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Louisiana senator calls on schools to cancel fall athletics

Jul. 7, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's K-12 public schools should cancel student athletics for the fall semester because of the risks stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, chairman of the state Senate's education committee said ahead of next week's state school board meeting. Sen. Cleo Fields, a Baton Rouge...

Pecos schools names interim superintendent permanent chief

Jul. 7, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PECOS, N.M. (AP) — Pecos Independent School has offered interim superintendent Debra Sena Holton a two-year contract to name her permanent school chief. The Las Vegas Optic reports the Pecos School Board recently voted to give Sena Holton the contract beginning July 1. Sena Holton had been the interim...

Michigan schools expect teacher absences to increase

Jul. 6, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan schools already face a lack of substitute teachers, but officials expect a greater need for them amid the pandemic. In preparing for fall instruction, educators must focus on ramping up the number of available subs, the Detroit Free Press reported. Randy Liepa, superintendent of the...

Faculty OK's motion to remove Lee name from Virginia school

Jul. 6, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Faculty at Washington and Lee University voted on Monday to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the school, but that doesn't necessarily mean such a change will occur. The motion was approved during a special video conference meeting attended by 260 faculty...

University renames hall after namesake called segregationist

Jul. 6, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A university in Mississippi removed the name of a former president from a residence hall after a petition called the man a segregationist. On Friday, Belhaven University in Jackson announced it would change the Guy T. Gillespie Hall to Lakeview Hall, news outlets reported. Gillespie...

Atlanta area school district delays start date for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Another metro Atlanta school district is pushing back the start of the school year because of the coronavirus. The Cobb County School District Board of Education voted to delay classes by two weeks to Aug. 17. The district said in a news release that the new start date will give...

Hampton University to hold only online classes in the fall

Jul. 3, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Hampton University has announced that it will offer only online classes in the fall due to the coronavirus outbreak. University President William R. Harvey said in a letter to campus Wednesday that the decision was based on the spread of the virus and warnings from top federal health...

New West Virginia State president is North Carolina provost

Jul. 3, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State University Board of Governors announced on Thursday it has chosen Nicole Pride to become the 12th president of the University. Pride is the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,...

A shopper wearing a face mask sits in the shade at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2020. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

Jul. 2, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common sense by wearing masks and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends during the holiday weekend — a message echoed by local officials who previously sparred...

Attorney: School asked track coach to take pay cut

Jul. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longtime track and field coach George Williams was asked by St. Augustine’s University to take a 50% pay cut and give up his job as athletic director before he was fired, his attorney said Thursday. Williams and attorney Nicholas Sanservino Jr. told reporters that St....