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Kansas targets early literacy with $15M in pandemic funds

Jul. 15, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is setting aside $15 million in federal pandemic funds to improve early literacy, state education officials said. Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson said Wednesday that early literacy is critical to long-term academic success. ...

Dominica fights to save Creole forged by slaves in Caribbean

Jul. 02, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The elementary school student stood up, pulled down her face mask and leaned into the microphone. She swallowed hard before trying to spell the word “discover” in French Creole. “D-E-K-O-V-I” she tried as she clasped her hands behind...

Dominica fights to save Creole forged by slaves in Caribbean

Jul. 01, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The elementary school student stood up, pulled down her face mask and leaned into the microphone. She swallowed hard before trying to spell the word “discover” in French Creole. “D-E-K-O-V-I” she tried as she clasped her hands behind...

Nashua agrees to settlement over English language education

May. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Nashua School District has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its failure to provide students with the necessary instruction and support to learn English. The Justice Department, which announced the settlement Monday,...

New Mexico education department mandates diversity course

May. 14, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Employees at the New Mexico Public Education Department are completing a three-hour diversity course as part of a plan to address a court order to improve services for students of different cultural, linguistic, and income backgrounds. The virtual...

Florida governor signs bills on literacy, early learning

May. 04, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a pair of education bills into law Tuesday that proponents hope will improve student literacy and early learning programs that prepare children for kindergarten. One bill signed into law...

Latin American student club transforms into advocacy group

May. 02, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Yaslin Machuca Molina was a sophomore at Baltimore City College High School in 2014, she only knew five other Latino classmates. So she cofounded a club for students to learn about Latin American culture: hosting movie nights, having pinata-making lessons and holding...