Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quick Hits

Dividing college stimulus funds tricky: Struggling to balance their books, Kentucky's colleges and universities eagerly await their share of a massive pot of federal stimulus money. But like almost everything associated with that $780 billion spending bill Congress approved this spring, it won't be a simple process. (Herald-Leader)

School Strip-Search Case Argued at Supreme Court: The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a high-profile case involving the strip-search of a 13-year-old girl at an Arizona public school that could have far-reaching implications for how schools may proceed when they wish to search students. (Ed Week)

S.C. Student Sues State Over Rejection Of Stimulus Money: A South Carolina high school student asked the state’s highest court to quickly clear the way for millions of federal stimulus dollars to flow to schools by ending Gov. Mark Sanford’s ability to decline the money. (Ed Week)

Tennessee school defends decision on 'God' posters: School officials accused of censoring religious speech on event posters at a Wilson County elementary school say they didn't order that words like "In God We Trust" be covered up before they were hung in the lobby. (The Tennessean)

Eastern Kentucky University freezes pay: Eastern Kentucky University has frozen salaries for next academic year according to an e-mail from President Doug Whitlock to members of EKU's faculty and staff. (H-L)