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Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical race theory in...

North Carolina State dean named new Kansas State president

Dec. 02, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A dean at North Carolina State University with extensive experience in agriculture and food sciences will be the next president of Kansas State University, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. The regents named Richard Linton to replace...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Georgia school district's superintendent to retire in summer

Dec. 01, 2021 11:02 AM EST

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A school district in Georgia soon will be looking for a new leader. Buford City Schools Superintendent Robert Downs, who has led the district since early 2019, said he will retire June 30, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. ...

FIU hires UCF's Scott Carr as school's athletic director

Nov. 30, 2021 17:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Scott Carr was hired Tuesday as FIU’s athletic director, coming to the Panthers after nearly six years in the athletic department at UCF. It’s the first step toward what FIU hopes is a revamping of athletics, a process that will begin with the hiring of...

Student accused of bringing loaded handgun to Fargo school

Nov. 30, 2021 08:32 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A student accused of bringing a loaded handgun to a Fargo elementary school has been suspended pending further investigation by district administrators and police. School administrators said the student told classmates about the weapon at Lincoln...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 29, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Nebraskans should reject radical overhaul of state education board, department Societies should hold fast to an important guiding principle for government: avoid a heavy centralizing of power. This is why...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Danville students to vote Friday on new school nickname

Nov. 29, 2021 05:13 AM EST

DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Students in Danville will soon be deciding on the school's new nickname, after the school board voted in March to end the use of the “Indians” following hours of testimony from students, teachers, alumni and community members. A committee of...

Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...