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Police arrest man in killing of nursing student at University of Georgia

Feb. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday in the killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus, and police said he apparently did not know the victim, he acted alone and there was no further threat to the university community. ...

Tired of diesel fumes, these moms are pushing for electric school buses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:48 AM EST

Areli Sanchez’s daughter, Aida, used to be one of 20 million American kids who ride a diesel bus to school each day. Aida has asthma. When she was little, she complained about the smell and cloud of fumes on her twice-daily trip. “When she would come home from...

Video shows Oklahoma nonbinary teen after attack in school bathroom, the day before their death

Feb. 23, 2024 20:57 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police on Friday released video of the moments before and after a fight in an Oklahoma high school bathroom where the mother of a nonbinary student says the 16-year-old was knocked to the floor, and in a 911 call their mother made the next day she expressed concern about a...

Xaivian Lee's 27 lead Princeton past Harvard 66-53

Feb. 23, 2024 21:55 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Xaivian Lee scored 27 points as Princeton beat Harvard 66-53 on Friday night. Lee added nine rebounds and six assists for the Tigers (20-3, 8-2 Ivy League). Caden Pierce scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds. Dalen Davis shot 2 for 9, including 2 for 6 from beyond...

Embattled superintendent overseeing Las Vegas-area public schools steps down

Feb. 23, 2024 20:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The embattled superintendent overseeing public schools in the Las Vegas area stepped down Friday after more than five years at the helm of the nation's fifth-largest school district. School board members in Clark County voted 5-2 Thursday evening to accept...

Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak

Feb. 23, 2024 17:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school's measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their students attend class — a contravention of federal guidelines calling...

California State University student workers vote to unionize, creating largest such union in country

Feb. 23, 2024 16:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Undergraduate student workers at California State University voted to join a union to negotiate better pay, sick time, paid parking and other benefits with the university, officials announced Friday. The California Public Employment Relations Board said 7,252...

Alabama Senate OKs bill targeting college diversity efforts

Feb. 23, 2024 15:58 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation aimed at prohibiting universities, schools and public entities from maintaining diversity and inclusion offices or funding initiatives that teach what Republicans labeled as “divisive concepts.” The...

University of Georgia cancels classes after woman found dead on campus

Feb. 22, 2024 20:29 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A woman was found dead Thursday on the campus of the University of Georgia after a friend told police she had not returned from a morning run, authorities said. The woman was not a student at the university, the school's police chief said. Police Chief Jeff Clark...

Georgia board upholds firing of teacher for reading a book about gender identity to students

Feb. 22, 2024 18:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of a Georgia teacher who read a book on gender fluidity to her fifth grade class was upheld Thursday by the Georgia Board of Education. Katie Rinderle had been a teacher for 10 years when she got into trouble in March for reading the picture book “My...