• Greg Kennedy, left and wife Cindy Kennedy, center, of Santa Fe, N.M., talk to assistant principal Melanie Flippo at the George I. Sanchez Collaborative Community School during a dedication for the new school on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Albuquerque, N.M.. Cindy Kennedy is the granddaughter of Sanchez, a noted Mexican-American scholar and civil rights leader who had been virtually unknown in his hometown of Albuquerque until recently. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    ‘Forgotten’ hometown Mexican-American scholar gets school

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Decades after leaving New Mexico in disgrace, a noted Mexican-American scholar and key figure in school desegregation got a school dedicated in his honor in his hometown of Albuquerque.

    Updated: 3:14 pm

  • Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

    Updated: 3:57 pm

  • Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • ‘North Dakota’ not among potential new nicknames for UND

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota on Friday set the process for voting on its new nickname, and no nickname — an option some people wanted but could have paved the way for the old “Fighting Sioux” moniker to persist — isn’t among the choices.

    Updated: 2:27 pm

  • Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean questioned his team’s leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday.

  • Group mulls changes to transgender student athlete rules

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s high school activities association on Thursday largely maintained its policy allowing transgender student athletes to request to play on the team of their choice, increasing the likelihood Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it.

  • New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

  • Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics, Fred Glass, talks about the upcoming football season during a press conference in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.   (Chris Howell/The Herald-Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Indiana administration expects athletes to behave better

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It’s time for Hoosiers athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.

  • Rutgers coach: Didn’t know of investigation when contacted

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said Wednesday that when he was contacted by university officials about communicating with a faculty member regarding the academic status of a player, he didn’t know he was being investigated for possibly violating school or NCAA rules.

  • In this Aug 7, 2015 photo released by the University of Tennessee Athletics Department, offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, right, sits on a bed and works with a Sports Science Sleep Coach in a sleep study for the players in Knoxville, Tenn., at the university. Tennessee is studying its players’ sleep habits to make sure they don’t get caught napping when a game’s on the line. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics via AP)

    Tennessee experiments with high-tech sleep monitors

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour before a Tennessee football player’s scheduled bedtime, he gets a reminder via an app on his phone or a text message. That’s when he puts on orange glasses that block out the glow of smartphones or computer screens, making it easier to fall asleep.