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UW System bans TikTok use on system devices
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UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

FILE - The TikTok app logo is pictured in Tokyo, Sept. 28, 2020. University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, that they will restrict the use of TikTok on system devices. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app owned by a Chinese company. Earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers banned the use of TikTok on Wisconsin state phones and other devices, citing potential risks to privacy, safety and security. The order didn't apply to th...
Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students
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Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Iowa Sen. President Amy Sinclair speaks during debate on a bill that would create education savings accounts, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Spectators in the Iowa House gallery listen to debate on a bill that would create education savings accounts, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)State Rep. Timi Brown-Powers, D-Black Hawk, speaks during debate on a bill that would create education savings accounts, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)State Rep. Sami Scheetz, D-Linn, speaks during debate on a bill that would create education savings accounts, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Cha...
Wealth looms big as ever in post-scandal college admissions
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Wealth looms big as ever in post-scandal college admissions

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William "Rick" Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal, experts say there’s little evidence that it stirred significant change in the world of college admissions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) By COLLIN BINKLEY APEducation Writer Celebrities wept in court. Coaches lost their jobs. Elite universities saw their reputations stained. And nearly four years later, the mastermind of the Varsity Blues scheme was sentenced this month to more than three years in prison. But there’s little belief the college bribery scandal has stirred significant cha...
School searched 1st-grader’s backpack before teacher shot
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School searched 1st-grader’s backpack before teacher shot

Newport News Superintendent of Schools George Parker makes remarks on the safety parameters currently in place at the city's schools during a press conference at the Newport News School Administration Building in Newport News, Va., on Monday Jan. 9, 2023. A Virginia police chief said a 6-year-old student fired the handgun that wounded a Virginia first-grade teacher while she was teaching class on Friday, Jan. 6 at Richneck Elementary School. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones listens to Police Chief Steve Drew as he gives an update on Friday's school shooting during a press conference in the Newport News School Administration Building in Newport News, Va., on Monday Jan. 9, 2023. Drew said a 6-year-old student fired the handgun that wounded a Virginia first-grade tea...
Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness
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Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms. Education Department officials on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, called the new plan a “student loan safety net" that will prevent borrowers from getting overloaded with debt. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) By COLLIN BINKLEY APEducation Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in th...
Police: 6-year-old shoots teacher in Virginia classroom
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Police: 6-year-old shoots teacher in Virginia classroom

Police respond to a shooting at Richneck Elementary School, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 in Newport News, Va. A shooting at a Virginia elementary school sent a teacher to the hospital and ended with “an individual” in custody Friday, police and school officials in the city of Newport News said. (Billy Schuerman/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)Students and police gather outside of Richneck Elementary School after a shooting, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 in Newport News, Va. A shooting at a Virginia elementary school sent a teacher to the hospital and ended with “an individual” in custody Friday, police and school officials in the city of Newport News said. (Billy Schuerman/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)Carlos Glover, age 9, a fourth grader at Richneck Elementary School, is held by his mother Joselin Glover as th...
Suzanne Roy: from singing the high notes to putting planes in the sky!
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Suzanne Roy: from singing the high notes to putting planes in the sky!

Suzanne Roy (Tanner Grammar/ Pima Community College External Relations) 2nd-year aviation student, Suzanne Roy shares how her decision to enroll at Pima has secured her a brighter future By KANIKA SAMRAPima Community College External Relations Suzanne Roy, Suzi to peers and faculty, is a second-year student at Pima’s Aviation Technology Center. She will graduate next summer with an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Aviation Technology. Suzi’s enthusiasm and passion for all things aviation is instantly noticeable and works like a magnet. If you aren’t already curious about what makes a plane fly or the work that goes into maintaining one, a conversation with her will change that. Suzanne Roy (Tanner Grammar/ Pima Community College External Relations) According to ...
Lizbeth Mora found her calling in Nursing at Pima
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Lizbeth Mora found her calling in Nursing at Pima

Lizbeth Mora, 2022 Nursing grad, switched tracks and graduated debt free. She wants to empower all students to pursue a path of financial freedom. By Kanika SamraPima Community College External Relations From dreaming of being a superhero with healing powers to turning it into reality, Lizbeth Mora has come a long way and is proud of her achievements. More so, she says, she is proudest of the fact that she’s been able to graduate debt-free. Had she followed her initial path, she wouldn’t have been able to say that.  Lizbeth, from the May 2022 cohort of Pima graduates, received multiple job offers from local hospitals this summer. With nurses in high demand and no debt to worry about, she took her time to decide and is now working at Banner Health. She hopes to gain exper...
Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show
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Fang shui: Get your reptile fix at upcoming show

By QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post For those who live in Tucson, the Gem and Mineral Show is a busy, well-known event that’s often an inconvenience for regular commuters.  As someone who has attended the Gem Show, I can say that it certainly is interesting. However, colorful crystals have never really been my forte.  For people who might feel the same way, there is another show that has been running in Tucson for the past 20 years: the Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show. The show is targeted to all ages, and the two-day show Oct. 1 and 2 will include a variety of vendors selling captive-bred reptiles and amphibians.  Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo, which will include giant tortoises, lizards and snakes. This year, even warm-blooded animals will be repres...
Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October
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Pima Theatre to present family-friendly ‘Ballet & Bagels’ in October

Director Milta Ortiz directs cast members during rehearsals of Ballet & Bagels (Photo courtesy Pima Theatre) Pima Theatre presents'Ballet & Bagels'Pima West Campus, Black Box Theatre,2202 W, Anklam Rd. 85709October 6 - 16Thursday - Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., General Admission: $10Students/Seniors/Military/Groups: $5Advanced reservations are recommended. Pima Community College students can receive one free ticket to each performing arts production as part of their tuition. Tickets can be purchased at pima.edu/arts. The box office is open Tuesday - Friday from 12-5 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance.520-206-6986 | [email protected] Tucson, Arizona -- Pima Theatre starts off its season with family-friendly 'Ballet & Bagels', directed b...