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Spelman College to get $5.7M to expand science, math faculty

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation that promotes science and math research is giving Atlanta's Spelman College $5.7 million. The New York-based Simons Foundation announced the gift Wednesday to the historically Black private women's college. Spelman said the money will pay...

EXPLAINER: Mastriano's plan for Pennsyvlania school choice

Sep. 28, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — During his campaign, Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has alluded to proposals that would be a transformative overhaul of the state's more than $30 billion K-12 education system, with public dollars eligible to fund students’ private...

Eastern Michigan University faculty ratify new contract

Sep. 24, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Faculty members at Eastern Michigan University have voted to ratify a new four-year labor agreement with the school. The Eastern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors said Friday that 96% of its members voted in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

Education takes an unusual back seat in Georgia election

Sep. 22, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — Like schools nationwide, those in Georgia face some big decisions in coming years. But polls show K-12 education trailing among voter concerns this year, and candidates are spending more time talking about inflation, the economy, abortion and guns. ...

Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Sep. 20, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike that delayed the start of the school year in Washington state's largest district. The vote results were announced Tuesday by the union, the Seattle Education Association. ...

No suspension for teacher who refused to censor student news

Sep. 18, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have rescinded their suspension of a high school journalism advisor who had refused to censor a student's news article naming an unvaccinated campus librarian. The teacher, Adriana Chavira, was facing a suspension of three days...

Career-switcher program gets teachers into the classroom

Sep. 17, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — If you ask little kids what they want to be when they grow up, many of them will answer “a teacher.” Teaching is often the first career a child is introduced to and “teachers are often the people who have the most influence on your life,” said...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2022. Editorial: NY Board of Regents attack educational standards again In their latest strike at education standards, the state Board of Regents this week set the bar for passing the once-prestigious Regents Exams at just a 50% score for...

Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers, administrators and parent volunteers welcomed children back to school in Seattle on Wednesday following a weeklong educators strike that delayed the start of classes. Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association announced Monday night that...