Education

APNewsBreak: Pennsylvania demands $10K from abuse accusers |Jul 20, 2018

Pennsylvania is forcing three former state university students who say they were sexually abused by a high-ranking administrator to pay $10,000 in court costs after a jury ruled against them in their federal lawsuit nearly four years ago.Their...

'Jeopardy!' winner gets probation for sneaking into emails |Jul 20, 2018

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students."I am sorry for all the pain I have caused,"...

Rural county seeks to be first in Virginia to arm teachers |Jul 20, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A rural school district in southwest Virginia wants to become the first in the state to arm teachers.The school board in Lee County, Virginia, voted last week to allow an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to...

Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog |Jul 20, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support.River, a 3-month-old female Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix, has been adopted by Ray...

Man gets 33 months for racist threats directed at Howard U |Jul 20, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for threatening to murder African Americans at historically black Howard University in 2015.U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady sentenced 27-year-old John...

California teacher pension system beats investment target |Jul 20, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California's teacher pension system says its investments surpassed the earnings target for the second straight year.The California State Teachers Retirement System reported Friday that its investments returned 9...

Falsely accused black college students get apology |Jul 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash and used several squad cars to escort them back to a...

University of California lowers tuition for next school year |Jul 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The University of California is lowering tuition by $60 for the upcoming academic year.The UC Board of Regents approved the decrease Thursday.It's the university system's first tuition decrease in nearly two...

Ex-president of suspended frat to stand trial in sex assault |Jul 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Philadelphia judge Thursday ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges.After a preliminary hearing where his accuser testified Thursday, Ari Goldstein...

Frost hires former Husker coach Brown for off-field role |Jul 18, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska has hired former assistant coach Ron Brown to help players off the field.Coach Scott Frost announced Brown's hiring Wednesday in a non-coaching role as director of player development. Brown will mentor football...

New Mexico to eliminate 4 sports to curb spending |Jul 18, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Four University of New Mexico sports are facing the chopping block - including the highly regarded men's soccer program - under a series of recommendations made late Wednesday by university president Garnett S. Stokes and...

Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors |Jul 18, 2018

DENVER (AP) Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.Researchers at Iowa...

2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom |Jul 18, 2018

DALTON, Ga. (AP) A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars.News outlets report that 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in a Whitfield County...

Penn State frat hazing death trial scheduled for February |Jul 17, 2018

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) Members of a Penn State University fraternity charged in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking are scheduled to go to trial early next year.Centre County Judge Jonathan Grine set aside...

Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI |Jul 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Facebook is announcing several academic hires in artificial intelligence, including Carnegie Mellon researcher Jessica Hodgins, who's known for her work making animated figures move in more human-like ways.The hires raise a...

Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall |Jul 17, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws.Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student...

3rd Dartmouth professor leaves over misconduct allegations |Jul 17, 2018

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) A third Dartmouth College professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has left the school following an internal investigation and recommendation that the school fire him.Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Tuesday...

Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland |Jul 17, 2018

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire historical society has discovered 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages from former President Grover Cleveland.WMUR-TV reports officials with the Conway Historical Society discovered the papers...

Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers |Jul 16, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory.The...

4th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case |Jul 16, 2018

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) A fourth former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.James Cooksey of Jacksonville, Florida, pleaded guilty...

Harvard-linked employee apologizes over 'affordable' comment |Jul 16, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) An employee with a Harvard University-affiliated research center has issued an apology after she was captured on video asking a neighbor and the woman's biracial daughter if they lived in affordable apartments.Theresa...

Black students wrongly accused of leaving without paying |Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying.The...

University of Illinois student shot by police faces charges |Jul 16, 2018

URBANA, Ill. (AP) A University of Illinois student has been charged with disorderly conduct after authorities say he called police to report a man with a gun, then pointed a pellet gun at responding officers before they shot him.The...

Media seek Florida school shooting suspect's statement |Jul 16, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Media organizations want a judge to order public release of much of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's statement to investigators after the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people.At a hearing...

AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups |Jul 15, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates.The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved...

Trooper shot, suspect killed in interstate traffic stop |Jul 15, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Officials say a New Mexico State Police trooper has been wounded and a suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop.Deputy Chief Robert Eshom said at a news briefing that the wounded officer was...

U of Kansas leaders: altered flag to remain museum display |Jul 14, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) University of Kansas leaders say they will keep an altered U.S. flag on display in a school museum, despite demands from the governor and his top election rival to remove it from campus.The Capital-Journal reports that...

