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Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

Michelle Obama opens tour for new book, 'The Light We Carry'

Nov. 16, 2022 01:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says it helps to focus on what you can control when you feel out of control. Among the things she could control during the death and isolation of the pandemic, the racial unrest and threats to democracy were her spools of yarn and her knitting...

Enrollment dips for second year at Georgia universities

Nov. 08, 2022 16:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of students fell for a second straight year at Georgia's public colleges and universities, even as the state's most prestigious universities kept growing. While Georgia's universities had outperformed the nation in enrollment for years, numbers dipped more...

Companies lure hourly workers with college tuition perks

Oct. 23, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniella Malave started working for Chipotle at 17, the main benefit she was seeking was free food. As it turned out, she also got a free college education. While working full time for the chain, Malave completed two years of community college with annual...

Gates Foundation donates $1B to prioritize math education

Oct. 19, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it is making grants of more than a $1 billion as part of a sweeping national plan to improve math education over the next four years. Its goal: to help students succeed in school and land well-paying jobs when they graduate, given...

Former NYC mayor de Blasio will teach NYU graduate course

Oct. 18, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will return to his alma mater New York University for a teaching job. De Blasio, who is spending the fall term as a teaching fellow at Harvard University's schools of government and public health, will join NYU's Robert F....

ACT test scores drop to lowest in 30 years in pandemic slide

Oct. 12, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Scores on the ACT college admissions test by this year's high school graduates hit their lowest point in more than 30 years — the latest evidence of the enormity of learning disruption during the pandemic. The class of 2022's average ACT composite score was 19.8...

Coast Guard Academy settles suit over cadets-with-kids ban

Oct. 06, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet who was expelled for becoming a father will get his degree as part of a legal settlement, his attorneys said Thursday. Isaak Olson sued the academy in December after years of endeavoring to be reinstated as a cadet. He was...

Judge tells drug court grads their lives start now

Oct. 02, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — It took a lot of hard work. They had to overcome numerous obstacles. Some doubted they would ever make it. But the time finally came to celebrate their successes. It was a celebration of accomplishment and new beginnings. The 12th Circuit...

Imperial Japan university unites graduates decades after war

Sep. 28, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Growing up, Fumina Oka knew little about the mysterious university her Taiwanese grandfather attended in northern China's Manchuria during Japan’s occupation in the early 20th century. But as the 28-year-old journalist studied the little-known Kenkoku University, she...