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Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies

Sep. 27, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning Tuesday morning,...

Texts: Favre also sought welfare money for football facility

Sep. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court...

AP FACT CHECK: Lake distorts Hobbs' education votes in Ariz.

Sep. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.” In a 3-minute social media video,...

Lawsuit: Florida discriminates against Florida A&M

Sep. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Florida A&M University students sued the state's university system Thursday claiming the historically Black university is underfunded and subject of discriminatory practices compared to other state institutions. The federal lawsuit filed in...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 18, 2022. Editorial: School security spending makes sense, but more guns at school doesn’t Research casts doubt on the idea that what a school gains in deterrence and response times will exceed what it loses in increased risk of...

Virginia governor seeks new transgender student policies

Sep. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration has rewritten Virginia's model policies for the treatment of transgender students, issuing guidance for school divisions that would roll back some accommodations and tighten parental notification requirements. The...

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money

Sep. 14, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly revealed text messages show how deeply a Mississippi governor was involved in the state paying more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help fund one of the retired NFL quarterback's pet projects. Instead of the money going to help...

Univ. of Michigan’s ZEUS will be most powerful laser in US

Sep. 14, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A newly constructed University of Michigan facility that will be home to the most powerful laser in the United States is hosting its first experiment this week as the nation seeks to become competitive again in the realm of high-power laser facilities. The...

Boston's challenge says census missed students, inmates

Sep. 13, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

The city of Boston on Tuesday joined the ranks of other major cities challenging their 2020 census figures, claiming the once-a-decade U.S. head count which determines political power and federal funding missed university students, the foreign-born and inmates at correctional facilities. ...

China quarantines college students under strict COVID policy

Sep. 11, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Almost 500 students at China’s premier college for broadcast journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in their dormitory. The 488 students at Communication University of China, along with 19 teachers and...