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Heated debate, scuffle over mask mandate ends board meeting

Aug. 04, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago school board adjourned without voting on a mask mandate for students and staff after the proposal sparked a heated debate and scuffle in the latest show of anger over coronavirus-related restrictions at schools. District 45′s...

Target to offer debt-free education to front-line workers

Aug. 04, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is joining a growing list of retailers and restaurant chains offering educational assistance at select online institutions for its front-line employees in a fiercely competitive job market. The Minneapolis-based discounter said Wednesday...

Semifinalists named for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Aug. 04, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ten educators have been named semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award. Final awards for the elementary, middle and high school Teacher of the Year as well as the overall 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year will be announced in a...

WVU aims to reach 80% COVID-19 vaccination rate by Sept. 1

Aug. 04, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is asking its students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated for the coronavirus as it tries to keep pace with the rest of the state. The university will develop additional enforcement and safety protocols for...

Central Kentucky airport recommended for federal funding

Aug. 04, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has recommended that the federal Appalachian Regional Commission approve a roughly $1 million infrastructure project that would extend wastewater collection and treatment service to the Central Kentucky Regional Airport. ...

Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday after an uproar over how the association conducts its championship events. ...

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen...

Arkansas governor pushes mask law change, despite resistance

Aug. 03, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pressed forward Tuesday with efforts to allow schools to mandate face masks as the state’s coronavirus cases continued to spiral, but faced heavy opposition from fellow Republicans over the move. Hutchinson called...

Georgia COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations rise again

Aug. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to rise rapidly in Georgia, with some hospitals voicing concern as they fill with patients infected with the virus. The state Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 9,100 new positive tests, but...

Teacher sues to stop Phoenix school district's mask mandate

Aug. 03, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix science teacher is asking a judge to put a halt to a districtwide mask mandate, which goes against a new state law, district officials said Tuesday. Richard Franco, a spokesman for Phoenix Union High School District, confirmed Douglas Hester's...