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Stories with subject: School administration
  • new storyNYC schools chancellor announces anti-cheating task force 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:34 pm

    NEW YORK - A new task force to monitor academic integrity in New York City schools was announced Tuesday by Chancellor Carmen Farina, who said principals and guidance counselors will have to attend additional training sessions to help them maintain high standards.

  • new storyOhio school board members seek education department review 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:22 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Several state school board members are calling for an independent investigation of the Ohio Department of Education and state superintendent amid concerns about the handling of charter school evaluations and the creation of a Youngstown schools plan.

  • Detroit school board members file civil rights complaint 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 7:37 am

    DETROIT - Members of the board of Detroit's public school district say Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and state-appointed emergency managers have discriminated against black children by creating an education system that is separate and unequal.

  • University system chancellor to meet with business leaders 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:58 am

    FARGO, North Dakota - The new chancellor of the North Dakota University System is touring the state to talk with business leaders.

  • 10 named to panel to review Tenn. K-12 education standards 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:04 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.

  • Tiny Oregon school to reopen after 10 years; 5 kids enrolled 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:04 pm

    BROTHERS, Oregon - From behind the counter at Brothers Stage Shop, Jerrie Hanna has watched crews come and go this summer preparing Brothers School to reopen in September after sitting empty for a decade. Hanna looks forward to kids coming to her store for snacks after school, to having some life across the street again in this town so tiny you can drive through it without realizing.

  • NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers' 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:06 am

    BUFFALO, New York - The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider - a tactic that has produced mixed results elsewhere.

  • Tupelo schools quadruple graduation rate for special ed 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 6:22 pm

    TUPELO, Mississippi - Tupelo Public School District officials estimate that the graduation rate for special education students has quadrupled over the past two years. They estimate that about 58 percent of its seniors in special education programs graduated this year - up from 14.4 percent in the 2012-13 school year.

  • Search firm to help in finding new UW president 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 3:56 pm

    LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has hired California-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to help find a new president of the university.

  • Arizona schools chief appeals judge's dismissal of lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm

    PHOENIX - A power struggle between Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and the state Board of Education over authority to hire and fire the board's staff is poised for another court battle.

  • ND teacher cleared of charges has 1 more step to keep job 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:40 pm

    FARGO, North Dakota - A former North Dakota teacher of the year who was found not guilty of having a sexual relationship with a former student has one more step before he returns to school.

  • Bradley University presidential search down to 4 candidates 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:10 am

    PEORIA, Illinois - Bradley University trustees say they have four finalists who they will interview to be the private Peoria school's next president.

  • Street named for retiring DeSoto school superintendent 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:34 am

    HORN LAKE, Mississippi - Horn Lake officials have renamed a street running in front of a new vocational technical center for retiring DeSoto County Schools Superintendent Milton Kuykendall.

  • New Plymouth State president takes office 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:11 am

    PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire - Plymouth State University's 15th president is getting to work.

  • Dakota College at Bottineau names new Campus Dean 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:34 pm

    BOTTINEAU, North Dakota - An administrator of Colorado's community college system has been named the next leader of Dakota College at Bottineau.

  • Interim U. Iowa president hopes for short, smooth transition 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:20 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Veteran University of Iowa administrator Jean Robillard said Thursday that he hopes his term as interim school president will be short and free of controversy.

  • Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:26 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident.

  • Wake Forest administrator named Furman athletic director 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:43 pm

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Wake Forest athletic administrator Mike Buddie was named new athletic director at Furman.

  • UA appoints new president 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:41 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named a new university president after a monthslong search for the right candidate.

  • Grading changes proposed for Lafayette board consideration 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider changes to its high school grading practices at its Aug. 5 meeting as part of recommendations to update the pupil progression plan.

  • Colorado history class review leads to recall effort 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:32 pm

    GOLDEN, Colorado - Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.

  • Auditor: Ousted community college head spent on himself 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:41 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The former president of Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington spent nearly $36,000 in vending machine funds on personal expenses and nearly $3,000 extra to operate his leased car, a state audit released Tuesday said.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:16 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • School board votes to reinstate former teacher of the year 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:28 am

    FARGO, North Dakota - The West Fargo School Board has voted to lift the suspension of a former North Dakota teacher of the year who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in 2009.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:38 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.