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Kansas reduces requirements for substitute teachers

Jan. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Substitute teachers in Kansas will not be required to have college credit hours under an emergency declaration approved Wednesday in response to a worsening staff shortage in the state's schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rule temporarily...

Kansas City public school district earns full accreditation

Jan. 11, 2022 13:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the first time in two decades, the Kansas City public school district has improved its performance enough to achieve full accreditation, the State Board of Education announced Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to restore full accreditation to the...

Pritzker signs midwife legislation into law

Dec. 18, 2021 09:40 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law legislation that will allow midwives to go through a new licensing process to provide care before, during and after the delivery of babies. The new law requires midwives to have a valid certified professional midwife...

President sought for Vermont State University

Dec. 05, 2021 09:45 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State College System is taking nominations and applications for the first president of the newly established Vermont State University, consolidating three of the system’s institutions. The university will unify Castleton University;...

U of Florida's academic freedom reviewed over testimony ban

Nov. 02, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida has been asked by its accrediting body to explain how denying a request by three professors to serve as paid experts in a voting rights lawsuit conforms to standards for academic freedom and avoids undue political influence. ...