Education

November 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days. Black Hills State University-Rapid City will offer block courses for students who want to focus on and finish one subject at a...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students take a quiz in Michael Briggs' seventh grade algebra class at Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson, Nev. Standardized tests are a given in public schools, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. Schools in Nevada's voucher-like program for low-income families are required to begin submitting test results next year and Nevada is trying figuring out what to do with that information. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 19, 2017 - 8:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue Blakeley, founder of...
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Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) avoids the rush by Syracuse linebacker Jonathan Thomas (23) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 56-10. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 18, 2017 - 9:51 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Neither the rain nor Syracuse could slow quarterback Lamar Jackson or Louisville from dominating almost from the first snap. Jackson had another big game against the Orange, accounting for 381 yards and four touchdowns and becoming the school's career yardage leader while...
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Texas Tech's Eli Howard (53) moves in as TCU's Shawn Robinson (12) throws a pass during the first half of the NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
November 18, 2017 - 7:40 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson became the first true freshman quarterback to start a game for No. 11 TCU in coach Gary Patterson's 17 seasons as head coach. Even after a 27-3 win over Texas Tech that got the Horned Frogs closer to a spot in the Big 12 championship game, Patterson kept to his...
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November 18, 2017 - 6:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago. BU Provost Jean Morrison says in a letter sent Friday to faculty the findings follow a 13-month investigation into the...
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FILE--This photo from Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 shows New York State Police waiting with families for students to be released after a lockdown at Stissing Mountain Middle School and High School in Pine Plains, N.Y. The president of the National Association of School Resource Officers says schools regularly practice safety plans and have gotten good at taking action anytime they hear about a potential threat in or outside the building. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
November 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports of shots fired in the area. For a northern California...
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Part of an election poster from the 2008 Zanu Pf election campaign is seen the wall of a dilapidated building in the Mbara suburb of Harare, Friday Nov. 17, 2017. State broadcaster ZBC — for decades, a mouthpiece for the Robert Mugabe government — reported on the surging campaign for his ouster and showed video of ruling party members saying he should resign. (AP Photo)
November 18, 2017 - 10:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world's oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Thousands of giddy Zimbabweans are in the streets to demand his departure, tired of a collapsing economy that once was one...
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Plywood covers one of the windows at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, that was shot out during gunman Kevin Janson Neal's shooting rampage at Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif., Tuesday. Neal killed five people, including his wife before being shot and killed by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies. Neal is believed to have spent six minutes shooting into the school before driving off to continue his shooting spree. One student was shot but is expected to survive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 17, 2017 - 7:15 pm
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors. Shooter Kevin Neal threatened out loud that he was going to kill Danny...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation's oldest historically black college will remain accredited after a state commission decided to work with the school, citing "significant progress" after a two-year probationary period. Cheyney University has grappled with financial and administrative woes in recent...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany men's basketball coach Will Brown and associate head coach John Iati have been suspended for one game for an NCAA recruiting violation. The school said Iati would serve his suspension Friday night against Yale, and Brown will miss Monday's game against...
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