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Former camp counselor pleads not guilty to assaulting camper

Nov. 30, 2021 16:41 PM EST

CONCORD, NH. (AP) — A former prep school teacher in Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to a sexual assault charge in 2015 involving a student is now facing charges that he sexually abused a camper years earlier when he worked as a counselor at a New Hampshire summer camp. ...

Immigrant parents complain of language barriers in schools

Nov. 23, 2021 14:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia parents who don't speak English say they've long been excluded from parts of their children's education because of language barriers, an issue that's only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning. Parents...

Nearly 100 Maryland students get wrong COVID vaccine dose

Nov. 17, 2021 18:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Nearly 100 Maryland elementary school students received an incorrect dose of the coronavirus vaccine at a clinic last week, health officials announced Monday. Officials were notifying the parents of 98 students at South Lake Elementary...

With US aid money, schools put bigger focus on mental health

Nov. 11, 2021 08:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In Kansas City, Kansas, educators are opening an after-school mental health clinic staffed with school counselors and social workers. Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, have set up social emotional learning teams to identify students dealing with crises. Chicago is staffing up...

More than 40 students get sick at North Carolina school

Nov. 09, 2021 13:56 PM EST

YADKINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina school district are trying to determine what caused more than 40 students to get sick on Monday. Sixth-grade students at Starmount Middle School in Boonville complained of various symptoms on Monday, including...

Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids

Nov. 08, 2021 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kids and information to parents on the benefits of the shots as the White House looks to speedily provide vaccines to those ages 5 to 11. ...

3 Tennessee school districts land $4.6M mental health grant

Nov. 08, 2021 04:03 AM EST

Tennessee officials say three school districts will receive more than $4.6 million in federal mental health program funding. The Tennessee Department of Education says Bledsoe County Schools, Haywood County Schools and Scott County Schools are receiving Project AWARE...

Teen wounded, another arrested in high school knife attack

Nov. 05, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — A knife attack at a Central California high school has sent one teenage boy to the hospital with numerous stab wounds and another to juvenile hall to face attempted homicide charges, police said Friday. A school resource officer responded to the...

Alabama campus no longer requiring masks if fully vaccinated

Oct. 31, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama will no longer require face coverings in most of its facilities for people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Beginning Friday, masks only will be mandated for unvaccinated people indoors and in crowded outdoor...

Parents, schools bracing for vaccination delays for kids

Oct. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Sides is so eager to get her three children — ages 5, 8 and 10 — vaccinated that she looked into enrolling her youngest in a clinical trial. Now, facing likely delays in scheduling shots, she’s considering crossing state lines if allowed. ...