Education

June 26, 2017 - 5:00 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January. Akinleye was elected to the position during a special meeting of the UNC Board of Governors on Monday. He was named acting chancellor in...
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June 26, 2017 - 4:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are searching for a young Chinese scholar who vanished from the University of Illinois three weeks ago as she headed out to sign an apartment lease. The June 9 disappearance of Yingying Zhang (ying ying zhawng) is being treated as a kidnapping. The case has shaken staff...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Supporters of school vouchers say they hope today's Supreme Court ruling lays the groundwork for a future decision on whether states can let parents choose to send their children to religious...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, the empty playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo. The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. The justices on Monday, June 26, 2017, ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri. The church sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground, but was denied any money even though its application was ranked fifth out of 44 submissions (Annaliese Nurnberg/Missourian via AP, File)
June 26, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs. But the justices stopped short of saying whether the ruling applies to school voucher programs that use public...
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June 26, 2017 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising a Supreme Court decision that found the state of Missouri violated the First Amendment by denying public money to a church for a playground solely...
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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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