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Minot State receives grant for special education degrees

Aug. 12, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Wednesday that a new partnership with Minot State University will help ease the state's shortage of special education teachers. Minot State will receive a $750,000 grant to pay for scholarships for 20 paraprofessionals who work with...

St. Francis Xavier School students and their families walk together in Newark, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, after discussing the Catholic school's permanent closure announced the previous week by the Archdiocese of Newark. Nationwide, more than 140 Catholic schools will not reopen in the fall. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

Aug. 9, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight. Already this...

Gov. Ricketts signs budget with flood relief, scholarships

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts signed an updated, $9.3 billion state budget Thursday with new money for 2019 flood relief and career scholarships for the University of Nebraska and state colleges. Ricketts approved the two-year spending plan with no line-item vetoes. In a statement, he praised...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

Belhaven University offers perk to keep students amid virus

Aug. 1, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private university in Mississippi is trying to attract and retain students during the cornavirus pandemic by providing full-tuition scholarships for people to earn graduate degrees online. “Offering traditional students a free master’s degree is our way of helping our...

Indiana University reviews legacy of school's 7th president

Aug. 1, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If the name of Indiana University’s seventh president is removed from a building on the Bloomington campus, Eric Sandweiss is OK with it. The professor and Carmony Chair in IU’s Department of History sees the removal of a name as a historical event in its own right....

Family creates nonprofit honoring child killed in shooting

Jul. 30, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a high school exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in a Texas school shooting have started a foundation to honor her memory through providing university scholarships to low-income Pakistani women. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was killed in a May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

In this image provided by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hobart linebacker Emmett Forde tackles Cortland running back Zach Tripodi during the 2019 New York State Bowl on Nov 23, 2019, in Cortland, N.Y. There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of more than 1,800 games across the NCAA, more than 1,000 in Division III.  (Ken Debolt/Hobart and William Smith Colleges via AP)

Heartbreak of lost football season felt across Division III

Jul. 30, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. No one will have the honor of bringing the wood, a tradition that has a different player each week leading the team onto the field carrying a 2-by-4 with the purple and orange...

Historically Black Louisiana university gets $20M donation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she...