Tag Archives: students

Va educators unveiling online Spanish courses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. The Virginia Department of Education is unveiling the prototype for the program on Tuesday, April 22. Officials say the new virtual courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish will be available this fall through the department’s Virtual Virginia online [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Va. honors 2 schools for black students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul’ s Chapel School in Brunswick County was among the earliest of more than a [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

  BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. The problem is so profound that the advocacy group Complete College America dubs [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were also killed. ___ Michael Myvett had spent years connecting to [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

  STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. With students, faculty and alumni beaming with pride following the men’s and women’s basketball team’s national titles, the university administration is looking far beyond the Gampel [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

At least 9 dead as bus, truck crash in California

  ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio. Steven Clavijo, 18, a senior at [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →