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Bus drivers strike in Alaska's 2nd-largest school district

Jan. 31, 2023 19:05 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bus drivers in Alaska’s second-largest school district went on strike after delivering students to classes on Tuesday, citing unfair labor practices. The near-unanimous strike was called against Durham School Services after members received what Teamsters...

Virginia's error leads local schools to overestimate aid

Jan. 31, 2023 17:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Education acknowledged Tuesday that an error in a mathematical formula it provides to local K-12 school divisions led some schools to expect more state funding than they are set to receive. Charles Pyle, a department spokesperson,...

West Virginia House passes bill on public school discipline

Jan. 31, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State lawmakers in the West Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday that would provide a framework to public school teachers on how to discipline students who are being disruptive in the classroom. The bill, favored by House Republicans, was advanced to the...

Number of students eligible for reduced-price meals spikes

Jan. 31, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The number of Maryland students eligible for free or reduced-price meals has risen surprisingly high, causing a $390 million increase on the cost of the state's sweeping education reform law in the next fiscal year, according to a recent state fiscal briefing. ...

Arkansas House panel advances school gendered bathroom bill

Jan. 31, 2023 14:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Transgender people at Arkansas public schools would not be able to use the restrooms matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by a state House committee on Tuesday. The House Education Committee endorsed the legislation, which would apply to...

15 students in Mexico treated for internet drug 'challenge'

Jan. 31, 2023 14:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fifteen grade school students in Mexico have been treated after apparently taking part in an internet “challenge” in which groups of students take tranquilizers to see who can stay awake the longest. The incident occurred Monday in the north-central city of...

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

Jan. 31, 2023 13:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI follows a...

'School choice' is culture-war focus for Kansas lawmakers

Jan. 31, 2023 10:17 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are focusing on helping conservative parents remove their children from public schools over what's taught about gender and sexuality rather than pursuing a version of what critics call Florida's “Don't Say Gay” law. A...

Adani $2.5B share sale pushes through amid fraud claims

Jan. 31, 2023 07:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The closely watched $2.5 billion share sale launched by Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, was fully subscribed on Tuesday, bucking expectations after a turbulent week in which the conglomerate’s shares plunged in a tussle with a U.S. short seller. By the time...

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Jan. 31, 2023 02:21 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 30: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson Lake Highlands, 22-3; 2. Beaumont United, 25-1; 3. Arlington Martin, 25-3; 4. Allen, 25-6; 5. Katy Seven...