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President quitting UP college founded by Finnish immigrants

Oct. 17, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — A college founded by Finnish immigrants in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will be looking for a new leader. Philip Johnson said he's resigning as president of Finlandia University in Hancock at the end of 2021-22 school year. He didn't give a reason. ...

District considers shorter summer, longer school-year breaks

Oct. 16, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A school district in north Mississippi is considering a schedule with a shorter summer break and longer breaks in the fall and spring. Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant discussed the proposal for the...

Idaho Lt. Gov. blames public records mess on press, lawyers

Oct. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

AMMON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin held a news conference Thursday to defend her decision to refuse to release public records until she lost a lawsuit over the matter, criticizing the Idaho Attorney General's office and accusing several news organizations of lying in their...

Teachers told to offer books with 'opposing' Holocaust views

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — A Texas school district administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they should also have books that offer “opposing” or “other” viewpoints on the subject. Gina Peddy, the executive...

Opponents say critical race theory ban is 'anti-truth'

Oct. 15, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided state school board has cemented rules that ban so-called critical race theory teachings from K-12 classrooms and limit how educators can talk about race in the classroom. The decision drew sharp criticism from opponents who said the...

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies

Oct. 14, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan, who was at the helm of Maine’s largest electric utility during the disastrous 1998 ice storm, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps, has died. He was 74. ...

Kansas legislators press state school board on race theory

Oct. 13, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Chairpersons of the House and Senate education committees took the Kansas State Board of Education to task Wednesday because they don’t think the panel is taking seriously enough lawmakers’ and parents’ concerns about how race and racism are discussed in schools. ...

William 'Bud' Davis, former university leader, dies at 92

Oct. 13, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — William Eugene “Bud” Davis, who was a higher education leader in Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico and Louisiana as well as a college football coach and candidate for U.S. Senate, has died. He was 92. The Idaho State Journal...

AD group makes recommendations to augment Olympic pipeline

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S....

Montana reaches record COVID-19 hospitalizations at 510

Oct. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana reached a record number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday while one district moved its middle and high school classes to virtual learning to slow the spread of the respiratory virus among students, few of whom follow the school's mask mandate,...