Education

College cancels speech by advocate for guns on campuses |Dec 7, 2017

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts college has apologized for canceling a speech by a woman who advocates for allowing guns on college campuses.Antonia Okafor says Hampshire College in Amherst canceled her speech two hours before its scheduled...

Deputies seek man in attack on North Carolina teacher |Dec 7, 2017

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have obtained warrants for the arrest of a man charged with attacking a teacher at an elementary school in what authorities said was an act of random violence.Hoke County Sheriff Hubert...

Schools violate safety rules enacted after Newtown massacre |Dec 7, 2017

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Nearly half of Connecticut's school districts are violating state safety requirements enacted after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre.The Hartford Courant reports many districts are not complying with...

6 students at NY state college arrested in hazing probe |Dec 7, 2017

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) Members of an unrecognized fraternity at a New York state college tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group's house, according to police who announced charges against nine men on Thursday.The...

3 school buses crash in Kentucky injuring 41 students |Dec 7, 2017

LOUISIVLLE, Ky. (AP) Officials say 41 students in Kentucky have been injured in a crash involving three school buses.Jefferson County Public Schools spokesman Daniel Kemp told news outlets the crash happened Thursday morning on a highway in...

Police: Shooting reported at New Mexico high school |Dec 7, 2017

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) Authorities are responding to a shooting at a high school in northwest New Mexico.Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other...

College professor beaten by group of teens in Staten Island |Dec 7, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Authorities say a City University of New York college professor was beaten by a group of teenagers when he tried to stop them from starting a fire.WABC-TV reports the attack happened in Staten Island's St. George neighborhood...

Teacher fired for confining 2 students in bathroom |Dec 7, 2017

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) A state arbitrator has fired a tenured teacher in New Jersey for confining two students in a bathroom.The arbitrator found Donna DeMarco was guilty of conduct unbecoming for using the confinement as a means of punishment or...

Oklahoma school: 'Hazing' report led to sex assault case |Dec 7, 2017

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) Officials at an Oklahoma high school accused of failing to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates started their investigation after hearing of "an alleged hazing incident," and...

Stench of bat feces forces school to close classrooms |Dec 7, 2017

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) The stench of bat feces has forced a New Hampshire elementary school to close eight classrooms and work on repairs.Nashua's The Telegraph newspaper reports a teacher first noticed the odor around Nov. 21 at the James...

Rice hires Stanford assistant Bloomgren as head coach |Dec 6, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) Mike Bloomgren has been hired as the coach at Rice.Rice announced Wednesday that Bloomgren agreed to a five-year contract with the Owls after spending last season as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Stanford....

7th-grader arrested after bringing loaded gun into school |Dec 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A seventh-grader at a Philadelphia public school is under arrest for bringing a loaded gun onto campus.The 13-year-old at Gen. George A. McCall Elementary School was taken into custody Wednesday morning after another student...

USC football player gets year in jail for Utah sex assault |Dec 6, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A suspended University of Southern California football player who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault has been sentenced to one year in a Utah jail.The Deseret News reports that 20-year-old Osa Masina, a Utah...

White supremacist materials found at Texas State University |Dec 6, 2017

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Texas State University officials say five non-students were kicked off campus for trespassing after posting white supremacist flyers and banners.A TSU police statement says the five men were stopped Sunday night in a...

Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion |Dec 6, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has announced its first code of conduct for its more than 8,400 members.Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email Wednesday. In...

Maine high school band surprises bus driver battling cancer |Dec 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A beloved Maine school bus driver battling cancer received a heartwarming surprise this week.The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland High School marching band performed outside Mercy Hospital's Fore River...

Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs |Dec 6, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio awarded $10 million in grants Thursday to six companies and a university that have come up with innovative scientific ideas to address the national opioid epidemic.The Ohio Third Frontier Commission awarded the grants...

Florida teacher's anti-Trump shirts displayed in art exhibit |Dec 6, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) An art teacher at a Florida collage is putting his homemade, airbrushed anti-Donald Trump T-shirts on display in advance of the president's upcoming rally.The Pensacola News Journal reports Douglas Reiser has worn the...

Brown probing alleged hazing in men's swim and dive team |Dec 6, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Brown University is investigating alleged hazing by the men's varsity swimming and diving team.An investigation by The Brown Daily Herald student newspaper found team members engaged in a night of drinking on Oct. 7. The...

Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read |Dec 5, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of school...

University police use stun gun on escaped hospital patient |Dec 5, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) University of Pittsburgh police used a stun gun to incapacitate a patient who escaped from an area hospital.WTAE-TV reports a video shows university police using a stun gun on a woman who escaped from UPMC Presbyterian hospital...

Assault charge against former Kansas football player dropped |Dec 5, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against a former University of Kansas football player accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun.The charge against 20-year-old Maciah Long was dropped Tuesday after he agreed...

2 students shot, wounded near Washington state high school |Dec 5, 2017

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) Washington state authorities say two male students have been shot near a high school in the small city of Graham near Tacoma.The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday both victims were hospitalized but that their...

Judge: Reinstate college frat house revoked over co-ed rule |Dec 5, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut private liberal arts college has been ordered to reinstate a fraternity house next fall after the school revoked its status over a requirement that residential fraternities accept women.The Hartford Courant...

Families sue school district over use of isolation booth |Dec 5, 2017

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) Lawyers have presented opening statements in a lawsuit by five families claiming students were placed inside an isolation booth at an elementary school in Washington state.Roger Davidheiser, a lawyer for the families, told...

