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Panel: Suspend search, hire interim university president

Aug. 12, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A committee will recommend that Eastern Kentucky University regents suspend the search for a new leader and hire interim President David McFaddin. The Presidential Search Committee announced the unanimous decision Monday. “These last few months have been a real-world, on-the-job...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

Charisse Davis poses for a portrait on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board.

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

Aug. 11, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than being seen as a local...

Vermont officials detail revisions to school restart guide

Aug. 11, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

With the start of school less than a month away in Vermont, state officials on Tuesday announced some revisions to the school restart guidance and Republican Gov. Phil Scott reiterated how important he thinks reopening schools is. Scott said he worries about the children of parents who work in grocery stores,...

NH requiring face masks at events with more than 100 people

Aug. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Tuesday requiring masks to be worn at scheduled gatherings of more than 100 people. Sununu, a Republican, has resisted calls to mandate the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and the new...

Bogart named president of Columbia College

Aug. 11, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Columbia College has a new person at the helm. The school's Board of Trustees on Monday named William T. Bogart as the school's 20th president. Bogart, 56, previously served as president of Maryville College in Tennessee from 2010 to 2020. During his tenure, he led two strategic...

Masks required for students, staff in Rapid City schools

Aug. 11, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Students and staff at Rapid City Area Schools will be required to wear masks when classes resume next month. The school board voted Monday night in favor of the requirement. Superintendent Lori Simon said teachers will have to wear a mask when six feet of physical distance isn't...

Transgender student Drew Adams stands outside of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.  A federal appeals court said Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, that a Florida school district was wrong when it forced a transgender student to either use a girls or gender neutral bathroom even though he identified as a boy. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

Appeals court rules for transgender man in bathroom case

Aug. 10, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district was wrong when it forced a transgender high school student to either use the girls bathroom or a single-stall gender neutral bathroom, a federal appeals court ruled. The ruling issued Friday sides with Drew Adams, who sued the St. Johns County School...

Schools to get more state virus analysis to guide reopening

Aug. 10, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Under pressure to give schools more health guidance about how to safely reopen, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday that it will provide recommendations to school districts based on the local rate of transmission of the coronavirus. The Department of Health plans to provide an...

Lisa Fitzgerald O'Connor poses for photographs at M.S. 324 Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

Aug. 10, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired. Her classroom has a...