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Purdy, Iowa State keep rolling in 34-24 win over Texas Tech

Oct. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones have been on quite a roll since late in the game that got away in their other trip to Texas. Purdy threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns, freshman Breece Hall ran 75 yards for the first of his two scores and Iowa State took a big lead early...

Education secretary slams 2020 candidates' higher ed plans

Oct. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — College affordability plans by Democratic presidential candidates are "crazy" and too costly, President Donald Trump's education chief says. Democrats are responding to what's seen as a crisis in college affordability, offering proposals that range from tuition-free college to debt...

Culinary, Gaming, Hospitality training site on way for 2021

Oct. 19, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Construction has begun on a new Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality building at a community college in southwest Louisiana. SOWELA Technical Community College says in a news release that the $10.2 million development on its Lake Charles Campus will cover 28,000 square feet (2601.26...

New Mexico adopts SAT as requirement for high school juniors

Oct. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALUBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The SAT will become New Mexico's official statewide standardized test for high school juniors this spring, a state official said Friday. All juniors will be required to take the SAT — an exam administered by the non-profit organization College Board. Public Education...

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Oct. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than two decades after Washington state voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov....

Real estate developer gets 1 month in college bribery case

Oct. 18, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California real estate developer was sentenced Friday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter's college entrance exam. Robert Flaxman, 63, of Los Angeles, was sentenced in Boston's federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and...

BC turns to Grosel at QB for game against NC State

Oct. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is turning to sophomore Dennis Grosel at quarterback against North Carolina State to try to end a two-game losing streak and keep the Eagles' hopes of a bowl game alive. Grosel came in during the second quarter of the Oct. 5 game against Louisville after Anthony Brown suffered ...

Conversion therapy survivor speaks on treatment in Columbia

Oct. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After landing at Columbia's airport, Amanda Loucks didn't want to listen to the radio in the car. She was afraid to hear Christian songs — too triggering. She'd always worried about coming back to Columbia, and yet she felt stronger than she thought she would. Loucks, who...

Business owner gets 3 weeks for rigging son's ACT exam

Oct. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison after she was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her son's ACT exam and of falsely listing him as a racial minority on college applications. Marjorie Klapper, 51, of Menlo Park, California, pleaded...

University of Arkansas at Monticello chancellor resigning

Oct. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Monticello said its chancellor will resign at the end of the semester as the school faces a budget deficit amid a large drop in student enrollment. Karla Hughes will resign on Dec. 31 after three years leading the school, officials announced Monday....