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Judge blocks Biden's Title IX rule in four states, dealing a blow to protections for LGBTQ+ students

Jun. 13, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s new Title IX rule expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students has been temporarily blocked in four states after a federal judge in Louisiana found that it overstepped the Education Department’s authority. In a preliminary injunction...

Cal State LA president says pro-Palestinian protesters no longer welcome after building takeover

Jun. 13, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of California State University, Los Angeles, said demonstrators protesting Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza are no longer welcome on campus after some of them occupied and trashed a building while she was inside. The takeover ended early Thursday...

UW-Oshkosh to shut down Fox Cities campus amid enrollment plunge

Jun. 13, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

Universities of Wisconsin officials plan to close another two-year school in the face of declining enrollment, this time in the Fox Cities. UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced Thursday that in-person learning at the school's two-year branch campus in Menasha will end after...

California Senate approves ban on schools notifying parents of their child's pronoun change

Jun. 13, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School districts in California would be barred from requiring teachers to notify parents if their child asks to go by a new pronoun at school under a bill the state Legislature is weighing amid legal battles over the rights of parents and gender-nonconforming students. ...

Heat forces Greek authorities to shut down Acropolis during afternoon hours for a second day

Jun. 13, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably high temperatures. The Culture Ministry said the hilltop citadel, which is Greece's most popular ancient...

1,000 days have passed since the Taliban barred girls from secondary education, the UN says

Jun. 13, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools, according to the U.N. children’s agency, which said Thursday that “no country can move forward when half its population is left behind.” UNICEF Executive...

Double take: 23 sets of twins graduate from a single Massachusetts middle school

Jun. 13, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Twenty-three sets of twins have graduated from a Massachusetts middle school, making up about 10% of the eighth-grade class. The identical and fraternal twins graduated from Pollard Middle School in Needham, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. Another student, who...

At age 50, National History Day keeps pushing students to seek difficult truths through research

Jun. 13, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — It wasn't your typical trifold poster board display. High school freshman Alexandra Bui constructed a jumbo mail-order catalog replica from wooden sheets — an inventive, oversized way to convey her research on the Sears catalog's impact on getting consumer goods to...

Newtown High graduates told to honor 20 classmates killed as first-graders 'today and every day'

Jun. 13, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — It was an emotional graduation ceremony for high school seniors in Newtown, Connecticut, who observed a moment of silence for their 20 classmates who were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Principal Kimberly Longobucco read the names of the first...

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

Jun. 13, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School looms over campus behind a screened fence, a horrific and constant reminder to students, teachers, the victims' families and passersby. ...