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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 15, 2021. Editorial: An unbalanced redistricting map for Nebraska? Legislature must say no Question: Republican lawmakers in the Nebraska Legislature are all in lockstep support of the GOP-boosting redistricting map proposed...

Bill to scrap MCAS test is subject of virtual public hearing

Sep. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would scrap the MCAS test as a graduation requirement in Massachusetts is the subject of a virtual public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday. The bill would replace the standardized test with what supporters describe as “a broader and...

Kentucky report: College graduates make more than others

Sep. 16, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A report by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education found that years after graduating high school, students who earned a college credential made more than both high school graduates and students who left college without a credential, despite fewer years of...

First Black student at Auburn University dies at 88

Sep. 10, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The first Black student to integrate Auburn University nearly 60 years ago has died. Harold A. Franklin of Sylacauga died at his home on Thursday, the school said in a statement. He was 88. Franklin enrolled at Auburn as a...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 08, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

New York Post. September 8, 2021. Editorial: Hochul stands up for NY’s economy Gov. Kathy Hochul did the right thing in refusing to extend enhanced unemployment benefits — even if she made the decision on procedure, not principle. ...

Giants to retire Hall of Famer Strahan's jersey in November

Sep. 03, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

The New York Giants are going to retire the No. 92 jersey of Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan this season. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 28 at MetLife Stadium at a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Strahan spent his entire 15-year career with the...

Data: Majority of NC K-12 students taking state exams failed

Sep. 02, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The majority of North Carolina public school students taking standardized state exams in reading, math and science last school year failed them, according to data. State education leaders cautioned against making year-over-year comparisons with the...

17 Delaware middle schoolers complete junior police academy

Aug. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — “Attention,” “left face” and “company halt” were likely some new instructions for 17 middle school students. Discipline, teamwork and motivation also were prevalent throughout the six-day Georgetown Police Department Junior Police...

Loan forgiveness offered to more former ITT Tech students

Aug. 26, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

The Education Department announced Thursday it will forgive student debt for more than 100,000 borrowers who attended colleges in the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute chain but left before graduating. In a rarely used move, the agency said it will erase federal loans...

Officials: South Dakota's nursing shortage growing

Aug. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is facing a shortage of nurses at a time when they are needed most, officials say. South Dakota News Watch reports that stress, long hours and fear of infection during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have caused...