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State DPI: School district racism probe deficient

Jul. 26, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A southeastern Wisconsin school district failed to properly investigate a parent's allegations of racism at its high school last year, the state Department of Public Instruction has concluded. DPI officials concluded Friday that that Cedarburg...

COVID-19 surging as North Carolina set to ease restrictions

Jul. 26, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The number of North Carolinians in the hospital due to COVID-19 has doubled in the last two weeks, the 14-day rolling average of new daily cases has increased by nearly 200% and the share of tests coming back positive is at its highest level in more than five months. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

The (Lorain) Morning Journal. July 24, 2021. Editorial: Creative measures for vaccinations must continue Health officials, government and business leaders have been creative when trying to get people to take one of the three novel coronavirus...

New technology center serving eastern Kentucky counties

Jul. 26, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have celebrated the opening of a $14.7 million technology center serving Estill, Powell and surrounding counties in eastern Kentucky. The center will serve high school and technical college students and provide training for...

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Jul. 26, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary...

28 abducted Baptist school students freed in Nigeria

Jul. 25, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town of Damishi. Church officials handed those children over to their parents...

47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

Jul. 25, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either...

Some Mississippi schools are mask-optional amid COVID rise

Jul. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Even as COVID-19 cases have increased rapidly in Mississippi in recent days, some school districts are saying masks will be optional for students, teachers and staff. Among the districts taking that approach is the state's largest one, DeSoto...

Whitmer's veto of reading scholarships sparks voucher debate

Jul. 25, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of $155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has sparked fresh criticism from opponents who say it would have addressed pandemic-related learning loss and approval from those who liken the grants to vouchers. ...

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Jul. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They're now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary...