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Henderson State University president submits resignation

Jul. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The president of Henderson State University has resigned as the school in Arkadelphia faces a budget deficit. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that HSU President Glen Jones resigned Friday and the school's Board of Trustees named university attorney Elaine Kneebone as acting...

U of South Carolina hires retired general with Trump ties

Jul. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of South Carolina ended a divisive search for a new president by hiring a retired Army general with ties to President Donald Trump. Shortly after Friday's 11-8 vote to hire Robert Caslen, students and others who had been silently protesting outside the board...

Murphy signs bill to end school superintendent salary cap

Jul. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that ends that ends the cap on school superintendent salaries in New Jersey, The Democratic governor signed the measure Friday. It bars the state Department of Education from setting maximum salaries for superintendents and sets guidelines for...

The Latest: USC trustees select Army general new president

Jul. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the University of South Carolina's search for a new president (all times local): 1:40 p.m. University of South Carolina trustees have voted to hire a retired Army general as the school's president despite complaints from students, professors and donors. The Board of...

Superintendent to resign from North Carolina school system

Jul. 19, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials for North Carolina's second largest school system say the superintendent will resign next month after two years on the job. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Friday that Clayton Wilcox will step down on Aug. 2. The announcement followed a special meeting which...

Florida schools to add mental health classes to curriculum

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida public schools will now be required to teach students about mental health under a new mandate passed by the state board of education. The board voted unanimously on the measure on Wednesday to require that students from sixth through 12th grade take at least five hours of mental health...

Moore asks USC trustees to halt university president vote

Jul. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A billionaire businesswoman and the biggest donor to the University of South Carolina is asking trustees to cancel a planned vote Friday for a new president. Just hours before the board was set to meet, Darla Moore sent a note to Board of Trustees Chairman John von Lehe saying voting...

Lamont nominates assistant Meriden schools chief to top job

Jul. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he's nominating Meriden Assistant Superintendent of Schools Miguel Cardona to become the next State Department of Education commissioner. The Democrat made the announcement Thursday after the State Board of Education voted to recommend Cardona for the...

Vegas-area principals brainstorm ideas to save dean jobs

Jul. 18, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Principals of Las Vegas-area schools are offering to pool their resources to stave off the district from cutting all 170 dean positions. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports about a dozen Clark County School District principals brainstormed ideas Wednesday after Superintendent Jesus Jara...

Ex-school superintendent hired despite officials' knowledge

Jul. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An internal investigation shows University of Southern Maine officials knew a former school superintendent's handling of racist complaints raised concerns when they offered her a tenure-track position. During her time as the superintendent of the Regional School Unit 21, Katie Hawes...