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Mississippi State adds music and culture minor for students

Jul. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University's College of Education is establishing a new minor for students interested in music. The Department of Music’s minor in music and culture begins this fall at the Starkville campus. The program will focus on...

Aggie Adventure gives students a look at life in agriculture

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — With 25,000 farms in South Carolina, agriculture reigns over industry in the state, and this week a handful of eighth- and ninth-graders are getting an inside look. The South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture at John de la Howe hosted...

North Dakota State College of Science president to step down

Jul. 21, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The president of North Dakota State College of Science said Wednesday he's retiring in December. John Richman was appointed president of the southeastern North Dakota college 15 years ago. He has been at the two-year school since 1986, when he was...

Hugs as California public school returns to class in person

Jul. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — There was pumping music, dancing teachers and lots of hugs as one of the first public schools in California opened fully to in-person learning Wednesday, marking a major milestone in the fight to return to normalcy in the nation's most populated state, though the...

Lawsuit against Liberty alleges mishandling of sex assaults

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twelve women filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of a pattern of mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment, and fostering an unsafe campus environment. The federal lawsuit filed in New...

Some Nebraska athletes oppose critical race theory proposal

Jul. 20, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska athletes who are part of a newly formed nonprofit that aims to give college athletes a larger voice are among those who signed a petition Monday opposing a proposed University of Nebraska Board of Regents resolution objecting to “any imposition of critical...

Detroit Mercy gets grant to create cybersecurity institute

Jul. 17, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Defense department has awarded a $1.12-million grant to the University of Detroit Mercy to establish a cybersecurity institute. The regional-based cybersecurity consortium will be led by the university and include other academic institutions in...

Kansas school boards grapple with critical race theory

Jul. 15, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Haven, Kansas, is about the last place most people would expect a debate on critical race theory. The small town of 1,200 people halfway between Hutchinson and Wichita is a far cry from New York City or Chicago or other larger districts that have...

Kansas targets early literacy with $15M in pandemic funds

Jul. 15, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is setting aside $15 million in federal pandemic funds to improve early literacy, state education officials said. Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson said Wednesday that early literacy is critical to long-term academic success. ...

Kenai officials: Critical race theory not part of curriculum

Jul. 14, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The new Kenai Public Schools superintendent told a crowd at his first school board meeting that critical race theory is not part of the district’s curriculum but said the district will continue teaching students history. “Teaching the facts of...