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South Carolina HBCUs get $2.4M to boost distance-learning

Jul. 9, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The eight historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina are getting more than $2 million for technology upgrades, part of emergency relief parceled out from a federal funding package related to the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Henry McMaster's office said Thursday that...

Louisiana aid paying for student computers, internet access

Jul. 4, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is using much of the $50 million in discretionary education aid awarded to Louisiana to help with the coronavirus response to buy computers and expand internet access for public school students. The Democratic governor has agreed to spend $32 million for the...

6 former Iran hostages speak with Virginia history students

Jun. 7, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Indian River High School teacher Craig Blackman is always looking for an interesting research project for his Advanced Placement U.S. History students to tackle each year. So when he learned that one of the Americans who’d been taken captive in 1979 in Iran and held for 444...

Survey: 26% of Navajo Tech students lack Internet, computers

May. 29, 2020 5:42 AM EDT

CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) — A survey conducted by Navajo Technical University found that around 26% of its students lack access to either the Internet or a computer. The Gallup Independent reports the survey comes as the Crownpoint, New Mexico, school works on expanding its broadband infrastructure. The...

In this Saturday, May 9, 2020 photo, Ed Witles, left, who has been repairing and repurposing discarded or donated older computers and donating them to Anne Arundel County students with the help of Annapolis High School teacher Romey Pittman, right, place computers in a car in Glen Burnie, Md. (Paul W. Gillespie/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Maryland resident rebuilds computers for online learning

May. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When an Annapolis High School senior first accessed online learning for the final quarter of the school year, she relied heavily on her phone and printed assignments. Linette Luengas said she used to print nearly 20 pages for each of her eight classes to try and stay on top of her...

Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

May. 15, 2020 5:13 AM EDT

This year's college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home. But at least one aspect of the traditional graduation ceremony...