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ACLU condemns Nevada school policy for background checks

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in Nevada are condemning a new school district policy requiring background checks for parents visiting their children's Reno-area schools, warning the practice could have a chilling effect on immigrant families. The Washoe County School Board approved the policy in...

Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

Dec. 11, 2018 1:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said...

Nebraska principal on leave after banning Christmas symbols

Dec. 7, 2018 6:00 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. Elkhorn Public Schools quickly reversed Manchester Elementary principal Jennifer Sinclair's ban on...

6 accused of election misconduct in central Mississippi

Dec. 6, 2018 7:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a Mississippi town that has trouble conducting a city election without someone being accused of a crime, voter fraud charges returned on Thursday. Six people including an alderwoman and a school board member were arrested after being indicted on allegations of voting-related crimes...

Commission outlines pros, cons of later school start date

Dec. 6, 2018 5:06 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commission studying whether New Hampshire schools should be required to start after Labor Day isn't taking sides, though it emphasizes the economic upside and suggests ways to alleviate opponents' concerns about such a mandate. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu created the "Save Our...

Maryland lawmakers meet on university player's death

Dec. 5, 2018 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are expressing support for the president of the University of Maryland, after meeting to discuss the death of a football player. Rep. Elijah Cummings said after Wednesday's meeting in Washington he believes Wallace Loh has "done an outstanding job," and he is hoping he...

Kentucky approves new minimum high school graduation rules

Dec. 5, 2018 5:57 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Education has approved new minimum high school graduation requirements. The new standards will require students to show basic competency in reading and math and fulfill one of seven "qualifiers" designed to help prepare them for a career or to pursue a degree at...

Faculty at CCRI college vote no confidence in leadership

Dec. 4, 2018 11:57 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The faculty union at the Community College of Rhode Island cast a no confidence vote Monday in school President Meghan Hughes. Associate professor Barbara Leasher tells The Providence Journal via email that 219 of 271 eligible voters submitted ballots in the vote. The motion passed...

Uproar over UNC proposal for building for Confederate statue

Dec. 3, 2018 9:06 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship university proposed Monday to move a toppled Confederate statue into a new $5 million building on the outskirts of campus, seeking to balance security with strict state historical laws in a step that triggered an uproar by chanting demonstrators who took...

Kentucky alters plan for new high school graduation rules

Dec. 3, 2018 8:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's education commissioner has scaled back proposed new high school graduation requirements after some districts worried they wouldn't have the resources needed for their students to graduate. Wayne Lewis announced the changes Monday, two days before the state Board of...