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District to hold off on use of body cameras in schools

Nov. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School officials in a Maine city say they want more time before deciding whether to equip police officers with body cameras inside schools. The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to ask the police department to delay giving school resource officers the cameras so they could...

School board to give $1.6M surplus to district employees

Nov. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EST

OBERLIN, La. (AP) — Employees of a Louisiana school district can expect an extra paycheck in December. The American Press reports the Allen Parish School Board approved giving a $1.6 million surplus to teachers, administrators and other employees. Gaming compact funds from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana...

Emory University leader to step down in August after 4 years

Nov. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University President Claire Sterk will retire from leading the Georgia university in August, returning to a full-time faculty role. Sterk announced the move Wednesday in an email to faculty, students and staff. The university says it will launch a search for a successor. She’s...

West Virginia Board of Education to discuss charter schools

Nov. 13, 2019 4:30 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to discuss charter schools this week. The board will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston. A board policy proposal on charter schools is on Thursday's agenda. Details of the policy were scheduled for release Wednesday. The board's...

Tennessee seeking public comment on K-12 math standards

Nov. 13, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the state's K-12 mathematics standards. A news release from the board says the comments will be considered when the math standards are updated in 2020. The board is required to review all academic standards at least...

Georgia school board votes to remove superintendent early

Nov. 13, 2019 3:25 AM EST

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's largest public school districts has voted to remove its superintendent, months after he announced his intention to leave by the end of the school year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the DeKalb County Board of Education voted Monday to let...

GOP Kansas state school board member running for US Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican member of the Kansas State Board of Education who shares retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' last name is running to replace him in Washington. Steve Roberts of Overland Park filed paperwork Tuesday with the state to claim a spot on the ballot in the August primary. Pat...

Georgia regents name new president for Atlanta college

Nov. 12, 2019 3:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Board of Regents is naming a new president at the university system's smallest institution. Regents on Tuesday voted to make Georj Lewis the permanent leader at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Lewis has been the 1,800-student school's interim president since July 1. Lewis was...

North Carolina schools chief running for lieutenant governor

Nov. 12, 2019 2:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican state schools superintendent announced on Tuesday he'll run for lieutenant governor instead of his current job, shaking up races for two statewide elections just three weeks before candidate filing begins. Mark Johnson was narrowly elected superintendent of...

West Liberty University president to retire

Nov. 12, 2019 11:59 AM EST

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The president of West Liberty University says he's retiring. President Stephen Greiner announced his retirement Tuesday. It will be effective June 30. Greiner has served as West Liberty's president since January 2016. A committee will be formed to start a search process for a new...