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Suicide bomber strikes Kabul education center, killing 19

Sep. 30, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding 27, including teenagers who were taking university practice entry exams, a Taliban spokesman said. The morning explosion at the...

EXPLAINER: Mastriano's plan for Pennsyvlania school choice

Sep. 28, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — During his campaign, Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has alluded to proposals that would be a transformative overhaul of the state's more than $30 billion K-12 education system, with public dollars eligible to fund students’ private...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Sep. 20, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike that delayed the start of the school year in Washington state's largest district. The vote results were announced Tuesday by the union, the Seattle Education Association. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2022. Editorial: NY Board of Regents attack educational standards again In their latest strike at education standards, the state Board of Regents this week set the bar for passing the once-prestigious Regents Exams at just a 50% score for...

Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers, administrators and parent volunteers welcomed children back to school in Seattle on Wednesday following a weeklong educators strike that delayed the start of classes. Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association announced Monday night that...

Judge to consider dismissal of anti-discrimination laws suit

Sep. 14, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge is considering a motion from the state to dismiss challenges to New Hampshire's new anti-discrimination laws filed by teachers and administrators who say they are confused about what they can legally teach. Judge Paul Barbadoro said Wednesday...

School to start Wednesday in Seattle after weeklong strike

Sep. 14, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Classes will begin Wednesday in Seattle following a weeklong teachers strike that delayed the start of the new school year. Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association announced Monday night that they had reached a tentative agreement on a new...

Officials announce tentative deal to resolve Seattle teachers strike that has delayed start of school

Sep. 13, 2022 00:22 AM EDT
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials announce tentative deal to resolve Seattle teachers strike that has delayed start of school.

Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard

Sep. 12, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Everywhere, it seems, back-to-school has been shadowed by worries of a teacher shortage. The U.S. education secretary has called for investment to keep teachers from quitting. A teachers union leader has described it as a five-alarm emergency. News coverage...