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FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, students at Stuyvesant High School leave after classes in New York. Most New York City students will return to their physical schools two or three days a week and learn online the rest of the time under a plan announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020, by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said schools can't accommodate all their students at any one time and maintain safe social distancing. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYC mayor unveils plan to reopen schools in fall

Jul. 8, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a hybrid back-to-school plan Wednesday with most students inside their physical schools just two or three days a week, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it's up to him to decide whether schools can open at all. De Blasio said his plan calls for most...

In this undated photo provided by Southern Utah Athletics, Ghita Nassik hits the ball during tennis practice at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. Southern Utah announced June 23, 2020, it was eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis programs effective immediately due to budget cuts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. (Joey DeGraaf/Southern Utah Athletics  via AP)

As schools ponder cutting sports, tennis proves vulnerable

Jul. 6, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

The promise of college tennis lured Abhimanyu Vannemreddy from his home in India to the United States, where he settled in at Winthrop in South Carolina. Now he’s pondering his future thousands of miles away from his family as financial reality crashes down on his sport. Winthrop announced last month that...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J. School districts across America are in the midst of wrenching decisions during the summer about how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with socially distanced school buses, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children as the new norm. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open

Jul. 5, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, shows a note to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House has approved a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, File)

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

Jul. 1, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the construction site of Ealing Fields High School in west London, Monday June 29, 2020. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Boris Johnson says COVID-19 has been a disaster for Britain

Jun. 29, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country — and his faltering Conservative government — back on track. As the U.K. emerges from a...

Clemson has 14 more football players test positive this week

Jun. 26, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson said 14 more football players tested positive for the coronavirus this week, bringing the team total to 37 members who have had the disease since the school reopened facilities for workouts earlier this month. Clemson said Friday it has conducted 430 tests of its personnel...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, actress Elizabeth Banks arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Banks will play the manic science teacher Ms. Frizzle in a live-action film

Elizabeth Banks to drive 'Magic School Bus' onto big screens

Jun. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Magic School Bus” has traveled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it's going somewhere new: the big screen. Scholastic Entertainment said Thursday that it will make “a feature-length, live-action hybrid film” based on the animated TV show...

3 charged after medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide

Jun. 24, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while being restrained after throwing a sandwich, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Wednesday. Cornelius Fredericks, 16, died May 1, two days after he lost...

FILE - This is a Dec. 10, 1992, file photo showing Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott speaks at a news conference in Louisville, Ky. The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a dozen days after a Catholic high school also decided to remove references to Schott from its facilities. Over the years, UC students, faculty at alumni have objected to Schott's name on school facilities, but no changes were made. (AP Photo/John Goff, File)

U of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott's name from stadium

Jun. 23, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, 12 days after a Catholic high school also...

File-In this June 5, 2020, file photo, Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez poses for a photo in Hartford, Conn. In Hartford, which has 14.7 students per teacher, the district serves many high-poverty communities and also brings in thousands of students from 60 other towns through school-choice programs. The superintendent there said the challenges associated with reopening are so severe, it may be time to come up with entirely new models for instruction.  “Is it that the entire ecosystem has to be examined?” Torres-Rodriguez said (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Budgets put limits on social distancing options for schools

Jun. 23, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

As schools consider how and when to reopen their buildings during the pandemic, many are finding themselves overwhelmed by the potential expenses that would come with operating under social distancing guidelines: protective equipment, staff for smaller classes and additional transportation to keep students spread...