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All-girls school becomes 1st in US with varsity esports

Jul. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

As a liaison at the U.S. Department of Education, J Collins watched as colleges by the dozen rolled out varsity esports programs, complete with scholarships, coaches and even some arenas. Collins had a gnawing concern: Gaming was beginning to have an impact on education, and at least anecdotally, the benefits...

Nominations to military academies on the rise for women

Jul. 23, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women, according to an analysis released Tuesday. A nomination from a federal lawmaker is required...

Virginia school's transgender bathroom ban is back in court

Jul. 23, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to continue fighting against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments over whether the Gloucester...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 22, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

Summer camp uses dance to teach students life skills

Jul. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Of all the mantras Anai Espinoza and her fellow campers recite each morning at AileyCamp, the eighth grader's favorite is this: "I am in control." "It makes me believe I have the power to choose the right thing," she said. Anai is one of a thousand students in 10 states this summer...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

Jul. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Wyoming Valley West School District have led to complaints from parents and a stern rebuke...

Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone seems to...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

Bevin, Beshear clash on several issues at farm bureau forum

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters,...