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MacKenzie Scott dominates donations to racial equity

Sep. 17, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

Shock. That’s what Ruth Simmons, the president of a historically Black university in Texas, felt in December when she received a call informing her that the school would be gifted $50 million — many times the size of the previous largest contribution it has received....

Judge reviews tax credits to support private school tuition

Sep. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard arguments Thursday over the constitutionality of allowing public tax credits to support private school tuition as a school-choice dispute reached a Kentucky courtroom. Opponents said the provisions represent a form of aid to private...

UVM planning to continue tuition freeze for 4th year

Sep. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is planning to freeze tuition for the fourth straight year, University President Suresh Garimella said Wednesday. In a statement, Garimella said he would ask the university’s trustees to approve his proposal to not...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

George Floyd fund has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships

Sep. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since it was created. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation said it has recently given scholarships...

Illinois lawmakers consider Reagan statue on Capitol grounds

Sep. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to put a statue on state Capitol grounds of Ronald Reagan, the Illinois native who served as the country's 40th president. Members of the House Statue and Monument Review Task Force met Wednesday to discuss...

Former Mississippi foster teen is on the road to success

Sep. 12, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As heavy droplets of water fell one late August afternoon, Sirayah Miller stood outside with eyes closed, oblivious to the rain. Surrounding her was a small group of women, including Sarah Dale Harmon, a longtime foster parent. Just around the...

Early data shows shifts in makeup of university enrollment

Sep. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a national dip in college enrollment. Pima Community College, for instance, has seen a near 20% drop in enrollment since fall 2019. But drive across Tucson, and that’s not...

New Mexico's $37 million plan to recruit more teachers

Sep. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State education officials are offering to pay for the salaries of 500 teaching assistants and offer them tuition subsidies in a two-year effort to jumpstart recruitment in K-12 schools. “This program can serve as a pathway for more people to...

Amazon to pay hourly worker's college tuition

Sep. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that it will pay the full college tuition for hourly workers starting next year, as competition to hire and retain those workers gets fierce. Other companies, including Walmart and Target, have recently started to pay for college or...