• Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

  • New Mexico budget woes bring national teachers union leader

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The national president of the American Federation of Teachers is coming to New Mexico amid the state’s budget woes.

  • Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

    FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

  • New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with its sister faith.

  • David Ortiz to receive honorary doctorate from Boston U.

    BOSTON (AP) — Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is getting another honorary degree.

  • New Mexico school district looking for money to fund cut

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district has announced it will restore 30 spots for students interested in an elementary summer program.

  • University in Kansas suspends track and field program

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Haskell Indian Nations University has canceled its upcoming track and field season due to several factors, including cost, facilities and competitiveness.

  • UNC baseball back on top in ACC after 2-year hiccup

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s baseball program is back in a familiar spot — atop its division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • ECU adds 3 grad transfers, including Duke QB Thomas Sirk

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina has added three graduate transfers from Power Five schools — including coach Scottie Montgomery’s old quarterback at Duke.

  • Silver City teacher accused of having sex with student

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A math teacher who is head volleyball coach at Silver City High School has been arrested and accused of having a sex with a student.