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New Mexico eyes overhaul of HS graduation requirements

Dec. 06, 2022 21:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High schoolers in New Mexico could one day need fewer class-unit credits to get their diploma, as state legislators began to overhaul graduation requirements Tuesday for consideration by lawmakers in early 2023. New Mexico has gone about 20 years since the...

NM relaxes testing for students on track to graduate in 2024

Dec. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is relaxing requirements for some high school students by eliminating the need to pass standardized tests as a way to demonstrate they're ready to graduate, the state Public Education Department said. The announcement made this week applies to...

Georgia releases school data, but no grades for third year

Nov. 17, 2022 16:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Education is releasing data on how public schools and districts performed in the 2021-2022 school year, but the state isn't assigning A-to-F letter grades for a third year in a row because of limited data following the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

New Mexico urges flu, COVID immunization for children

Nov. 16, 2022 13:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are encouraging the immunization of children against flu and COVID-19 without making changes to its list of other vaccines required for school entry in the fall of 2023. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday its school...

Corps finds no radioactive contamination at Missouri school

Nov. 09, 2022 16:14 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Testing by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found no radioactive contamination at a Missouri school that was shut down last month amid fears that nuclear material from a contaminated creek nearby had made its way into the school, Corps officials said Wednesday. ...

Education secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Nov. 01, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's education secretary has tested positive for COVID-19. Miguel Cardona, who has been vaccinated and boosted against the virus, tested positive Tuesday and has mild symptoms, the Education Department said in a statement. He tested...