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Bellevue College names former governor as interim president

May. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Former Gov. Gary Locke has been named the interim president of Bellevue College. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday, choosing Locke over Seattle Central College vice president Yoshiko Harden and East Los Angeles College interim president Raúl Rodríguez, The...

Teacher says he was forced to resign over racist allegations

May. 29, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A high school teacher in Florida resigned from his job over allegations that he belonged to a hate group on Facebook and posted racist comments. Vernon “Chuck" Henderson, 40, told the Tampa Bay Times that he is innocent and that his Facebook account was hacked. The social studies...

N.C school board votes for in-person graduation amid virus

May. 29, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A school board in North Carolina has voted to hold an in-person graduation ceremony for all its high schools that would be a violation of the state’s coronavirus safety orders. The Union County Public Schools Board decided in a 5-4 vote Thursday to hold the ceremonies in an...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

SIU president makes choice of chancellor known to trustees

May. 28, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The head of Southern Illinois University says he wants former Texas Southern University president Austin Lane as the school’s next chancellor despite his contentious departure from the Texas school. SIU President Dan Mahony says he has recommended Lane to the SIU Board of...

Regents to consider new president for Jackson State CC

May. 28, 2020 4:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents has called a special meeting to discuss the appointment of a new president for Jackson State Community College. The board that oversees Tennessee's community colleges and applied technology colleges said in a news release that the online meeting is...

Interim chancellor named at a Louisiana community college

May. 27, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vice chancellor at a Louisiana community college has been named interim chancellor. Vincent June’s appointment as interim chancellor at South Louisiana Community College takes effect Saturday, Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Monty Sullivan said...

Kentucky responds to coronavirus outbreak at nursing home

May. 26, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An outbreak of coronavirus cases at a Kentucky nursing home forced the evacuation of dozens of residents to hospitals, state officials said Tuesday. Thirty-nine residents and 20 staff members at Nazareth Clifton in Louisville tested positive for the virus last week, said state Health...

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2019, file photo shows the PAC-12 logo at Sun Devil Stadium during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Pac-12: Voluntary workouts can resume on campus on June 15

May. 26, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

The Pac-12 Conference will allow voluntary workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines, the conference announced Tuesday. The decision was made by the presidents and chancellors of the conference schools...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gavin Grimm, who has become a national face for transgender students, speaks during a news conference held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. A federal appeals court is hearing arguments Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the case of Grimm who sued a Virginia school board after he was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school. A judge ruled last year that the Gloucester County School Board had discriminated against Grimm. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP, File)

Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban

May. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man barred from using the boys bathroom in high school argued that the policy discriminated against him and violated his constitutional rights. A judge ruled last year...