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Hochul announces plan to address school bus driver shortage

Sep. 19, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is taking steps to address a mounting shortage of school bus drivers across the state. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced several short-term and long-term initiatives, including opening up new testing sites for commercial drivers license...

Bill to scrap MCAS test is subject of virtual public hearing

Sep. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would scrap the MCAS test as a graduation requirement in Massachusetts is the subject of a virtual public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday. The bill would replace the standardized test with what supporters describe as “a broader and...

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

Sep. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of...

Wyoming set to fight vaccine mandate in courts, Legislature

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is preparing to go to court and possibly hold a special legislative session to counter President Joe Biden's plans to require worker vaccinations against the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. “We cannot sit on our hands just...

Wayne State, faculty union agree to new 3-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075)...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 13, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: PBR World Finals is moving to Fort Worth, where rodeo belongs On Aug. 31, the Professional Bull Riders organization announced that its most prestigious event, the PBR World Finals, will move to Dickies...

Hawaii teachers lodge complaints over pandemic conditions

Sep. 08, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's teachers union has filed two grievances against the statewide public school system over pandemic working conditions. The Hawaii State Teachers Association says educators are being forced to work in unsafe conditions, Hawaii News Now reported. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 08, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

Racine Journal Times. September 5, 2021. Editorial: Police departments must hire carefully When it comes to public safety and policing, it’s especially important that all candidates are vetted as thoroughly as possible. Because...

Oakland U faculty end strike with new contract with school

Sep. 04, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Professors at at Oakland University in suburban Detroit ended a two-day strike Saturday after reaching a contract agreement with the school. The two sides struck a deal at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Terms were not disclosed. ...