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Training to start soon on Louisiana's new rules for colleges

Jun. 16, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's college administrators will start receiving training this summer on new requirements for how sexual misconduct claims must be handled and what safety measures must be enacted, the state's higher education chief said Wednesday. ...

Poverty pilot program sends millions to poorest schools

Jun. 14, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials will send $15 million to 108 of the state's most impoverished schools as part of a pilot program passed into law earlier this year. The Public Education Department created the list by drawing on anonymized tax...

Indiana rushes to spend virus relief aid on new jobs program

Jun. 14, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators scrambled in the final days of their session to make decisions on spending the state’s $3 billion share of the $350 billion in federal coronavirus relief money approved this year for state and local governments. Like many...

New Mexico congresswoman joins Biden's pre-K investment push

Jun. 11, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández told a crowd of educators and parents on Friday that she wants federal help to cap child care costs and raise pay for child care workers. The Democrat toured a pre-K Santa Fe school in her home...

Owner of unpermitted Vermont firearms center appeals ruling

Jun. 11, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

WEST PAWLET, Vt. (AP) — The owner of an unpermitted gun range in West Pawlet is appealing a Vermont Environmental Court ruling that ordered him to shut down his firearms training school, demolish any unpermitted buildings and pay $46,000. The attorney for Daniel Banyai...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 09, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

Decatur Daily. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Ivey’s prison plan comes up short It’s back to square one for Alabama’s effort to reform its crumbling prison system. Last week, time ran out on Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to have private...

Freeman, professor give $1M for police training center

Jun. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Actor Morgan Freeman and a criminal justice professor at the University of Mississippi are donating $1 million to the university to establish a Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform, the university announced Tuesday. The center created with...

Stores enlist shoppers to stop bad behavior against workers

Jun. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen retailers including Gap and H&M are collaborating on a campaign this fall to enlist customers to combat bad behavior against retail workers. The campaign, spearheaded by nonprofits Open to All and Hollaback as well as the Retail Industry...

Seattle company to investigate sexual misconduct complaints

Jun. 02, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Board members at Casa Latina, a decades-old organization founded to empower immigrant workers and provide job and educational opportunities, has announced it will investigate the handling of sexual harassment and assault allegations at the company. The...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. June 2, 2021. Editorial: Stop the gunfire The gun violence Albany is experience this year is part of a national problem that demands, among other things, stronger federal gun control laws. THE ISSUE: ...