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A woman and child walk past North Salem High School on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, which like all schools in Oregon, is closed until April 28, 2020, because of the coronavirus. Facing an expected closure through the end of the academic year, schools across Oregon have been told to begin distance learning on April 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon schools to start distance learning on April 13

Mar. 31, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an expected closure through the end of the academic year, schools across Oregon have been told to begin distance learning on April 13. Some schools are already handing out smart tablets and Wi-Fi devices to students. Gov. Kate Brown closed schools through April 28, but because the...

Liberty University's football stadium is empty as students were welcomed back to the university's campus, Tuesday March 24 , 2020, in Lynchburg, Va. Officials in Lynchburg, said Tuesday they were fielding complaints and concerns about the hundreds of students that have returned from their spring break to Liberty University, where President Jerry Falwell Jr. has welcomed them back amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Governor urges Falwell to rethink welcoming students

Mar. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia's governor asked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Wednesday to reconsider his decision to welcome students back to the Lynchburg campus this week after their spring break. Speaking at a news conference in Richmond, Gov....

FILE - In this May 15, 1972, file photo, unidentified students of West Charlotte High School leave a bus in Charlotte, W.Va. A man whose challenge to the notion of segregated public schools helped spark the use of busing to integrate schools has died at his Virginia home. The Rev. Darius L. Swann was 95. Swann's wife, Vera, said her husband died on March 8, 2020, of pneumonia. (AP Photo/Harold L. Valentine, File)

Darius Swann, who fought for school integration, dies at 95

Mar. 25, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

The Rev. Darius L. Swann, whose challenge to the notion of segregated public schools helped spark the use of busing to integrate schools across the country, has died at his Virginia home. He was 95. The Rev. David Ensign, interim pastor at Burke Presbyterian Church, where Swann's family attended church, confirmed...

Students line up in the cafeteria for lunch at Lincoln High School in Dallas, Friday, March 13, 2020. During the coming extended spring break school closures, this cafeteria and a few others in the Dallas Independent School District will be providing lunches to students despite the closure of the school. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Schools scramble to feed students after coronavirus closures

Mar. 14, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kiyana Esco needs free school lunches and breakfasts to feed her six children. But with schools shutting down over coronavirus concerns, she’s scrambling to pick up the meals, care for her kids and keep her job. Esco, a single mother who was just promoted to manager at a...

Probe: Ex-Texas Southern University leader knew about fraud

Mar. 12, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An ousted head of Texas Southern University knew about the university giving low-performing students more than $400,000 in scholarships in a ploy to increase enrollment, according to an internal audit report. Charla Parker-Thompson, TSU’s chief internal auditor, released information...

Republican agitator makes runoff for Texas schools seat

Mar. 4, 2020 2:04 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican agitator who has called President Donald Trump a child rapist and posts risque images of women on social media advanced to a runoff in Tuesday's primary for a seat on the influential Texas State Board of Education. Robert Morrow has long been a thorn for Texas Republicans....

Sabrina Owens, left, the niece of Aretha Franklin, and Franklin's son, Ted White, right, leave a courtroom in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday. March 3, 2020. A judge accepted Owens' resignation as personal representative, or executor, of the late singer's estate but declined to appoint White as an interim replacement. (AP Photo/Ed White)

Detroit lawyer tapped to take over Aretha Franklin estate

Mar. 3, 2020 7:12 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit lawyer who said he knew Aretha Franklin and “idolized her" was appointed as interim manager of her estate Tuesday, a step that could ease tensions among the late singer's sons. A judge accepted the resignation of Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, who said she was worn...

Oklahoma University students participate in a sit-in organized by the Black Emergency Response Team student group outside of the office of OU provost Kyle Harper in Evans Hall at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The protest comes after two incidents where faculty members used a racial slur while teaching. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)

Students stage sit-in outside University of Oklahoma offices

Feb. 28, 2020 6:28 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of University of Oklahoma students staged a sit-in that continued Friday outside OU's administrative offices following two instances of professors using racial slurs in the classroom. However, OU Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. has rejected the demands of the school's Black...

ACLU appeals in case alleging WV trans teen harassment

Feb. 28, 2020 2:54 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender teenager in West Virginia on Friday appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused an assistant principal of harassing the student for using the boy's bathroom. The American Civil Liberties Union's West Virginia chapter said it's “not done...

Superintendent: Prop at Black History Month event was wrong

Feb. 28, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Oklahoma City's school superintendent has apologized after a cardboard photo frame emblazoned with watermelons was used at a high school's Black History Month event celebrating soul food. The oversized frame that attendees could hold while posing for photos was used during the Feb. 20 soul food lunch at Frederick...