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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen speaks at a UA Board of Regents meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Johnsen was announced Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as the sole finalist for the University of Wisconsin System president opening. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Alaska official only finalist for Wisconsin system president

Jun. 2, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Alaska System's top official has emerged as the only finalist for the role of University of Wisconsin System president, University of Wisconsin officials announced Tuesday. University of Alaska System President Jim Johnsen will be interviewed June 9. A search...

Florida educators want staggered school schedules amid virus

Jun. 2, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest association of educators called Tuesday for changing how schools operate in the era of the coronavirus — including staggering school schedules, suspending active-shooting drills and imposing social distancing rules on buses and campuses. The discussions...

First grade teachers, Ellie Morgan, 25, left, Hannah Sprayberry, 28, right, pose for a portrait, and say they are taking around 5 per-cent pay cut on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. With sharp declines in state spending projected because of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, America's more than 13,000 local school systems are wrestling with the likelihood of big budget cuts. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

May. 30, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, as it began years of furloughs due to budget cuts. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the next school year will be shorter still, with only 170 classroom days. ...

Northern Arizona U president sees some cuts amid budget woes

May. 29, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fewer than 100 positions at Northern Arizona University would be laid off in response to budget concerns and there would be no reductions in tenured or tenure-track faculty, the university president said. President Rita Cheng released a statement responding to a protest earlier in...

Fanny Mendez, right, mother of 14-year-old Marlene Beltran, left, and Felipe Beltrán, 5, helps her children at home to make a cube out of paper as they listen to an hour-long lesson broadcast by the Bacata Stereo radio station during the lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Funza, Colombia, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The Beltrans work on dairy farms and have no internet connection at home, so the hour-long radio lesson developed by the municipal government keeps the children busy while schools are closed. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Amid virus lockdown, radio lessons return in Latin America

May. 28, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

FUNZA, Colombia (AP) — At a small farmhouse outside Colombia’s capital city, Marlene Beltran picks up a ruler and crayons. She turns on the radio, sits down at a creaky wooden table and helps her 5-year-old brother with a lesson on how to make paper cubes and decorate them with drawings that tell a...

Linfield College faculty vote no confidence in board chair

May. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Linfield College faculty have passed a vote of no confidence in their college board chair, finding he failed to protect students after receiving a complaint from a graduate who accused a trustee of sexually abusing her and two others. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported faculty...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gavin Grimm, who has become a national face for transgender students, speaks during a news conference held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. A federal appeals court is hearing arguments Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the case of Grimm who sued a Virginia school board after he was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school. A judge ruled last year that the Gloucester County School Board had discriminated against Grimm. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP, File)

Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban

May. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man barred from using the boys bathroom in high school argued that the policy discriminated against him and violated his constitutional rights. A judge ruled last year...

Sen. Ellis Black, R - Valdosta, presents SB 117, relating to Public Retirement Systems Standards Law, which passed in Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2020. The Senate was in session this morning as the Georgia 2020 General Assembly continued for it's tenth legislative day. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Senators float idea of making state employees work for less

May. 26, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the prospect that reduced money is likely to mean reduced services, a couple of Georgia state senators are wondering whether state employees could be made to do the same work for less money. Typically, agencies furlough workers when they cut salaries. Being sent home without pay doesn't...

Washington colleges, universities brace for big budget hit

May. 25, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s public colleges and universities are preparing for large budget cuts because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Seattle Times reports the state is expected to slash funding, since higher education dollars aren’t protected by the state constitution in the same...

In this Monday, May 11, 2020 photo, lockers full of students' belongings stand open in the empty hallways of Memorial Middle School in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Sioux Falls teachers say goodbye to long-empty classrooms

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Language Arts teacher Tracie Robinson sat cross-legged in the hallway outside her classroom at Memorial Middle School. A list of names and locker numbers lay to her left and a stack of paper bags to her right. She pulled photos of smiling teenagers off locker walls, balanced stacks...