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Candidates: Mississippi should focus on vocational education

Jul. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Candidates for Mississippi governor are saying the state should strengthen vocational education programs to boost the economy. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he's proposing the state spend $100 million to try to improve job skills. Reeves said the single largest...

Festival producers announce commitment to music education

Jul. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The producers of the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival are helping pay for music education in three local schools. Newport Festivals Foundation Executive Producer Jay Sweet says as long as the festivals call Newport home, they'll work to ensure every public school student...

NFL opens football academy in London

Jul. 14, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout...

Hot Springs elementary school's summer reading camp wraps up

Jul. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A summer camp that is designed to help students who may struggle with reading get ready for the coming school year recently wrapped up. The inaugural Cutter Morning Star Summer Reading Camp for kindergarten, first- and second-grade students, in partnership with Arkansas Learning...

At Greensboro Freedom School, each day starts with a dance

Jul. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Seria Bullen Sata spent a week in training with other college students from around the country for moments like this. The Bennett College junior with Freedom School emblazoned across her shirt is helping early July 8 to lead a group of children in a large room at Providence Baptist...

Georgia aims to spark interest in agriculture in schools

Jul. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia aims to encourage more students to seek agriculture jobs by offering new educational courses. Some of the courses begin as early as kindergarten, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . The goal is to better acquaint students with one of the state's oldest industries. Georgia's...

Census Bureau seeks teacher 'ambassadors' for accurate count

Jul. 13, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Census is seeking Illinois school teachers to spread the word about an accurate census count in 2020. The Illinois State Board of Education says that the Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program invites pre-K through 12th grade teachers to serve as ambassadors....

The Latest: Mississippi River won't be as high as feared

Jul. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to crest about 2 feet (0.6 meters) lower in New Orleans than previously predicted — good news for those who feared the river might spill over the levees that protect the city....

New Mexico launches STEM challenge for high school students

Jul. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is asking its high school students to take up the gauntlet as part of a statewide academic challenge that aims to answer one question: How will you use science and technology to help with national security? Los Alamos National Laboratory came up with the question and...

Ex-Arizona schools considered for temporary migrant lodging

Jul. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

Arizona school district officials are considering former school buildings to house migrant families. The Phoenix Elementary School District approved a three-month lease Friday for the Ann Ott School to temporarily house more than 80 people. "Helping them transit through Phoenix to wherever they're going is an...