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12 NYC classrooms closed for lead paint abatement

Dec. 7, 2019 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve classrooms in New York City public schools will reopen after being closed for lead abatement, education officials said. City Department of Education officials told the New York Post that the classrooms were closed Friday after a prior audit had incorrectly listed them as not having...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were...

Kiffin becomes coach at Ole Miss, steps down at FAU

Dec. 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC, taking over at Ole Miss. Kiffin and the Rebels made the announcement Saturday after Florida Atlantic defeated UAB in the Conference USA championship game, the Owls’ second league title in his three seasons. It had been college football’s...

Hawaii Board of Education approves teacher pay proposal

Dec. 7, 2019 3:39 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Board of Education approved a proposal to increase the pay of classroom teachers in hard-to-staff locations on the Big Island to combat a continuing statewide teacher shortage, officials said. The state Board of Education approved a plan Thursday calling for pay raises...

Education board considers reinstating Native American mascot

Dec. 7, 2019 2:54 PM EST

KILLINGLY, Conn. (AP) — A board of education in Connecticut is considering whether to bring back the Native American-themed name for an athletic mascot. Students at Killingly High School selected Red Hawks to replace Redmen and the Killingly Board of Education approved the change in October. It was the...

Priest charged in death of teacher who was hit by car

Dec. 7, 2019 2:51 PM EST

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 73-year-old priest has been charged in the death of a suburban Chicago teacher who was struck by a car after both had attended a Christmas party for staff at a Catholic school, police said Saturday. The Rev. Paul Burak was taken into custody Thursday, a day after Margaret...

Changes sought to Mississippi law on college trustees

Dec. 7, 2019 2:29 PM EST

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A college president and supervisors in a northeast Mississippi county want changes to a law that revised how trustees are appointed for community colleges. The Daily Corinthian reports that Alcorn County supervisors are unhappy with a law passed by the 2019 Legislature that...

Prosecutors in Georgia county expanding victim counseling

Dec. 7, 2019 2:23 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cobb County are teaming up with Kennesaw State University to provide counseling for victims of felony crimes. A news release from the Cobb County district attorney's office says the program will allow alumni and students from the master of social work program at the...

School district, Department of Justice reach settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over complaints of sex discrimination at an elementary school. Superintendent Yaw Obeng said the complaints were related to student-on-student bullying and harassment, particularly...

Lawmaker seeks list of all Wyoming educator names, salaries

Dec. 7, 2019 1:17 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education will release the names and salaries of every school district employee in the state in response to a state senator's request. Republican Sen. Tom James, of Rock Springs, said he wants the list to better understand state budgeting. One purpose is to see...