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SF school board rescinds vote to cover up Washington mural

Jun. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to rescind a previous decision to cover up a George Washington campus mural from the 1930s that critics say is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people. The board's 4-3 vote Wednesday...

WCU President retires; Burnett selected as new president

Jun. 22, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — After six decades of service to William Carey University, including 14 years as the school's president, Dr. Tommy King, is retiring. The university's Board of Trustees announced King's retirement on Tuesday and the selection of Dr. Ben Burnett as his...

Tampa high school will retire its Native American mascot

Jun. 22, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board sided with student leaders who asked to change the school's Native American mascot despite emotional testimony from alumni and an online petition with more than 6,000 signatures seeking to keep the “Chiefs." Chamberlain High School's...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: HB 690 would aid PUCO reform in balancing the public’s interest with utility interests If the House Bill 6-FirstEnergy scandal has done nothing else, it has educated Ohioans about the cozy insiders’ world of...

Dartmouth to eliminate loans for undergraduate students

Jun. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is removing all federal and institutional loans from its undergraduate financial aid awards and replacing them with expanded scholarship grants, beginning with the current summer term, the school's president said. Currently, Dartmouth...

School reaches settlement in principal's discrimination case

Jun. 17, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) — A Black assistant principal who lost his job after complaining that his Ohio school's dress code enforcement discriminated against African-American students would get $200,000 in back pay and damages under a proposed settlement with the district, which denies discriminating...

UMaine System gives chancellor short-term extension

Jun. 17, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system extended the contract of its chancellor into the summer, but has yet to make a decision about his long-term future. Chancellor Dannel Malloy has received votes of no confidence from faculty at three of the system's campuses....

2 more resign from contentious Oregon school board

Jun. 16, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Two members of the a school board in Oregon have announced their resignations at a board meeting this week, citing controversial board decisions in the past year. Newberg School District board member Rebecca Piros said she can no longer work with people who...

2 athletic groups sign on for NC education board oversight

Jun. 16, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Formal agreements reached between North Carolina's education board and two nonprofit bodies that already run high school athletic competitions in the state will take effect next month. The initial memorandums of understanding entered into with the State Board...

Mississippi school district on path back to local control

Jun. 16, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district under state governance is on the path back to local control. The State Board of Education voted Thursday to begin the process to return the Tunica County School District to local officials. The vote triggers an 18-month process...