Latest School infrastructure News

The Latest: Classes canceled at more schools near tank fires

Mar. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 10 p.m. Two more Houston-area school districts near a burning petrochemical tank farm have called off classes. The Galena Park and Sheldon school districts joined the Deer Park and La...

Tennessee lawmakers scale back charter school proposal

Mar. 20, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday significantly scaled back Gov. Bill Lee's pitch to make it easier to open high-quality charter schools and shutter poor performing ones. Lee, a Republican who took office in January, proposed the initiative during his first State of the State...

Official: Missing $3 part may have led to student's death

Mar. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University student from Minnesota, a Mississippi transportation official said. An attorney for the trucking company said, "I think they may be mistaken." One of two 3-inch (7.6-centimeter) locking...

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

Mar. 15, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday. Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster occurred in...

Nigeria halts search a day after school collapses; 8 dead

Mar. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and could rise. As some anguished families protested and sifted through the rubble for any sign of their children,...

The Latest: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school

Mar. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. National Emergency Management Agency official Ibrahim...

2nd day of searching at Nigeria school building collapse

Mar. 14, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered from the...

Dozens trapped in Nigeria school collapse, at least 8 dead

Mar. 13, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria's densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed...

The Latest: 8 dead, 37 rescued in Nigeria school collapse

Mar. 13, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A Nigerian emergency official says eight people are dead in a collapsed school building and 37 people have been rescued alive. The statement by National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye does...

Nigerian emergency official says 8 dead in collapsed school building, 37 rescued alive

Mar. 13, 2019 3:37 PM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian emergency official says 8 dead in collapsed school building, 37 rescued alive.