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California parents knowingly sent child to school with COVID

Dec. 04, 2021 14:34 PM EST

CORTE MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Northern California parents knowingly sent their COVID-19 positive child and a sibling to school last month in violation of isolation and quarantine rules, causing a coronavirus outbreak in an elementary school, officials said Saturday. The...

Whitmer seeks $300 million for COVID-19 testing at schools

Nov. 30, 2021 21:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration said Tuesday it wants lawmakers to quickly allocate $300 million in federal pandemic rescue funding to support COVID-19 testing at schools amid a fourth surge of infections in Michigan. The money was included...

Indigenous people bring different Thanksgiving perspective

Nov. 25, 2021 08:02 AM EST

BLUFF, Utah (AP) — Willson Atene remembers making feather headdresses out of construction paper at his school in San Juan County. He also remembers being taught the traditional Thanksgiving story of friendship between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Atene lives in Salt...

Cooper approves bill formalizing NC prep sports oversight

Nov. 23, 2021 15:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper approved a measure Tuesday for a new governing structure for high school sports. The new law allows the State Board of Education to create a formal agreement with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association,...

Vermont officials change rule for PCBs in school buildings

Nov. 19, 2021 13:36 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont health officials are changing guidelines on safe levels of PCBs in schools after learning that a certain amount of the toxic chemical is common in indoor environments. This week health officials announced that polychlorinated biphenyls can...

SKorea sees record virus jump as thousands take college exam

Nov. 18, 2021 04:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic as hundreds of thousands of masked students flocked to schools on Thursday for the country’s highly competitive college entrance exam amid growing concerns about...

Youngkin: Victory shows winning GOP path on education

Nov. 18, 2021 01:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Incoming Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Wednesday his victory in a strongly Democratic state showed a winning path for Republicans to talk about education, an issue for which he said the GOP has “historically been a bit on our heels.” Youngkin...

Law limiting Tennessee school mask mandates still on hold

Nov. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A newly enacted law seeking to block most Tennessee schools from implementing mask mandates will continue to be put on hold as a federal lawsuit moves forward, a judge determined Monday. The move marks the latest flurry of confusion over the...

Mercedes plant in Alabama donating 15 vehicles to schools

Nov. 14, 2021 12:29 PM EST

VANCE, Ala. (AP) — The Mercedes-Benz automotive plant in Tuscaloosa is donating 15 sport-utility test vehicles to Alabama schools for use in classroom training. Mercedes-Benz International, Inc. announced the donations to 13 high schools and two community colleges on...

Group that fought Nebraska sex ed standards forms PAC

Nov. 12, 2021 14:18 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of a group that led a push to scrap proposed statewide sex education standards that would have covered gender identity and sexual orientation have formed a political action committee. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Protect Nebraska...