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District closes all schools after mold outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10am

A central Pennsylvania district is closing all schools so officials can test for mold.

New Mexico set to release grades for public schools

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:00am

New Mexico educational officials are set to release grades for the state's public schools a year after the number of schools graded an A or B dropped 10 percent.

Officials to discuss Washington Monument elevator woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:50am

The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress has scheduled a meeting with National Park Service officials to discuss the frequent breakdowns of the Washington Monument's elevator.

Ukrainian who faked age for school pleads guilty to fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:50am

A 23-year-old Ukrainian man who faked his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.

Gaston forecast to become a hurricane in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

Tropical Storm Gaston is gaining strength in the Atlantic and could soon become a hurricane.

University of Hawaii president praised for efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

University of Hawaii's president has received high marks on his latest performance review and has requested no salary increase for the second year in a row.

Lawsuit: Exposed outlet injured football player at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:10am

The mother of a DeKalb County student who was injured during football practice and hospitalized is suing the school district.

WVU ceremony to remember 3 students who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:10am

A bell-ringing ceremony is planned at West Virginia University in remembrance of three students who died.

Ex-teacher awaiting trial on sex charges can do yard work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

A federal judge says a former teacher awaiting trial on child sex charges can do yard work while on home confinement.

Worker falls off scaffolding at Harvard Medical School

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

A construction worker was severely injured after he plummeted at least three stories off scaffolding at a work site in Boston's Longwood medical area.

State takes control of now-defunct college's student records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

The state of Vermont is holding onto student records from the now-defunct Burlington College, which for now comes at the expense of taxpayers.

Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:00am

The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has reignited debate about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.

Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:20am

A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Public health officials investigating after water park death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:10am

Public health officials have launched an investigation into a water park in Washington state after a man drowned there over the weekend.

Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years

Felicia Fonseca and Beatriz Costa-Lima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:40am

When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

Ex-Denver Post editor Greg Moore to teach at CU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:30am

A former Denver Post editor has been named a visiting professor at the University of Colorado and will teach a seminar on the Boulder campus this fall.

Mentoring helps students set goals, achieve them

Kim Burgess, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:11am

Two years ago, Adriana Maldonado hadn't thought much about college. Now, the Atrisco Heritage Academy senior is about to send applications to 14 schools, including Stanford, Columbia and Vassar.

As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

Kristen Czaban, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:11am

Classrooms don't look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.

Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:02am

Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him.