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Draft report confirms some claims about ex-war college head

Feb. 18, 2020 2:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A draft of a naval inspector general report found that several claims involving a retired senior officer who was removed as president of the U.S. Naval War College could be substantiated, though the report does not recommend further punishment, according to The Providence Journal....

Some faculty members criticize athletic spending at EWU

Feb. 18, 2020 12:54 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Some faculty members of Eastern Washington University are criticizing the athletic department as a drain on resources and are even suggesting the school drop sports. But trustees and administrators of the Cheney, Washington, school say they have no plans to eliminate the athletic...

Deming schools superintendent named as NMSU regent

Feb. 18, 2020 10:11 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Deming school administrator is New Mexico State University's newest regent. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Arsenio Romero, the Deming Public Schools Superintendent, was confirmed Monday for an open seat on NMSU's governing Board of Regents. Senators at the state Capitol...

ACC backs allowing one-time transfers without sitting out

Feb. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference says it supports one-time transfers without sitting out for all sports, making it the second power conference to back the idea along with the Big Ten. The ACC issued a statement Monday after holding last week's annual winter meetings that include...

FILE - In a Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, Superintendent of Education John White speaks after his meeting with Gov. Bobby Jindal about public school testing, in Baton Rouge, La. White, who helped strengthen the role of charter schools, backed a taxpayer-funded tuition voucher program for private schools and oversaw overhauls of the state’s school accountability efforts, announced Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that he is stepping down as Louisiana's education superintendent. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Feb. 28 deadline for Louisiana superintendent applications

Feb. 17, 2020 4:49 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top public school board has set a Feb. 28 deadline for anyone who wants to apply to be the state's next superintendent of education. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education published an information packet online for interested applicants and hired a firm,...

Board president of scrutinized Delaware school resigns

Feb. 17, 2020 2:54 PM EST

The president of the board of a Delaware charter school that is under scrutiny by state education regulators has resigned, saying he failed to address adequately problems about board diversity. Josiah Wolcott, board president at Odyssey Charter School, announced his resignation at an emergency board meeting on...

Rutgers-Camden chancellor to step down

Feb. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden has announced plans to step down after the current academic year. The university said Monday that Chancellor Phoebe Haddon will return to the faculty as a law professor as of July 1. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Haddon, named the...

Diocese of Gallup to sell historic school property in uproar

Feb. 16, 2020 10:58 PM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Gallup has announced it will sell the property of the historic Sacred Heart School to a secular charter school. The Gallup Independent reports word of the pending sale recently stunned school officials and parents amid concerns about a conflict of interest. Sacred Heart...

Middle school band director fired amid sex abuse charges

Feb. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — School officials in a North Carolina county on Saturday fired a middle school band director charged with sex crimes involving six alleged victims. The New Hanover County Board of Education unanimously voted to fire Roland-Grise Middle School band director Peter Frank after meeting...

Chicago teacher removed during probe of 'go back' anthem row

Feb. 14, 2020 1:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teacher accused of telling a Hispanic student she should go back to her own country after she refused to stand for the national anthem has been removed from the classroom while district officials investigate, the school's principal said. Students at Senn High School on the...