Education

June 26, 2017 - 7:14 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina officials say a medical student has died in an apparent hiking accident while on a medical outreach mission trip in Peru. USC spokesman Wes Hickman told news outlets on Saturday that Seth Thomas, a second-year medical student, is believed to have...
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June 25, 2017 - 5:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina could lose about 7,500 public workers when an incentive program that keeps employees on the job past their normal retirement ends next year. The State newspaper of Columbia reports Sunday that about half of those employees work in public schools, and their...
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In this June 2017 photo, Wayne County Community College District student Jennifer Carr speaks during an interview in Detroit. Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit area woman is 37, and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction and has been homeless in the past. "I didn't have anywhere to go, I lived in my car, I didn't have my job anymore and I got evicted from my apartment," said Carr, who is in her first semester at the school. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)
June 25, 2017 - 1:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She's also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed. Carr's story is not unusual...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo, Myron Rolle opens his "Match Day" letter that shows where he will continue his medical education and residency, in Tallahassee, Fla. Rolle was an All-American defensive back at Florida State but his bigger accomplishments have come off the field. He was a Rhodes Scholar and last month graduated from Florida State's College of Medicine. Rolle begins his neurosurgery residency next month at Harvard Medical School. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 10:22 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Myron Rolle has accomplished many things on and off the field. His biggest ones, though, might still be coming up. Rolle's dream of becoming a doctor came to fruition on May 20 when he graduated from Florida State's College of Medicine. The former All-American safety and...
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June 24, 2017 - 5:51 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College...
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June 24, 2017 - 4:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College...
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June 24, 2017 - 4:33 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y., high school valedictorians Michael Simoes, left, Reeda Iqbal, center, and co-salutatorian Saray Vazquez pose at the high school. The students are graduating after a year that saw several gang killings in their Long Island community, including five victims who attended Brentwood High School. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
June 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots — all victims of suspected gang violence. But as they prepare to graduate Sunday, two...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017 photo, John Legend arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper said the 10-year-old Legend took a no-nonsense approach, not cracking a smile during the competition until his tutor cried out in joy when he correctly spelled the winning word: prejudice. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 24, 2017 - 11:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y., high school valedictorians Michael Simoes, left, Reeda Iqbal, center, and co-salutatorian Saray Vazquez pose at the high school. The students are graduating after a year that saw several gang killings in their Long Island community, including five victims who attended Brentwood High School. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
June 24, 2017 - 9:12 am
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots — all victims of suspected gang violence. But as they prepare to graduate Sunday, two...
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