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Program's head says Iowa school shooting won't deter him

Feb. 05, 2023 15:00 PM EST

The founder of an educational program for at-risk youth in Des Moines says he will remain “all in on helping kids that are not reachable in so many peoples' eyes” after he was wounded in last month's shooting that killed two students. Will Keeps, 49, a former Chicago gang member...

New science center under construction, aims for change

Feb. 04, 2023 09:12 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — EastSide Charter’s School’s $25 million science hub is no longer just a vision on paper — its construction is underway. Proposed in 2021, the center is intended to remedy a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and...

‘Crash and Catharsis’: Rage room opens in downtown Frederick

Feb. 04, 2023 09:06 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Sometimes, you just want to break something. The Crash and Catharsis Rage Factory in downtown Frederick has officially opened, bringing an outlet for all angry and frustrated folks. “I think what rage rooms do for anger is allow you to have...

Blind piano player uplifts others through music

Feb. 04, 2023 00:02 AM EST

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Dale Lieser believes in blooming where he’s planted. He likes to say that you can find fertilizer wherever you are. Blind since the age of 9, he trained as a classical pianist and uses his skills to encourage and uplift others. ...

California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

Feb. 03, 2023 20:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Children in California won't have to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials confirmed Friday, ending one of the last major restrictions of the pandemic in the nation's most populous state. Gov. Gavin Newsom first...

Knowling's 18 lead Yale over Harvard 68-57

Feb. 03, 2023 19:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Knowling had 18 points and Yale beat Harvard 68-57 on Friday night. Knowling had seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (15-6, 5-3 Ivy League). John Poulakidas scored 13 points, shooting 4 for 11, including 3 for 7 from beyond the arc. EJ Jarvis finished 5 of 11 from...

California public health department says state no longer pursuing coronavirus vaccine mandate for K-12 schools

Feb. 03, 2023 19:50 PM EST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health department says state no longer pursuing coronavirus vaccine mandate for K-12 schools.

California makes flag football a girls' high school sport

Feb. 03, 2023 16:37 PM EST

California approved a plan Friday to make flag football a girls’ high school sport amid soaring popularity of the game and a push to get more female athletes on the field. The move by the California Interscholastic Federation — the statewide body that governs high school...

University of Alabama initiatives honor retired Sen. Shelby

Feb. 03, 2023 15:30 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama on Friday announced two new initiatives honoring the legacy of recently retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. The Shelby Endowment for Distinguished Faculty will leverage $100 million in congressional funding to establish an endowment...

Senate Democrats kill Youngkin-backed bill on school awards

Feb. 03, 2023 14:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats this week voted down a priority measure for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would have required student and parental notification about certain scholastic awards. Youngkin sought the legislation in response to concerns about how...