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Ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

Sep. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and coaches involved in high school athletics. Referee...

University of Kansas ending science, math teaching programs

Sep. 17, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to close its Center for STEM Learning and a program designed to attract math and science teachers. Program director Steven Case said Friday that the center and the UKanTeach program will close at the end of the academic year because of budget cuts at the...

NC county invests in active shooter training technology

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "Once we pull that trigger, there's no re-dos, there's no timeouts," Travis Baker, a law enforcement instructor at Wake Tech Community College, said while looking at the results of the community college's newest active-shooter simulator. Baker, a retired Cary police officer, had just...

Oregon schools rolling out indigenous studies curriculum

Sep. 14, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians' new tribal community center are three framed sketch drawings by a Native artist. K'Ehleyr McNulty, the tribe's youth development specialist, pointed to a drawing of a traditional Cow Creek home — a plankhouse, with...

State revokes license from center where toddlers mistreated

Sep. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Education officials in Louisiana have revoked the license and pulled public funding from an early learning center where they say several 3-year-olds were mistreated. The Louisiana Department of Education said in a news release this week that 48-year-old Yolanda Rochelle Jackson was...

Vendors named to provide safety training to cannabis sellers

Sep. 11, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials have authorized 26 businesses to provide health and safety training to operators who dispense cannabis in Illinois. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced the list of "responsible vendors" on Tuesday. They are based in Cook, Lake, Kane,...

MSU administrator suspended after misconduct accusation

Sep. 10, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University administrator has been suspended due to an allegation of sexual misconduct. The Detroit News , citing an email it obtained, reports Tomas Hult was suspended from directing the university's International Business Center and Center for International...

Ivanka Trump makes workforce announcement in Alabama

Sep. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Ivanka Trump visited a robotics training center in Alabama to make a workforce development announcement. News outlets report that President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and senior adviser on Tuesday visited the Alabama Robotics Technology Park outside Decatur. The younger Trump...

Maine culinary classroom aims to inspire healthy school food

Sep. 10, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is launching a new culinary classroom that will stream live cooking classes in hopes of inspiring healthy meals in Maine schools. The Maine Department of Education is hosting an open house Tuesday in Augusta. The culinary classroom features the ability to stream, record and host...

Wisconsin charter school open to students of all abilities

Sep. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Imagine you walk into a classroom where kindergartners, second-graders and third-graders are working together. The older students guide the young as they share ideas. There is a flurry of movement as they remain active, learning in various forms — from handmade models to...