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State orders Burlington schools to fix racial environment

Apr. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Public Instruction has ordered the Burlington Area School District to repair what the agency is calling a “racially hostile environment.” The DPI issued an order Friday giving the district 30 days to come up with a...

Egypt: Ex-student given 8 more years in #MeToo case

Apr. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted a former student at an elite university of attempted rape and drug possession, sentencing him to eight years imprisonment atop a previous punishment for other sexual misconduct convictions. It was the second verdict...

Minnesota HS students walk out amid racist threats

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — High school students in White Bear Lake walked out of class Friday after multiple Black students received racist threats through social media. The threats originated from an anonymous Instagram account but screenshots posted online indicate...

University expels fraternity over student's hazing death

Apr. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio on Friday expelled a fraternity where a student died last month after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol during a hazing event. Bowling Green State University in a statement said the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter would...

Whitmer urges halt of high school classes, youth sports

Apr. 09, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with the country's highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering...

Ole Miss student charged in frat hazing that injured pledge

Apr. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

A University of Mississippi student faces aggravated assault charges after police said he sprayed cleaner into the mouth of a fraternity pledge during a hazing ritual, causing serious internal injuries. Adam Peavy, a lawyer for the injured student, said the hazing took...

San Francisco school board suspends plan to rename schools

Apr. 07, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — America’s founding fathers got a reprieve Tuesday in San Francisco, when the city’s scandal-plagued school board formally suspended a plan to rename 44 schools as part of a racial reckoning that critics said went too far. The city’s Board of...

All Michigan residents ages 16 and up eligible for vaccine

Apr. 05, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All people ages 16 and older in Michigan became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, as the state passed the halfway point in its goal of inoculating 70% of that population by year's end. More than 36% of roughly 8.1 million residents had...

Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Apr. 03, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Primary schools around Syria will close down indefinitely next week amid a severe increase of coronavirus cases in the war-torn country, while universities will suspend classes for only two weeks and high schools will remain open, the government announced Saturday. ...

Officials: Elementary teacher solicited sex with 2-year-old

Apr. 02, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida elementary school teacher is facing charges alleging he solicited online to have sex with a 2-year-old and traveled to meet the child. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Xavier Donte Alexander, 28,...