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'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Aug. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess. ...

Grieving father erupts at Parkland school shooter's trial

Aug. 02, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grieving father erupted in anger Tuesday as he told jurors about the daughter Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered along with 16 others four years ago, his voice rising as he recounted her "infectious laugh that I can only get to watch now on TikTok...

Philip Moose exhibit features military, travel artifacts

Jul. 31, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — In an exhibit designed to reveal the person through his work, the life of Philip Moose comes into focus in artifacts and paintings. The exhibition, at the Hickory History Center (also known as the Harper House), takes visitors on a journey through the life of...

Georgia teachers get $125 more for supplies from federal aid

Jul. 29, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is using federal COVID-19 relief money to give teachers another $125 to buy school supplies, months after issuing a similar stipend. Kemp, a Republican running for reelection, made the announcement Friday at Ola High School in Henry...

States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions craze

Jul. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

A bump in college scholarships for New Mexico students. A new bike trail nestled in the western slope of Colorado. More homeless shelters in Arizona. When lottery sales soar, players holding the golden ticket aren’t the only ones who win. Across the U.S., state lottery systems use...

Millennial Money: Can job-hopping help retirement savings?

Jul. 26, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

Millennials have been coined the “job-hopping generation,” and I’ve contributed to that stereotype. I started my career at 22 and have job-hopped almost every year since. For many of those years, I was young and restless, and there was another part of me looking for more fulfilling work and...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 25, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Nebraska’s teachers need our support, and not just higher pay Local school districts are taking good first steps to deal with a shortage of teachers. Just last week, the Elkhorn Public Schools approved...

$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...

Retired Justice Stephen Breyer joining Harvard law faculty

Jul. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Stephen Breyer is getting a different title: professor. Harvard said Friday that Breyer, who retired from the Supreme Court June 30, is re-joining its law school faculty. Breyer is a graduate of the law school and first joined the Harvard faculty...

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....