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SC education, health officials create vaccine jingle contest

Nov. 20, 2021 10:51 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health and education officials want students to come up with a short song to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The winning jingle will get the winner's school $10,000 toward music programs and be recorded and featured in...

Retired violin professor pleads guilty to child sex charges

Nov. 17, 2021 09:11 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A longtime University of Michigan violin professor pleaded guilty to transporting an underage girl across states lines for sex back in 2002, authorities said Tuesday. Stephen Shipps, 68, faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced, the...

COVID-19 cluster at high school linked to homecoming dance

Nov. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A COVID-19 cluster that prompted a Rhode Island high school to move to remote classes for a week may be tied to a recent homecoming dance, health officials said. Pilgrim High School in Warwick started remote classes on Monday, about a week after the...

FSU determines 3 professors guilty of sexual misconduct

Nov. 16, 2021 12:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students, according to disciplinary...

New program helps families get homes in rising market

Nov. 13, 2021 08:17 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — As things stood, Abby Reader, a junior high music teacher, figured she and her family would be renting long into the indefinite future. She and her husband, Kevin, living in a rental that was too small for their growing family, had been hoping to get...

New Orleans arts center plans online classical music classes

Nov. 07, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Classical music students around Louisiana can audition for free virtual workshops to be given in January by the state’s high-school arts conservatory. The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts says three non-credit workshops will be held — one...

Maricopa college district gearing up to offer 4-year degrees

Nov. 05, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest community college system, acting under a new state law, has released a slate of planned four-year degrees in education, health care, information technology and other fields. The Maricopa County Community College District announced...

Cumberland University announces largest single donation

Oct. 29, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cumberland University in Tennessee has announced the largest single donation ever given to the school, a $5 million gift from a graduate. The Lebanon university said Thursday that Millard V. Oakley, 91, and his wife J.J. have committed to donating...

Brooklyn Diocese fires music teacher after same-sex wedding

Oct. 26, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Diocese fired a Catholic music school teacher in Queens after he married a man, saying he violated a contractual stipulation to the Catholic Church. Matthew LaBanca, a teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in...

High school dropout now a successful prosecutor in Louisiana

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It took a teacher’s encouragement to get Charles Robinson back in school. The Calcasieu Parish assistant district attorney has prosecuted thousands of felonies and held many jury trials — including several homicide cases and one capital case, State v. Kevin...