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Clark County School District confirms 1st case of monkeypox

Aug. 12, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest school district has its first case of monkeypox. The Clark County School District in Las Vegas announced Friday that someone at Palo Verde High School has been diagnosed with monkeypox. District officials did not say whether the...

North Dakota district no longer reciting pledge at meetings

Aug. 12, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The school board in North Dakota's largest city decided to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, prompting a Republican lawmaker to vow to push for a voucher program that would allow public money to pay for private school tuition. The Fargo...

Gov: No school vouchers approved yet for Tennessee families

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday the state had not yet approved any school vouchers for families seeking taxpayer funds to cover private school expenses, even as students begin a new school year. The Republican governor had announced in mid-July that the...

Kansas district rejects strategic plan urging diversity

Aug. 12, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district's board rejected a proposed strategic plan after some members questioned its emphasis on diversity and students' mental health. The Derby Board of Education voted 4-3 this week to reject a plan presented after months of work by parents,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 11, 2022. Editorial: Black bears are here to stay. We need to learn to live with them. West Hartford resident Bill Priest said it best: “I was in total shock.” And let’s all be honest with each other, how else would you...

Tests show Indiana 3rd graders below normal reading levels

Aug. 10, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New standardized test results released Wednesday show reading levels of Indiana's younger students have improved just slightly but still remain below results from before the pandemic. Nearly one in five students “have not mastered foundational reading skills...

Delaware standardized test results show room for improvement

Aug. 09, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Less than one-fourth of Delaware high school students scored proficiently in math in standardized testing for the 2021-2022 school year, and less than half were proficient in reading, according to test results released Tuesday. The results showed 47% of high school students...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 09, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. August 5, 2022. Editorial: Illinois gets high marks early on clean energy, but renewables pose a challenge Illinois is one of six states that together account for about a fifth of the nation’s carbon emissions output. So it has been...

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Aug. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 08, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. August 7, 2022. Editorial: Iowa tax holiday should extend to school supplies, most everything else After more than 20 years of administering Iowa’s sales tax holiday weekend in the same way, state officials do not appear interested in...