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One Tech Tip: How to spot AI-generated deepfake images

LONDON (AP) — AI fakery is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems confronting us online. Deceptive pictures, videos and audio are proliferating as a result of the rise and misuse of generative artificial intelligence tools.   With AI deepfakes cropping up almost every day, depicting everyone from Taylor Swift to Donald Trump, it's getting harder to tell what's real from what's not. Video and image generators like DALL-E, Midjourney […]

todayMarch 21, 2024 30


At Florida’s only public HBCU, students are wary of political influence on race education

  By SHARON JOHNSON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A core mission of Florida A&M University from its founding over a century ago has been to educate African Americans. It was written into the law that established the school along with another college, in Gainesville, reserved for white students. At Florida's only public HBCU, some students now fear political constraints might get in the way of teaching parts of […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 31


A Texas school’s punishment of a Black student who wears his hair in locs is going to trial

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered that a trial be held next month to determine whether a Black high school student in Texas can continue being punished by his district for refusing to change his hairstyle. Darryl George has been kept out of his regular classroom at his Houston-area high school in Mont Belvieu since August. The Barbers Hill school district says […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 34


As a new generation rises, tension between free speech and inclusivity on college campuses simmers

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer The expansive version of free speech long accepted in American society is facing more forceful competition than it has seen in a century. On college campuses, a newer version of free speech is emerging as young generations redraw the line where expression crosses into harm. Their version has no tolerance for speech leading to physical or psychological harm. The Israel-Hamas war and its rhetoric […]

todayJanuary 14, 2024 18


How Involved are You in Your Teen’s High School Education?

How Involved are You in Your Teen's High School Education? SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 9, 2024— What is the one thing above all others that determines how successful a student will be in high school? Study after study shows that it is parental involvement. Students with supportive parents are 81 percent more likely to graduate, 44 percent more likely to attend post-secondary education, and they earn higher grades and miss fewer […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 13


Tea with Superintendent Toni Williams: Episode 5

  In the highly anticipated 5th episode of "Tea With Superintendent Toni Williams," the focus shifted to the crucial topics of safety and security within educational environments. Superintendent Toni Williams led an engaging and enlightening discussion, providing valuable insights and perspectives on this paramount aspect of education and community well-being. Her guests for this show were Chief Shawn Page, Chief Carolyn Jackson (Safety and Security) and Shelby County Sheriff Deputy […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 21


Moon landing attempt by US company appears doomed after ‘critical’ fuel leak

  By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moon landing attept by a private US company appears doomed because of a fuel leak on the newly launched spacecraft. Astrobotic Technology managed to orient the lander toward the sun Monday so its solar panel could capture sunlight and charge its onboard battery. The propulsion system problem was reported hours after a successful liftoff from Florida. Astrobotic […]

todayJanuary 8, 2024 30


Celebrating Unity and Service: Mayor Paul Young Joins 88.5FM with Kappa Alpha Psi for Founders Day Interview

In a splendid fusion of community, heritage, and celebration, Memphis warmly welcomed its newly elected mayor, Paul Young, at the iconic 88.5FM radio station. This significant visit coincides with the 50th anniversary of 88.5FM's broadcasting legacy and the commemoration of Founders Day by The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. It's a momentous occasion that not only honors the fraternity's history but also pays tribute to the collective strength and […]

todayJanuary 6, 2024 36


What to know about changes to this year’s FAFSA application for college students

By ADRIANA MORGA Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: Links AP audio. With AP Photos. NEW YORK (AP) — A new version of the federal student aid application known as the FAFSA is available for the 2024-2025 school year, but only on a limited basis as the U.S. Department of Education works on a redesign meant to make it easier to apply. That means the Free Application for Federal Student Aid students […]

todayJanuary 5, 2024 53