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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet college scholarships offered

Jan. 24, 2020 4:51 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees can apply for scholarships offered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students, the...

Idaho lawmakers hear divisive testimony on science standards

Jan. 22, 2020 4:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers heard contentious testimony Wednesday on the state's education standards for science. The Idaho Content Standards on English language arts, math and science are heavily based on the Common Core standards used by more than 40 states to describe what students...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 22, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Toothless cell-phone ban could make Pa. highways more dangerous Easton Express-Times Jan. 19 In trying to correct a weakness in Pennsylvania’s distracted-driving laws — drivers are still permitted to use hand-held...

Schools chief: Plan to cut history classes should be history

Jan. 21, 2020 5:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public schools superintendent wants the state Board of Education not to reduce the number of social studies courses required for high school graduation. Superintendent Steve Paine said in a statement Monday that he will make the recommendation based on an...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 21, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 17, 2020 Time for action Gov. Eric Holcomb has a good grasp of Indiana's strengths and challenges. His fourth annual message to citizens and lawmakers Tuesday night contained a string of proposals that could make Indiana a better place to live and do business. But good...

Mormon school to allow same-sex partners in ballroom event

Jan. 21, 2020 3:31 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University will allow same-sex couples to compete in a national ballroom dance competition hosted by the school, a move that goes against the institution's code against gay relationships, officials said. BYU was required to lift its ban on same-sex couples competing in...

Scott Burlington, executive director at Independence, Inc., promotes the work of nonprofits, including through his online blog, Nonprofit Thoughts, in Minot, ND..  (Jill Schramm/Minot Daily News via AP)

Minot nonprofit head advocates for people with disabilities

Jan. 20, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Empowering people and engaging communities is Scott Burlingame’s strategy for making a difference. The executive director for Independence, Inc., in Minot, Burlingame has nearly a 20-year history of advocating for people with disabilities. His mission is to share his knowledge so...

U of I professor wins fellowship for study of violin in UK

Jan. 19, 2020 4:37 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois music professor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Musicology professor Christina Bashford was awarded one of 188 humanities grants across the nation receiving $30.9 million. She will use the grant on a book project...

Meet the first female head distiller since Prohibition

Jan. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Did you know Memphis is home to the first female head distiller in Tennessee since Prohibition? Alex Castle earned that title when she became head distiller for Old Dominick Distillery in 2015. As of Jan. 1, her role as a leading lady in the Tennessee whiskey industry has expanded. In...

In this Monday, Jan. 17, 2020 photo, Wesley Lowman sits for a portrait at Austin High School in Decatur, Ala. The Austin High senior created a computer application to help elementary students with math skills, and it was selected to represent the Fifth Congressional District at #HouseOfCode. He'll demonstrate the app in March at the U.S. Capitol. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Austin student to demonstrate app on Capitol Hill

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Lowman said the reason he created a computer application to help elementary students improve their math skills while playing games is pretty simple. “Elementary school is a critical time, and I see a lot of disinterest in math among students,” the Austin High...