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S. Carolina lawmakers advance COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban

Dec. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A panel of South Carolina lawmakers advanced a proposal Tuesday to ban COVID-19 vaccine mandates for state and local government employees, contractors and public school students. The bill considered by a House Ways and Means subcommittee would effectively make...

TABC high school boys and girls basketball rankings

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 6: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 9-0; 2. Richardson, 9-0; 3. McKinney, 9-1; 4. Killeen Harker Heights, 10-0; 5. Friendswood Clear Brook,...

Dozens of bullets fired at SUV in attack that killed boy, 12

Dec. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gunmen fired dozens of bullets into an SUV in a “brazen assault” that killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded his stepmother and a 9-year-old girl on a nearby school playground, the Los Angeles police chief said Tuesday. At least two attackers and at least one...

11 students treated for breathing issues in pool malfunction

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eleven students from a private Milwaukee school were taken to the hospital after a chlorine buildup in the pool area caused air quality to deteriorate. Fire officials say the children from St. Augustine Preparatory Academy were treated for breathing problems at...

Teen arrested after threatening to kill 2 classmates

Dec. 07, 2021 00:46 AM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday in California's San Joaquin Valley after he allegedly threatened to kill two of his charter school classmates last week, authorities said. A teacher at Sycamore Valley Charter Academy in Visalia, about 180 miles (289...

Nevada high court asked to revive school funding lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 20:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bid by an advocacy group to bring decisions about Nevada educational policy out of the Legislature and into the courts drew pointed questions Monday from the state Supreme Court. Justices were asked to overrule a lower court judge’s finding that the debate...

Maine legislators want college prep program funding back

Dec. 06, 2021 14:24 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Legislators from Maine are pushing back against a federal decision to reject a public university's application for a college prep program grant. The four members of Maine's congressional delegation said the U.S. Department of Education shot down University...

All in the name: UK school to end 311-year slave trader link

Dec. 06, 2021 13:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — First his statue met a watery end during last year's Black Lives Matter protests. Now another school in southwest England that bears the name of slave trader Edward Colston is changing its name. The governors of Colston’s School, which was set up in 1710 in Bristol,...

High school seniors return to classrooms in Vietnam capital

Dec. 06, 2021 00:48 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — High school seniors returned to their classrooms in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, on Monday for the first time in more than six months as the city eases coronavirus restrictions. Only 50% of normal school attendance will be allowed to reduce the risk...

Jones to return to Amory School District as superintendent

Dec. 05, 2021 10:31 AM EST

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — A former Amory School District administrator is returning to lead the northeastern Mississippi-based district. Brian Jones will replace Ken Byars who resigned in September to pursue educational consulting in the private sector. The district has been...