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Alaska schools hire counselors, promote emotional learning

Jan. 25, 2020 4:15 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has hired six counselors in its elementary schools, making progress toward its goal to provide more support to its students, a district superintendent said. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien presented during a Soldotna...

Florida administrator selected to lead Providence schools

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top administrator at a large school district in Florida has been selected to lead Providence, Rhode Island's troubled public school system, a state education official confirmed. Harrison Peters, listed as chief of schools-administration for the Hillsborough County Public Schools,...

Arizona school facilities director resigns amid criticism

Jan. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The executive director of the Arizona School Facilities Board has resigned after a bill was introduced in the state Legislature to eliminate the agency and transfer responsibilities to the state Department of Administration. Paul Bakalis' resignation was first reported by political...

Richie Plass shows his exhibit Bittersweet Winds at Shawano Community High School, Nov. 26, 2019. Plass portrayed the school's mascot in 1968.  (Rob Mentze/Wisconsin Public Radio via AP)

Ex-high school mascot wants end to American Indian mascots

Jan. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EST

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Richie Plass was 16 when he became his high school's mascot. The school principal approached him about it, along with the basketball coach and the athletic director. The Shawano Community High School mascot at the time was the Indians. Plass is Menominee and Stockbridge/Munsee, and...

Historian, educator, author Willie Burton dies

Jan. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former member of a Louisiana school board who also taught at Southern University's campus in Shreveport has died. Willie Burton's family confirmed his death Thursday to news outlets. He was 75. Burton served for two decades as a member of the Caddo Parish School Board. He...

Oklahoma lawmakers to mull rules limiting 4-day school weeks

Jan. 24, 2020 4:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will consider new rules that would raise the student performance standards for schools to operate on a four-day work week. The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of adopting the new standards starting in the 2021-22 school year....

Governor to seek school construction aid amid health issues

Jan. 24, 2020 3:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With budget season approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is developing a plan to help deal with aging school buildings plagued by environmental problems, including lead paint and asbestos insulation, his office said. Wolf must deliver a budget proposal to the Legislature on...

Home searched after cybercrime targets Florida school board

Jan. 23, 2020 9:56 AM EST

Cybercrime investigators searched a South Carolina home in a nationwide effort to track down suspects they say stole more than $206,000 from a Florida school board. Federal agents this week searched the Greenville home of a man who has been indicted in the scheme to defraud the Sumter County School Board in...

Authors defending college employee fired for Facebook post

Jan. 23, 2020 8:41 AM EST

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Prominent authors, academics and free speech advocates have come to the defense of a Massachusetts college employee who was fired over a satirical Facebook post about Iran bombing the U.S. Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates and Rosanne Cash are among those supporting Asheen Phansey,...

Search opens to replace longtime community college president

Jan. 23, 2020 7:23 AM EST

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — The board of trustees for a community college in Mississippi said it has begun searching for a new president to replace the longest-serving community college leader in the state's history. Hinds Community College hopes to name a new president by the end of April who would officially...