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Utah school board member who questioned a student's gender loses party nomination for reelection

Apr. 13, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservative Utah State Board of Education member who faced calls to resign after lawmakers said she bullied a student on social media lost her nomination for reelection Saturday. Natalie Cline needed at least 40% of the delegate votes at the Salt Lake...

Alaska judge finds correspondence school reimbursements unconstitutional

Apr. 13, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Reimbursements made to parents for education-related expenses for students in Alaska correspondence schools are unconstitutional, a state court judge has ruled, adding a new twist to a debate over education that lawmakers say may not be quickly resolved. ...

Far fewer young Americans now want to study in China. Both countries are trying to fix that

Apr. 13, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Garrett, a 27-year-old graduate student, always thought he would study in China, but the country’s restrictive COVID-19 policies made it nearly impossible and now he sees interest among fellow scholars wane even after China reopened. Common concerns, he...

Some fear University of Michigan proposed policy on protests could quell free speech efforts

Apr. 13, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

A University of Michigan proposal aimed at deterring disruptions on its Ann Arbor campus after anti-Israel protesters interrupted an honors convocation is sparking backlash from free speech advocates. Violations of the policy, which has yet to be implemented, could result in...

Texas' diversity, equity and inclusion ban has led to more than 100 job cuts at state universities

Apr. 13, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education has led to more than 100 job cuts across university campuses in Texas, a hit echoed or anticipated in numerous other states where lawmakers are rolling out similar policies during an important election...

Rowan football coach Jay Accorsi retires after 22 seasons, 4 trips to NCAA Division III Final Four

Apr. 12, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Jay Accorsi, the Rowan University football program’s all-time leader in victories, has announced his retirement as head football coach after 22 seasons. The Division III school in south New Jersey announced the retirement of the longest-tenured head coach...

Biden administration announces another round of loan cancellation under new repayment plan

Apr. 12, 2024 05:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 206,000 borrowers as part of a new repayment plan that offers a faster route to forgiveness. The Education Department announced the latest round of cancellations Friday in an update on the progress of...

10 years after Chibok, Nigerian families cope with the trauma of more school kidnappings

Apr. 11, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — His weak body stood in the doorway, exhausted and covered in dirt. For two years, the boy had been among Nigeria’s ghosts, one of at least 1,500 schoolchildren and others seized by armed groups and held for ransom. But paying a ransom didn't work for...

O.J. Simpson, legendary football player and actor brought down by his murder trial, dies at 76

Apr. 11, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the football star and Hollywood actor acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend in a trial that mesmerized the public and exposed divisions on race and policing in America, has died. He was 76. The family announced on Simpson's...

Pennsylvania flooded by applications for student-teacher stipends in bid to end teacher shortage

Apr. 11, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state agency received thousands of applications Thursday for the state's first-ever student-teacher stipends, many times more than the available stipends approved by lawmakers last year as a way to help fill a teacher shortage. The Pennsylvania...