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Program will provide work training to those hurt by pandemic

Aug. 8, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves has announced a $55 million initiative to create workforce training programs at community colleges and offer financial incentives to employers to hire individuals who have lost work due to the coronavirus. The aim of ReSkill Mississippi (ReSkillMS) is to help ease...

Darius Rindell, wearing a face mask, uses a small specialize bar to push out a dent in a car hood, during a paint-less dent repair class at College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill., Thursday, July 8, 2020. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Some Illinois community colleges see summer enrollment boost

Aug. 8, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Some community colleges in Illinois have seen an increase in student enrollment over the summer, but officials are waiting to see if that will continue in the fall. College of Lake County, Harper College and the College of DuPage have all reported higher enrollment numbers, the Chicago...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

Employee in college admissions bribery case to plead guilty

Aug. 7, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of the consultant who authorities say ran a widespread college admissions bribery scheme that embroiled dozens of wealthy and famous parents has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said Friday. Mikaela Sanford, 34, of Folsom, California, will plead guilty to...

New Hampshire has small increase in virus infections

Aug. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire experienced a small increase in the number of coronavirus infections over the last one to two weeks, but it's not believed to be a surge, the state epidemiologist said Tuesday. Dr. Benjamin Chan said on average, the state has reported about 30 new infections per day. He...

Masks required at Maine day cares; island cases cause worry

Aug. 4, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

UNITY, Maine (AP) — Staff and children at Maine's day care facilities must now wear masks per new guidelines from the state. The guidelines require mask use for children ages 5 and older and recommend it for those 2 through 4, WCSH-TV reported. The new rules went into effect on Monday. The Maine Office of...

Virus testing sites for Alabama college students opening

Aug. 3, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than a dozen sites are opening across Alabama to test about 200,000 students before they head to college and university campuses statewide, officials said Monday, but the program will help stem the spread of the new coronavirus only if students abide by guidelines at school....

College students begin moving in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, July 31, 2020. The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. At N.C. State, the return of students was staggered over 10 days and students were greeted Friday by socially distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. . (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

Jul. 31, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren't finding the typical mobs of students and parents. What they found Friday were strict safety protocols and some heightened anxiety amid a global pandemic where virus infections are growing in dozens of states. North...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Manuel Henriquez arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez is scheduled to be sentenced via video on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after pleading guilty. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Finance firm founder gets 6 months in college bribery scam

Jul. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for paying about $450,000 in bribes to boost his two daughters' entrance exam scores and get one of them into Georgetown University as a bogus tennis recruit. Manuel Henriquez, the 57-year-old founder and ex-CEO...

UW-Madison won't require ACT or SAT tests this fall

Jul. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison won’t require freshmen applying for entrance this fall to submit ACT or SAT scores amid the coronavirus outbreak, the school announced Wednesday. UW-Madison officials said they had won a waiver allowing the change from UW System officials....