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NY awards first round of vax scholarships for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EST

ALBANY. N.Y. (AP) — Ten preteens from around New York have won the first round of state college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday. The youths' names were drawn by lottery after their parents or...

Southern University Law Center adds Shreveport site

Nov. 27, 2021 13:25 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport campus of the Southern University Law Center will begin classes in a renovated library in January. The inaugural class will be comprised of eight Southern University Law students who will be in their last semester, The Shreveport...

Public schools report less than 300 in-person COVID cases

Nov. 27, 2021 11:27 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's K-12 public schools are continuing to report less than 300 COVID-19 cases that are deemed as being in-person and contagious. The Delaware State News reported this week that the numbers remained under the 300 mark for the fifth consecutive...

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

Nov. 27, 2021 09:50 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on their birth certificate. “Nobody...

Academy helps meet 'overwhelming' demand for caregivers

Nov. 27, 2021 09:07 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — From the outside, the event looked like an open house and community appreciation, a celebration of the Career Nursing Academy moving to a much larger space in a Locust Grove shopping center. But inside, the goings-on at the Orange County...

School districts receive grants to support homeless students

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department has awarded grants to eight districts to support homeless students. Gov. Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Wednesday that the department awarded more than $336,000 in McKinney-Vento...

Time to go? Experts try to make peace in N. Michigan town

Nov. 27, 2021 08:25 AM EST

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A consultant hired to make peace in a northern Michigan community is offering some tough medicine: Members of the local library board need to go. “This is a beautiful, wonderful community with ample opportunities and I see you guys tearing...

Report outlines rising costs, benefits of college degree

Nov. 27, 2021 08:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cory Britton doesn’t need a public policy institute report to fully appreciate the costs and benefits of a college education. He knows what it’s like to try to make ends meet with dead-end jobs and the anxiety of not having health insurance....

Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...

University ride service back after COVID-19 interruption

Nov. 27, 2021 01:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boynton Health’s Gopher Chauffeur is back operating after suspending its service in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Despite facing the challenge of a staff shortage, Gopher Chauffeur continues to operate as they hope to gain more student employees. ...