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Judge: Suit seeking University of Kentucky fees can go on

Dec. 31, 2020 10:41 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking refunds for University of Kentucky students who had to vacate campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic could continue, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. On Wednesday, Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled that...

Principal grieves 'lively' teen lost to accidental shooting

Dec. 28, 2020 8:49 AM EST

INDIAN HEAD, Md. (AP) — A high school principal in Maryland has sent a letter to the school community following the accidental shooting death of a 17-year-old. The Capitol Gazette reports that Southern High School Principal Angela Hopkins wrote that students who are impacted should reach out to school...

University students help administer coronavirus vaccine

Dec. 18, 2020 12:37 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Nearly 200 nursing and pharmacy students at North Dakota State University students are helping administer the coronavirus vaccine to frontline healthcare workers over the next several months. The upper-level students have received training to administer the shots at healthcare systems in...

Wisconsin school counselor sentenced for bathroom tapings

Dec. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A former high school guidance counselor accused of secretly taping students and staff while they used a faculty bathroom was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison. Todd Naze, 54, pleaded guilty two counts of producing child pornography because of the age of some victims....

Jennifer Van Aernem, Director of Education at the Conway Medical Center (CMC) prepares to administer the Pfizer-issued coronavirus vaccine. The CMC took delivery of 975 doses of the Pfizer issued COVID-19 vaccination on Monday and immediately began vaccinating hospital staff. By Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, 105 workers had registered to get the two-part vaccination.  (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

As some shutter, SC schools get $84M to aid re-opening plans

Dec. 15, 2020 12:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public school districts are getting more than $84 million in federal aid to help get facilities reopened amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials announced this week, as some of the state's largest districts shut off in-person learning due to rising case...

COVID-19 concerns prompt cancelation of ISU spring break

Dec. 11, 2020 11:44 AM EST

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University students won't be getting a spring break next year after all because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A couple of months after saying that the students at the campus in Normal would have be getting a break in the spring 2021 semester, ISU President Larry Dietz...

Students waking in the hallway at Tibbals Elementary School place their arms in front as a reminder to socially distance in Murphy, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Texas Gov. Greg Abbot's statewide mask order does not mandate face covering for children under the age of 10, allowing some school districts to not require masks for children leaving the choice of mask use up to the parents. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas plans for 1.4M vaccine doses as hospitalizations rise

Dec. 3, 2020 7:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — How soon Texas nursing home residents will have access to the first coronavirus vaccine shots is under discussion as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott expects an initial round of 1.4 million doses to begin arriving later this month. Across the country, states are drafting plans to determine...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser puts on personal protective equipment as she prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement and recruiting nursing students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

Dec. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages. With the virus surging from...