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Mask wearing required in Kentucky's largest school district

Jul. 24, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest school district will require universal masking on school property as Jefferson County moves into the highest level of COVID-19 community spread. The change begins Monday and lasts until Jefferson County comes out of the red, media outlets...

Baltimore County schools superintendent defends record

Jun. 12, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams is defending his record after five members of the County Council called for a search to replace him. The Baltimore Sun reports that Williams sent a letter to the council Saturday covering how he has handled a...

Las Vegas-area schools, state facing reorganization showdown

Jun. 11, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Education says it is willing to take over the Clark County School District for not complying with a sweeping decentralization law that is supposed to put more power in individual schools. Officials with the Las Vegas-based district...

Newly arrived students learn English, new culture

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Donat Jean was in tears as he ended his first day of middle school in the United States at the principal’s office. Moments before, he was flowing with the stream of children headed outside to the line of rumbling buses. Donat was excited to go home after a...

WVa plant to start making electric school buses in September

Jun. 03, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Canadian electric school bus manufacturer will begin production at a West Virginia facility in September, officials said. In January, GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. signed a lease-purchase agreement for a 9.5-acre (3.8 hectares) manufacturing facility in South...

Montana schools chief fined $100 in school bus passing case

Jun. 01, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's top schools official was fined $100 after she pleaded no contest to a citation alleging she illegally passed a stopped school bus while children were boarding. Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen on Wednesday entered the plea meaning...

Montana schools chief cited in case of illegal bus passing

May. 27, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s top schools administrator has been cited in the case of a pickup truck that illegally passed a school bus while it was stopped to pick up students in a residential subdivision last week. Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen was cited...

New England schools eligible to apply for green bus funding

May. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — School districts across New England are now eligible to apply for a portion of $500 million toward the purchase of zero-emissions school buses, which benefit the environment and children's health, officials said Friday. “These funds will make a real and lasting...