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Report finds falling student achievement in K-12 schools

May. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's public schools, which have long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence, have experienced a yearslong trend of declining student performance exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a critical state report released Thursday. A...

Hired 'hackers' try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system

May. 14, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation’s voting system ahead of a hotly anticipated race in October. Their 3-day battery of attempted...

Arizona governor hopeful Lake seeks expanded school choice

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for Arizona governor, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of school choice options for parents. Lake also called for banning mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine...

More than 1,400 seniors get graduation exemption due to Ida

May. 11, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has voted to make more than 1,400 students eligible for waivers from traditional high school graduation rules. The policy approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education without discussion came at the end of a...

Culture war and COVID-19 dominate superintendent races

May. 11, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican primary for state superintendent of schools is filled with sharp clashes over which of the two candidates performed worse at the job, while the four Democrats seeking the post say they want to steer the state's school system away from the Republican-driven...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 09, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Wait for High Court’s final abortion ruling We got a taste this week of the predicted public uproar that would follow the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But a leaked draft signaling the...

University of Tennessee to resume requiring test scores

May. 09, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students applying to attend the University of Tennessee next fall will be required to submit standardized test scores, the school said. The university stopped requiring test scores during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when testing centers closed...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 09, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Greg Abbott has gone too far on migrant children He is wrong politically, legally and morally. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. When...

'Zero-COVID' lockdowns cancel AP exams for students in China

May. 06, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

Thousands of high school students in China learned Friday that COVID-19 restrictions will prevent them from taking Advanced Placement exams that many prepared for to improve their chances of attending college in the U.S. or Europe. Many students are unable to sit for the in-person,...

German firefighters 'free' high-school exam from locked safe

May. 06, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters in the western German town of Bocholt received an unusual distress call Friday from a local high school after teachers were unable to open a safe containing the questions for a final-year exam that students were due to take. Firefighters raced to the...