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MacKenzie Scott dominates donations to racial equity

Sep. 17, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

Shock. That’s what Ruth Simmons, the president of a historically Black university in Texas, felt in December when she received a call informing her that the school would be gifted $50 million — many times the size of the previous largest contribution it has received....

Judge reviews tax credits to support private school tuition

Sep. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard arguments Thursday over the constitutionality of allowing public tax credits to support private school tuition as a school-choice dispute reached a Kentucky courtroom. Opponents said the provisions represent a form of aid to private...

George Floyd fund has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships

Sep. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since it was created. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation said it has recently given scholarships...

Illinois lawmakers consider Reagan statue on Capitol grounds

Sep. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to put a statue on state Capitol grounds of Ronald Reagan, the Illinois native who served as the country's 40th president. Members of the House Statue and Monument Review Task Force met Wednesday to discuss...

Former Mississippi foster teen is on the road to success

Sep. 12, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As heavy droplets of water fell one late August afternoon, Sirayah Miller stood outside with eyes closed, oblivious to the rain. Surrounding her was a small group of women, including Sarah Dale Harmon, a longtime foster parent. Just around the...

New Mexico's $37 million plan to recruit more teachers

Sep. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State education officials are offering to pay for the salaries of 500 teaching assistants and offer them tuition subsidies in a two-year effort to jumpstart recruitment in K-12 schools. “This program can serve as a pathway for more people to...

New Mexico plots greater spending, from tuition to Medicaid

Sep. 08, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An expansion of nonmerit scholarships to college and greater spending to safeguard abandoned oil wells in New Mexico are among the governor's new spending priorities, amid a windfall in state income linked to federal pandemic relief and petroleum production. ...

Boston College receives a record $75M gift

Sep. 02, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has received a gift worth about $75 million it plans to use for scholarships, academic programming, facilities improvements, and operation of an on-campus theater, the school announced Thursday. The gift from the estate of the late Joyce L....

Study: Idaho students struggled with hybrid, online learning

Aug. 27, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Students suffered significant academic setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic, especially those in school districts that used hybrid or online learning models, according to two studies. The chief researcher for the Idaho State Board of Education...

Rhodes Scholar heading to Oxford after DACA uncertainty

Aug. 27, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first “Dreamer” to be awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship is finally poised to attend the University of Oxford after years of uncertainty about whether the U.S. would allow him to return home as a DACA recipient. Federal immigration officials...