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2 West Virginia students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two students from rival West Virginia high schools have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High in Morgantown are two of 161 U.S. high school seniors...

3 Tennessee students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — High school students from three Tennessee cities have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Greta Li of University School of Nashville, Shawn X. Meng of White Station High School in Memphis and Cristine Chen of L&N STEM...

Alumnus to lead Mississippi School for Math and Science

Apr. 23, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The educator chosen to lead the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was a member of the school's first graduating class in 1990. The state Board of Education voted Thursday to hire Donald Cook as executive director of the residential public high...

$2.2M grant to train Hawaii substance abuse counselors

Apr. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii said Thursday it's received a $2.2 million grant to train 88 students to become substance abuse counselors. The grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will provide students with scholarships to attend a program at...

With aid to spend, schools look for students who need help

Apr. 12, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Schools across America are racing to make up for time they lost during the pandemic by budgeting billions of dollars for tutoring, summer camps and longer school days and trying to untangle which students need help most urgently after two years of disruptions. Many schools saw large...

With students in turmoil, US teachers train in mental health

Apr. 04, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Benito Luna-Herrera teaches his seventh-grade social studies classes, he is on alert for signs of inner turmoil. And there is so much of it these days. One of his 12-year-old students felt her world was falling apart. Distance learning had upended her...

Court: IU, Purdue student suits seeking refunds can proceed

Apr. 01, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawsuits that students at Indiana University and Purdue University filed seeking tuition and fee refunds after both schools switched to online classes early in the COVID-19 pandemic can proceed to trial, the state appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the...

Caribbean students apply to Tennessee State in grant program

Mar. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean...

Detroit schools aim to catch up, and then some, with US aid

Mar. 22, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For years, Laela Bullock moved to her own rhythm when it came to schoolwork. The switch to remote learning, if anything, brought a welcome break from fights in the hallways of the 15-year-old's Detroit school, but her grades still lagged. Things started turning...

Tennessee State expanding technology program in Africa

Mar. 21, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is expanding a technology program for underserved students in Africa to four additional countries. Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia will join Liberia and South Africa with online courses taught by Tennessee State professors, the...