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West Virginia Business Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Oct. 25, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Nominations are being taken for the 2022 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes people with strong West Virginia ties who have made a significant impact on the business landscape, according to a news release. It is...

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Oct. 25, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd,...

Youngkin's school warnings intensify GOP's suburban push

Oct. 25, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin wants voters in Virginia to hear an urgent message: Your children are in danger. In a speech in Northern Virginia's suburbs last week, the Republican candidate for governor highlighted the murky case of a student who allegedly...

Atlanta schools offer $3K to lure teachers for online class

Oct. 25, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public school officials are offering a $3,000 bonus to try to recruit new teachers for additional virtual classes. The district announced the hiring bonus recently amid a jump in the number of students seeking online instruction, The Atlanta...

Explosion at Chinese university laboratory kills 2

Oct. 25, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at a university in eastern China, state media said Monday. The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a...

College students design dating app that matches memes

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — What’s scarier than the terrors of Halloween? For many people, it’s trying to find love on a dating app. Computer science students from South Dakota Mines have built a new dating app, Lafdr, that matches people based on their taste in memes....

Wisconsin students collecting supplies for Afghan refugees

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — When Lt. Col. Ryan Casper was deployed to Iraq in 2004-05 and Afghanistan in 2008-09, he found the most rewarding part of the experience to be collecting school supplies for children. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they received...

Iowa superintendent's wife donates to school board candidate

Oct. 24, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of the Des Moines school district's superintendent is raising eyebrows with her $400 donation to a local school board candidate's campaign. School board experts and government watchdogs say the donation Jami Bassman Ahart made is legal...

Groups seek 2 districts with large Black voter bases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation for decades has consisted of a single African-American member, elected from the only district with a majority Black population. But with Black and mixed-race residents now making up more than 25%...

Leader of charter school to quit following hedge fund losses

Oct. 24, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The founder of a St. Paul charter school that lost $4.3 million in a hedge fund investment is quitting as superintendent and chief financial officer, the Hmong College Prep Academy board said in a posting on its website. The board said it plans to...