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Trustees stand by SUNY chancellor amid calls for resignation

Dec. 04, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Leaders of New York's public college system are standing behind Chancellor James Malatras, who has faced calls to resign after the release of text messages showing he mocked one of the women who later accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. “He’s...

Lawsuit: Principal fired for diverse hiring, mask mandate

Dec. 04, 2021 10:10 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina charter school principal says in a lawsuit that he was fired after two months for hiring a culturally diverse staff and his COVID-19 mask mandate. Brian Bauer, who filed the lawsuit against Charter Schools USA, said he was...

Scottsdale principal terminated after outcry over book

Dec. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale high school's principal will not be back next year after a firestorm over a summer book assignment. The Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board voted Thursday not to renew the contract of Linda Ihnat, principal at...

Police probe possible hate crime during school board meeting

Dec. 02, 2021 19:36 PM EST

ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — Police in the greater Seattle area are investigating a possible hate crime after a school board meeting was interrupted by people who played a recording that used the N-word as the superintendent, who is Black, started speaking. The Enumclaw...

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new concentration of study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical...

No charges for Ex-Scottsdale school board prez with dossier

Dec. 02, 2021 18:20 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police have determined an ousted school board president with an electronic dossier on parents he clashed with will not be charged with a crime. Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Quon said in a statement Thursday that investigators did not...

Georgia school boards group splits with national association

Dec. 02, 2021 15:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An association that advocates for Georgia’s school boards has severed ties with its national group, partly over a letter to President Joe Biden regarding threats against school officials and employees. The National School Boards Association had written...

Sewanee leader to resign, says he would take ambassador job

Dec. 02, 2021 14:29 PM EST

SEWANEE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of the South's vice chancellor and president has announced that he will resign later this month and would accept a position as U.S. ambassador to South Africa if offered it. In a letter Wednesday, Reuben Brigety said he has decided...

North Carolina State dean named new Kansas State president

Dec. 02, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A dean at North Carolina State University with extensive experience in agriculture and food sciences will be the next president of Kansas State University, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. The regents named Richard Linton to replace...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...