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FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Van Buren Elementary school teacher Debra Keyes teaches a class in Stockton, Calif. California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a lawsuit that claimed the state hasn't done enough to help students learn how to read. The advocacy law firm Public Counsel sued in 2017 to demand the California Department of Education address its

California agrees to spend $50M to help kids who can't read

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a civil rights lawsuit that claimed the state hasn't done enough to help students learn how to read. The advocacy law firm Public Counsel filed the suit in 2017 on behalf of...

Del. Eric Luedtke, a Democrat, talks to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Annapolis, Md., about legislation to expand the state's sales tax to cover professional services to pay for a sweeping education measure. (AP Photo/Brian Witte.

Maryland governor, lawmakers, battle over crime, taxes

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Democrats who control the Maryland General Assembly are keeping focused on education, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan criticized them Thursday for failing to act on his proposals to fight crime in Baltimore. The governor said a committee chairman should step down if he doesn't take...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. New Mexico is suing Google over allegations that the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws. The state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in U.S. District Court claiming that Google is using its education suite that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a way to spy on children and their families. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data

Feb. 20, 2020 4:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque claims Google is using its education...

Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico

Feb. 20, 2020 8:54 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Microsoft announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico on Thursday to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services. Company executives said the money will be used to establish a regional data center, as part of a program Microsoft...

Firefighter recruits begin training at new facility

Feb. 18, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — What once served as an alcohol and substance abuse treatment center is showing signs of a new purpose. Fourteen recruits from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy began training at the former site in mid-January and will be the first to graduate from the Department of Fire...

Miami Marlins infielder Jonathan Villar (2) run drills during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Versatile Villar to get tryout in center field with Marlins

Feb. 18, 2020 1:03 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Versatile newcomer Jonathan Villar is expected to be an ironman in the Miami Marlins' lineup, even if they don’t know where. Villar played in all 162 games last year for the Baltimore Orioles, mostly at second base and shortstop. But the Marlins will give him a spring training...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 photo, India Meissel, a history teacher and past president of the National Council on Social Studies, gestures during her class at Lakewood High School in Suffolk, Va. Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia is defending a recent partnership with the nonprofit educational group Izzit.org, in producing a video presentation from a conservative federal judge on the Constitution. Izzit.org is facing criticism that its materials are ideologically skewed. Meissel said some teachers might use Izzit material and see a need to balance it out with a different perspective. “A good teacher presents both sides,” she said. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Videos used by schools question minimum wage, climate change

Feb. 18, 2020 12:19 PM EST

The federal judge's message to an assembly of social studies students at a Virginia high school seemed straightforward: Courts too often meddle in the affairs of private commerce. The senior appellate judge, Douglas Ginsburg, was talking about the Constitution, telling students how the courts got it wrong by...

Groups: Laws, courtroom changes hit police training budget

Feb. 18, 2020 7:47 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Training for Illinois police officers is suffering because of an unexpected shortfall in state funding, two law enforcement groups said. Statewide sheriffs' and police chiefs' groups said last week that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has a $5 million...

This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 photo shows details from a print of a leaked database obtained by The Associated Press. Text reads,

China’s 'War on Terror' uproots families, leaked data shows

Feb. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor. But as a Chinese government mass...

Analysis: New money puts Louisiana education groups at odds

Feb. 16, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Digging out of a decade of cuts and stagnant funding, Louisiana's public schools, colleges and other education programs are vying for the increased cash coming into the state treasury. But with a finite amount of money to pour into spending increases, education leaders end up at...