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Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Jul. 07, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame at Western Kentucky University is accepting nominations for this year's class. The Hall of Fame was established in 2000 with a gift from former Gov. Louie B. Nunn. It recognizes educators from around the state who...

School system enters settlement in desegregation case

Jul. 06, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement to settle a long-running desegregation case with a north Alabama school system, prosecutors said Wednesday. The school system agreed to take steps to ensure equal educational opportunities for Black students, including...

More flexibility proposed for student debt forgiveness

Jul. 06, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

New rules proposed by the Biden administration on Wednesday would make it easier for borrowers to get their federal student debt forgiven through several existing programs. The action is intended to overhaul relief programs that have been criticized for their burdensome paperwork...

Governor in hot seat after charter leader lambasts teachers

Jul. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday refused to rebut recently revealed remarks made by a charter school president who claimed that teachers “are trained in the dumbest parts of the dumbest colleges” during a reception the Republican attended. Instead, Lee...

Interstate 65 section in Kentucky closed for bridge repairs

Jul. 06, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A section of Interstate 65 in Louisville will be closed for more than a month, officials said. Southbound lanes of the highway closed Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and will remain closed for 48 days, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...

Feds sue over new Arizona citizenship proof law for voting

Jul. 05, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued Arizona over a new law requiring people who use a federal form to register to vote to provide additional proof of citizenship if they want to vote for president or using the state's popular vote-by-mail system. The law...

SD colleges to offer American civics certificates

Jul. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s six public universities plan to offer undergraduate certificates in an American civics tradition course this fall after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem called on regents to promote patriotism. The Argus Leader reported Tuesday that Noem called...

New cohort of 27 chosen for WVa teaching scholarships

Jul. 05, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said. A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars,...

COVID, economy cited for dips in Nevada college enrollments

Jul. 02, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it a form of long COVID, but more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, student enrollment at the College of Southern Nevada is down some 25% from the fall of 2019. Not only that, but the falloff seemingly has not bottomed out, with...

Michigan State building safety barrier after drowning

Jul. 02, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is set to place a steel safety barrier along a half-mile stretch of the Red Cedar River after the drowning death of visiting 18-year-old student last fall. The university installed temporary fencing along a portion of the river...