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Board: No tuition increases at community, technical colleges

Jun. 20, 2022 04:27 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Students attending Tennessee's public community colleges and applied technology colleges will not face a tuition or fee increase for the upcoming academic year, officials said. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted at a quarterly meeting Friday to keep tuition...

Excessive heat rolls east, bakes much of central, eastern US

Jun. 13, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

More than 100 million Americans are being warned to stay indoors if possible as high temperatures and humidity settle in over states stretching through parts of the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes and east to the Carolinas. The National Weather Service Prediction Center in College...

Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

May. 19, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday. Also Thursday, another judge ruled that a woman who worked for the...

2 West Virginia students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two students from rival West Virginia high schools have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High in Morgantown are two of 161 U.S. high school seniors...

3 Tennessee students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — High school students from three Tennessee cities have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Greta Li of University School of Nashville, Shawn X. Meng of White Station High School in Memphis and Cristine Chen of L&N STEM...

Alumnus to lead Mississippi School for Math and Science

Apr. 23, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The educator chosen to lead the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was a member of the school's first graduating class in 1990. The state Board of Education voted Thursday to hire Donald Cook as executive director of the residential public high...

$2.2M grant to train Hawaii substance abuse counselors

Apr. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii said Thursday it's received a $2.2 million grant to train 88 students to become substance abuse counselors. The grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will provide students with scholarships to attend a program at...

With aid to spend, schools look for students who need help

Apr. 12, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Schools across America are racing to make up for time they lost during the pandemic by budgeting billions of dollars for tutoring, summer camps and longer school days and trying to untangle which students need help most urgently after two years of disruptions. Many schools saw large...