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Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll

Dec. 06, 2021 08:08 AM EST

Isolation. Anxiety. Uncertainty. The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on Americans of all ages, but a new poll finds that teens and young adults have faced some of the heaviest struggles as they come of age during a time of extreme turmoil. Overall,...

Broadband access remains an issue in remote parts of Nevada

Dec. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EST

OWYHEE, Nev. (AP) — Three days and one hour into the 2021-22 school year, the internet went out at Owyhee Combined School in northern Nevada. Teachers scrambled to recreate their lesson plans and presentations and could not log attendance. “We...

Donations improve how kids learn amid ongoing COVID concerns

Dec. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EST

When COVID-19 forced Claire Mansur to teach her fourth-grade reading students online instead of in the classroom, she thought about giving up as a teacher. Students at Gladstone Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, which serves a large population of immigrants and...

ASU students protest Rittenhouse as possible student

Dec. 01, 2021 20:33 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University student groups protesting Kyle Rittenhouse's ties to the school marched Wednesday, nearly coming to blows with his conservative-leaning supporters. Around 100 people rallied on the suburban Phoenix campus to urge the...

Former Temple U business dean convicted in rankings scandal

Nov. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury convicted the former dean of Temple University's business school on charges related to a scheme to falsely boost the school's rankings. The jury deliberated for less than an hour Monday before deciding Moshe Porat, 74, was guilty of federal...

Snow days could be a thing of the past at UNL

Nov. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a new policy gives UNL the option to...

Baltimore school teachers help kids unravel pandemic trauma

Nov. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Students had just divided into small groups in Jaylin Ramsey’s fourth grade classroom, giving a boy the opportunity to tell her why his mind wasn’t on reading. His mother had COVID, which frightened him because another family member died of the virus. He blamed...

New Mexico sees TV tech as one fix to K-12 internet divide

Nov. 19, 2021 15:20 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Internet problems continue to slow down many students in the U.S. state of New Mexico, but a pilot project using TV signals to transmit computer files may help. On Thursday, state public education officials distributed devices to eight families in...

Virus surge worsens in Midwest as states expand boosters

Nov. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EST

A surge in cases in the Upper Midwest has some Michigan schools keeping students at home ahead of Thanksgiving and the military sending medical teams to Minnesota to relieve hospital staffs overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. The worsening outlook in the Midwest comes as...

Schools shift learning, take days off to ease COVID stress

Nov. 18, 2021 11:28 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest school district said it will switch to online learning on Fridays in December in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the need for mental health relief. Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told families that it's critical that 75% of...