Latest Primary and secondary education News

Troops, bureaucrats will sub for sick teachers in New Mexico

Jan. 19, 2022 14:51 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

Republican lawmakers target Arizona school boards group

Jan. 19, 2022 14:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona School Boards Association, which successfully sued the Arizona Legislature to invalidate key parts of the state budget last year, is now being targeted by Republican lawmakers who have long opposed its efforts to lobby for local school boards. A...

New Mexico rolls out COVID-19 tests, schools running short

Jan. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is sending free COVID-19 home tests to low-income and underserved neighborhoods, but some school officials say a nationwide shortage of tests is putting them in a bind as they work meet state requirements aimed at keeping students and staff in the classroom. ...

Simmons College to use donation to expand

Jan. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simmons College will use a donation from the National Baptist Convention of America to expand its campus and purchase one of the first public schools for Black students in Kentucky, officials said. The National Baptist Convention gave the Historically Black...

Albuquerque schools confirm ransomware attack, resume class

Jan. 18, 2022 21:00 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools officials said Tuesday a cyber threat that forced the district to cancel classes for two days last week was a ransomware extortion attack. Ransomware attacks hold institutional data hostage, such as by locking it away through...

California offers college students $10K for public service

Jan. 18, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. ...

Confusion, lawsuit follow Virginia governor's order on masks

Jan. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new Republican governor was facing pushback from Democratic lawmakers, school districts and a group of parents who sued him Tuesday over an executive order that aims to create an opt-out for classroom mask mandates. The order issued Saturday and set...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. Jan. 18, 2022. Editorial: College credit During the first years of the Great Recession, college enrollment jumped by 16% between fall 2007 and fall 2010. It’s been the opposite during the pandemic, with colleges nationwide losing...

Washington students' test scores drop significantly

Jan. 18, 2022 17:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington students took their first state exams last fall since the pandemic began and their scores dropped. The Seattle Times reports that between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of students who met state standards on the math portion of the exam fell by 20...

Judge to decide lawsuit alleging admissions discrimination

Jan. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday. A federal judge in...