Day: April 10, 2021

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she said, and the year before that.

Then came George Floyd’s death in May, and she wrote to the administration at her school in Cherry Hill, in New Jersey’s Philadelphia suburbs, to ask for more than the same lessons.

“We learned about slavery, but did we go into

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Outgoing Madison superintendent Geoffrey Thomas reflects on 37-year career

Photos of Dr. Geoffrey Thomas throughout the years courtesy Madison School District 321

REXBURG — To those who know Madison School District 321 Superintendent Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, it’s clear that the pursuit of education, both to himself and others, is very important.

After decades of teaching, himself being taught, and overseeing the teaching of others, the longtime administrator plans to retire and turn over the leadership of Rexburg’s school district to someone new.

To Thomas, education was about giving students the chance to grow, learn, and develop in their own way.

“Most times, if you open the door, people will

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College Coach Steve Waithe Charged For Stealing Nude Photos

A former Northeastern University track and field coach who had been fired after multiple sexual harassment complaints has been arrested and charged with stealing nude photos from six student athletes and trying to dupe them into sending more.

Authorities charged Steve Waithe, 28, from Chicago, with cyberstalking and wire fraud on Wednesday, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Waithe worked as a coach at Northeastern from October 2018 to February 2019. The university said Waithe was fired “as a result of a university investigation into his inappropriate conduct toward female student athletes.”

The campus police department also

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Jerry Falwell Jr.’s brother named Liberty University chief pastor

Liberty University named Jonathan Falwell as its chief pastor on Thursday, months after his disgraced brother, Jerry Falwell Jr., was ousted from his role as the school’s president following a series of scandals.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to help shepherd @libertyu in its original mission of Training Young Champions for Christ,” Falwell wrote on Twitter. “However, this responsibility will not rest with me alone. LU’s spiritual mission is the responsibility of thousands of staff, faculty and students.”

Jonathan Falwell will retain his role as senior pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church, where his father, televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., was

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Texas A&M brings virtual science festival straight to your home

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Texas A&M University Physics & Astronomy is going virtual for its Physics & Engineering Festival, and even though this year’s festival is virtual, event organizers stress that they are bringing the same level of excitement and passion.

“We want everyone to get the same feeling that they would get during the live in-person festival as we will get during this virtual festival,” said Dawson Nodurft, Texas A&M University Physics & Astronomy, Instructional Assistant Professor. “Our goal is to bring our passion and excitement to you, just over the internet.”

For Nodurft, the festival is part

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Conservative lawmakers tie ‘school choice’ proposal to Kansas education funding bill | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: John Hanna/AP Photo

Kansas state Sens. Molly Baumgardner, left, R-Louisburg, and Renee Erickson, right, R-Wichita, confer with Rep. Kristey Williams, center, R-Augusta, after a session of negotiations on education policy, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka.