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NCAA President Charlie Baker calls for new tier of Division I where schools can pay athletes

Dec. 05, 2023 16:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker is asking members to make one of the most dramatic shifts in the history of college sports by allowing highly resourced schools to pay some of their athletes. In a letter sent to more than 350 Division I schools Tuesday, Baker said he...

Harvard, MIT, Penn presidents defend actions in combatting antisemitism on campus

Dec. 05, 2023 14:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Tuesday that they were taking steps to combat antisemitism on campus since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, including increasing security and providing additional...

Texas high school sends Black student back to in-school suspension over his locs hairstyle

Dec. 05, 2023 14:25 PM EST

A Texas high school sent a Black student back to in-school suspension Tuesday for refusing to change his hairstyle, renewing a monthslong standoff over a dress code policy the teen's family calls discriminatory. The student, Darryl George, was suspended for 13 days because his hair...

Teen and parents indicted after shootout outside Baltimore high school that left 3 wounded

Dec. 05, 2023 14:08 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore teen and his parents on allegations they brought a gun to a high school campus in October and beat up a student shortly before classes were to start, prompting a shootout that left three young people wounded, city prosecutors said Tuesday. ...

Missouri's next education department chief will be a Republican senator with roots in the classroom

Dec. 05, 2023 12:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The next head of Missouri's education department will be Republican state Sen. Karla Eslinger, a former teacher, principal and school district superintendent whose first day on the job will be in mid-2024, officials said Tuesday. Eslinger will remain as a...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Dec. 05, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. December 2, 2023. Editorial: Case manager turnover remains a problem at Department of Child Services Family case managers are arguably the most integral to the Indiana Department of Child Services’ mission to protect children’s safety....

Students around the world suffered huge learning setbacks during the pandemic, study finds

Dec. 05, 2023 05:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students around the world suffered historic setbacks in reading and math during the COVID-19 pandemic, with declines in test scores so widespread that the United States climbed in global rankings simply by falling behind less sharply, a new study finds. The state...

Handcuffed and sent to the ER – for misbehavior: Schools are sending more kids to the hospital

Dec. 05, 2023 00:13 AM EST

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Three times a week, on average, a police car pulls up to a school in Wicomico County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A student is brought out, handcuffed and placed inside for transport to a hospital emergency room for a psychiatric evaluation. Over the past...

California faculty at largest US university system launch strike for better pay

Dec. 04, 2023 19:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Faculty at California State University, the largest public university system in the U.S., kicked off a series of one-day strikes starting Monday across four campuses to demand higher pay and more parental leave for thousands of professors, librarians, coaches and other...

Republican leaders of Wisconsin Legislature at odds over withholding university pay raises

Dec. 04, 2023 18:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican head of the Wisconsin Senate said Monday he wants to see pay raises approved for Universities of Wisconsin employees, pitting himself against the state Assembly speaker who has vowed to withhold UW funding until it cuts its spending on diversity, equity and...