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University of Kentucky overbooks beds, improvises dorm space

Jul. 23, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has overbooked its dorms by hundreds of students and is now scrambling to create makeshift dorms and double up private rooms usually reserved for resident advisers. News outlets report about 2,400 returning students want to stay on campus, along with a...

All-girls school becomes 1st in US with varsity esports

Jul. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

As a liaison at the U.S. Department of Education, J Collins watched as colleges by the dozen rolled out varsity esports programs, complete with scholarships, coaches and even some arenas. Collins had a gnawing concern: Gaming was beginning to have an impact on education, and at least anecdotally, the benefits...

Nominations to military academies on the rise for women

Jul. 23, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women, according to an analysis released Tuesday. A nomination from a federal lawmaker is required...

Virginia school's transgender bathroom ban is back in court

Jul. 23, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to continue fighting against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments over whether the Gloucester...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

Ex-head of Indianapolis teacher union guilty of embezzlement

Jul. 22, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former president of the Indianapolis Education Association has entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors admitting to embezzling more than $100,000 from the union. U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler said in a news release Monday that Rhondalyn Cornett wrote checks from the...

New Mexico governor removes public education secretary

Jul. 22, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham removed the head of the state's Public Education Department on Monday while expressing dissatisfaction with progress on sweeping reforms. Karen Trujillo was dismissed as public education secretary about six months after being tapped by the...

Oregon State Capitol computers down over the weekend

Jul. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials say computer systems at the Oregon State Capitol were down over the weekend after a generator malfunction during equipment testing. The Statesman Journal reports it happened when workers at the capitol were switching from a temporary power source used during construction work...

Financial crisis opens University of Alaska up to layoffs

Jul. 22, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents decided Monday they could no longer wait to see if the Alaska Legislature will bail them out from severe budget cuts inflicted by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Meeting in an emergency session, regents voted 10-1 to allow administrators to expedite...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 22, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...