiana offers public schools $61M in remote learning grants

Jun. 22, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's public schools can apply for funding to improve their remote learning capabilities during the coronavirus pandemic through a $61.6 million grant program, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday. The deadline is July 17 to apply for the needs-based, competitive funding through the...

Georgia school district turns to second New Yorker as leader

Jun. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta school district is looking to a second New York administrator for leadership after pulling back the welcome mat for former New York City schools chancellor Rudy Crew. The DeKalb County school board on Thursday announced it was selecting New York City First Deputy...

S.C. State alumni express no confidence in university leader

May. 18, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University's national alumni association has expressed no confidence in the school's current president following a decision by the board of trustees to extend the leader's contract. In a virtual news conference held Friday, the South Carolina State University...

Morris Brown College' interim president named permanently

May. 16, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After temporarily leading Morris Brown College, the university said Friday it had moved Kevin James into the post permanently. James had been interim president of the historically black college in Atlanta since March 2019, the university said in a news release. He replaced Stanley Pritchett...

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Historically black colleges work to help students amid virus

May. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically black women’s college in North Carolina, saw...

Salem Academy and College names interim president

May. 12, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A vice president at a private North Carolina college for women and high school for girls has been named interim president at the school. Salem Academy and College announced on its web page on Monday that Susan Henking, current interim vice president for academic and student...