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A child takes a pencil during a class conducted by Veena Gupta on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Veena Gupta and her husband are conducting free classes for underprivileged children on a sidewalk in New Delhi. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

Sep. 21, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored. The children, ages 4 to 14, carry book bags more than 2 kilometers (a mile) from their thatched-roof huts on the banks of the Yamuna River...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. September 18, 2020 Nebraska must do a far better job in preparing inmates for release into society It’s striking that Nebraska elected officials have plenty of disagreements on how to solve the state’s woefully burdened prison system, yet one key goal on which they agree never...

New York education leader convicted for child sex crime

Sep. 16, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking New York City education official and former Wisconsin principal accused of swapping explicit sexual images with a 15-year-old boy has been convicted in federal court. David Hay, 40, pleaded guilty Tuesday to child enticement and possession of child pornography. Court...

Tennessee State awarded $1M to recruit minority transfers

Sep. 16, 2020 6:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the Tennessee State University College of Engineering to recruit minority transfer students from regional community colleges. The award will provide 45 scholarships over five years to students who want to earn...

This 2020 photo provided by Tanisha Williams shows her in Lewisburg, Pa. Williams, a botanist at Bucknell University, knows exactly which plants she's looking for. But after being questioned by strangers in public parks, Williams, who is Black, has started carrying her field guides with her. “I've been quizzed by random strangers,” she said. “Now I bring my wildflower books and botanical field guides, trying to look like a scientist. It’s for other people. I wouldn’t otherwise lug these books.” (Tanisha Williams via AP)

Black scientists call out racism in the field and counter it

Sep. 13, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also thinks about how he's perceived in neighborhoods where he installs wildlife cameras. “I wear the...

Music conference to celebrate singer, educator Patterson

Sep. 13, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The 90th birthday of legendary bass singer and University of Michigan alum and professor emeritus Willis Patterson will be celebrated virtually. Scholars, composers and performers from across the U.S. are expected to attend the Sept. 18-20 African American Music Conference. The...

Rodock ready to teach ukulele

Sep. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Music is a universal language and one that Cheryl Oliver’s son, Hal Johnson, knew well. “One of Hal’s passions was playing the guitar and other stringed instruments, and he seemed determined to get everyone in his world strumming,” Oliver, former executive...

AshLee DeMarinis is shown in an undated photo provided by her sister, Jennifer Heissenbuttel. DeMarinis, a middle school teacher in eastern Missouri's Potosi School District, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, after being hospitalized for three weeks with COVID-19. DeMarinis became ill last month before kids returned to class, but had been to her classroom preparing for the school year, Heissenbuttel said. (Jennifer Heissenbuttel via AP)

Teacher deaths raise alarms as new school year begins

Sep. 9, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year, and a teachers' union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S. if proper precautions aren't taken. AshLee DeMarinis...

Mathematics teacher Basirat Olamide Ajayi, 36, teaches probability theory with the aid of playing cards, online via her mobile phone from her house in Lagos, Nigeria Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. The teacher from a Lagos public school is helping students across the country, and internationally, learn math virtually during coronavirus restrictions that have prevented most children from returning to class in Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

In pandemic, Nigerian teacher can 'teach the whole world'

Sep. 7, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — For many 12th graders, the closure of Nigeria’s public schools to combat the spread of COVID-19 presents a particular problem: How to prepare for crucial, final exams? Basirat Olamide Ajayi, a math teacher in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, came up with a solution. She...

Students of the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) and their sympathizers form a human chain in protest against changes to the way the university is governed in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.  (Marton Monus/MTI via AP)

Hungary's theater & film college protests a loss of autonomy

Sep. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of students, faculty and supporters of Hungary’s University of Theater and Film Arts formed a human chain Sunday between their institution and parliament to protest government steps seen diminishing its autonomy. Those at the protest passed from hand to hand a...