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URI gets grant to increase diversity in biomedical sciences

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded a federal grant that aims to increase diversity in the biomedical sciences, according to the school. URI said Assistant Professor Bryan Dewsbury and Associate Professor Niall Howlett have been awarded a five-year,...

Group asks panel to consider Native American charter schools

Dec. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A coalition of Native American advocacy groups pressed South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday to create a network of Native American-focused charter schools. The group offered a bill to the State-Tribal Relations Committee that would create charter schools to teach Oceti Sakowin...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo, suggestion boxes are set up during the White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House complex in Washington. The Senate has passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

Dec. 5, 2019 6:23 PM EST

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. The legislation also would simplify the federal form used to apply for student financial aid. Although the amended...

Proposed legal settlement to aid special education students

Nov. 25, 2019 5:21 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Special education students from several Ohio school districts are expected to receive additional academic support aimed at improving learning and testing outcomes under a proposed settlement of a 28-year lawsuit. Cleveland.com reports the proposed settlement was announced recently by...