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Snow days could be a thing of the past at UNL

Nov. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Forget sledding. Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could be required to log into an online class or watch a recorded lecture from home when bad weather strikes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a new policy gives UNL the option to...

School worker charged with indecent assault on student

Nov. 26, 2021 16:18 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The former athletic director at a Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has been charged with assault and battery on a child under 14, prosecutors said. James Parker, 24, who was hired at St. Michael School in Lowell in September, was released on...

Connecticut school district turns to limo service for help

Nov. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is turning to a limousine service company to help transport students to school because of a bus driver shortage that's been exacerbated by the pandemic. The Torrington Public Schools district plans to use some of...

South Dakota Mines fined for spectators' racist comments

Nov. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has fined South Dakota Mines for racist comments made by spectators at a football game this month. The school said it removed the spectators from the Nov. 13 game against Colorado Mesa University and has...

Lawsuit accuses doctors of taking data to rival hospital

Nov. 26, 2021 14:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A group of cancer doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina took confidential information to a competitor in an effort to establish a new treatment facility, according to a lawsuit filed this week. MUSC filed the lawsuit in state court...

Report: Connecticut camps with complaints often unpunished

Nov. 26, 2021 12:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, which licenses youth summer camps across the state, is often unable to substantiate complaints from camp staff and parents that can range from children being left unattended to instances of inappropriate touching, according...

Twin Cities school districts grapple with enrollment decline

Nov. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts are sorting through tumbling student enrollment this fall as they plan to redesign the districts. Minneapolis Public Schools saw enrollment drop 7.6% from last year, while St. Paul Public Schools saw a...

Enrollment drop could cost WA schools $500M in state funding

Nov. 26, 2021 11:47 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — New state data shows school systems in Washington still have not recovered their enrollment losses from pandemic. The Seattle Times reports that between October 2019 and October 2020, 39,000 fewer students enrolled in public school, about a 3.5% drop. The...

Arizona's anti-mask school voucher plan faces tough start

Nov. 26, 2021 10:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s disputed effort to tap $10 million in coronavirus relief funds for a private school voucher program for parents who oppose public school coronavirus policies has funded fewer than 100 vouchers despite receiving more than 2,000 applications. ...

Pregnant Florida librarian killed in road rage fight

Nov. 26, 2021 04:11 AM EST

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant librarian was killed in a road rage incident, after Florida police said she instigated a fight with a motorcyclist. Orange City police said 35-year-old Sara Morales was shot outside her home following an argument with another...