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Louisiana school district bans corporal punishment

Aug. 07, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school system is banning paddling students, saying the time to use corporal punishment in the classroom is long past. The St. Landry Parish School Board voted unanimously Thursday to specifically prohibit corporal punishment in the district's...

2 Richmond-area HBCUs plan to build laboratory schools

Aug. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond-area historically Black universities are planning to build college partnership laboratory schools. Details on plans by Virginia State University in Ettrick and Virginia Union University in Richmond are scant. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports...

Proposed NCAA transfer rule changes kicked back to committee

Aug. 03, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

A recommendation to change transfer rules for Division I college athletes that included unlimited opportunities to switch schools with immediate eligibility was bounced back to a committee for more research by the NCAA's D-I Board of Directors on Wednesday. The transfer rule...

Wisconsin district bans pride flags from classrooms

Aug. 03, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin school district's decision to tell bar employees from displaying gay pride flags in classrooms or from putting their preferred pronouns in email signatures prompted pushback from students, alumni and others, while the superintendent said it was just reaffirming a...

News groups sue Bettendorf schools after media excluded

Aug. 02, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four eastern Iowa media organizations are joining a nonprofit media rights group in filing a lawsuit against the Bettendorf school board and other officials after they blocked journalists from covering a meeting about school violence that was attended by hundreds of...

University of North Georgia's president to retire in 2023

Aug. 02, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs, the school's first woman to hold the position, said she plans to retire in June. In a news release Monday, Jacobs said she announced her plans to “ensure the Board of Regents has ample time to select...

ETSU AD resigns, women's coach fired for Title IX complaints

Aug. 01, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State athletic director Scott Carter resigned Monday, while the Bucs announced they plan to fire women's basketball coach Simon Harris over Title IX complaints in his lone season. Harris was suspended Monday with pay until his firing...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Jerry Ceppos, distinguished editor, educator, dies at age 75

Aug. 01, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jerry Ceppos, a distinguished news editor, executive and educator, whose career included leading Pulitzer Prize winning teams and two journalism schools, died Friday. He was 75. The cause of death was sepsis brought on by a severe infection, according to an...

Tennessee's embrace of conservative Michigan college sours

Jul. 30, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of Michigan's Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for 100. Six months later, that relationship has cooled after Hillsdale's...