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Groups seek to boost the number of Black men teaching

Jan. 16, 2022 00:08 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tina Fletcher figured out her life’s purpose when she met her ninth-grade civics teacher. Mrs. Payne was Black, like Fletcher, and was one of the first teachers of color Fletcher had in her rural Arkansas town. “I knew from that point...

Alabama mulls literacy act change as reading scores improve

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than half of Alabama elementary school teachers are now trained in the science of reading, and the state is seeing major increases in summer learning participation, according to a recent report by the Alabama Reading Initiative. “We have to raise our...

Vermont Supreme Court upholds order to close gun school

Jan. 14, 2022 18:18 PM EST

The Vermont Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court order that the owner of an unpermitted firearms training school that has drawn complaints about noise and intimidation from neighbors demolish any unpermitted buildings on the Pawlet property and pay more than $46,600. In its...

Gov. Kate Brown has $200 million workforce development plan

Jan. 12, 2022 13:35 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is proposing a a $200 million legislative package to bolster the state’s workforce during the pandemic. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the program, titled “Future Ready Oregon,” aims to prioritize key populations...

About 8,000 workers to be trained using federal COVID funds

Jan. 11, 2022 16:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is dedicating about $62 million of its federal COVID-19 relief funds to train and ultimately place 8,000 workers in health care, information technology, manufacturing and other industries. The Office of Workforce Strategy announced...

South Dakota film to feature Native American elders' voices

Jan. 01, 2022 01:23 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Urla Marcus has hoped for a long time to preserve the voices of area elders in a carefully crafted, artistic format. Now Marcus, director of the Center for American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, will help to shape a documentary to do just that. ...

Minot adult learning center expands opportunities for GEDs

Jan. 01, 2022 01:20 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot Adult Learning Center is offering a great opportunity for people who want to earn their high school general equivalency diploma or learn English at the same time as they are studying to become certified as a certified nursing assistant. Jennifer Kraft,...

COVID outbreak reported at Mormon missionary training center

Dec. 30, 2021 17:21 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' main training center for missionaries in Provo, Utah, church officials said Thursday. The Provo Missionary Training Center, which resumed in-person training in June,...

Mississippi receives over $500K for K-12 school support

Dec. 30, 2021 14:03 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is receiving $543 million from the federal government to implement health measures to keep K-12 schools open during the ongoing pandemic and provide internet access, tutoring and mental health support to students. The money is part of a $1.6...

Louisiana doubling welfare aid after 20 years at same rate

Dec. 25, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is doubling cash payments available to poor families through its welfare programs next year, the first increase in more than two decades, according to the state's social services department. Benefits will be boosted to the national average for...