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Former teacher charged in sexual assaults of 4 girls

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A former teacher who worked with visually impaired students has been charged in connection with the sexual assaults of four girls at three different suburban Detroit schools. James Baird, 43, of Plymouth, was arraigned Wednesday on multiple counts of criminal...

North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

Feb. 01, 2023 17:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill advancing in North Carolina's Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes, defying the recommendations of parents, educators and LGBTQ youths who testified against it. Sponsors of the bill, approved...

Hochul's $227B budget helps NYC transit, migrant response

Feb. 01, 2023 17:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed dramatic spending to help New York City handle a wave of international migrants and to stabilize its reeling public transit system with her $227 billion state budget Wednesday, even as she warned of tougher economic times ahead. ...

Will Smith is star attraction at college's 'Will Smith Day'

Feb. 01, 2023 16:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college celebrated “Will Smith Day” with none other than Will Smith. The actor and entertainer visited Tougaloo College recently to speak with mass communication and performing arts students, WAPT-TV reported. The station...

Black history class revised by College Board amid criticism

Feb. 01, 2023 15:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — High school senior Kahlila Bandele is used to courses that don’t address the African American experience. Then there’s her 9 a.m. class. This week, it spanned topics from Afro-Caribbean migration to jazz. The discussion in her Advanced Placement course...

Survey: Most UW students afraid to express views in class

Feb. 01, 2023 15:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most students who responded to a survey about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses said they're afraid to express their views on controversial topics in class because they fear other students won't agree or it could hurt their grades, according to key findings...

2nd ex-NC State athlete sues school in sexual abuse case

Feb. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EST

A second former North Carolina State athlete sued the school Wednesday alleging he was sexually abused by the Wolfpack’s former director of sports medicine under the guise of treatment. The lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Robert Murphy Jr. of improperly touching the...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore emphasizes public service in speech

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore emphasized commitment to public service in his first State of the State speech Wednesday, highlighting his proposal to create a service year program for high school graduates that he said will be the first of its kind in the nation. ...

4-star QB Rashada commits to Arizona State after UF NIL flap

Feb. 01, 2023 12:02 PM EST

Blue-chip quarterback Jaden Rashada, who signed with Florida in December and then asked to be released from the commitment when a name, imagine and likeness deal fell through, says he is going to Arizona State. Rashada announced on Twitter on Wednesday, the first day of the...

Georgia House aims to ease health insurance costs on schools

Feb. 01, 2023 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — House budget writers in Georgia want to shift $100 million into the state employee health plan to reduce the sting of health insurance premium increases for public school districts. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday included that change as it voted to...