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Virginia to add tests to find pandemic-related learning gaps

Sep. 19, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Schools across Virginia will soon administer additional testing to assess how students in grades 3 through 8 are doing in math and reading after two turbulent school years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the mandated tests are part of...

UNLV law students open clinic offering misdemeanor advice

Sep. 19, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law students Azra Özdemir and Mia Bacher prepared, memorized and analyzed their scripts for their first trial in court. Days of preparation amounted to just a one-minute introduction — and, just like that, their first semester at the University of...

Two men fatally shot at North Carolina Central University

Sep. 19, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two men were shot and killed on the North Carolina Central University campus while a college football game was being played nearby. Durham police said the shooting happened Saturday night in the surface parking lot next to the Latham Parking Deck....

Auburn plans town hall following sexual assault complaints

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University plans to hold a town hall on sexual assault following a trio of recent reported cases that prompted a protest by dozens of students and advocates. Representatives from campus security, student affairs, the Auburn Police Division and...

Mississippi Writers Trail unveils Richard Ford marker

Sep. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Writers Trail has unveiled a marker for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Richard Ford. The marker for Ford, a Jackson native, was placed recently at the Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library. Ford won acclaim...

Colby holds groundbreaking for $85M performing arts center

Sep. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WATERVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Colby College has celebrated a groundbreaking for its $85 million Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. It's the largest academic building project the small liberal arts college's history, the Waterville Sentinel...

Hochul announces plan to address school bus driver shortage

Sep. 19, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is taking steps to address a mounting shortage of school bus drivers across the state. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced several short-term and long-term initiatives, including opening up new testing sites for commercial drivers license...

History's scars laid bare at former Indian boarding school

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Ernest House Jr. pulled the plaque off one of the stone columns beneath the clock tower at the heart of Fort Lewis College, one of three panels that for the last two decades have offered an inaccurate portrayal of federal Indian boarding schools. ...

BU plans memorial service for professor killed in fall

Sep. 19, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University has planned a memorial service for the professor apparently killed in a fall from a closed staircase. The service for David K. Jones, an associate professor in the university’s School of Public Health, is scheduled for Thursday...

Freshman QB Dart leads USC over Washington State 45-14

Sep. 19, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart came off the bench to throw four touchdown passes as Southern California rebounded from last weekend's tough loss to Stanford, and the subsequent firing of coach Clay Helton, with a 45-14 victory over Washington State on Saturday. ...