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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017 file photo, Fresno State president Joseph I. Castro waves to the crowd before an NCAA college football game against BYU in Fresno, Calif. Castro was chosen to be the new chancellor of the California State University, becoming the first Mexican-American and native Californian to lead the nation's largest four-year public university system. The CSU Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Castro on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. He will replace Chancellor Timothy White, who is retiring. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

California State University picks Mexican American as leader

Sep. 23, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the CSU system, making him the first Mexican American and native Californian to lead the nation’s largest four-year public university system. A seasoned university...

Private Wisconsin college cancels Pence commencement speech

Aug. 27, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A private Milwaukee college has canceled plans to have Vice President Mike Pence deliver a commencement address this weekend, citing unrest in nearby Kenosha where police shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, and two people were killed during protests that followed. Wisconsin Lutheran...

A-Level student and would be medical student Chris Byrne holds up a copy of his teacher predicted results at home in London, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.  Thousands of graduating high school students in Britain are scrambling for university places following the government’s disastrous decision to award final grades using an unfair algorithm to replace exams canceled because of the coronavirus, resulting in mass confusion. “I’m stuck waiting,” Byrne said. “There has been no word about if there’s going to be enough medicine places for me to get in this year.

Aspiring UK medical students in limbo because of exam fiasco

Aug. 20, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chris Byrne and Khadijah E. Olonade worked hard to get into medical school, but the computer said no. The teenagers are among thousands of graduating high school students scrambling for spots at British universities following the government’s disastrous decision to award final grades...

California requires ethnic studies for university system

Aug. 17, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Students at California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, will need to take an ethic studies course to graduate under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The change comes amid the national reckoning over racism and police...

Students outside the Department for Education building in London, react to news of the policy U-turn on the system for awarding A-level and GCSE grades, Monday Aug. 7, 2020.   Exam-grading policy was set because no exams were possible because of the coronavirus.  The British government has scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of 18-year-olds, especially the more disadvantaged, of their university places. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

UK scraps exam grading system that enraged students, parents

Aug. 17, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn after days of criticism, the British government on Monday scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of graduating high school students — especially more disadvantaged ones — of places at universities. Roger Taylor, chairman of U.K. exam...