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MNTC superintendent wants to make it 'greater'

Sep. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The future of CareerTech in Cleveland County rests in new Moore Norman Technology Center Superintendent Brian Ruttman. So it's a good thing he's familiar with its past, too. Ruttman is simply staying in the family business, since his father, Dennis, was a longtime superintendent at the...

School's first seniors reflect on what they helped build

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — For 34 teenagers, they are first. They are the groundbreakers and the trendsetters. Those teenagers make up the first senior class for River City Early College High School and are establishing a legacy for others to follow; an opportunity few others have the chance to do and a...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 17 UCF routs Stanford 45-27

Sep. 14, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New quarterback, same results for No. UCF 17, which continues to state its case for inclusion in the discussion about elite teams in college football by lighting up the scoreboard and winning. "I think since we've been here, we've been a part of the noise," coach Josh Heupel said...

University honors Maine civil rights leader with fellowship

Sep. 14, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine university is honoring the state's first African American legislator through a new three-year fellowship. The Portland Press Herald reports the University of Southern Maine is creating a new teaching fellowship dedicated to examining race in honor of 87-year-old Gerald...

California university sends erroneous admission acceptance

Sep. 14, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento State University has accidently accepted 3,500 waitlisted students for fall admission. The Sacramento Bee reports that the students were mistakenly invited to Admitted Students Day after an email was sent in March welcoming them to the event. Officials say the school...

Agreement signed to create New Hampshire Career Academy

Sep. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire education officials are moving ahead with Gov. Chris Sununu's plan to help students earn high school diplomas and college degrees at the same time, with no cost to their families. Sununu, a Republican, first announced his goal for the New Hampshire Career Academy program...

First Amendment clinic launching at Tulane Law School

Sep. 14, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University in New Orleans has announced the launch of a law clinic dedicated to First Amendment rights. Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer announced the clinic in a news release. The clinic is supported by a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation, created by Frank...

Weber State welcomes first openly gay student body president

Sep. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Bret Alexander is the picture of success: He recently began his first year as a graduate student at Weber State University studying higher education leadership and leads the school as student body president. He's also the school's first openly gay student elected to the position. But the...

Capitol Watch: Doomsday for e-cigs?

Sep. 14, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are taking aim at e-cigarettes amid a worrisome wave of lung illnesses thought to be linked to the popular products. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed banning all flavored e-cigs, while state lawmakers have proposed restrictions on the sale of the...

Bishop-elect returns to central Iowa to lead diocese

Sep. 14, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The new bishop-elect of Des Moines met former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch decades ago on a flight. Upon learning he was a postgraduate philosophy student, the lawmaker asked if his studies would erode his faith, the Catholic priest said. "Actually, it enhances my faith," Bishop-elect...