Education issues

September 21, 2019 - 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school's marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend's game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other...
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Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy and her brother Moore Huffman Jr., back, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 13, 2019 - 11:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her...
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This photo shows a University of Tennessee shirt using the design of a fourth-grader who was bullied, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn. A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the University of Tennessee and meets admission requirements. (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)
September 12, 2019 - 7:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to...
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September 10, 2019 - 10:51 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks. The school district said in a written statement...
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In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 photo, New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine testifies during a preliminary hearing in Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Kan., about the fatal shooting of Dwane Simmons, his best friend and former Washburn University teammate. Alejandro Mendez, 18, of Topeka, is charged with first-degree murder and 11 other counts in the shooting(Phil Anderson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has testified at a preliminary hearing about a shooting in Kansas that killed his best friend and former Washburn University teammate as they stood outside a party where they were celebrating Ballentine being drafted. Ballentine's...
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September 10, 2019 - 10:08 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida boy who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt now has fans of his own. News outlets report the Knoxville school is now selling shirts featuring the boy's hand-drawn design, which also has been painted onto the Rock , a longtime 97.5 ton campus...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. MSU is defending itself against a second wave of lawsuits related to Nassar but says it wants to reach a deal with the additional assault victims. MSU defended itself in a court filing Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. It says it's immune to liability for Nassar's crimes, no matter how "repugnant." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 05, 2019 - 1:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the consequences of a federal investigation into how Michigan State University handled sexual assault and harassment complaints (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Michigan State University says its chief academic officer has resigned after the school was fined $4.5 million in...
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In this photo provided by the El Paso Independent School District, the Franklin High School's football players hold a banner at the school's football stadium in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in solidarity with the Odessa/Midland community in the wake of Saturday's shooting in the two cities, as El Paso had a shooting on Aug. 3. The Franklin High players will play with Odessa's Permian High School players Thursday. (Leonel Monroy/El Paso Independent School District via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 11:12 pm
Far more than the final score will be on the line as two grief-stricken cities shaken by mass shootings weeks apart turn to the proud Texas tradition of high school football as part of the healing process. Perhaps no team symbolizes this rite of fall in the state more than the Permian High School...
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August 31, 2019 - 3:18 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old student was arrested Saturday in connection with a shooting that happened at a high school football game in Alabama, leaving at least 10 people injured. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that six people were directly shot Friday and one...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry tees off at Langston Golf Course in Washington, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, following an announcement that he would be sponsoring men's and women's golf teams at Howard University. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 28, 2019 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Andrews looks out to the grounds of Washington's historic Langston Golf Course and shrugs at the fact that fewer young black golfers are coming out to play these days. As a black man and longtime pro at a place that was once one of the few courses in the U.S. where African...
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