Latest School discipline News

UConn suspends free tuition program for low-income students

Oct. 28, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn (AP) — The University of Connecticut is suspending a new free-tuition program for lower-income students as it struggles to raise private funds during the pandemic. The university is halting scholarships through its Connecticut Commitment program, meant for students from families who make less...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus leader seeks to punish striking workers, students

Oct. 27, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged authorities Tuesday to take action against plant workers and students who participate in a strike called by the opposition as the authoritarian leader made another attempt to halt protests of his reelection. University students left classes...

Agency: Florida driving school provided correct exam answers

Oct. 26, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida driving school was suspended after investigators said it was providing correct answers to people taking a written driver license test, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced Monday. Universal Driving School in Oakland Park charged undercover...

Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons

Oct. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other students for weapons spotted during online learning. In the two newest cases in Jefferson Parish, a ninth grader...

GOP Arkansas state senate candidate wore KKK costume as teen

Oct. 23, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican candidate running for Arkansas State Senate said he made “mistakes" as a teenager after repeatedly denying his dismissal from a Mississippi high school for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween. Charles Edward Beckham III initially denied reports...

UMass to bring more students back; 19 new deaths in state

Oct. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst plans to bring more students back to campus for the spring semester in conjunction with a more robust coronavirus testing program, school officials said Friday. First-year and transfer students will be given the option to live on campus, as will...

Pandemic partying: Some students party, others turn them in

Oct. 22, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — College students across Florida are packing bars off campus and private parties while breaking rules about wearing masks and maintaining social distance during the fall semester – and other students themselves are often reporting violations to authorities. At Florida State...

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, gavels in the Special Legislative Session, Monday Sept. 28, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana session winds down after GOP virus oversight deal

Oct. 21, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Now that Republicans in Louisiana's House and Senate have muscled through a deal to give themselves the ability to nullify Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions, the waiting game begins. Will the Democratic governor veto the bill, sending lawmakers home with little to show...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against...

Radford: COVID cases linked to fraternity party

Oct. 21, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Another fraternity at Radford University in Virginia is facing consequences for allegedly violating pandemic-related safety guidelines. TV station WDBJ reports the school's Kappa Alppha Psi chapter was placed on an interim suspension and is being afforded a conduct hearing after...