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Flagstaff district: 1-on-1 teaching vs virtual group classes

May. 24, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across Arizona to rethink their teaching methods. Some schools turned to Zoom and virtual group teaching, but the Flagstaff Unified School District took a different approach. When the routine of sending kids off to school shattered, in came...

En esta foto del 19 de agosto de 2004, Little Richard actúa en el Westbury Music Fair en Westbury, Nueva York. Little Richard fue sepultado en su alma mater en el norte de Alabama el miércoles 20 de mayo de 2020. El pionero del rock 'n' roll murio el 9 de mayo, a los 87 años. (AP Foto/Ed Betz, Archivo)

Little Richard statue to be erected outside childhood home

May. 21, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A statue of the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard is expected to be installed outside his childhood home in Macon, Georgia. The Little Richard House Resource Center Facebook page announced the tribute Wednesday during a live Zoom meeting, news outlets reported. ...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, announced it is suing U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the city's public school district, saying its policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Teachers union sues DeVos, school district over special ed

May. 20, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday announced it is suing U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the city's public school district, saying its policies interfere with the education of students with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic. DeVos and Chicago Public...

School at Kansas university projects 12% fall enrollment cut

May. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

An enrollment projection for the biggest school at the University of Kansas is offering a glimpse at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic for the fall semester as it struggles to fill classes. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the university has told its faculty members in an email that enrollment for...

Teacher accused of sexually abusing high school student

May. 16, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon gym teacher was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing a student at his school, police say. South Medford High School physical education teacher Noah Berman is accused of second- and third-degree sex abuse, luring a minor and tampering with a witness,...

Tucson school district approves sex education curriculum

May. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The largest school district in Tucson has introduced a new curriculum that would include sex education, an issue that has raised much debate in the past year. The Tucson Unified School District governing board unanimously approved Tuesday the Family Life Curriculum during a video...

Scott Kefgen, 38, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. is a first grade teacher at Harlan Elementary in Birmingham, Mich. and is caring for all the classroom pets: a gerbil, two leopard geckos, three fire belly toads, and two yellow belly cooter turtles, photographed at his home on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Michigan teachers raise classroom pets at home amid pandemic

May. 10, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Michigan teachers are taking care of classroom pets that were removed from schools after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced closures in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Scott Kefgen, who works at Harlan Elementary School in Birmingham, is one of those teachers. He houses geckos,...

Indiana University's `Doctor Rock' retires after 38 years

May. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Glenn Gass thinks it’s time to step aside. There was a point, long ago, when he had to prove teaching a class about rock ‘n’ roll was worthwhile. Some of the old guard at what was then just the Indiana University School of Music turned up their noses at the...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. The U.S. Education Department is promising to process student loan forgiveness claims for nearly 170,000 borrowers within 18 months as part of a proposed settlement announced Friday in a federal lawsuit filed in California. The lawsuit alleged that DeVos illegally stalled a program known as borrower defense to repayment, which forgives federal student loans for borrowers who are cheated by their colleges. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

May. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued a new policy that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of cases colleges are required to investigate. “We released a final rule that...

Special-needs children facing challenges amid virus outbreak

May. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Chris Hagler functions at the kindergarten level, is non-verbal and wheelchair bound. He used to spend his days learning from a special education teacher, interacting with peers and working with speech, physical and occupational therapists. The 8-year-old’s moods worsened and...