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Once public housing, Newark site to get $125M film studio

May. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former site of one of Newark’s oldest public housing complexes is getting a $125 million makeover, becoming a TV and film production studio. Anchored by global entertainment provider Lionsgate, the 12-acre facility replaces the Seth Boyden homes in the...

Stephen Curry earns sociology degree from Davidson College

May. 16, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Pomp and Circumstance” played as Stephen Curry stepped up to the podium after practice Monday as he prepared with the Golden State Warriors for the Western Conference Finals. A playful, makeshift moment to honor his new status as college graduate. ...

Penn State administrator tapped to lead USM

May. 16, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A longtime Penn State University administrator has been tapped to lead the University of Southern Maine, officials said Monday. Jacqueline “Jackie” Edmondson was described as a first-generation college student, accomplished College of Education...

2 mothers getting masters degrees when their kids get BAs

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Two women are getting graduate degrees from a Louisiana university on the same day their children are graduating. Shannon Dozier Ballew, of Monroe, and Krisha Williams, of Many, each received a Master of Arts in teaching on Saturday from the University of...

3 years into KIPP’s teacher pipeline plan, students thrive

May. 14, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twelve years ago, Alyana Jefferson was a kindergarten student in Cherelyn Poe’s KIPP Central City classroom, learning to read and do basic math. Now a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, Jefferson has a different role in the same classroom: She’s...

Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

May. 13, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani on Friday sentenced Steven Masera, 72, to time already served, ordered...

Florida county hurt by pandemic offers tuition to graduates

May. 13, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

After two years of a pandemic that battered the workforce of this tourism-dependent county in central Florida, leaders had a gift for departing high school graduates this month: free tuition at either the local community college or the county technical school. Osceola County...

Taylor named interim chancellor at River Parishes Community

May. 12, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — River Parishes Community College has named a new interim leader. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors appointed Quintin D. Taylor to the post Wednesday. Taylor currently serves as the system's Chief Public Affairs and...

Top programs leaning on boosts from popular transfer portal

May. 12, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt. So, the Tigers did what most college programs are doing: They turned to the transfer portal. Auburn filled the gaping voids left by likely first-round picks Jabari...

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire after 43-year career

May. 11, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday. Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a...