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Ex-university leader, Harley driving advocate for vets, dies

Oct. 21, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — E. Bruce Heilman, a former University of Richmond president who gained national acclaim by driving his motorcycle while in his 80s and 90s to support fellow veterans, has died. He was 93. The university wrote on its website that Heilman died Saturday. No cause was given. The Richmond...

New Mexico looks to the Philippines amid teacher shortage

Oct. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — It was a cold Monday morning at C.V. Koogler Middle School in Aztec. Students stumbled into Shannon Albores' history class and take off their rumpled jackets. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, they greeted their teacher by saying in unison, 'magandang umaga!'— which is...

CEO of embattled Inspire charter schools resigns

Oct. 20, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The embattled Inspire charter school network says its founder and CEO has resigned. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the resignation last week of Herbert Nichols comes after seven California county schools superintendents requested the state audit the Inspire network for potential...

School board names facility after Papa John's founder

Oct. 20, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana high school baseball complex will be named in honor of the founder of Papa John's who opened his first pizza restaurant in the city, even though his name was last year stripped from another renovation project because he made racist comments. John Schnatter...

Education board member charged with ID theft

Oct. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of a Connecticut city's education board is facing identity theft charges. Waterford police on Friday charged New London Board of Education member Jason Catala with second-degree identity theft and illegal use of a credit card. The 45-year-old Catala was freed on a promise...

Wisconsin students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Oct. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West High...

Iowa Supreme Court shuts down vote on school demolition

Oct. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ended an effort in Iowa City to save an elementary school, saying that even though a vote has already begun on a proposal to preserve the school, the district has a right to demolish the building. The decision comes in a lawsuit filed by patrons of the Iowa City Community School...

Local W.Va. official sentenced for stealing public money

Oct. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A county official in West Virginia has been sentenced for stealing money from a local board of education and a volunteer fire department. State Auditor John B. McCuskey on Friday announced that 61-year-old Larry Dunbar will serve two to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to...

Santa Fe schools chief quickly ends bid for legislative seat

Oct. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the Santa Fe Public Schools district has ended her bid for a state Senate seat a week after announcing her candidacy. Veronica Garcia said Thursday she doesn't have time to run the school district and campaign. Garcia had planned to run as a Democrat for the...

Chicago principal who watched boy's forced ejection retires

Oct. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago elementary school principal who looked on as a security guard physically forced a fourth-grader out of the building on a cold day has retired. Cynthia Miller retired from her job at Fiske Elementary School on Friday. In a letter to parents, she wrote that leaving wasn't easy but...