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Unlike cities, rural Nevada schools plan classroom lessons

Jul. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In Goldfield, a historic small mining town between Las Vegas and Reno, students and teachers are relatively unfazed by the idea of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Surrounding Esmeralda County has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and schools Superintendent M. Neil...

Ohio governor expected to review school reopening guidelines

Jul. 2, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was expected Thursday to announce state guidelines for how schools should reopen this fall amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The long-awaited guidelines are coming as many districts have already moved ahead with their own proposals. Columbus, the state's largest...

Providence schools restart plans still being formulated

Jul. 2, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence children won't necessarily go to the same school they went to last year when classes restart this fall because of coronavirus-related changes, Superintendent Harrison Peters said. Peters held a remote town hall for hundreds of parents of children in kindergarten through...

California principals in quarantine after in-person meeting

Jul. 2, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — More than 40 school principals in the San Francisco Bay Area are in quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus during an in-person meeting last month to discuss reopening campuses, according to a newspaper report. A person who attended the June 19 meeting by administrators...

Kentucky education commissioner candidates' names released

Jul. 2, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three remaining candidates for Kentucky education commissioner have been identified and will be interviewed next week in Louisville. The Board of Education released the names of the three on Wednesday. They are Jason Glass, superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in...

Albuquerque school district gets interim superintendent

Jul. 1, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime educator and third-generation New Mexican has been named the interim superintendent of the Albuquerque public school district. Scott Elder took the reins Wednesday, replacing Raquel Reedy, who retired June 30. The school board suspended its national search for a new...

Editorial Roundup: West Virignia

Jul. 1, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ June 30 The Herald-Dispatch on low census participation in West Virginia: How many people live in West Virginia? How many people live in McDowell County? Those are good questions. It’s the job of the Census Bureau to answer them, and so far the process...

UMS announces guidelines for students' return on Aug. 31

Jul. 1, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System has adopted a set of principles to guide campuses in welcoming back students on Aug. 31, officials said Wednesday. The UMS chancellor, seven campus presidents and the dean of Maine Law adopted the principles that call for screening strategies to...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 1, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 30 The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan: It is going to be something to behold, on Jan. 21, 2021, when President Biden takes revenge on Russia for paying the Taliban...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 1, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ June 27 The Advocate on wearing face coverings in public places in Louisiana: Want to buy some clothes or groceries? Mask up. Want to see a movie in a local theater? Mask up. Want to see the LSU football Tigers play this fall? You might have to mask up....