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Commission outlines pros, cons of later school start date

Dec. 6, 2018 5:06 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commission studying whether New Hampshire schools should be required to start after Labor Day isn't taking sides, though it emphasizes the economic upside and suggests ways to alleviate opponents' concerns about such a mandate. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu created the "Save Our...

10 librarians each receive $5,000 prize

Dec. 4, 2018 12:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. The awards were announced Tuesday by the American Library Association. Winners, each of...

Former govt. student loan official opens new organization

Nov. 28, 2018 10:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top government official who oversaw the $1.5 trillion student loan market has decided to start a new private organization that he believes will do a better job protecting student borrowers than his current government counterparts. Seth Frotman resigned from the Consumer Financial...

Faculty trained to use hockey pucks to thwart shooters

Nov. 27, 2018 4:31 PM EST

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Faculty members at Oakland University in suburban Detroit have received hockey pucks and are being trained to use them to potentially thwart active shooters. WDIV-TV reports the American Association of University Professors distributed pucks to its 800 members. University Police...

The Latest: Defense wants Cruz jail records kept private

Nov. 27, 2018 2:46 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Defense lawyers are asking a judge to keep jail records about Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's mental condition private. Lawyers for the 20-year-old Cruz said at a hearing...

Parkland shooting survivors win Children's Peace Prize

Nov. 20, 2018 11:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Parkland students who created an international movement to raise awareness for gun violence after a deadly school shooting were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday. During a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu presented the...

Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American

Nov. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Union leaders say pilots will push American Airlines for more pay and schedule changes that they believe will reduce chronic flight delays at the world's biggest airline. Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Monday that pilots will seek industry-leading wages when...

Study: S Carolina teachers poorer today than in 2008

Nov. 1, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A study by the National Education Association says South Carolina teachers are poorer today than they were during the Great Recession. The Post and Courier reported Tuesday that the study says salaries for teachers in the state have crept up to about $51,000, but haven't kept pace...

Maryland fires coach DJ Durkin day after reinstatement

Oct. 31, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — DJ Durkin's return as Maryland's football coach lasted one day. Durkin was fired Wednesday night, just over 24 hours after being reinstated. Instead of resolving the issues facing the flawed program, the decision by the University System of Maryland board of regents on Tuesday to...

The Latest: Maryland's Loh: 'no choice' but to fire Durkin

Oct. 31, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on Maryland coach DJ Durkin (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Maryland President Wallace Loh says the negative reaction to DJ Durkin's return left him with no choice but let the football coach go. "I have met with the leadership of the Student Government Association speaking...