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Kentucky's new Democratic governor hits the ground running

Dec. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the education commissioner gone; more than 140,000 nonviolent felons' voting rights restored. Now comes the hard...

Louisiana State University president heading to Oregon job

Dec. 13, 2019 3:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University is looking for a new system chief, after President F. King Alexander was appointed Friday to lead Oregon State University. Oregon State's Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to hire Alexander in a special meeting, confirming that Alexander was leaving the...

Idaho universities, college announce in-state tuition freeze

Dec. 13, 2019 11:16 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho students won't see a tuition increase if they attend one of the state's four-year colleges or universities next year. The presidents of the University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College announced the tuition and fee freeze in...

UNC-Chapel Hill names Kevin Guskiewicz as chancellor

Dec. 13, 2019 10:59 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship public university has a new chancellor. Kevin Guskiewicz was named full-time chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Friday after having served as interim chancellor since February. Guskiewicz had served as served as dean of the...

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board closing 3 schools

Dec. 13, 2019 10:24 AM EST

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board cites continued declining enrollment and a deep budget deficit in its decision to close three schools at the end of the academic year. The board voted Thursday to close Marion W. Savage Elementary School, Sioux Trail Elementary School and...

West Virginia agency wants to trim graduation requirements

Dec. 13, 2019 5:42 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is once again trying to reduce high school graduation requirements. News outlets report the board voted Wednesday to open two proposals to public comment until Jan. 24. One such proposal involves lessening the number of social studies credits...

Temple settles over alleged false US News & World rankings

Dec. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor settled with Temple University on Thursday regarding years of falsified data submitted to U.S. News & World Report. Attorney General Josh Shapiro settled with the university for the false reporting about the school's online MBA program at the Fox School...

U of Minn Regents OK new provost contract of $500K-plus

Dec. 12, 2019 5:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Regents at the University of Minnesota on Thursday approved a salary of more than a half-million dollars for a new provost. By an 8-4 vote, the board approved Rachel Croson's contract as the university's next executive vice president and provost. Croson, dean of Michigan State...

Education chief resigns as new board discusses removal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's embattled education commissioner resigned Thursday, handing new Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear what he wanted in reshaping the management in the education system to reflect his opposition to charter schools. The state's newly reorganized state school board accepted Wayne...

3 teachers suspended over text messages leaked online

Dec. 12, 2019 2:56 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school board voted to discipline three teachers accused of sharing offensive text messages about students that were later leaked online. The Houston County School Board voted Wednesday night to approve 10-day, unpaid suspensions for three teachers from Ashford High School,...