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Authors defending college employee fired for Facebook post

Jan. 23, 2020 8:41 AM EST

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Prominent authors, academics and free speech advocates have come to the defense of a Massachusetts college employee who was fired over a satirical Facebook post about Iran bombing the U.S. Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates and Rosanne Cash are among those supporting Asheen Phansey,...

Search opens to replace longtime community college president

Jan. 23, 2020 7:23 AM EST

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — The board of trustees for a community college in Mississippi said it has begun searching for a new president to replace the longest-serving community college leader in the state's history. Hinds Community College hopes to name a new president by the end of April who would officially...

Text of South Carolina governor's State of the State address

Jan. 22, 2020 7:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's 2020 State of the State address as prepared. ___ Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, my fellow South Carolinians: I begin tonight by recognizing those South Carolinians in...

Cross: UW regents will seek tuition increase in next budget

Jan. 22, 2020 6:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents plan to ask Gov. Tony Evers and legislators to lift a freeze on tuition and allow them to raise rates to match inflation in the next state budget, system President Ray Cross said Wednesday. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Cross told the...

Richie Plass shows his exhibit Bittersweet Winds at Shawano Community High School, Nov. 26, 2019. Plass portrayed the school's mascot in 1968.  (Rob Mentze/Wisconsin Public Radio via AP)

Ex-high school mascot wants end to American Indian mascots

Jan. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EST

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Richie Plass was 16 when he became his high school's mascot. The school principal approached him about it, along with the basketball coach and the athletic director. The Shawano Community High School mascot at the time was the Indians. Plass is Menominee and Stockbridge/Munsee, and...

Brown University fundraiser with ties to Epstein resigns

Jan. 22, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University fundraising director has resigned, months after being placed on leave by the Ivy League school for his involvement in accepting donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, a Brown spokesman said....

Schools chief: Plan to cut history classes should be history

Jan. 21, 2020 5:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public schools superintendent wants the state Board of Education not to reduce the number of social studies courses required for high school graduation. Superintendent Steve Paine said in a statement Monday that he will make the recommendation based on an...

Governor announces $27M federal preschool development grant

Jan. 21, 2020 4:57 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded a three-year, $27 million federal grant to develop its preschool programs, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday. The money will support statewide children's development and education initiatives through 2022, as part of the Administration for Children and...

South Carolina senators suggesting education bill changes

Jan. 21, 2020 4:46 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State senators have started suggesting changes to a massive bill meant to overhaul South Carolina education. Among the first amendments proposed Tuesday would add three teachers to the South Carolina School Board. Other proposals expected to come up for debate are changes to student...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 21, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 17, 2020 Time for action Gov. Eric Holcomb has a good grasp of Indiana's strengths and challenges. His fourth annual message to citizens and lawmakers Tuesday night contained a string of proposals that could make Indiana a better place to live and do business. But good...