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Aquaculture training program in development in Maine

Apr. 17, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WALPOLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine aquaculture center and a community college are working together to develop a new aquaculture workforce training program in the state. Maine aquaculture operations grow shellfish, salmon, seaweed and other seafood species. The U.S....

Pandemic may lead to long-term changes in school calendar

Apr. 15, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

Connecticut officials say the impact of the pandemic on students and their families could lead to long-term changes in how the school day and school year look in the state. Gov. Ned Lamont was joined Thursday by federal and state political leaders along with local and...

McDonald's to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

Apr. 14, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

McDonald’s said Wednesday that it will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training will be required for 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. ...

$1M in federal funding awarded for ag worker training

Apr. 14, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding totaling $1 million is being provided for agricultural workforce training in West Virginia. The funding was announced Tuesday by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. The funds...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

More Vermont courthouses ready to reopen for live trials

Apr. 11, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Eight Vermont courthouses are once again ready for jury trials. The Vermont Judiciary announced recently that the move comes after a year of work to construct barriers, test and improve air circulation and filtration systems, and develop process and facility enhancements...

Collins, Klobuchar propose support for dementia caregivers

Apr. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

With new aid, schools seek solutions to problems new and old

Apr. 04, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

With a massive infusion of federal aid coming their way, schools across the U.S. are weighing how to use the windfall to ease the harm of the pandemic — and to tackle problems that existed long before the coronavirus. The assistance that was approved last month totals...

Training opens 'a window of hope' for Albanian rug-weavers

Apr. 04, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KUKES, Albania (AP) — Hate Ora has been weaving carpets and rugs for more than half a century, since learning the craft as a child by sneaking into her aunt's workshop. Ora, 64, is now teaching the methods she picked up and perfected to her daughter, nieces and other...