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New temporary contract for NC school reading tests OK'd

Jan. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government's information technology chief has signed off on a new short-term contract for a vendor to carry out public school reading tests. State Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette agreed to the $929,000 contract between Istation and the Department of Public...

University of Kansas researchers test male contraceptive gel

Jan. 26, 2020 10:22 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Medical Center is testing a male contraceptive gel that men apply to their shoulders. The school's research institution is conducting a clinical trial for the contraceptive and searching for couples to participate. Dr. Ajay Nangia, the center's vice chair of...

Tennessee student tests negative for coronavirus

Jan. 25, 2020 4:09 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee college student tested for the coronavirus yielded negative results, the Tennessee Department of Health said. The Tennessean reports test samples were shipped Thursday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the Tennessee Tech student exhibited "very...

House Rep. Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg, talks with a colleague on the opening day of South Carolina's 2020 legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

As SC Senate education debate meanders, House takes action

Jan. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House isn't just sitting around doing nothing with education as the South Carolina Senate spent their week debating a bill to overhaul public education without reaching a conclusion. The House Education and Public Works committee passed a bill Wednesday that reduces...

Mother charged in college bribery case pleads guilty

Jan. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge Wednesday after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University and then demanded a discount when he received a C. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston...

Mississippi keeps history exam, despite calls to end it

Jan. 18, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Mississippi's state Board of Education is keeping the state's U.S. history exam, despite months of pressure from teachers and others to cut testing. The board voted unanimously on Thursday to keep the test, one of four that public school students must keep in high school. A testing task force in August had...

Georgia considers limits on college course payments

Jan. 15, 2020 5:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trying to hold down the growing cost of a program that pays for Georgia high school students to take college courses, lawmakers are considering limits on what students can enroll and what courses they can take. Gov. Brian Kemp and a number of lawmakers have been raising concerns about...

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Sophia Macy moves on from college scandal to 'Twilight Zone'

Jan. 13, 2020 11:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sophia Macy is entering “The Twilight Zone.” The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele’s anthology series. The 19-year-old Macy will star in an episode titled “Among the Untrodden,” according to...

Indiana House backs no test scores in teacher evaluations

Jan. 13, 2020 4:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Schools would no longer be required to use student standardized test scores in teacher evaluations under a bill approved by the Indiana House. The 100-0 vote on Monday would repeal a state mandate dating from a 2011 Republican-driven education overhaul that school districts incorporate...

Vote delay for updated Louisiana college admission standards

Jan. 9, 2020 5:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board on Thursday postponed decision-making on a strengthening of its minimum admission standards for public colleges that would include new financial penalties for campuses that violate the policy. Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed...