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Massachusetts Christian college gets anonymous $75M gift

Oct. 21, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A small Christian liberal arts college in Massachusetts has received a donation of more than $75 million. Gordon College in Wenham says the gift from an anonymous donor is designated for the school's endowment and directed to fund student scholarships. The gift is part of the school's...

Northams take part in grant contest for female STEM students

Oct. 21, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pam Northam are serving as honorary co-chairs of an annual essay contest that awards scholarships to female high school students studying science, technology, math and engineering. Northam announced last week that he's teaming with the...

Therapy pooches soothing students at Battle Creek's schools

Oct. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A second grader at Prairieview Elementary was having a rough start to a gloomy on a recent Wednesday morning. Rain had spoiled a chance to use the playground, and the boy was having a bout of separation anxiety as he entered his classroom. Ohana came to his rescue. The boy was...

New team, new playing field in high school esports league

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — There's a new team in town, but you won't find it on the football field, basketball court or baseball diamond. The Southern Lab School High School Esports team huddles in the school's computer room to play video games, taking on some 2,100 teams nationwide, all vying for $30,000 in...

Student recognized for educating hundreds on organ donation

Oct. 11, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Early in high school, Kayla Flanders was shocked when she realized how little she knew about organ donation. She spent the rest of her time at RVRHS teaching hundreds of driver's ed students what it really means. There might be some newly licensed drivers on the road who wouldn't...

Rhode Island free college tuition program paying dividends

Oct. 9, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Supporters of a free tuition program at the Community College of Rhode Island say graduation rates have improved, but there is room to do better. The two-year graduation rate at the college hit 19% this year, more than tripling its historical average of 6% and putting it above the...

Republicans propose undoing some Whitmer budget vetoes

Oct. 8, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Majority Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released an initial list of funding they want to restore following Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's budget vetoes, including scholarships for college students and a boost in aid for charter schools. About two dozen supplemental spending bills...

Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college

Oct. 8, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college. Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the all-male college in 1989. She was meeting with 47 students who benefit...

Gucci launches diversity US scholarship program

Oct. 7, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are "traditionally underrepresented" in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci's multi-pronged effort to boost diversity...

A look at top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 7, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...