Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

Police evacuate all schools on Canada’s Prince Edward Island
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Police evacuate all schools on Canada’s Prince Edward Island

TORONTO (AP) — More than 19,000 students on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island have been evacuated because of a “potential threat.” The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that students at more than 60 English language and French language schools are being taken to safe locations by staff outside the schools, where … Continue reading

Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State
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Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State

by Omar Ross, news editor On Friday, Sept. 16, Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was invested as the sixth president of Norfolk State University. The Board of Visitors appointed Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as President and CEO of Norfolk State University on December 11, 2015. The Investiture Ceremony is to inaugurate Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as the … Continue reading

University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time
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University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Some footwear stores videotape a jogger’s gait on a treadmill to help determine the kind of running shoe that would be the best fit. The University of Michigan is taking that practice a few steps beyond. The School of Kinesiology’s Michigan Performance Research Laboratory attaches motion-capture sensors to runners’ legs … Continue reading

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School officials, EPA trade blame on school mercury response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials insist they followed federal guidance when they quarantined more than a thousand middle school students overnight over the discovery of several drops of mercury, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that no such standards exist. EPA workers help during spills of the neurotoxin, a fairly frequent … Continue reading

Ferrum College appoints new president
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Ferrum College appoints new president

FERRUM, Va. (AP) — Ferrum College has appointed a new president. The university announced Monday in a news release that Joseph Spooner will serve as the school’s 11th president starting Aug. 1. Chair of the Ferrum College Presidential Search Committee Robert W. Todd announced the appointment following the selection by the College Board of Trustees. … Continue reading

How to make summer school great again? Give a class on Trump
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How to make summer school great again? Give a class on Trump

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump. So this summer, Smith plans to cede the spotlight to the billionaire who’s shaken up presidential politics. He’s created … Continue reading

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools
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Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

SEATTLE (AP) — In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift. While the debate has reached a fever pitch in other parts of the country, the city’s public schools have accommodated transgender students in the bathrooms and locker rooms … Continue reading

Report finds segregation in education on the rise
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Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, … Continue reading

Lt Gov: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy
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Lt Gov: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy

DALLAS (AP) — Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday, May 13, that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. The new directive is expected … Continue reading