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Brookline teachers to strike after contract talks stall

May. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Public school teachers in a wealthy Boston suburb are preparing to strike after contract negotiations with school officials stalled early Sunday. The Brookline Educators Union bargained for nearly nine hours with the Brookline School Committee before...

Utah AG memo: School book removal can violate 1st Amendment

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Supreme Court has long recognized that students have their own First Amendment rights in school. Removing books from school libraries, as some parent groups and individuals in Utah have pushed local school boards and administrators to do this school year...

District considers longer hours for assistant teachers

May. 14, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — Assistant teachers in Mississippi will receive a $2,000 pay raise starting July 1, but one school district could make its assistants work a longer schedule. A proposal awaiting consideration by the Jackson County School Board would extend assistant teachers'...

Maryland internship program trains firefighters of tomorrow

May. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Three firefighters entered a building that simulated a burning third-floor apartment fire. In the training exercise, Bryan Duvall douses the flames with a hose while Tiffany Huber and Riley Becker search for a missing firefighter. The rescuers’ vision is...

3 years into KIPP’s teacher pipeline plan, students thrive

May. 14, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twelve years ago, Alyana Jefferson was a kindergarten student in Cherelyn Poe’s KIPP Central City classroom, learning to read and do basic math. Now a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, Jefferson has a different role in the same classroom: She’s...

Tennessee students take business proposals to ‘Shark Tank’

May. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — One by one Tuesday afternoon, about a dozen Holston View Elementary fifth-grade students stepped through a curtain into a dimly lit room and gave their best product pitch to a steely-eyed panel with questions aplenty. It marked the opening day for Holston...

All in the family: Dad, son, daughter earn master's degrees

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A father and his two children have graduated together from a branch of Mississippi State University, each earning a master's degree in education. Commondre Cole, son Ja’Coby Cole and daughter Iesha Gully were among the 153 graduates Thursday at...

School resource officer on leave after fight with student

May. 13, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A resource officer at a North Carolina elementary school has been placed on administrative leave after he got into a fight with a student, officials said. Henderson County Public Schools issued a statement on Thursday saying the principal at Fletcher...

Florida county hurt by pandemic offers tuition to graduates

May. 13, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

After two years of a pandemic that battered the workforce of this tourism-dependent county in central Florida, leaders had a gift for departing high school graduates this month: free tuition at either the local community college or the county technical school. Osceola County...

2 West Virginia students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two students from rival West Virginia high schools have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High in Morgantown are two of 161 U.S. high school seniors...