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Nevada governor urges deal; teachers stop strike planning

Aug. 24, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers union has paused teacher strike preparations in the Clark County School District following a news conference from the state governor. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak urged the school district Friday to reach a deal with its teachers to avoid a strike. Sisolak says the...

New Mexico high school to build 'tiny houses'

Aug. 24, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A western New Mexico high school is making plans to become a tiny house factory to build affordable housing in a city near the Navajo Nation. Hiroshi Miyamura High School in Gallup will begin a program to teach students about building tiny homes and the business behind them, the Gallup...

Early student reading assessments begin this school year

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new state law requiring Nebraska public school students to undergo the first of three reading assessments within 30 days of starting school is scheduled to go into effect this school year. The assessments provided by the Nebraska Department of Education are designed to identify...

Candy suspected in student illnesses not drug-infused

Aug. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say candy that is believed to have sickened several students at a middle school was not drug-infused. Henderson Middle School in Jackson said in a statement that several students reported feeling ill after ingesting the candy Friday. The Butts County Sheriff's...

Single charter school recommended for launch in Mississippi

Aug. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

State officials on Friday moved toward approving one new charter school this year, acting on the recommendation of consultants who reviewed applications. The decision by a three-member committee of the Charter School Authorizer Board will go before the full board for a vote on Sept. 9. Consultants hired by the...

Cooper vetoes bill designed to retool reading program

Aug. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill on Friday designed to clean up a North Carolina student reading comprehension program championed for years by Senate leader Phil Berger, a Republican. While this veto marked the third issued in as many days from Cooper, it could be the one most...

School district bans trainings based on gender differences

Aug. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

A New Jersey school district has agreed not to use training methods promoted by a group that stresses gender differences and holds positions including that girls don't perform as well on timed tests as boys because they are threatened by pressure and that boys are bored more easily. The West Milford Township...

Teacher who says she killed man is put with victim's sibling

Aug. 23, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher who told police she killed a young man in a drug deal last month was then assigned to a classroom with the victim's sibling, according to the group that runs the charter school. Khadijah Griffis told investigators she was selling marijuana when she shot Mykal...

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Aug. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car. "I have a college degree. I felt I could make a difference in people's lives as a teacher, but to...

School district closed while air quality is tested

Aug. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are advising people to stay away from a school in southwestern Indiana while air quality is tested. Classes are canceled Friday in Eastern Greene district in Bloomfield in Greene County. Authorities are focusing on Eastern Greene Middle School. The county's Emergency...