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Tillis leads UC Irvine over Cal State Northridge 81-56

Jan. 29, 2023 00:06 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Devin Tillis had 18 points to propel UC Irvine to an 81-56 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night. Tillis shot 7 for 8, including 4 for 4 from beyond the arc, for the Anteaters (14-7, 7-2 Big West Conference). Dawson Baker added 12 points and...

Taliban warn women can't take entry exams at universities

Jan. 28, 2023 11:56 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday doubled down on their ban on women's education, reinforcing in a message to private universities that Afghan women are barred from taking university entry exams, according to a spokesman. The note comes despite weeks of condemnation and...

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu comes to Frederick

Jan. 28, 2023 09:11 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Standing before a self-defense class of more than a dozen women and girls, Megan McCall began with a message of empowerment. “What I want you to take out of this, if nothing else, is that you are worth defending,” said McCall, an instructor for Han Mi...

Blacksmithing school offers chance to learn art of metal

Jan. 28, 2023 09:02 AM EST

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The constant clinking and clanking of the molten metal is annoying to most, but for some, it’s a joyful noise. One of those drawn to the noise is Dale Morse, a blacksmithing instructor and co-founder of the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing, who has done...

Educator Warehouse runs low on funding, supplies

Jan. 28, 2023 00:02 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The day outwardly didn’t hold much promise for Karel Chandler. The weather, as it tends to this time of year, was sodden. Clouds hung low and heavy over a cold, gray morning. The holidays hovered over the calendar, so that made...

Native American leaders: Educational trust fund will be key

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders said creating a special $50 million trust fund to help finance educational programs within tribal communities in New Mexico, where there are the lowest rates of reading and math proficiency in the country, would be a big step toward improving...

Police: 29-year-old posed as teen to enroll in high school

Jan. 27, 2023 15:44 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman used false documents to enroll as a New Jersey high school student and attended some classes over a four-day period before her scheme was discovered last week, authorities said. It's not yet known what the woman's intentions were,...

College halts diversity training to comply with DeSantis law

Jan. 27, 2023 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An optional training class on diversity for faculty at a central Florida public college has been canceled so administrators can ensure it complies with a new state law known as the “Stop Woke" act. Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske wrote in an email...

Student groups show support for Minnesota college president

Jan. 27, 2023 14:31 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Representatives of several student groups at a Minnesota college that dismissed an adjunct art instructor for showing an image of the Prophet Muhammad to her class say they do not want the school's embattled president to resign. In a letter published...

Fallout from shooting by first-grader includes staff shakeup

Jan. 27, 2023 13:57 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The fallout from the shooting of a teacher by a 6-year-old student in Virginia has prompted a staff shakeup in the Newport News school district. In addition to the firing of Superintendent Gary Parker this week, the principal and assistant principal of...