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$7,500 bonus on tap for BR teachers hired in core subjects

Jul. 22, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Teachers of core subjects — English, math, science and social studies — are eligible for a $7,500 hiring bonus in the East Baton Rouge Parish school district. The move comes as the system continues to struggle to staff schools for the upcoming year. On...

Georgia test scores rise, but stay below pre-pandemic levels

Jul. 22, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Test scores for Georgia students recovered some in the 2021-2022 school year from from their pandemic plunge, but remain significantly below pre-pandemic levels, raising questions about whether students can fully recover and how long that might take. The Georgia...

Dartmouth names its 1st female president, to start in 2023

Jul. 21, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has named its first female president in the private Ivy League university's over 250-year history. Sian Leah Beilock, 46, the current president of Barnard College and a leading expert on the brain science behind “choking under pressure,"...

Studies: France is a melting pot but discrimination lurks

Jul. 16, 2022 02:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two landmark new studies in France are bursting myths about immigration at a time when xenophobic far-right discourse has gained ground. They show that the children of immigrants are increasingly melting into French society but some with African and Asian backgrounds face persistent...

Some schools build affordable housing to retain teachers

Jul. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area high school teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her own place this month, paying a deeply discounted $1,500 a month for a one-bedroom with expansive views within walking distance to work. ...

Northeast Florida teacher is state's Teacher of the Year

Jul. 15, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A seventh grade math teacher from northeast Florida has been chosen as the state's Teacher of the Year. Melissa Matz, who teaches at Lakeside Junior High School in Clay County, was picked for the award among the state's almost 185,000 public school teachers....

Indiana students improve on tests, trail pre-pandemic marks

Jul. 13, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana students had small improvements in their English and math scores, with standardized test results released Wednesday indicating a tentative bright spot following years of pandemic-disrupted learning. Results for the spring 2022 ILEARN exam from the...

New cohort of 27 chosen for WVa teaching scholarships

Jul. 05, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said. A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars,...

LSU engineering seniors help make dreams come true

Jun. 19, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Suddenly, it happened. Emerson Allen could throw a baseball. Not a big deal, you say? Well, don’t tell that to Emerson. The 15-year-old girl has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, a disease that severely limits her movement and use of her limbs....

Brookland-Cayce High gets warning about graduation needs

Jun. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school has been warned it could lose its accreditation if it doesn't correct problems that allowed some students to graduate without meeting requirements, the state Education Department said. Brookland-Cayce High School also allowed some...