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Former NC Gov. Perdue back leading national testing board

Oct. 14, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is once again leading a board that oversees standardized tests designed to measure student achievement nationwide. U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced that Perdue will be chair of the National...

Louisiana's score on ACT college test falls for another year

Oct. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The average score of Louisiana's high school seniors on the ACT college readiness test fell for a fourth year in a row and remains among the lowest in the nation. The state's composite score on the ACT exam that measures skills in English,...

Louisiana intends to scrap school letter grades this year

Oct. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top school board Wednesday agreed to shelve letter grades for public schools this year because of the coronavirus outbreak, assuming the federal government signs off on the move as expected. The action from the state Board of...

UMaine hockey to require fans get COVID-19 shot or show test

Oct. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — University of Maine sports fans will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to go to home hockey and basketball games. The university announced the policy on Monday. The new policy goes into effect on Friday, and fans will...

New York public schools to end gifted and talented program

Oct. 08, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will phase out its program for gifted and talented students that critics say favors whites and Asian American students, while enrolling disproportionately few Black and Latino children, in the nation's largest school system. Starting in the...

LSU ends vaccination, testing requirements for Tiger Stadium

Oct. 08, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Citing the state's sharp declines in COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations, Louisiana State University announced Friday it will no longer require proof of coronavirus vaccinations or negative tests to enter Tiger Stadium for football games. ...

In California, inconsistent school COVID rules are the norm

Oct. 08, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that schools are back in session, parents are mastering this year’s new school vocabulary: Modified quarantine, antigen vs. PCR testing and the so-called Swiss cheese model for keeping classrooms safe, which has become the butt of a few jokes. ...

Florida submits plan for final $2.3 billion in school relief

Oct. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, proposing to boost reading and math programs and help students who want to learn a trade. The plan also acknowledges the challenges of the pandemic,...

Free lunches earn business access to New Mexico lawmakers

Oct. 07, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Companies clamoring for contracts on internet services and student testing are buying legislators free lunches at meetings about education policy. It’s a legal and a frequent practice that some people find unappetizing. On Tuesday, Democratic and...

Walz calls for vaccine and testing requirements for teachers

Oct. 05, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz called on lawmakers Tuesday to approve a series of new moves to respond to the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine and testing requirements for teachers, school staff, and long-term care workers, and measures to relieve strained hospital...