Latest School accreditation News

Mississippi school district OKs $5K incentive for recruiting

May. 22, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has approved a $5,000 incentive to help recruit teachers. Natchez-Adams School District will pay some teachers in areas of “critical need” a $5,000 sign-on bonus to come work for them following a unanimous vote of the Board of...

Conyers named to permanently fill presidency at SC State

Apr. 29, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A retired Army veteran who has been leading South Carolina State University temporarily has been named to fill the post permanently. The university's Board of Trustees approved Col. Alexander Conyers' appointment in a special meeting Thursday, news outlets...

Morris Brown College regains accreditation after 20 years

Apr. 27, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Morris Brown College has regained full accreditation after a 20-year journey that its leaders hope will ultimately prompt higher enrollment. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools voted Tuesday to grant the liberal arts college full accreditation...

Florida Memorial University seeks return to good standing

Apr. 20, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The only historically Black university in South Florida is hoping to be upgraded from probation to good standing by its accreditation body in June. Representatives of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges were impressed...

California inmates study at 1st college based behind bars

Apr. 19, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Behind a fortress wall and razor wire and a few feet away from California's death row, students at one of the country's most unique colleges discuss the 9/11 attacks and issues of morality, identity and nationalism. Dressed in matching blue uniforms, the...

Univ of SC trustees blistered for secret trip, coach buyouts

Mar. 29, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of powerful lawmakers is refusing to approve reelection bids for five University of South Carolina trustees. The lawmakers are upset over $10 million loaned to the athletic department out of regular funds to buy out a football coach's contract...

Univ. of Delaware gives nursing students real-world training

Mar. 26, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Sophia Ciniglia enters a post-op patient’s room and takes a deep breath. Her patient has a tracheostomy, and cannot speak. Ms. Ciniglia hands her a whiteboard and EXPO marker and asks her to write down her name and birthday. She then asks the patient to list her pain on a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Mar. 16, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. March 14, 2022. Editorial: Cruel gay-bashing, with predictably disastrous results Gov. Ron DeSantis and his press secretary object to the “Don’t Say Gay” tag that opponents hung on his latest culture war legislation. His spokeswoman,...

Audit: Teachers without licenses taught at some charters

Mar. 08, 2022 17:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers who lacked proper accreditation taught at charter schools in Seattle and Tacoma, in violation of state rules, a Washington state audit has found. The audit found that Summit Sierra and Summit Atlas, schools in Seattle, and Summit Olympus, a school in Tacoma,...