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Idaho official defends state's education system to lawmakers

Jan. 24, 2022 18:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho education official on Monday gave a full-throated defense of the state's public education system that in recent years has come under attack by far-right-wing lawmakers seeking to cut financial support. Idaho State Board of Education President Kurt...

Youngkin faces new lawsuit as Virginia mask order kicks in

Jan. 24, 2022 17:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was facing a new legal challenge over his executive action that aimed to let parents opt out of school mask mandates as his order took effect Monday but was ignored by some districts. Youngkin issued the order as one of...

FIU president quits over 'emotional entanglement' with woman

Jan. 24, 2022 14:02 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Florida International University has now explained his abrupt resignation, telling students, faculty and staff that he's ending his 45-year career because of an “emotional (not physical) entanglement" with a valued colleague. Mark Rosenberg initially...

House committee approves bill requiring teacher salary boost

Jan. 24, 2022 10:55 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Monday approved a proposal to prod school districts to use most of their boost in state funding for teachers' salaries. The Republican-dominated committee approved the bill on an eight to six vote, sending it to debate on the...

University of Southern Mississippi's president to leave

Jan. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced he is stepping down at the end of his contract, which expires in 2023. Bennett, the school's first African American president and the first African American president of any...

Va. parent accused of misdemenanor for words to school board

Jan. 22, 2022 12:50 PM EST

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A Virginia parent has been charged with a misdemeanor for her comments to a local school board weighing whether to align its mask-wearing policy with an executive order by new Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would make masks optional for students. Amelia Ruffner King,...

President of Spring Hill College in Mobile retiring

Jan. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The oldest Roman Catholic college in the Southeast, Spring Hill College, will begin the search for a new president after its current one announced his retirement. E. Joseph Lee, who has served as interim or permanent president of the school near Mobile since...

FIU president resigns citing health issues

Jan. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Florida International University resigned Friday after working at the South Florida school for about 45 years. Mark Rosenberg cited personal health issues and the deteriorating health of his wife as the reason for his departure in an email to the...

Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin's president

Jan. 21, 2022 17:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system. The regents chose Rothman, chairman and CEO of the Foley...

EXPLAINER: How is North Dakota shield law supposed to work?

Jan. 21, 2022 13:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The confiscation of a North Dakota reporter's cellphone by a Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent has shined a light on the state's 19-year-old shield law, which is aimed at protecting journalists from being forced to turn over notes and other information without a court...