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District asks 20 students to quarantine after virus case

Sep. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Twenty students in Auburn Public Schools are being asked to quarantine after the district found that they were potentially exposed to a bus monitor who tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents Friday, Superintendent Casey Handfield said the bus monitor was removed from...

Shuttered Children's Museum used as a New Orleans school

Sep. 27, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A children's museum in New Orleans that was shuttered in August over slow ticket sales in the face of the coronavirus is now subbing as a school for some local students. The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported that the Louisiana Children's Museum closed in August as...

Mississippi community college celebrates ongoing expansion

Sep. 26, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

PERKINSTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is celebrating its expansion. A ribbon cutting and groundbreaking were held earlier this week for two multimillion dollar facilities on the college's campus in Perkinston. The ribbon was cut Wednesday for the new student union and...

Virus pandemic continues to hammer universities' finances

Sep. 25, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to cause economic hardship for some of North Carolina's universities. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that N.C. State has announced new employee furloughs and salary cuts. And administrators at the University of North Carolina...

Maine coronavirus rates remain low; schools get aid

Sep. 24, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus hospitalization and positivity rates in Maine remain well below national averages despite recent outbreaks in the southern part of the state. Maine has about one hospitalized patient per 100,000 residents, said Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease...

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, shows The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University hosted its first football game 40 years ago this week, and it's undergoing a major upgrade as the football season opener looms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Syracuse's Carrier Dome turns 40 years old, gets new look

Sep. 22, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University's Carrier Dome opened 40 years ago with an overflow crowd that set an attendance record that still stands. Pete Sala remembers when the Dome was just an idea on paper. It was the late 1970s, he was in high school, and the university had decided to replace aging...

Vermont schools take next step; fall sports start Saturday

Sep. 22, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont schools are poised to move to the next stage of reopening, including allowing greater use of facilities, more mixing of students and the start of interscholastic sports, the state's top education official said Tuesday. The Agency of Education chose Saturday, Sept. 26, as the...

2 schools in southwest Washington close due to virus

Sep. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — Two Woodland elementary schools closed for in-person services Monday and Tuesday after two school district staff members tested positive for COVID-19, according school officials. All staff members at Columbia Elementary School and North Fork Elementary School in Woodland may have...

Maria Flores kisses her son Pedro Garcia, 4, while a teacher takes his hand as he arrives for the first day of school at the Mosaic Pre-K Center in Queens, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. The city public schools delayed reopening for two weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

For most NYC students, back to school but not the classroom

Sep. 21, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn't the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn't a return at all. Only pre-kindergarten and some special education students ended a six-month absence from school buildings after a last-minute decision to postpone, for the second time,...

Borough paves way to demolish Alaska school after earthquake

Sep. 18, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly in Alaska has declared a middle school damaged by an earthquake to be a fire and health hazard, paving the way for potential demolition. The Tuesday announcement came after workers hired by the borough found that Houston Middle School in the...