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Q&A: Billie Jean King on Title IX's 50th anniversary

Jun. 23, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King admired a portrait of Patsy Mink, considered the “Mother of Title IX,” at the U.S. Capitol on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. "She knew exclusion firsthand and she had the confidence and leadership to challenge and change discrimination...

Teacher denies he made Black students pick seeds from cotton

Jun. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A white school teacher in Rochester accused of telling his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton during a history lesson said in a lawsuit that allegations against him are false. Patrick Rausch said in a lawsuit filed Friday that he...

EXPLAINER: What is Title IX and what impact has it had?

Jun. 20, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

Title IX, the law best known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is turning 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being shepherded through Congress in part by Rep. Patsy Mink, a Democrat from...

Black Americans living abroad reflect on Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 20, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history. President Joe Biden moved...

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities

Jun. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it's important that people learn the history behind it. ...

SC officials monitor special education in Jasper County

Jun. 19, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Jasper County schools have been placed under special monitoring by the South Carolina Education Department after a periodic review of special education plans found the district wasn't following rules and regulations. The monitoring started earlier this month,...

LSU engineering seniors help make dreams come true

Jun. 19, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Suddenly, it happened. Emerson Allen could throw a baseball. Not a big deal, you say? Well, don’t tell that to Emerson. The 15-year-old girl has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, a disease that severely limits her movement and use of her limbs....

Brookland-Cayce High gets warning about graduation needs

Jun. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school has been warned it could lose its accreditation if it doesn't correct problems that allowed some students to graduate without meeting requirements, the state Education Department said. Brookland-Cayce High School also allowed some...

Ex-gym teacher charged with sexually assaulting students

Jun. 16, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A former physical education teacher in Massachusetts has been charged with indecent assault and battery on 10 former female students. Daniel Hakim, 36, was arrested Wednesday, according to the Salem Police Department. He faces 32 counts of aggravated indecent...

West Virginia students receive Golden Horseshoe award

Jun. 14, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia honored 221 eighth graders Tuesday for their knowledge of state history. The Department of Education hosted the Golden Horseshoe ceremonies at the state Culture Center in Charleston. Three ceremonies took place for students from different...