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Alternative school students help suburb without library

Jul. 23, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A south Chicago suburb without a library is getting a boost thanks to students at an alternative high school inside a state juvenile detention facility. Illinois officials say the youth enrolled at Booker T. Washington Alternative High School at Harrisburg youth center constructed...

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...

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...

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...

Teacher pay raise will cost $18.5M more than first estimated

Jul. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

The Mississippi Department of Education announced Monday that a $1,500 raise for teachers will cost $18.5 million more than it originally informed lawmakers, months after local superintendents discovered a shortfall caused by the department's ignorance of how teachers were classified in its own computer system....

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio budget prioritizes our children The Canton Repository July 21 Children first. Well before he became governor last November, Mike DeWine said his administration would increase attention on and funding for our state's youngest and most...

Tennessee House speaker denies voucher vote-buying claims

Jul. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outgoing Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada is denying allegations of vote-buying attempts on an education voucher bill. Casada posted Sunday on Facebook that any allegation against his office about a quid pro quo on that bill or others is unequivocally false. Several allegations...