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Romania pushes to add climate change education in schools

Jan. 15, 2022 02:56 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president wants to add sections on climate change and environmental issues to the national school curriculum to enable students to learn more about the challenges the world faces from climate change. President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday launched...

San Quentin inmate podcast host among California clemencies

Jan. 13, 2022 21:27 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Thursday commuted the sentence of an inmate who has drawn national attention as co-host of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast Ear Hustle, which is produced inside San Quentin State Prison. Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision will allow...

Partisan divide on COVID policy widens in state legislatures

Jan. 12, 2022 13:38 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Democratic-led Washington state, just four lawmakers were present in the 98-member House this week as they convened a mostly remote session with an abundance of caution. Anyone working there is required to be tested for COVID-19 three days a week and show proof of...

10 winners announced for I Love My Librarian award

Jan. 10, 2022 15:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Librarians aren't only loved for the books they recommend. This year's winners of the I Love My Librarian were cited for everything from their support during the COVID-19 pandemic to their participation in community baseball. On Monday, the American Library...

Savannah high school student creates mentorship program

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Savannah Arts Academy student Ava Dorminey decided she wanted to help students who might be struggling from the pandemic. She thought about a school supply drive or a mentorship program. “I wanted to create an...

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

Jan. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Troops have been deployed to London hospitals. Health care workers infected with COVID-19 are treating patients in France. The Netherlands is under a lockdown, and tented field hospitals have gone up in Sicily. Nations across Europe are scrambling to...

About 800 of Hawaii's 12,000 public school teachers out sick

Jan. 06, 2022 13:49 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — At least 800 Hawaii public school teachers were out sick this week, officials said. Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi said the schools are seeing disruptions because of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. In...

State dismisses union's request to close schools Monday

Dec. 31, 2021 13:56 PM EST

A request Friday by the largest teachers union in Massachusetts to keep public schools closed Monday when most students were scheduled to return after the holiday break, so staff members can go in and get tested for COVID-19, was immediately dismissed by state education officials. ...

Hochul takes on COVID critics, cuts health worker quarantine

Dec. 24, 2021 19:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is shortening the amount of time essential workers must stay home after testing positive for COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday, seeking to strike a balance between staunching the virus' rapid spread and keeping critical jobs as fully staffed as possible. ...

Native American KU students want a say in criminal cases

Dec. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some Native American students at the University of Kansas want a say in criminal cases involving vandalism and thefts at the “Native Hosts” art exhibit. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that members of the First Nations Student Association have asked the...