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Report: Greenwich special education needs urgent reform

Jun. 21, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A report evaluating the special education program in Greenwich schools recommends school officials act urgently to make changes and reforms, according to a summary released before a special school board meeting on Wednesday. The summary of the...

New LSU leader will get $725K salary, plus other allowances

Jun. 21, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The new president of the Louisiana State University System will be paid a $725,000 annual salary under the terms of his five-year employment agreement. With applause and little discussion, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the contract for...

Scott seeks applicants for State Board of Education seat

Jun. 21, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is looking to fill a seat on the State Board of Education. The board is responsible for establishing, advancing and evaluating public education policy, Scott's office said. The new member will serve the...

North Louisiana school district leader to retire

Jun. 20, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MANY, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana school district's leader is leaving at the end of the year. Sabine Parish schools Superintendent Sara Ebarb announced Tuesday her plans to retire on Dec. 31. Ebarb said she made the decision after much “prayer,...

Evers vetoes bill increasing eligibility for voucher program

Jun. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill that would have opened the door to more children going to private school using a voucher paid for by taxpayers. The bill Evers vetoed would have raised the income eligibility for the voucher program to three...

UW-Whitewater chancellor resigns following cancer diagnosis

Jun. 18, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has resigned due to health reasons. Chancellor Dwight Watson will step down at the end of the month following his recent diagnosis of stomach and intestinal cancer. ...

University of Arkansas chancellor Joe Steinmetz to resign

Jun. 17, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The head of the flagship University of Arkansas campus announced Thursday that he would step down, citing the challenge of leading the school in “today's polarized society." University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz announced his...

Med school chancellor quits a day after reinstatement

Jun. 17, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The chancellor of a Louisiana medical school resigned the post Thursday, a day after he was reinstated following an investigation into his handling of students' sexual harassment complaints. Dr. G. E. Ghali had been reinstated Wednesday as...

Court allows part of Little Rock schools lawsuit to proceed

Jun. 17, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday allowed part of a lawsuit over the state's ongoing control of the Little Rock School District to proceed. Justices dismissed part of the lawsuit parents filed challenging the state's decision to place...

Idaho Board of Ed drops college entrance exam requirement

Jun. 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education says higher education institutions no longer have to require entrance exams for admissions. The board formally approved the change during a meeting Wednesday, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported. TJ Bliss, the...