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Virginia test scores: Achievement below pre-pandemic levels

Aug. 18, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia students made one-year gains in most subjects but achievement in all areas remains below pre-pandemic levels, the Department of Education said Thursday as it released the year's standardized test scores. In mathematics, 66% of students across all...

Mississippi sees rebound in latest student test scores

Aug. 18, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi student test scores are exceeding pre-pandemic levels in two subjects after a decline the previous year, according to results released Thursday by the state Department of Education. The statewide results from the 2021-22 Mississippi Academic...

Families win $5M in settlement over classroom abuse suit

Aug. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The families of four nonverbal special education students have received $5 million in settlement money after they sued the county school system based in West Virginia's state capitol, alleging abuse in the classroom. The Charleston Gazette-Mail obtained...

UMaine appoints interim athletic director

Aug. 17, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Samantha Hegmann-Wary, associate athletic director for compliance, will serve as acting athletic director at the University of Maine starting next month, officials said Wednesday. The appointment was announced after the departure of Athletic Director Ken Ralph,...

Noem releases social study standards burnishing U.S. history

Aug. 15, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday released a revised proposal for social studies standards in public schools that lays out a mostly shining vision of American history, after an initial draft of the standards came under heavy criticism last year from conservatives...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 14, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Texas Republicans must extend health care for new mothers after abortion ban Republican lawmakers who voted to ban abortion in Texas say they’re committed to protecting the health of pregnant women who are now...

Woman reaches children with educational songs and books

Aug. 14, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

FOREST, Va. (AP) — Local children’s book author and songwriter Sara Ernst has worked with children nearly her entire life in some way, shape or form since she was a child herself, beginning with babysitting when she was 9 or 10 years old and volunteering in the church nursery. ...

Delaware standardized test results show room for improvement

Aug. 09, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Less than one-fourth of Delaware high school students scored proficiently in math in standardized testing for the 2021-2022 school year, and less than half were proficient in reading, according to test results released Tuesday. The results showed 47% of high school students...

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Aug. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess. ...

Roots of Music aims to change New Orleans kids’ lives

Aug. 06, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One. Two. Three. Four. One. Two. Ready. Breathe. For a brief moment, it’s silent as a roomful of grade-schoolers take a breath and wait for a signal. With a wave of his hand, their director, Lawrence Rawlins, queues them in and...