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Top official in Tennessee's teacher organization to retire

Apr. 8, 2020 3:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The executive director of Tennessee's largest teacher organization is retiring. The Tennessee Education Association announced Tuesday that Carolyn Crowder was retiring from the organization after serving seven years in the position. Assistant Executive Director Terrance Gibson will...

A normally student filled campus square at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., is deserted in face of the coronavirus, as the liberal arts school, like many others, faces financial and enrollment challenges Friday, April 3, 2020. At present, the school has switched to on-line teaching. Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered a series of financial losses (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Apr. 7, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions. Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as they refund...

A sign acknowledging the work of doctors and nurses is posted on a traffic control box outside Brooklyn Hospital Center, as a hospital worker, right, waits for a traffic light to change before reporting to duty, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in New York. The Brooklyn hospital is one of several in the area treating high numbers of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NY's death count nears 4,200, but there's a glimmer of hope

Apr. 5, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200. Cuomo said it was too soon to determine whether the pandemic had reached...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York. Cuomo, a Democrat, ripped the GOP-led Senate's version of the coronavirus package as

Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets

Mar. 27, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them millions to try to contain the disease just as businesses are shutting down and tax revenue is collapsing. The sharp drop in revenue could jeopardize some states' ability to provide basic services. States ranging from tiny...

U of Rochester, ex-professors settle retaliation claims

Mar. 27, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine former professors and students who said they faced retaliation after bringing sexual misconduct claims against a professor, the group's attorneys said Friday. “Our clients have had to leave...

FILE- In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden, participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

American Federation of Teachers backs Biden for president

Mar. 22, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

Joe Biden has secured endorsements from both of the nation's major teacher unions after the American Federation of Teachers on Sunday voted to back his presidential campaign. The AFT's executive council voted to support Biden after months of town halls and candidate interviews that drew thousands of its 1.7...

State Rep. G.A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, wears a mask during House floor proceedings in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, March 19, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

Tennessee lawmakers pass budget, recess amid virus outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Working in the close quarters health officials advised against, Tennessee lawmakers cut short their 2020 session and won't return until June 1 after passing a dramatically reduced spending plan for the upcoming year in reaction to widespread coronavirus-related disruptions....

This Tennessee Department of Transportation's dynamic message sign, on Interstate 24 west, in Chattanooga, Tenn., is encouraging people to limit travel during the COVID-19 outbreak Tuesday, March 18, 2020. TDOT signs all along the interstate in Chattanooga had the same message.  (Robin Rudd/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Gov. Lee scales back Tennessee spending amid virus outbreak

Mar. 18, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday proposed funneling money into relief for tornado and health crises, scaling back planned teacher raises, and socking more cash away into reserves, as the state reacted to the global impact of the coronavirus on everyday life. The...

The American flag flies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Wide swath of economy seeks share of COVID-19 rescue package

Mar. 17, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress works on a rescue package to help shore up a U.S. economy hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a wide swath of business, from the solar power industry to casinos and hotels, along with doctors, nurses and educators are urging lawmakers to give them a share of the pie. The...

People pose for photos with the Charging Bull statue in New York's Financial District, Sunday, March 15, 2020. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said Saturday that more than 600 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York City schools to close Monday to fight coronavirus

Mar. 15, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will close the nation's largest public school system Monday, sending over 1.1 million children home in hopes of curbing the spread of coronavirus, the city's mayor announced Sunday. A somber Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the decision to close schools through at least April 20...