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New Mexico Junior College plan eyes 4-year degree under $10K

Aug. 19, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Junior College wants to help eastern New Mexico students earn a college degree for under $10,000. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the school's College FasTTrak program will allow Lea County students to graduate within three years and spend time at Texas Tech University in Lubbock,...

Hawaii student suspensions at US average, not worst

Aug. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A report with erroneous data has been corrected to show student suspensions in Hawaii were not the nation's worst, officials said. The Hawaii Department of Education mistakenly combined suspension days for every offense, rather than by student, before the information was sent to the federal...

Missouri State enrollment expected to decline this year

Aug. 18, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University officials are expecting their first enrollment decline this fall in more than 20 years. Missouri State President Clif Smart says enrollment will likely be down by between 2.5% and 3%. That means the new class of students will be around 2,700 instead of...

IU OKs new art school based on modernist's unbuilt design

Aug. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The new home of Indiana University's art school will be modelled after an unbuilt fraternity house a famed modernist architect designed in the 1950s. IU's trustees recently approved construction of the $10 million Mies van der Rohe Building. When completed in 2021, it will bring...

Senate panel to discuss reducing number of USC trustees

Aug. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of state senators is meeting this week to discuss a bill that would cut the number of trustees overseeing the University of South Carolina by nearly half to 11. The bill was introduced in April and will likely get even more attention after trustees were nearly split on hiring...

Iowa school district may install solar panels

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school district is considering installing solar panels on land it recently bought near its high school. The Forest City school district is evaluating several options for the 17.3 acres of land it purchased near its high school. Superintendent Darwin Lehmann says using the...

College of Charleston arts building set for $45M overhaul

Aug. 18, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A major building at a South Carolina university is set for a $50 million overhaul. The Post and Courier reports the state's Joint Bond Review Committee agreed last month to borrow $45 million to renovate the College of Charleston's main arts building, the Albert Simons Center....

Superintendent says he could seek job he has kept unfilled

Aug. 18, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school superintendent says he could seek a job that he has kept unfilled if school board members don't retain him as the district's leader. Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright tells The Commercial Dispatch that he could apply to be the district's vocational...

First-grade teacher, student remain friends 62 years later

Aug. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Back in the day, first grade was often a student's first experience in a classroom, the first time to be away from home for an extended time and have to obey someone new. Students often learned how to read, write, do math and so many more important things in first grade. Lisa Henderson...

Student with dyslexia finds help through music

Aug. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For Katie Roddy, there is no such thing as seeing a word and sounding it out. Like others with dyslexia, Roddy's brain processes words differently. She knows that now, at age 16. But as a young child, how do you explain to your well-meaning teachers and parents that you can't put...