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Alabama lawmakers return for final day of session

May. 15, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return Monday for the final day of the legislative session with several large and controversial issues before them. The legislative session by law is limited to 30 meeting days and must conclude Monday. Here is a look at where...

New SC academy offers diplomas to dropout students

May. 15, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Growing up on James Island, Jacinta Bryant understood the value of education at a young age. Every morning on her way to school, Bryant’s mother would drive her past McLeod Plantation. She would watch as the white houses, formerly...

Former students recall integration of Acadiana schools

May. 15, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — As schools in Acadiana and across the South began to integrate 50 years ago, families and community were heading into new territory. Parents prepared their children for a changing academic environment and prayed the changes would go smoothly;...

Mississippi mother, daughter share love for helping children

May. 15, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

COLLINSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — One mother, one daughter – and two foster grandparents. Vallonia Davis and her daughter, Vanessa Alford, spend their free time together helping out at West Lauderdale Elementary School. “I don’t know what I would do...

University of California drops SAT scores for admission

May. 14, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California won't consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday. The 10-campus system, which has more than 280,000...

Vegas-area schools chief wins contested contract extension

May. 14, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The schools chief in Las Vegas won a contract extension to head the nation’s fifth-largest school district in a vote that also ended a dispute over whether his employment agreement automatically renewed during the past two years. The Las Vegas...

Vancouver principal resigns amid racist language accusations

May. 14, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Vancouver accused of favoritism and allowing racist language has resigned but will become a principal on special assignment within the same district. Matt Johnson said this week in a statement that his resignation comes...

3 West Virginia students named Presidential Scholars

May. 14, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three high school students from West Virginia have been named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars, officials said. Kendra Goeddert from Greenbrier East High School, Nicholas Murphy from Parkersburg South High School and Zara Zervos from John...

2 Kentucky students named 2021 Presidential Scholars

May. 14, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two high school students from Kentucky have been named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars, officials said. Sarah Belcher, who attends Pikeville High School, and Justin Michael Burch, who attends St. Xavier High School in Louisville, were among 161...

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital

May. 13, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held. ...