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Review: A slice-of-life novel both meaningless and profound

Jun. 27, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

“The Most Precious Substance on Earth” by Shashi Bhat (Grand Central) As a freshman, Nina has a crush on her English teacher. That's how “The Most Precious Substance on Earth” begins. Author Shashi Bhat wastes no time with introductions or context because...

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has a responsibility to Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages and Native Hawaiian communities to fully support and revitalize education, language and cultural practices that prior boarding school policies sought to destroy, U.S. Interior...

Virginia teachers adapt, innovate to help English learners

Jun. 12, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Spanish language filled the Salem High School hallways as baseball players and students teamed up for a schoolwide scavenger hunt. About 15 Salem Red Sox team members joined more than 30 English language learners in early May as they searched for sticky notes...

Most Hispanic US state weighs benefits of language programs

Jun. 11, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jacqueline Powell and her fourth grade classmates toiled over pencil and paper to write a letter in Spanish about what they did in class this year. Powell explained the assignment in perfect Spanish before struggling to translate the words to end her...

Newly arrived students learn English, new culture

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Donat Jean was in tears as he ended his first day of middle school in the United States at the principal’s office. Moments before, he was flowing with the stream of children headed outside to the line of rumbling buses. Donat was excited to go home after a...

Retired Savannah teacher helps Afghan refugees

Jun. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — On a warm May day, Sissy Hoffman steps out of the car with a bag of goodies. In one hand, she holds a basket with peanuts, and in the other, she has mulberries. But before she can gain her composure, a toddler runs out of home yelling Bibi, or grandma. ...

Georgia educator to open preschool with bilingual curriculum

May. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — When Amarilys Castillo walks into her classroom, she knows it will only be a matter of time before her students lose focus. A preschool teacher at the Liberty County Pre-K Center, Castillo said some of her students look like little zombies and need to...

'A huge demand': Ukrainian women train to clear landmines

Apr. 30, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

PEJA, Kosovo (AP) — Learning to identify and defuse explosives is something Anastasiia Minchukova never thought she would have to do as an English teacher in Ukraine. Yet there she was wearing a face shield, armed with a landmine detector and venturing into a field dotted with danger warnings. ...

Hawaii goes online to observe Financial Literacy Month

Apr. 01, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The state Office of the Securities Commissioner is holding a month-long financial education campaign to mark Financial Literacy Month in Hawaii. On YouTube, the office will post financial quizzes for children and pre-recorded investor education videos for working...