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Wisconsin health officials launch COVID plan for schools

Jun. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have a launched a new program to test school children for COVID-19 this fall, the state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday. DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said participation will be voluntary. The DHS...

WSU medical school receives full accreditation

Jun. 22, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The medical school at Washington State University has received full accreditation, the final step in an academic journey that took nearly six years. The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, located in Spokane, Washington, on Tuesday received full...

Maine looking to implement stricter school air quality rules

Jun. 20, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Stricter air quality standards are likely coming to Maine schools. The Maine Legislature has approved a proposal to create consistent standards across the state. The proposal from Democratic Rep. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth would also charge...

Board votes to reduce Promise Scholarship requirements

Jun. 14, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Requirements for high school seniors to receive West Virginia's Promise Scholarship have been reduced. The Higher Education Policy Commission board, which is the statewide four-year college oversight and policy agency, approved the reductions to...

Maine eyes tougher lead testing in school drinking water

Jun. 14, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers want to strengthen lead testing in school drinking water. The Maine Legislature has been considering a proposal to decrease the standard for lead in drinking water from 15 parts per billion to four parts per billion. The Maine House...

Teacher experiences unusual start to rewarding profession

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Anna Istre, a second grade teacher at Lake Charles Charter Academy, had two very unusual starts to her career. She graduated McNeese State University and began teaching right before the March 2020 COVID-19 shutdowns and then began again with the difficulties of the...

NC judge orders education improvements to get carried out

Jun. 11, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge has backed a plan from Gov. Roy Cooper and the State Board of Education on how to comply with North Carolina constitutional requirements in public education, which could cost several billion dollars to carry out. Superior Court Judge...

Maine schools told to prepare for full-time, in-person fall

Jun. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The administration of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills told Maine's school districts Wednesday that the state expects all schools to resume full-time, in-person learning in the fall. The Maine Department of Education also told the school districts that...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Declaring racism a public health crisis a bold step for CT, but there’s more to do Connecticut becomes a better state when it questions its identity. Children of color should see reflections of...

Republicans, UW clash over abortion ban proposal

May. 27, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators sparred with University of Wisconsin medical school officials Wednesday over a bill that would end an arrangement that allows UW doctors to train on abortion procedures at a Planned Parenthood clinic. The bill comes as the...