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Hawaii education department has budget cuts reduced

Jan. 23, 2021 11:50 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has told the state Department of Education that its budget cuts would be reduced by about $123 million because of additional federal funds and more optimistic revenue projections. The state agency learned of the news on Thursday. The Department of Education had been...

Teachers grapple with current events lessons after breach

Jan. 23, 2021 3:01 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Going over current events is one of Barak Naveh’s favorite parts of teaching. It’s an honor and a privilege, he said, to be able to help his history students at Pittsburgh Obama Academy understand the world in the context of the past, to show them how history is relevant in...

Rural schools struggling virtually push return to classroom

Jan. 23, 2021 1:03 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Andy and Amy Jo Hellenbrand live on a little farm in south-central Wisconsin where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat, heifers, chickens, goats, bunnies, and their four children, ages 5 to 12. For the entire fall semester, the quartet of grade school students learned virtually from home,...

This Dec. 16, 2020 image provided by UNM Health shows a bin of COVID-19 vaccines for the first round of health care workers to be vaccinated at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, N.M. (UNM Health via AP)

Officials: School vaccine clinics in New Mexico on hold

Jan. 22, 2021 6:13 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Vaccination clinics scheduled for hundreds of public school employees throughout Albuquerque and surrounding communities won’t happen after all, prompting criticism from a state lawmaker and disappointment from top administrators at two of the state's largest school...

Minnesota Senate Republicans release legislative priorities

Jan. 22, 2021 5:47 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republicans unveiled priorities for the new legislative session this week that include limiting the governor's peacetime emergency powers and avoiding tax increases to help with financial woes caused by the pandemic. The package includes legislation that would allow...

With limited vaccine, Idaho faces priority group confusion

Jan. 22, 2021 5:45 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Limited coronavirus vaccine availability, confusion over just which Idaho residents should be vaccinated first and rumors of line-jumpers are all complicating the state's vaccine rollout. Members of Idaho's COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee met Friday to help clarify exactly who...

Rep. William Lamberth, R-Portland, left, introduces a bill during a special session on education Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee lawmakers OK education bills in special session

Jan. 22, 2021 5:09 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Friday finished tackling education issues that surfaced during the pandemic(backslash) as Republicans fumed that some districts still are not back in classrooms but declined to act on their proposal to withhold state funding for staying virtual. The brief...

Judge: lawsuit over elite school's admissions can move ahead

Jan. 22, 2021 4:20 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge is allowing a group of parents to move forward with a legal challenge to new admissions policies designed to create a more diverse student body at an elite public high school in northern Virginia.. Fairfax County Public Schools had asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit over the...

JFK school, named for slaveholder, now honors Black activist

Jan. 22, 2021 1:53 PM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — An elementary school that was once attended by John F. Kennedy is being renamed to honor a Black activist and suffragist after research revealed its previous namesake enslaved people. The public school district in Brookline announced Friday that it will hold an online ceremony next...

Chicago teachers to start getting vaccinated in mid-February

Jan. 22, 2021 12:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's school district announced Friday that it plans to start vaccinating teachers for the coronavirus in mid-February, though it remained to be seen if that would be enough to stop the teachers union from voting to defy the district's order to return to their classrooms next week....