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University of Southern Maine to open new $10M music school

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine will be opening a new $10 million music school, thanks to a longtime supporter. D. Suzi Osher gave the USM Foundation its largest-ever donation. The donation will serve to advance plans for a new Center for the...

Test scores show pandemic toll on learning in Massachusetts

Sep. 21, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pandemic has taken a toll on the test scores of Massachusetts students, according to statewide MCAS test results from the spring 2021 exam released Tuesday by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Overall, the results revealed...

Maine college gets largest gift in history for music school

Sep. 21, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A public Maine university will use the largest monetary gift in its history to build a home for its school of music. Philanthropist D. Suzi Osher has given the $10 million gift to University of Southern Maine. USM President Glenn Cummings told the...

Noem: Changes to social studies standards should be delayed

Sep. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday she told the state Department of Education to delay changes to social studies standards up to one year to allow more people to weigh in on the recommendations. Noem’s move follows recent calls by the...

Virginia to add tests to find pandemic-related learning gaps

Sep. 19, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Schools across Virginia will soon administer additional testing to assess how students in grades 3 through 8 are doing in math and reading after two turbulent school years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the mandated tests are part of...

Louisiana 16-year-old is a finalist in global video contest

Sep. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BROUSSARD, La. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Anil Cacodcar sits in an eerily lit home office and makes a bold claim — “Zombies actually do exist.” It’s the main thesis of a 3-minute video he created to explain prion protein diseases in a creative and engaging way. The...

UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

More Kentucky school districts extending mask requirements

Sep. 15, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than three-fourths of Kentucky's school districts have extended mask requirements as one school system mourned the coronavirus-related death of a teacher Wednesday and the state reported its fourth-highest daily total of COVID-19 cases. The...

Iowa State University gets $42M gift for new facility

Sep. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University alumni have provided a $42 million gift commitment to build a new facility for industrial engineering students. C.G. “Turk” and Joyce A. McEwen Therkildsen's gift to the university's Department of Industrial and...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...