Louisville officials meet with NCAA Committee on Infractions

Louisville's interim president said the school received a "full and fair review of the facts" after meeting Thursday with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions and expects resolution in 6 to 8 weeks of the investigation into an escort's allegations that a former Cardinals men's basketball staffer hired strippers for sex parties with players and recruits.

Boston College hires Ohio State's Jarmond as AD

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston College has hired Martin Jarmond as its new athletic director. Jarmond was the deputy AD at Ohio State and chief of staff for Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith. He succeeds Brad Bates, who is leaving to become a consultant. Jarmond was a member of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Advisory Group and the Rose Bowl Advisory Committee. The native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, had previously worked at Michigan State.

North Carolina women's college addresses student concerns

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina women's college is working to meet a series of demands made by students after protests that lasted for more than a week, the school's president said. Salem College president Lorraine Sterritt told the Winston-Salem Journal (http://bit.ly/2pjuUsr) that the school is committed to the value of diversity, and that bias and intolerance must have no place on the campus.

Iowa administrator testifies fired coaches often gay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality. Jane Meyer testified about Iowa coaches as her case continued in Des Moines, where jurors are considering her claim that she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman in a relationship with a Hawkeye coach.

Newtown schools ask Trump to reject conspiracy theorists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Members of the Newtown Board of Education hoped a newly elected President Donald Trump would speak out against a famous conspiracy theorist and others who question the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Two months later, they have yet to receive a response.

Education board approves new guidelines for reading, writing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- In a split vote, the North Carolina State Board of Education has approved new guidelines meant to help public school students learn to read, write and interpret literature. The Raleigh News and Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2oLHekx) the board approved the new grade-by-grade guidelines for English/language arts in an 8-4 vote Thursday. Some in the minority pushed for an outside assessment or more work on details.

Funding concerns factored in Chattanooga public radio firing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- University officials who fired a Chattanooga public radio reporter for not identifying herself in sessions with Tennessee lawmakers were worried about losing state funding if they didn't take action, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga terminated Jacqui Helbert last month following her report about a high school gay-rights club's visit to the state Capitol.

Principal resigns after students investigate her credentials

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- An incoming high school principal has resigned in Kansas after student reporters investigated and raised questions about her credentials. The Pittsburg School Board accepted Amy Robertson's resignation on Tuesday, saying she felt the decision was "in the best interest of the district ... in light of the issues that arose." The main concern stemmed from her receiving her master's and doctoral degrees from Corllins University, an unaccredited, online school.

Melania Trump, Jordan's queen tour girls-only charter school

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Melania Trump on Wednesday highlighted her interest in empowering women and girls along with the administration's focus on school choice by touring a girls-only charter school with Queen Rania of Jordan and the U.S. education secretary. The queen was in Washington with her husband, King Abdullah II, who met with President Donald Trump at the White House.

Trump, transgender and police shootings dominate elections

Elections Tuesday across the U.S. featured a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Ferguson.

National political themes prominent in local races across US

Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Ferguson.

William Coleman, lawyer, ex-Cabinet member, died

WASHINGTON (AP) -- William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke a number of racial barriers in his own right and was the second African-American to lead a Cabinet-level department, has died. Transportation secretary during the Ford administration and co-author of the main brief in Brown v. Board of Education, Coleman was a prominent Republican who advised presidents of both parties.

North Dakota cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- University of North Dakota athletic department officials said Wednesday that budget cuts ordered by the school president have forced them to eliminate three sports, including a women's hockey program loaded with Olympians. The school also is dropping men's and women's swimming in order to meet UND President Mark Kennedy's directive to trim about $1.3 million out of athletics.