Tag: School administration

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Generation Y

UConn facing federal Title IX lawsuit

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) by Pat Eaton-RobbAssociated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four women who say they were sexually assaulted while students at the University of Connecticut added a federal lawsuit Friday to an earlier civil rights complaint filed against the school. The women are among seven students and recent graduates who last month asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to conduct a federal Title IX investigation of UConn. In both complaints, the women allege the school failed to protect them and responded to their sexual assault complaints with deliberate indifference or worse.

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Generation Y

UA president urges inclusion in fraternities

Universtiy of Alabama President Judy Bonner, left center, talks with student Khortlan Patterson, 19, of Houston, Tex., after about 400 students and faculty members marched on the Rose Administration Building to protest the university’s segregated sorority system on the campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama officials say school president, Judy Bonner, has asked fraternity leaders to make their chapters more inclusive following allegations of racism influencing the rush process in campus sororities.

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National

Pa. school officials allowed to resign amid furor over texts

Yolanda Beattie reacts to the Coatesville Area School District school board meeting in Coatesville, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Superintendent Richard Como and and the high school’s athletic director, Jim Donato, used district-owned cell phones to exchange a series of “shockingly racist” text messages in June. Both resigned abruptly during the first week of school and the school board accepted their resignation after 3 hours of public comment by parents, residents, and students. (AP Photo/Daily Local News, Vinny Tennis) COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A southeastern Pennsylvania school board allowed two top administrators to resign despite calls to terminate them following allegations that they exchanged racist and sexist text messages on their district cellphones.

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National

DA: Racist texts on Pa. school officials’ phones, parents demand firings

Coatesville Area School District Superintendent Richard Como and Athletic Director Jim Donato by Michael RubinkamAssociated Press Two officials at a large southeastern Pennsylvania school district exchanged “shockingly racist” text messages on district phones, a prosecutor said Monday. Prosecutors learned of the messages during an investigation into the Coatesville Area School District, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told The Associated Press. “The text messages that we reviewed were of a shockingly racist nature,” he said. “They looked like something from 1813, not 2013.”

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National

Chicago to close 54 schools to address $1B deficit

PROTEST–William Penn Elementary School Council Representative Rev. Dr. Brian Henderson speaks at a news conference held by the Committee to Save North Lawndale Schools, March 21, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) by Sara Burnett CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Chicago students, parents and teachers learned Thursday their schools were on a long-feared list of 54 the city plans to close in an effort to stabilize an educational system facing a huge budget shortfall.

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National

Barbs of racism, anti-Semitism in NY school clash

SYMBOLIC STAND–Supporters of public schools turn their backs on the East Ramapo school board during a meeting on March 19, in Spring Valley, N.Y. Allegations of racism and anti-Semitism are afflicting the district, where the board is dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews and the public school children are mostly Black and Hispanic. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald) by Jim Fitzgerald Associated Press Writer SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — School board meetings descend into shouting matches. Accusations of racism and anti-Semitism fly. Angry parents turn their backs on board members in a symbolic stand of disrespect.

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Metro

Superintendent Lane contract extended 3 years

LINDA LANE by Rebecca Nuttall Courier Staff Writer On March 20, the Pittsburgh Public School District Board of Education voted to extend Superintendent Linda Lane’s contract for three more years. The vote 7-2 will leave Lane in charge of the district until June 2016.