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'Widespread' racial harassment found at Utah school district

Oct. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation released Thursday found widespread racial harassment of Black and Asian American students at a Utah school district, including hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years. ...

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

Oct. 21, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of Minnesota's teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect students and staff after the state Department of Health reported the first student death from COVID-19 this school year. Health officials said the student...

Mizzou suspends fraternity activities after hospitalization

Oct. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Columbia has suspended all fraternity activities after an alcohol-filled party ended with a freshman being taken to a hospital. An initial investigation found that several members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were...

California teacher mimicking Native Americans stirs outrage

Oct. 21, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A school district in Southern California has placed a teacher on leave after a video posted on social media showed her wearing a fake Native American headdress and mimicking indigenous dances during a classroom lesson. The Riverside Unified...

Northeastern investigates act of antisemitic vandalism

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University is investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism that the school's president calls "despicable." President Joseph Aoun in a message to the campus community posted on the school's website said a Jewish religious symbol known as a...

Florida education board chair charged in illegal excavation

Oct. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of the Florida Board of Education has been charged with illegally excavating in waters around his former property in the Florida Keys. Federal prosecutors late last month charged Tom Grady with misdemeanor obstruction of navigable...

Georgia high school graduation rates stay level in 2021

Oct. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's public high school graduation rate remained level in 2021, with the state Department of Education saying Thursday that 83.7% of seniors graduated on time in spring. That’s not statistically different than last year's mark — 83.8% — which...

Contract extended for Mississippi State University president

Oct. 21, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The governing board for Mississippi's eight public universities is extending the contract of Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum, and while his annual compensation remains the same, a larger share of it will come from public money. ...

Remote Hawaiian immersion option 2 months into school year

Oct. 21, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii education officials have launched a distance learning program for Hawaiian language immersion students -- two months in the school year. The Hawaiian Immersion Distance Learning Program started this week with 49 students and officials plan to...

New Indiana archives building planned at former prison site

Oct. 21, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials plan to build a $35 million state archives facility on Indianapolis' near-east side after a yearslong search for a new site to house the state's vast collection of historical records. The 50,000-square-foot (4,645-square meter)...