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Western Kentucky University says tuition rates won't change

May. 29, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University doesn't plan to change tuition rates for the first time in 40 years, officials said. Regents at the school in Bowling Green voted Wednesday to keep tuition prices for the coming year the same as they were for the 2019-20 school year, the university said...

FILE -  In this March 16, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday, May 28 approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be counted toward minimum attendance requirements, which is currently prohibited by state law. Hofmeister has said she wants schools to prepare multiple calendars for the fall, in case of another outbreak. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Saturday classes for Oklahoma schools in case of 2nd surge

May. 28, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department Department of Education on Thursday approved Saturday classes in case of another surge of coronavirus cases. The board approved a plan starting in the fall in which Saturday classes will be counted toward minimum attendance requirements, which is...

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Bowling Green's Neil Lambert bats during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Kent Sate in Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green recently announced that it is dropping baseball. Colleges mulling whether to cut sports amid the coronavirus pandemic must ensure they remain compliant with the federal civil-rights law known as Title IX, which requires the equitable treatment of remaining men's and women's programs. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Title IX major factor for colleges looking at sports cuts

May. 27, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who gets to keep playing and who doesn't. The choices aren't just about money when they involve women's sports. And while Title IX doesn't prevent women's sports from being...

School head charged in plot to steal $700K in student aid

May. 23, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A school director has been charged with plotting to steal approximately $700,000 in student financial aid to help fund a religious leader’s North Carolina ranch. Brenda Joyce Hall, 51, made her initial court appearance on Thursday to face federal charges including aggravated...

Server Katie Maloney, of Providence, R.I., center, wears a mask out of concern for the coronavirus while assisting patrons in an outdoor seating area at Plant City restaurant, in Providence, Monday, May 18, 2020. Rhode Island allowed restaurants to provide service with outdoor seated dinning Monday for the first time since the beginning of the government imposed lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Governor: Hair salons, gyms, parks and more to reopen June 1

May. 22, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

Rhode Island is eyeing a broad reopening of its virus-shuttered economy starting June 1. Hair salons and barbershops, gyms and fitness studios, and a range of outdoor venues will be allowed to reopen as part of the state’s planned second phase of resuming normal social and business activities, Gov. Gina...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

FILE  - In this Dec. 8, 1938 file photo, Cambridge University students sit during a lecture in Cambridge, England. Cambridge has become the first university in Britain to cancel all face-to-face lectures for the 2020-21 academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, after 800 years welcoming students to its cloisters, quadrangles and classrooms. (AP Photo, File)

Cambridge University scraps in-person lectures for 2020-2021

May. 20, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cambridge has become the first university in Britain to cancel all face-to-face lectures for the 2020-21 academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, after 800 years of welcoming students to its cloisters, quadrangles and classrooms. It likely won’t be the last, as the virus...

Ex-transportation employee gets prison time for $400K theft

May. 18, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio transportation employee accused of defrauding the agency of more than $400,000 was sentenced to prison. A judge ruled that if Kristy Williams, 38, of Plain Township, cooperated with authorities, her four-year prison term could be reduced, the Canton Repository reported...

University of Nebraska freezing tuition for 2 years

May. 7, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska will freeze tuition rates for the next two school years, citing the financial hardship many students and their families face in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The university's president, Ted Carter, announced the freeze on Thursday for the 2021-22...

James Dunn stands outside the Statehouse with a handmade sign in favor of reopening the state economy as Gov. Gina Raimondo delivers her daily briefing inside, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Providence, R.I. Raimondo said she still hopes to lift Rhode Island's stay-at-home order in about a week, even though the daily number of new coronavirus cases in the state only appears to have reached a plateau and is not yet on the decline. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Raimondo says state still on target for May 9 restart

May. 1, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

Gov. Gina Raimondo said Friday she still hopes to lift Rhode Island's stay-at-home order in about a week, even though the daily number of new coronavirus cases in the state only appears to have reached a plateau and is not yet on the decline. “If we continue to stay on this path we are on now, it is my...