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Educator Warehouse runs low on funding, supplies

Jan. 28, 2023 00:02 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The day outwardly didn’t hold much promise for Karel Chandler. The weather, as it tends to this time of year, was sodden. Clouds hung low and heavy over a cold, gray morning. The holidays hovered over the calendar, so that made...

Native American leaders: Educational trust fund will be key

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders said creating a special $50 million trust fund to help finance educational programs within tribal communities in New Mexico, where there are the lowest rates of reading and math proficiency in the country, would be a big step toward improving...

Police: 29-year-old posed as teen to enroll in high school

Jan. 27, 2023 15:44 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman used false documents to enroll as a New Jersey high school student and attended some classes over a four-day period before her scheme was discovered last week, authorities said. It's not yet known what the woman's intentions were,...

College halts diversity training to comply with DeSantis law

Jan. 27, 2023 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An optional training class on diversity for faculty at a central Florida public college has been canceled so administrators can ensure it complies with a new state law known as the “Stop Woke" act. Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske wrote in an email...

Student groups show support for Minnesota college president

Jan. 27, 2023 14:31 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Representatives of several student groups at a Minnesota college that dismissed an adjunct art instructor for showing an image of the Prophet Muhammad to her class say they do not want the school's embattled president to resign. In a letter published...

Fallout from shooting by first-grader includes staff shakeup

Jan. 27, 2023 13:57 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The fallout from the shooting of a teacher by a 6-year-old student in Virginia has prompted a staff shakeup in the Newport News school district. In addition to the firing of Superintendent Gary Parker this week, the principal and assistant principal of...

Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Jan. 27, 2023 08:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nichole Mason first became concerned when she learned administrators at her children's public school were allowing transgender students to use girls' bathrooms. Her frustrations mounted when she felt her children's next school went too far with how they enforced COVID...

World champion says Rubik's Cube and violin go hand in hand

Jan. 27, 2023 07:41 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan student is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube. He also is an accomplished violinist. Stanley Chapel says the two fields go hand in hand. Not only does...

Review: Cannes breakout ‘Close’ tells of innocence and grief

Jan. 26, 2023 14:48 PM EST

“ Close ” is a crushing story of grief told with grace by Belgian director Lukas Dhont. At its heart is a friendship, loving and deep, between two 13-year-old boys, Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi (Gustav De Waele), in the countryside. It is summertime when we meet them, playing...

Missouri Senate GOP backs bills on transgender children

Jan. 26, 2023 13:08 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of Missouri's state Senate on Thursday said Republican senators are unified against letting transgender girls play on girls' sports teams. Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden's comments to reporters on Thursday signal that restrictions on...