the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with subject: School administration
  • Okla. House Democrats call for education funding 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:48 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education.

  • Ascension school employees get 3 percent raise 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:52 am
  • GONZALES, Louisiana - The Ascension Parish School Board approved a 3 percent pay raise for all school district employees, the first permanent raise since 2008.

  • Princeton hires first woman athletic director 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:39 pm
  • PRINCETON, New Jersey - Mollie Marcoux has been hired as Princeton's athletic director, leaving her job as a sports management executive and returning to the school where she starred in two sports.

  • Final draft of new education standards released 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:46 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The state released the final draft of Indiana's proposed education standards Tuesday morning, leaving less than a week for a panel that includes Gov. Mike Pence to review those guidelines and decide whether they should go to the State Board of Education for a final vote of approval.

  • Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

  • Ex-superintendent of W.Va. schools files 2nd suit 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:30 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's former state school superintendent has filed a second lawsuit contending she was unfairly fired.

  • School leader on leave as law firm eyes procedures 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:17 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The superintendent of Fairbanks schools was placed on leave while a hired law firm investigates how the district handled a case of alleged sexual abuse by an employee, school board officials said.

  • Wolf Point to redraw districts for school board 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:56 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Wolf Point school district has agreed to redraw its voting areas for board elections after an ACLU lawsuit argued the district favored white voters in the predominantly Native American area.

  • Atlanta Public Schools hires new superintendent 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:38 pm
  • ATLANTA - The Atlanta school board has unanimously approved Meria Carstarphen to serve as the district's next superintendent.

  • Bowdoin College president to resign next year 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:32 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Bowdoin College President Barry Mills said Monday that he will resign in June 2015 after 14 years of leading the private liberal arts college.

  • State to take over Southeast Texas school district 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:22 pm
  • BEAUMONT, Texas - A troubled Southeast Texas school district that has been investigated over its finances and its handling of services to disabled students is being taken over by the Texas Education Agency, officials announced Monday.

  • New Murray State president to visit campus 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:05 am
  • MURRAY, Kentucky - Murray State University's president-elect Robert Davies is set to visit the southwest Kentucky campus for the first time.

  • Brownback meeting college students, administrators 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:05 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback is going on the road to meet with Kansas college students and administrators about recent decisions on funding for higher education.

  • Ohio school board member gets meetings help 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:10 pm
  • LEWIS CENTER, Ohio - Two Ohio organizations are backing a central Ohio school board member in his challenge to colleagues over open meetings.

  • School budget elections disappearing in New Jersey 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:49 am
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Just a few years ago, April school elections were a key date on New Jersey's political calendar, the time most of the state's voters had - but ignored - the chance to say yes or no to property tax increases.

  • School leader unhappy with part of retirees' plan 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:11 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The head of the Vermont School Boards Association says he's unhappy with a portion of an agreement designed to address a growing shortfall in paying for retired teachers' health care.

  • Oregon considers selling forest to benefit schools 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The state of Oregon will consider selling the whole Elliott State Forest, where legal battles over logging and protections for threatened species have reduced revenues for schools.

  • District hires immigrant teachers under new policy 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:49 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado's largest school district sees teaching potential among immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children.

  • Downtown Evansville picked for new IU med school 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:07 pm
  • BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University's new $70 million medical school campus will be built in downtown Evansville, IU trustees decided Friday.

  • High-paid California school official suspended 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:11 pm
  • LAWNDALE, California - The superintendent of a small Southern California school district who makes more than the president of the United States has been put on administrative leave while his salary is reviewed.

  • New leader named for North Pike schools 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:28 pm
  • MCCOMB, Mississippi - The North Pike School District board has hired Dennis Penton as the school system's next superintendent, effective July 1.

  • Northwestern president says he will retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:10 pm
  • NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana - Northwestern State University President Randall Webb says he plans to retire later this year.

  • Common Core standards dredge up old apprehensions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:25 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Nevada's efforts to adopt new education standards are being roundly applauded by educators and business leaders but drawing the scorn of some parents who say the initiative is too radical.

  • FBI looking into school district stipend questions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:05 pm
  • ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - Federal investigators are looking into a northwest Missouri school district's finances after questions were raised last month about stipends given to a number of top school officials without school board approval.

  • Cowley College president resigns after 9 months 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:58 am
  • ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas - After less than a year on the job, Cowley College President Clark Williams has abruptly resigned amid complaints about his decision to drop the school's soccer programs and other controversial moves.