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Submissions accepted in Youth Congressional Art competition

Jan. 19, 2021 4:37 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — High school artists can compete to have their pieces displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year in the 2021 Youth Congressional Art contest. The competition is open to high school students but exceptions are made for schools that have seventh through 12th grades on one campus, the...

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, then-Clark County Commission member Steve Sisolak speaks during a forum for Nevada gubernatorial candidates organized by Nevada faith groups in Las Vegas. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak released a budget proposal for the upcoming two years that includes steep cuts to education and increased spending on health care. Sisolak and his staff said better-than-expected revenue projections and federal relief allowed the state to avoid proposing more severe cuts anticipated earlier in 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada proposes cuts to education, hopes for federal relief

Jan. 19, 2021 12:41 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have hit Nevada particularly hard, complicating budget planning in a state that levies no state income tax on residents and relies on tourism and hospitality industry revenue. Gov. Steve Sisolak released a budget on Monday that...

New Mexico reopens classrooms to some students after halt

Jan. 18, 2021 8:48 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Classrooms in some New Mexico schools were scheduled on Monday to allow in-person education for the first time this semester. In-person classes were temporarily suspended by the state for two weeks earlier this month to prevent a feared increase in COVID-19 cases, the Albuquerque...

Tutoring platform, state form partnership for high schoolers

Jan. 18, 2021 3:14 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An online tutoring service is partnering with the state of New Hampshire to offer free tutoring to high school students. Schoolhouse.world is a platform that connects people around the world to have free, small-group tutoring sessions. It offers tutoring in high school math and...

Wisconsin tribal school's science project returns from space

Jan. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — When the SpaceX Cargo Dragon 2 ship returned to Earth from the International Space Station this week, it carried onboard a very special package for a tribal school in Wisconsin — fish eggs. A team of eighth-grade students from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Hayward had...

This Jan. 17, 2021 photo shows the independent Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon, Vt. Four families, including one whose children attend the school, are suing Vermont over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions, with the towns paying the tuition. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

Jan. 18, 2021 9:35 AM EST

Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions. The Vermont system in which certain towns pay tuition...

SC state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

Jan. 18, 2021 9:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can't travel in person. There are videos and other supplemental activates to teach science and history to elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Discover Carolina program started...

Jackson students return to classroom after semester virtual

Jan. 18, 2021 9:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Jackson Public Schools students will be returning to the classroom on Tuesday for the first time in months. The entire district was learning from home last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. WAPT-TV reports the district’s Smart Restart plan for the spring...

Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.  The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas are required to have proof of a negative Covid test. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Jan. 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health...

Ex-high school athletes work to build youth sports academy

Jan. 17, 2021 12:02 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Shyheem Thompson said he remembers the lack of after-school programs for kids in Thibodaux. Thompson said they would often get into trouble on the streets since they didn’t have places to go. “It’s just things we didn’t have growing up,” Thompson...