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Tennessee band members wear T-shirt honoring bullied fan

Sep. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's marching band is jumping on the anti-bullying bandwagon. The band briefly wore a T-shirt based on a design by a boy who was teased at school over the design and then offered a scholarship at the university. On Thursday, Tennessee officials offered the...

Tennessee unveils voucher rules, prepping for 2020 rollout

Sep. 13, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top education officials say they are preparing to implement Tennessee's newly enacted voucher law a full year ahead of schedule while unveiling key requirements surrounding the program. Earlier this year, Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed off on legislation that diverts tax dollars to...

University of Tennessee offers scholarship to bullied fan

Sep. 12, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the...

Jaguars expect more substance than style from Minshew

Sep. 11, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Receiver Marqise Lee knew nothing about Gardner Minshew when the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted the quarterback in April. Lee eventually learned a few details from teammates: Minshew bounced around in college, played his final season at Washington State, set a couple of Pac-12...

Man who loaned gun to killer of Utah student sentenced

Sep. 11, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man who loaned the gun used to kill college athlete Lauren McCluskey looked downcast and said he "shakes" when he thinks about her death Wednesday as he was sentenced to three years of supervised release. "It's extremely sad ... I cried when I found out about (Lauren's death),"...

Tackle next year's college financial aid now

Sep. 11, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

The school season may have just begun, but it's nearly time to start thinking about next year. That's because college students and their families can begin to submit two key applications for financial aid on Oct. 1 to help pay for higher education for the following school year. And filing early has its perks:...

Syracuse welcomes Central Park 5 member to coveted campus

Sep. 7, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

Through the eyes of a 14-year-old with a love of basketball and the trumpet in 1989, Syracuse University had everything Kevin Richardson would ever want in a college: Big East idols like Dwayne "Pearl" Washington and Derrick Coleman, along with the spirited band that played at games. "All of my friends, we all...

Report: Confusing rules deny loan forgiveness to students

Sep. 5, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

The vast majority of applications for a student loan forgiveness program are still being rejected, even after Congress set aside $700 million to temporarily expand it, according to a federal report . The Government Accountability Office said Thursday that the Education Department has created a "confusing and...

College students, make the most of your summer earnings

Sep. 5, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

What you do with your paychecks in college can affect your financial life long after you toss your graduation cap. By saving money and repaying debt now, you're doing Future You a huge favor. Of course, you need to take care of Present You, too. Set aside what you've budgeted for this year's expenses that aren't...

Christian college in Tennessee to cut tuition by $11K

Sep. 5, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

DAYTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Christian college in Tennessee says it's cutting tuition by $11,000 in 2020-21 for incoming and returning students in on-campus undergraduate degree programs. College President Stephen Livesay said in a Wednesday statement that the change could more than double enrollment at the...