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Full sun or some shade? Testing teas in south Louisiana

May. 09, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University scientist is testing whether tea plants in south Louisiana do better in full sun or partial shade. Two New Iberia farmers and one in Amite are trying their hands at tea farming, and an organic farm in the Alexandria area...

As US reopens, campuses tighten restrictions for virus

May. 08, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About a year into mask mandates, nasal swabs and remote classes, the atmosphere turned tense at the University of Vermont as the school cracked down on rules for social distancing and face coverings amid a spike in student COVID-19 cases. Students...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. May 4, 2021. Editorial: It’s time, Cambridge THE ISSUE: A Washington County school district is debating whether to retire the Indians name and mascot. THE STAKES: ...

Latin American student club transforms into advocacy group

May. 02, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Yaslin Machuca Molina was a sophomore at Baltimore City College High School in 2014, she only knew five other Latino classmates. So she cofounded a club for students to learn about Latin American culture: hosting movie nights, having pinata-making lessons and holding...

West Virginia University extends policy on admission tests

Apr. 26, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has extended its relaxed requirement for test scores for students seeking admission as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The practice began last fall and continued this spring. It is currently in effect for fall 2021...

Syria schools begin final exams weeks early because of virus

Apr. 25, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students in government-controlled parts of Syria began taking final exams Sunday after a three-week schools closure to limit the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency SANA reported. Syria has witnessed a sharp...

Kansas governor vetoes GOP-backed education measures

Apr. 22, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed two Republican-backed education bills on Thursday, including one that would have required high school students to pass a civics test to graduate and another that would have allowed districts to incorporate gun safety courses into their...

NASA to launch Rhodes College satellite into space

Apr. 21, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rhodes College in Tennessee says NASA will launch into space a small satellite being designed and built at the liberal arts school. The Memphis-based college said in a news release that the satellite is among 14 small research satellites chosen by...

Exam requirement lifted for Class of 2022 due to pandemic

Apr. 20, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — This year’s 11th graders won’t be required to take the MCAS test to graduate as the state continues to slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education board voted Tuesday to modify graduation...

Wisconsin schools receiving $175 million for COVID-19 tests

Apr. 20, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin schools will receive more than $175 million in federal funding to pay for school-based COVID-19 testing for teachers, students and staff, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. The money is coming to Wisconsin as part of $10 billion the U.S....