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Boy who shot teacher allegedly tried to choke another

Feb. 06, 2023 18:55 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot and wounded his first-grade teacher constantly cursed at staff and teachers, tried to whip students with his belt and once choked another teacher “until she couldn't breathe,” according to a legal notice filed by an attorney for the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 06, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. February 4, 2023. Editorial: No more moldy bread: This pilot program can improve Texas prison food A vocational initiative will train inmates to prepare meals. Prison conditions in Texas are far from ideal, as it has been well...

Lawyer: Principal unaware boy had gun before teacher shot

Feb. 02, 2023 17:18 PM EST

The former principal of the Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old shot his teacher was not aware of reports that the student had a gun before the shooting occurred, her lawyer said Thursday. Briana Foster Newton was principal at Richneck Elementary in Newport News last month...

Lawmaker proposes allowing armed teachers in Maine schools

Feb. 02, 2023 10:10 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican lawmakers said it's time to beef up security in Maine schools, either with armed security officers or by allowing teachers to be armed. A bill sponsored by Rep. Steven Foster, R-Dexter, would allow a school employee who completes a certification to...

10 states mull cross-border rules to tackle teacher shortage

Feb. 01, 2023 19:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Every Colorado school district, like many across the country, began 2023 understaffed. That's caused classes to be crammed together, school bus routes to shrink, Spanish language courses to get cut from curriculums, and field trips to be nixed. This has prompted...

Former teacher charged in sexual assaults of 4 girls

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A former teacher who worked with visually impaired students has been charged in connection with the sexual assaults of four girls at three different suburban Detroit schools. James Baird, 43, of Plymouth, was arraigned Wednesday on multiple counts of criminal...

West Virginia House passes bill on public school discipline

Jan. 31, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State lawmakers in the West Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday that would provide a framework to public school teachers on how to discipline students who are being disruptive in the classroom. The bill, favored by House Republicans, was advanced to the...

Number of students eligible for reduced-price meals spikes

Jan. 31, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The number of Maryland students eligible for free or reduced-price meals has risen surprisingly high, causing a $390 million increase on the cost of the state's sweeping education reform law in the next fiscal year, according to a recent state fiscal briefing. ...

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

Jan. 31, 2023 13:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI follows a...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...