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University of Delaware increasing tuition by 3 percent

May. 22, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tuition will increase by 3% for students at the University of Delaware for the upcoming school year. The university announced the tuition increase Friday. In real dollars it amounts to an increase of $390 for in-state students and $1,050 for out-of-state...

Tennessee panel vote ensures no higher ed tuition increases

May. 21, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee higher education panel has voted to ensure that there will be no tuition increases at the state’s public universities, community colleges and technical schools. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission said Thursday that it voted during its...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says she's engaged to longtime partner

May. 19, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday she's engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University. The pair got engaged last month in her family's hometown in...

Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

May. 19, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday. Also Thursday, another judge ruled that a woman who worked for the...

Once public housing, Newark site to get $125M film studio

May. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former site of one of Newark’s oldest public housing complexes is getting a $125 million makeover, becoming a TV and film production studio. Anchored by global entertainment provider Lionsgate, the 12-acre facility replaces the Seth Boyden homes in the...

Stephen Curry earns sociology degree from Davidson College

May. 16, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Pomp and Circumstance” played as Stephen Curry stepped up to the podium after practice Monday as he prepared with the Golden State Warriors for the Western Conference Finals. A playful, makeshift moment to honor his new status as college graduate. ...

Penn State administrator tapped to lead USM

May. 16, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A longtime Penn State University administrator has been tapped to lead the University of Southern Maine, officials said Monday. Jacqueline “Jackie” Edmondson was described as a first-generation college student, accomplished College of Education...

2 mothers getting masters degrees when their kids get BAs

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Two women are getting graduate degrees from a Louisiana university on the same day their children are graduating. Shannon Dozier Ballew, of Monroe, and Krisha Williams, of Many, each received a Master of Arts in teaching on Saturday from the University of...

3 years into KIPP’s teacher pipeline plan, students thrive

May. 14, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twelve years ago, Alyana Jefferson was a kindergarten student in Cherelyn Poe’s KIPP Central City classroom, learning to read and do basic math. Now a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, Jefferson has a different role in the same classroom: She’s...

Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

May. 13, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani on Friday sentenced Steven Masera, 72, to time already served, ordered...