The Latest: Murder trial in death of teen who shielded girls |Dec 5, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Latest on the murder trial of three young men in the death of Tennessee high school student Zaevion Dobson (all times local):2 p.m.A prosecutor at the murder trial of three young men say at least 34 shots were fired in...

Harvard upholds 2016 rule against single-gender social clubs |Dec 5, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Harvard University is upholding a policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday.In a private meeting on Monday, the university's governing board voted...

Harvard upholds policy that bans students who join single-gender social clubs from taking leadership roles on campus |Dec 5, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Harvard upholds policy that bans students who join single-gender social clubs from taking leadership roles on campus.

Living in a van, saving on rent, before law school |Dec 4, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A man who's been accepted to one of the country's most prestigious law schools is living in a van in Virginia to save money on rent. The Daily Progress in Charlottesville reported Sunday that Jeremy...

Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter runs for his old mayor's job |Dec 4, 2017

FAIRFAX, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter announced Monday that she is running for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, following in the footsteps of the independent senator and former presidential candidate who launched his political...

The Latest: Colorado school board ending voucher program |Dec 4, 2017

DENVER (AP) The Latest on a Colorado school board voting to end its voucher program (all times local):7:20 p.m.A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school board has ended a long-running battle over whether the district could use...

President: Racist flyers contradict Texas school's values |Dec 4, 2017

DALLAS (AP) The president of a Methodist university in Dallas says racist banners and flyers posted around campus don't reflect the school's values.One flyer found at Southern Methodist University reads: "Reclaim America. No more tolerance, no...

Iowa radio workers fired for racial remarks about athletes |Dec 4, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A northern Iowa radio station has fired a sports announcer and an elementary teacher who worked as a board operator for the station for racial comments about high school basketball players during an online game broadcast. ...

Colorado school board set to end prominent voucher program |Dec 4, 2017

DENVER (AP) A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board prepared Monday to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools...

Correction: Los Alamos Lab-Contract story |Dec 3, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) In a Dec. 3 story about bidding on the management contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year that lab operations were temporarily halted. The shutdown occurred in 2004,...

Police say officials at Arizona school didn't report abuse |Dec 3, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) Police have recommended charges against the principal, athletic director and head coach at a prominent Arizona high school, saying they knew about allegations of abuse involving the football team but failed to alert...

43 US college students awarded scholarships to study in UK |Dec 3, 2017

Forty-three U.S. students were awarded the 2018 Marshall Scholarship, the largest class of scholars since 2007, according to the British Embassy.The list provided by the embassy Saturday to the Associated Press names recipients from colleges and...

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins |Dec 3, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in...

Former Stanford swimmer files appeal in sex assault case |Dec 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party is appealing.Lawyers for Brock Turner filed an appeal Friday. They argued the Ohio native's initial trial was...

Foundation sponsors Oklahoma fishing program in schools |Dec 2, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It would start out as a two-man fishing trip, young Paul George and his dad bound for a lake in Southern California.But as word spread that the Georges Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. were headed out with poles in hand, attendance...

Police: 'Pretty Little Liars" threats prompt school closure |Dec 2, 2017

PIQUA, Ohio (AP) Police say an Ohio high school canceled classes after two teenage girls made threats similar to ones on the television show "Pretty Little Liars."Piqua police say the girls, ages 14 and 15, have been arrested and charged in...

College: Employee getting death threats after UConn speech |Dec 2, 2017

DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) A community college employee involved in an altercation with a conservative commentator at the University of Connecticut during his speech titled "It's OK To Be White" is reportedly receiving death threats.Quinebaug Valley...

Police: Substitute teacher encouraged students to smoke pot |Dec 1, 2017

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) Police in New Hampshire have charged a former substitute teacher who they say encouraged middle school students to smoke pot and gave one student a vaping device.Twenty-year-old Elisha Mahar, of Rochester, was arrested...

Conservative speaker event spurs student rally at UConn |Dec 1, 2017

STORRS, Conn. (AP) University of Connecticut students are calling on school officials to put a stop to hate speech on campus, in response to an altercation featuring a conservative commentator earlier this week.Students said Friday at a rally...

Detroit student lab aims to inspire careers in STEM fields |Dec 1, 2017

DETROIT (AP) A business-academic collaboration is responsible for creating a program that aims to introduce middle-school students to science, technology, engineering and math careers.The University of Michigan College of Engineering and...

Cat banned from library develops social media following |Dec 1, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A tabby named Max has been playing a game of cat and mouse with some Minnesota college librarians.The furtive feline has been sneaking into the Macalester College library in St. Paul when people open the door and has been...

Man charged in shooting of teacher near Missouri high school |Dec 1, 2017

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) Police charged a Missouri man Friday with randomly shooting a teacher who was jogging on a trail near his school, calling it a "random act of violence with no motive."Joshua Curtis, 35, of Winfield in eastern Missouri,...

Recent notable postseason bans handed down in NCAA cases |Dec 1, 2017

Mississippi was hit with a two-year postseason ban by the NCAA as part of penalties for major infractions related to players and recruits receiving impermissible benefits. The ban includes the one-year self-imposed ban Ole Miss is serving this...

Student puts photo of BB gun, threat online, is arrested |Dec 1, 2017

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) A Florida high school student is accused of taking a BB gun to school and posting a photo of it on Snapchat along with a threat.The Palm Beach Post reports the student was arrested Thursday. The student's name, age and...

Teen freed on bail in fatal school stabbing case |Nov 30, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A teenager who says he was bullied before a fatal stabbing in a New York City classroom has been released on bail.Eighteen-year-old Abel Cedeno (seh-DAYN'-yoh) was released Wednesday after a judge lowered his bail from $500,000 to...