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Summer classes move online for some students due to COVID

Jun. 19, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Summer classes have moved online for some St. Joseph elementary and middle school students because of COVID-19 cases. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Robidoux and Pershing schools will conduct classes virtually through July 1, when summer...

School went all in for families to keep kids engaged

Jun. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

PHILADEPHIA (AP) — Lisanne Brown stood in her classroom and studied the map she’d printed out and attached to a clipboard. It showed the North Philadelphia homes of William Dick Elementary students learning remotely who had near perfect attendance, and it would be her guide that day when...

Evers vetoes bill increasing eligibility for voucher program

Jun. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill that would have opened the door to more children going to private school using a voucher paid for by taxpayers. The bill Evers vetoed would have raised the income eligibility for the voucher program to three...

New Hampshire 1st graders unveil new trash can on playground

Jun. 18, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the unveiling of a new trash can at a New Hampshire elementary school playground Thursday that students reached out to the mayor for after seeing litter there. When McDonough Elementary School first graders...

Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee completed its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month. Here are some highlights of the budget as...

Utah student with Down syndrome left out, school criticized

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A middle school cheerleading program in Utah has received criticism after a student with Down syndrome, who was working as the team manager, was excluded from an official team portrait this year. Shoreline Junior High School's cheerleading squad...

Republicans juggle deficit, pandemic and schools in budget

Jun. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to assemble a budget plan that would use billions in federal pandemic relief and surplus state tax dollars to help prop up existing programs, boost aid to public schools and inject cash into sectors hard-hit by the...

Private school lays off teachers as owners face charges

Jun. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A private school in the Mississippi Delta has laid off all of its teachers and is searching for a buyer as its current owners are facing federal fraud charges. Administrators of North New Summit School sent an email to parents Wednesday to tell...

School probes use of markers to ID unvaccinated students

Jun. 17, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Exeter School District has opened an investigation into the reported use of markers to identify unvaccinated students at the high school's prom, just one of multiple issues related to schooling that has sparked condemnation and anger. School...

Indiana unions sue over yearly hurdle on teacher union dues

Jun. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three Indiana teachers unions have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a new state law that would require educators to renew requests every year for automatic paycheck deductions of union dues. Unions representing teachers with the Anderson,...