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A Texas school that was built to segregate Mexican American students becomes a national park

Jul. 17, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

A west Texas school built in 1909 for Mexican and Mexican American students as part of “separate but equal” education segregation was designated Wednesday as a national park. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally established the Blackwell School National Historic...

Organizers expect enough signatures to ask Nebraska voters to repeal private school funding law

Jul. 17, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Public school advocates believe they have enough signatures to ask Nebraska voters in November to repeal a law that provides taxpayer money for private school tuition, marking the latest twist in a long-running fight with state lawmakers who have repeatedly opposed efforts to...

University of Arkansas system president announces he is retiring by Jan. 15

Jul. 16, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Donald Bobbitt, the president of the University of Arkansas system, said Tuesday he is retiring after leading the state's largest university system for nearly 13 years. Bobbitt notified the university's Board of Trustees that he plans to retire Jan. 15, or...

Educators wonder how to teach the writings of Alice Munro in wake of daughter's revelations

Jul. 16, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Robert Lecker has read, taught and written about Alice Munro, the Nobel laureate from Canada renowned for her short stories. A professor of English at McGill University in Montreal, and author of numerous critical studies of Canadian fiction, he has thought of Munro...

Forest fire breaks out at major military gunnery range in New Jersey

Jul. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving forest fire broke out Tuesday at a major military gunnery range in southern New Jersey, but no injuries or property damage has been reported. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service responded around 2:15 p.m. to the Warren Grove Air to Ground Range in...

North Carolina House Democratic deputy leader Clemmons to resign from Legislature

Jul. 16, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The No. 2 leader of North Carolina House Democrats announced Tuesday she is stepping down from the General Assembly next month because she's taking a new job within the University of North Carolina system. Three-term Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons of Guilford...

An order blocking a rule to help LGBTQ+ kids applies to hundreds of schools. Some want to block more

Jul. 16, 2024 16:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge's order blocking a Biden administration rule for protecting LGBTQ+ students from discrimination applies to hundreds of schools and colleges across the U.S., and a group challenging it hopes to extend it further to many major American cities. U.S....

2nd fraternity booted from the University of Virginia after hazing investigation

Jul. 16, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has terminated a second campus fraternity after an investigation found stomach-turning hazing incidents earlier this year. The Theta Chi fraternity is the second at U.Va. to have its fraternity agreement terminated. Pi Kappa...

The president of Florida's only public historically Black university resigns after donation debacle

Jul. 16, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The president of Florida’s only public historically Black university is resigning amid backlash over the school’s apparent failure to properly vet a multi-million dollar donation from a dubious donor. Larry Robinson submitted his resignation last week...

5 killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh in violent clashes over government jobs quota

Jul. 16, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least five people were reported killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh on Tuesday as student protests against a government jobs quota led to violence around the country, media reports said. Student protesters clashed with pro-government...