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Sidewalk School founder Felicia Rangel-Samponaro, right, works with teacher Gabriela Fajardo, a 26-year-old Honduran seeking asylum in the United States, left, and assistant Victor Cavazos on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Matamoros, Mexico. Like countless schools, the Sidewalk School went to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, but instead of being hampered by the change, it has blossomed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pop-up school for US asylum seekers thrives despite pandemic

Dec. 1, 2020 1:49 PM EST

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America's doorstep. Like countless schools, the sidewalk school, as it became known, had to go to virtual learning...

FILE  -  In this Nov. 14, 2020 file photo, students demonstrate during a rally to call on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep schools open. Classroom doors will open for elementary school students next week, but middle school and high school students in New York City won't return to in-person learning until after the holiday break, De Blasio said Monday, Nov 30. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Study: Students falling behind in math during pandemic

Dec. 1, 2020 12:58 AM EST

A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday. Overall, NWEA's fall...

Illinois EPA remakes curriculum for virtual use

Nov. 29, 2020 9:17 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has revised its environmental education programs for virtual use because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of this year's Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest is “Fight Food Waste: Our Environment Can't be Replaced!”...

Tanner instills a love of music in new generation

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — People need artistic outlets, especially during stressful months of isolation and worry like we’ve been experiencing. Montgomery resident Sarah Tanner is doing something to help. Along with being an artist and a classical pianist, the Prattville native passes along a love of...

New Mexico university to offer industrial hemp certificate

Nov. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico Highlands University have approved a new program that will offer students a certificate in industrial hemp entrepreneurship. Approval came earlier this month, but school officials say the program must still go through any required state and accreditor reviews....

Wyoming teacher honored for student support amid pandemic

Nov. 27, 2020 11:36 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A high school teacher in Wyoming has received a national award for supporting students during the pandemic who struggle with attention and learning. The National Center for Learning Disabilities awarded the Everyday Champion Award to Whiting High School special education teacher...

Pandemic postpones national math, reading tests until 2022

Nov. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — National reading and math tests long used to track what U.S. students know in those subjects are being postponed from next year to 2022 over concerns about whether testing would be feasible or produce valid results during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Center for Education...

Tribal leaders back bill on teaching Native American history

Nov. 23, 2020 3:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of American Indian tribes in Connecticut voiced their support Monday for proposed state legislation that would require the teaching of Native American history in public schools. The tribal leaders issued a statement with state Sen. Cathy Osten, a Sprague Democrat, in support...

This Nov. 20, 2020 photo released by Andrea Fage shows brothers Rafael Fage, 16, background, ad Noah Fage, 14 playing the piano at their home in Harrison, N.Y. During the pandemic lockdown, private piano lessons for boys stopped. They researched movie soundtracks and learned the score on their own with the assistance of sites like YouTube. (Andrea Fage via AP)

'A better time than any': Finding joy in music lessons, jams

Nov. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite. Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a piano bench at my grandmother’s house, extolling the importance of Christian hymns. “Old Rugged Cross,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “How Great Thou Art."...

Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the first changes to the sex education curriculum in Texas in more than 20 years, the State Board of Education on Friday approved teaching middle schoolers about birth control but decided against providing students with information on consent, sexual orientation and gender identity....