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4 school districts in Kansas' most populous county sue Juul

Oct. 16, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Four more school districts in Kansas are suing a leading e-cigarette maker as they struggle to stop students from vaping. The Kansas City Star reports that school boards for the 27,000-student Shawnee Mission district, the 22,000-student Blue Valley and the DeSoto school district, which...

Wright State University president to retire at end of year

Oct. 16, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University's president is planning to retire at the end of the year, about halfway through her five-year contract. Throughout Cheryl Schrader's tenure, the university near Dayton, Ohio, has faced financial and legal issues, including a 20-day faculty union strike ....

University of Arkansas at Monticello chancellor resigning

Oct. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Monticello said its chancellor will resign at the end of the semester as the school faces a budget deficit amid a large drop in student enrollment. Karla Hughes will resign on Dec. 31 after three years leading the school, officials announced Monday....

Planned Parenthood decision sparks Seattle U. protest

Oct. 15, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 1,000 Seattle University students, alumni and faculty members are objecting to the school president's decision to remove Planned Parenthood from an online list of health-care resources. The Seattle Times reports a group of about 30 students gathered outside the private Jesuit...

Colby College president to tout economic impact on Maine

Oct. 15, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College's president is planning to present findings of an independent study about the economic impact of the college on the community and the state. President David Greene is scheduled to unveil the report on Tuesday in Waterville, where Colby is located. The college says the...

Business lobby wins most of Louisiana education board races

Oct. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Business-backed candidates have won six of seven contested seats for Louisiana's top school board. The Advocate reports that the winners in Saturday's elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seats were backed by the Louisiana Association of Business and...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic president of the Wausau School Board announced Monday that she is running for Congress in her heavily Republican northern Wisconsin district, in a race that could provide an early signal of voter moods ahead of next fall's presidential election. Tricia Zunker, a justice...

Outgoing NU President Hank Bounds gets $250K consulting deal

Oct. 13, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska has hired its former president as a consultant for $250,000 a year to help raise money to build a new $155 million football and operations complex. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Hank Bounds will be paid with money from private donors for up to three...

Probe underway into hiring of principal on don't hire list

Oct. 13, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating a former middle school principal who resigned after it was learned he was invested for sexual misconduct. Cedric Nolen was hired in July 2019 as the principal of Colin Powell Middle School in Matteson. The hiring came just two months...

Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast

Oct. 12, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing to parents after learning a staff member denied a student breakfast for misbehaving. The Argus Leader reports Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick says the individual at Huron Middle School violated district policy by denying a child breakfast...