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Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

Jan. 18, 2022 15:24 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School clinic has sued federal immigration officials for failing to release records about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention facilities. The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program said in a lawsuit filed in...

Portland nurses 'urgently concerned' about health in schools

Jan. 17, 2022 20:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surge in Oregon — forcing some of the state’s largest school districts to close last week due to staffing shortages — a letter from three dozen nurses at the Portland Public School District circulated over the weekend, in which they question the...

UVM Medical Center reopens inpatient rehab at Fanny Allen

Jan. 15, 2022 11:11 AM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Medical Center has reopened its inpatient rehabilitation facility at its Fanny Allen campus in Colchester after working more than a year to solve an air quality issue, the hospital said. The issue made some staff feel dizzy and...

Teen placed on sex offender registry after school assaults

Jan. 12, 2022 19:28 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia teenager found guilty of sexually assaulting two female classmates at separate schools was ordered Wednesday to attend a locked, residential treatment facility until he turns 18. The 15-year-old boy also was ordered to be placed on the sex...

Judge dismisses challenge to religious exemption elimination

Jan. 12, 2022 17:55 PM EST

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that eliminated Connecticut's long-standing religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities, saying the state has an interest in protecting the health of...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 12, 2022 14:45 PM EST

Rome News-Tribune. January 8, 2022. Editorial: Vote for our educational future It’s easy to say “I don’t have kids” or “I don’t want to pay for that” but supporting the proposed education local option sales tax is an investment in our community’s...

Bus driver shortage forces Vancouver schools to go remote

Jan. 11, 2022 21:13 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A shortage of bus drivers caused by a surge of the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant has forced Vancouver Public Schools in southwest Washington to switch to a rotating schedule of remote instruction in its middle and high schools, making it the latest Pacific...

Kemp seeks $2,000 bonuses for teachers soon to speed raise

Jan. 11, 2022 15:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp wants teachers to get the remaining $2,000 of his proposed $5,000 raise as soon as possible, with plans to ask lawmakers to give teachers a one-time $2,000 bonus before the current budget year ends, according to information obtained by The Associated Press. ...

California budget confronts climate change, homeless, crime

Jan. 10, 2022 20:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a $286.4 billion budget that sets off months of budget talks with his fellow Democrats, who control the state Legislature, before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Newsom focused much of his budget proposal...

Ida victims move from tent camps to trailers 4 months later

Jan. 10, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged...