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East Tennessee State taking part in museum project

Dec. 06, 2021 04:02 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is taking part in a project to help museums across the state better use resources by working together. The university received nearly $100,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant is part...

Pardoned Indiana-raised turkeys now at new Purdue home

Dec. 05, 2021 09:41 AM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The two Indiana-raised turkeys given Thanksgiving pardons by President Joe Biden are now at their new Purdue University home. The turkeys arrived this past week at Purdue and were welcomed by visitors on the West Lafayette campus’ Memorial...

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

Nov. 27, 2021 09:50 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on their birth certificate. “Nobody...

Baltimore school teachers help kids unravel pandemic trauma

Nov. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Students had just divided into small groups in Jaylin Ramsey’s fourth grade classroom, giving a boy the opportunity to tell her why his mind wasn’t on reading. His mother had COVID, which frightened him because another family member died of the virus. He blamed...

Biden says pardoned turkeys will get ‘boosted,’ not ‘basted’

Nov. 19, 2021 18:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, saying that the white male birds were selected based on their “temperament, appearance and, I suspect, vaccination status.” “Instead of getting basted, these two turkeys are getting...

Testing shows Hawaii students at least 1 grade level behind

Nov. 19, 2021 14:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Most Hawaii public elementary and middle school students are at least one grade level behind, testing data showed. Three-quarters of students in first through eighth grades were at least one or two grade levels behind in math after the first quarter of...

Massachusetts science museum opens exhibit on vaccines

Nov. 16, 2021 11:47 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts science museum has opened an exhibit on a very topical subject — vaccines. Officials at the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in Worcester hope that the exhibit that opened this week will play a part in educating visitors...

Last in math: Alabama politicians look for ways to close gap

Nov. 14, 2021 11:59 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama students for years have ranked at the bottom in a national math assessment. That has led one lawmaker to propose an overhaul in math instruction that would include more math coaches in schools, summer programs and interventions....

Teacher accused of sexual harassment of student in lawsuit

Nov. 11, 2021 15:14 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A high school teacher has been accused of sexually harassing a former student and has been placed on administrative leave, officials said. The News Tribune reports the district announced Eric Garrett’s leave on Wednesday, the same day hundreds of...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' charter school to move to larger campus

Nov. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs’ charter school will relocate to a larger campus in New York City. The music mogul announced Thursday that Capital Preparatory School will move to the Church of All Saints and School building in the city's Harlem...