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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, people walk by outdoor plastic dining bubbles on Fulton Market in Chicago. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

The Latest: Indoor dining, bar service banned in Chicago

Oct. 27, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Surging coronavirus infections in Chicago have prompted Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ban indoor dining and bar services in the city and limit the number of people gathering in one place. The rules taking effect Friday will force diners and bar patrons outdoors and shut down service at 11...

NY to test SUNY students for virus before Thanksgiving break

Oct. 27, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's public university system is requiring students to test negative for the coronavirus before they can leave for Thanksgiving break in hopes of preventing community spread as students fan across the country. The system's 64 colleges and universities must come up with plans by...

North Carolina to get nearly 3.2M BinaxNOW virus tests

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it's sending nearly 3.2 million rapid coronavirus tests to North Carolina. The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as fifteen minutes. The tests will be...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Detroit Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, speaks in Detroit. A commission on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The last time the district was fully in charge was in 2009, before a series of...

UMass to bring more students back; 19 new deaths in state

Oct. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst plans to bring more students back to campus for the spring semester in conjunction with a more robust coronavirus testing program, school officials said Friday. First-year and transfer students will be given the option to live on campus, as will...

FILE  - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, Indiana state schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Students in Indiana will return to school this fall, but what that looks like will vary widely across the state.  Following the Indiana Department of Education’s release of school reentry guidelines last week,  McCormick addressed teachers and administrators during a webinar, emphasizing the freedom local leaders have to determine how their schools will operate during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Tom Davies, file)

Indiana governor challengers name education department picks

Oct. 22, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Indiana governor is trying to spur support in the last days of the campaign by highlighting the state schools superintendent position that isn’t being decided by voters for the first time in more than a century. Woody Myers, a physician and former...

Governor urges Rhode Islanders to scale back Thanksgiving

Oct. 21, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

With the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday urged Rhode Islanders to scale back their Thanksgiving holiday plans by avoiding out-of-state travel and limiting celebrations to just those who live within the same household. For people planning to attend larger...

U. S. Army, Arizona National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to Yuma County spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Oct. 17, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation....

Louisiana score on ACT college entrance exam fall again

Oct. 17, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's statewide average score on the ACT college entrance exam fell for the third consecutive year and has reached its lowest level since 2013, setting off alarm bells for education leaders. The Advocate reports the state’s latest average composite score is 18.7 out of...

University scraps $70 application fee to boost access

Oct. 17, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts university is getting rid of its $70 undergraduate application fee to open access to a greater range of students. “By removing our application fee, we hope to eliminate a barrier that students and their families may face in applying to college,”...