Latest School curricula News

A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

Jun. 09, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit that provides off-site Bible instruction to public school students during classroom hours says it will triple its programs in Indiana this fall after new legislation forced school districts to comply. To participating families,...

Holocaust museum will host free field trips for eighth graders in New York City public schools

May. 23, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Holocaust museum in New York City will offer free educational field trips to eighth grade students in public schools in a program announced Thursday aimed at combating antisemitism. The program will allow up to 85,000 students at traditional public schools and...

Graduating seniors seek degrees in climate change and more US universities deliver

May. 22, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

At 16, Katya Kondragunta has already lived through two disasters amped by climate change. First came wildfires in California in 2020. Ash and smoke forced her family to stay inside their home in the Bay Area city of Fremont, for weeks. Then they moved to Prosper, Texas, where she...

Boy shot dead after Perth stabbing was in deradicalization program, but no ties seen to Sydney teens

May. 06, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was shot dead by police after stabbing a man in the Australian west coast city of Perth had been in a deradicalization program but had no links to an alleged network of teen extremists in the east coast city of Sydney, authorities said. ...

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Apr. 20, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds. Instead, they kept their...

US Olympic committee strikes sponsorship deal to help athletes get degrees after they retire

Apr. 16, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Olympic athletes have a new place to turn to lock down college degrees and other skills for life after sports thanks to a partnership U.S. Olympic leaders announced Tuesday with the Denver-based education company Guild. The deal between Guild, organizers...

Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

Apr. 04, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Tucked away inside the teachers lounge at a New Hampshire elementary school, Amber Warner was having her teeth checked out for the first time. The 5-year-old sat back on what looked like a beach chair and wore a pair of dark sunglasses as certified public...

Movie Review: In ‘Girls State,’ Missouri teens start a mock government

Apr. 03, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

What would an all-female government look like in the U.S.? Or even a majority female government? It’s something that remains a fantasy. But for the ambitious high school students in the Girls State program, given the spotlight in a new documentary arriving on Apple TV+ Friday, it’s something...

National Teacher of the Year helps diverse students and their families thrive in rural Tennessee

Apr. 03, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Ali Aglan joined Missy Testerman's second grade class, his family had just moved from Egypt to rural east Tennessee, where his parents now run an Italian restaurant. Coming home from school one day in the town of Rogersville, he told his mother that no one would talk...