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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...

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...

S. Dakota social studies hearings pit teachers against Noem

Sep. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota teachers and school administrators overwhelmingly voiced opposition on Monday to Gov. Kristi Noem's proposed standards for social studies in public schools, saying the proposal saddles them with expanding and unwieldy criteria to cover in classrooms but fails...

NY private schools must show they're teaching the basics

Sep. 13, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Private and religious schools in New York face greater scrutiny after state education leaders approved rules Tuesday requiring them to prove their academic programs line up with those of public schools. The unanimous vote by the Board of Regents follows several...

New York poised to strengthen oversight of nonpublic schools

Sep. 12, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

New York is poised to strengthen its oversight of private and religious schools following years of complaints that thousands of children are graduating from ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools lacking basic academic skills, including the ability to read English. A Board of Regents...

Conservative college's curriculum gets foothold in S. Dakota

Sep. 12, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A few days before middle school teacher Shaun Nielsen joined a work group to develop South Dakota's social studies standards, he got a thick package in the mail. Sent from Hillsdale, Michigan, home to a conservative private college enjoying outsize...

Tennessee school touts engineering physics accreditation

Sep. 06, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Austin Peay State University recently earned accreditation from ABET for its bachelor of science program in engineering physics. ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing,...

NC student scores improve, but more schools low-performing

Sep. 01, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of additional North Carolina public schools are now labeled as low-performing, even as 2021-22 student test scores improved overall compared to the previous year marked by COVID-19 instructional restrictions, score results released Thursday show. Data...

Virginia test scores: Achievement below pre-pandemic levels

Aug. 18, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia students made one-year gains in most subjects but achievement in all areas remains below pre-pandemic levels, the Department of Education said Thursday as it released the year's standardized test scores. In mathematics, 66% of students across all...

WVa providing free COVID tests, vaccines at schools

Aug. 16, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's health agency has bought 16 vans to provide free COVID-19 testing and vaccines at school and community events, officials said. A grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for the vans, the state Department of Health...