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Tutoring platform, state form partnership for high schoolers

Jan. 18, 2021 3:14 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An online tutoring service is partnering with the state of New Hampshire to offer free tutoring to high school students. Schoolhouse.world is a platform that connects people around the world to have free, small-group tutoring sessions. It offers tutoring in high school math and...

New Mexico reopens classrooms to some students after halt

Jan. 18, 2021 2:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Classrooms in some New Mexico schools were scheduled on Monday to allow in-person education for the first time this semester. In-person classes were temporarily suspended by the state for two weeks earlier this month to prevent a feared increase in COVID-19 cases, Albuquerque...

Wisconsin tribal school's science project returns from space

Jan. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — When the SpaceX Cargo Dragon 2 ship returned to Earth from the International Space Station this week, it carried onboard a very special package for a tribal school in Wisconsin — fish eggs. A team of eighth-grade students from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Hayward had...

This Jan. 17, 2021 photo shows the independent Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon, Vt. Four families, including one whose children attend the school, are suing Vermont over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions, with the towns paying the tuition. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

Jan. 18, 2021 9:35 AM EST

Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions. The Vermont system in which certain towns pay tuition...

SC state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

Jan. 18, 2021 9:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can't travel in person. There are videos and other supplemental activates to teach science and history to elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Discover Carolina program started...

Jackson students return to classroom after semester virtual

Jan. 18, 2021 9:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Jackson Public Schools students will be returning to the classroom on Tuesday for the first time in months. The entire district was learning from home last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. WAPT-TV reports the district’s Smart Restart plan for the spring...

Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.  The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas are required to have proof of a negative Covid test. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Jan. 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health...

Ex-high school athletes work to build youth sports academy

Jan. 17, 2021 12:02 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Shyheem Thompson said he remembers the lack of after-school programs for kids in Thibodaux. Thompson said they would often get into trouble on the streets since they didn’t have places to go. “It’s just things we didn’t have growing up,” Thompson...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

Oklahoma City schools to resume some in-person classes

Jan. 16, 2021 12:23 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City school district is set to resume some in-person classes for the district’s youngest students and those in alternative education, Superintendent Sean McDaniel said Saturday. Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade students and those in alternative education will...