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College athletes would need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

Mar. 01, 2024 21:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — College athletes in Utah who are looking to profit off their name, image and likeness will have to seek written approval from their schools for any business deal exceeding $600 under a bill that received final legislative approval in the state Senate on Friday. ...

The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

Mar. 01, 2024 19:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses. Gone are mandated isolation periods and masking. But will schools and child care centers agree? ...

Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot

Mar. 01, 2024 18:33 PM EST

Nebraska’s top election official has ruled that voters will get to decide this year whether to repeal a law that gives taxpayer money for private school scholarships. But both Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen and state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, who authored the school choice law...

Kentucky House passes legislation aimed at curbing unruliness on school buses

Mar. 01, 2024 17:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House passed a bill Friday aimed at curbing unruliness on school buses by requiring student and parental buy-in to transportation policies and setting clear consequences for misbehavior. The measure sailed through the House on a 93-1 vote to...

U of Florida axes diversity and inclusion office under GOP-led law aimed at ridding similar programs

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

The University of Florida is eliminating its chief diversity officer position, scrapping the program's staff jobs and halting any contracts involving the subject because of a new law passed last year that was pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The university in Gainesville,...

Former MIT researcher pleads guilty to 2021 killing of Yale grad student

Mar. 01, 2024 15:19 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has pleaded guilty to the 2021 killing of a Yale University graduate student found shot outside his car in Connecticut. Qinxuan Pan faces 35 years in prison following his guilty plea Thursday...

Search to replace UW-La Crosse chancellor fired over porn is winnowed to 3 finalists

Mar. 01, 2024 14:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three finalists were announced Friday in the search to replace University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow, who was fired after it became known that he had produced and appeared in pornographic videos. Universities of Wisconsin regents fired Gow in...

Indiana University officials ditch plan to split off Kinsey Institute, known for its sex research

Mar. 01, 2024 14:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University's board of trustees abandoned a proposal to turn the Kinsey Institute into a nonprofit Friday, dispelling monthslong uncertainty over the future of the famous sex research center targeted by Republican lawmakers. Lawmakers blocked state...

8 children suffer minor injuries in a school bus accident, school official says

Mar. 01, 2024 12:21 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Eight children suffered minor injuries during a school bus accident in Virginia on Friday morning, officials said. The school bus was carrying about 30 students from James Blair Middle School in the Williamsburg-James City County school system, spokeswoman...

Indiana lawmakers send GOP bill targeting tenure to governor's desk

Mar. 01, 2024 11:14 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana granted final approval Thursday to a bill that would impose new regulations on tenure for faculty at public colleges and universities. The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's desk. The proposal mirrors...