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Nobel Prize for 3 chemists who made molecules 'click'

Oct. 05, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists were jointly awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way of “snapping molecules together” that can be used to explore cells, map DNA and design drugs that can target diseases such as cancer more precisely. ...

76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

Oct. 03, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality. Sometimes, his speeches sound like they...

Scrutinized charter school operator drops Tennessee appeals

Sep. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college has dropped its appeals in Tennessee seeking to open three schools there, despite local school boards rejecting their initial request. The school operator's decision ends...

Wisconsin test scores show post-pandemic academic slide

Sep. 29, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Test scores for Wisconsin grade school students show declines since the coronavirus pandemic and persistent gaps, though there were signs of progress in the last school year. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday on the math and language arts tests for...

Spelman College to get $5.7M to expand science, math faculty

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation that promotes science and math research is giving Atlanta's Spelman College $5.7 million. The New York-based Simons Foundation announced the gift Wednesday to the historically Black private women's college. Spelman said the money will pay...

Effort to rescind revised sex education in WI district fails

Sep. 28, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — An effort to rescind a revised sex education curriculum in a suburban Milwaukee school district that includes instruction to students as young as kindergarteners has failed. The Wauwatosa School Board heard a rare motion Tuesday night to rescind the Human...

Tom Brady's TB12 Method is in schools. Experts have doubts.

Sep. 23, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

In some Tampa Bay-area schools, students use foam rollers and vibrating spheres to massage their muscles as they work toward goals for strength and flexibility. It’s all part of a new physical education curriculum from quarterback Tom Brady, whose vision for healthy living is fueling a fitness...

AP FACT CHECK: Lake distorts Hobbs' education votes in Ariz.

Sep. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.” In a 3-minute social media video,...

Oregon students' math, reading skills plummet post-pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The math, reading and writing skills of Oregon students have plummeted in the wake of the pandemic and the school disruptions that came with it, state education officials said. Testing from spring 2022 shows students who were already behind before the pandemic...

Suit challenges implementation of Disabilities Education Act

Sep. 22, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A class-action suit filed on Wednesday challenges Virginia’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia asserts that when parents challenge school plans for...