Attorney general to examine Temple business school scandal |Jul 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Pennsylvania's Attorney General is looking into allegations that Temple University's business school provided false data to boost the rankings of its online program.Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's asked the Bureau of...

Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who said players raped her |Jul 13, 2018

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University on Friday settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012.Terms of the settlement with the...

2 sentenced in murder of Chinese grad student in Los Angeles |Jul 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China, and a co-defendant was given a term of 15 years to life.Alejandra Guerrero, 20, was...

2 sentenced in murder of Chinese grad student in Los Angeles |Jul 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China, and a co-defendant was given a term of 15 years to life.Twenty-year-old Alejandra Guerrero...

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems |Jul 13, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is now offering an academic program in cyber systems, its first new major in a quarter century.The program beginning this fall reflects the maritime service's evolution toward conducting...

2 sentenced in murder of Chinese grad student in Los Angeles |Jul 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China, and a co-defendant was given a term of 15 years to life.Twenty-year-old Alejandra Guerrero...

Jefferson University offers medical marijuana grad programs |Jul 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be offering graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana.Courses start this fall for two graduate certificate programs in cannabis medicine and cannabinoid...

City launches Smart911 system in response to teen's death |Jul 13, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati has launched a new 911 system following the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school.The new Smart911 system launched Thursday will allow residents to register a...

Secret Service guides schools on assessing student threat |Jul 12, 2018

The U.S. Secret Service offered help Thursday to school districts struggling with how to recognize students at risk of becoming the next school shooter.Five months after an expelled student was charged with opening fire at his former Parkland,...

Watchdog says Education Dept. stonewalls student loan suit |Jul 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The nation's consumer watchdog agency is accusing the Education Department of impeding a lawsuit that could potentially bring financial relief to millions of student loan borrowers.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing...

Villanova campus ministry official charged with child porn |Jul 12, 2018

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) The FBI says a Villanova University campus ministry official used an instant messaging app to send pornographic images of a toddler to others.In a criminal complaint dated Wednesday, the FBI says Associate Director of campus...

Florida shooting survivors secure new Utah town hall venue |Jul 12, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Survivors of the Florida high school shooting massacre have secured a new venue for their planned Utah gun reform town hall after a suburban movie theater revoked its earlier offer.The group said Thursday they would hold the...

Dartmouth hosting conference on race featuring Cornel West |Jul 12, 2018

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) Dartmouth College is hosting a conference marking the 25th anniversary of "Race Matters" by Cornel West.The conference starts Friday. West, professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, is...

2 California colleges to close due to declining enrollment |Jul 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Officials say two private colleges in the San Francisco Bay area will close because of declining enrollment.The San Francisco Chronicle reports Thursday that the Art Institute of California, San Francisco, and the Alameda...

Correction: University of California-Admissions story |Jul 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) In a story July 11 about University of California admissions, The Associated Press incorrectly cited the name of San Jose City College. The AP also incorrectly reported the cost of annual tuition at the college. It is about...

The Latest: Appeals court hears Texas campus carry case |Jul 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit by three University of Texas professors challenging a law allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on university campuses (all times local):11 a.m.Lawyers for three University of Texas professors have...

2 Ohio State ex-officials say they knew of no abuse by doc |Jul 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Two former top administrators say they weren't aware of allegations of sexual abuse by an Ohio State University doctor when they worked there in the 1990s.Former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee and former vice president...

The Latest: Kansas governor's aide: Altered flag coming down |Jul 11, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The Latest on Kansas Republican candidates criticizing the University of Kansas for an art display involving an altered flag (all times local):3:45 p.m.Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's spokesman says the top administrator at the...

Texas professors seek to revive campus carry law challenge |Jul 10, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Attorneys for three University of Texas professors were set to ask a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their lawsuit against a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public campuses.A...

Search on for roommate charged in professor's slaying |Jul 10, 2018

CARRICK, Pa. (AP) Authorities say a man accused of fatally stabbing and shooting a university professor and killing the victim's dog inside the Pennsylvania home they shared remains at large.Joseph Martin is charged with criminal homicide in...

High school massacre commission to discuss threat assessment |Jul 10, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is beginning a three-day meeting that will include a discussion on how schools assess threats.The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety...

Basic income among young California mayor's bold ideas |Jul 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The 27-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, is launching bold experiments including providing a monthly $500 check to some of the city's low-income residents.Mayor Michael Tubbs spoke Tuesday about his policy...

China joins 20 most innovative economies, US falls to No. 6 |Jul 10, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) China joined the world's top 20 most innovative economies for the first time while the United States fell out of the five top-ranked countries, according to a report released Tuesday by one of its co-sponsors, the U.N....