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University of Minnesota: 7 students test COVID-19 positive

Jun. 30, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota said Tuesday that seven athletes from “multiple sports” have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Gopher Athletics Department conducted 170 COVID-19 tests during June, and seven athletes tested positive. The school said students who test...

Texas to resume high-stakes standardized testing

Jun. 30, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing for millions of students. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told the state Board of Education on Tuesday that the...

Principal tests positive for COVID days after graduation

Jun. 25, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The principal of a private Catholic high school tested positive for COVID-19 days after participating in a graduation ceremony at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, school officials said. Christopher Columbus High School Principal David Pugh tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday,...

Kentucky offers health guidance to reopen schools

Jun. 24, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Health guidance for Kentucky schools reopening in the age of the coronavirus includes having students wear masks and practice social distancing. The long-awaited plan is aimed at keeping schools open while protecting students, staff and communities, interim state Education...

State school Superintendent Richard Woods speaks at a news conference where Gov. Brian Kemp announced legislation to cut five mandatory standardized tests for Georgia public school students, including four in high school, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Atlanta.  The Republican officials are also trying to cut the length of state tests and evaluate local tests that Georgia's 181 school districts give to evaluate student progress.  (Bob Andres /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia House approves plan to cut state standardized tests

Jun. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Public school students in Georgia would see fewer state standardized tests under a bill passed by the state House, but lawmakers want the state to keep national comparisons and keep counting remaining high school tests as part of a student's course grade. The House voted 151-0 to approve...

5 seniors at graduation ceremony test positive for COVID-19

Jun. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Five graduating seniors at a Virginia high school who attended a modified commencement ceremony at the school have tested positive for the coronavirus. Fredericksburg City Schools Superintendent Marceline Catlett said Friday that the five students at James Monroe High School...

In this June 20, 2019, photo, Dr. Greg Foy, left, and his wife Leigh Foy discuss their upcoming climate change workshop during an interview at their home in Spring Garden Township, Pa. (Dawn J. Sagert/York Dispatch via AP)

Science education standards could get rewrite

Jun. 20, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A group of educators from throughout the state aims to overhaul some of the country's oldest standards for science education, all while avoiding a protracted political dispute over climate change and evolution. Pennsylvania's science standards haven't changed since 2002, and repeated...

Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Inter Miami tests positive for COVID 19

Jun. 18, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Inter Miami says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus, making it five MLS teams with at least one player in that situation. The player was not identified. The team says it is “working directly with...

Freeman Culver stands in front of a mural listing the names of businesses destroyed during the Tulsa race massacre in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

How black history is taught in schools faces new scrutiny

Jun. 18, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district nearly a century ago was referred to as the Tulsa race riot. Under new standards developed by teachers, Oklahoma students are urged to consider the differences between...

Gov. Brian Kemp greets state school Superintendent Richard Woods as he entered his ceremonial office where he announced legislation to cut five mandatory standardized tests for Georgia public school students, including four in high school, during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Atlanta.  The Republican officials are also trying to cut the length of state tests and evaluate local tests that Georgia's 181 school districts give to evaluate student progress.  (Bob Andres /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Kemp and Woods want second year of no state tests in Georgia

Jun. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor and the state school superintendent plan to ask for federal permission to suspend all state standardized testing in public schools for a second year. Gov. Brian Kemp and State Superintendent Richard Woods said in a joint statement Thursday that the tests would be...