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2 charged with fraud over Mississippi worker training money

Oct. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former community college administrator and a furniture business employee in Mississippi are facing fraud charges amid accusations that they misused public money intended to train people for jobs, the state auditor says. The Northeast Mississippi...

New Mexico awards $2M contract for 'academic coaches'

Oct. 15, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State and school district officials...

Ricketts promotes Nebraska jobs program for SNAP recipients

Oct. 13, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts dished praise Wednesday on a federally funded job-training program that helps Nebraskans on food stamps pay for textbooks, transportation and other services to help them get higher-paying jobs. Ricketts singled out the SNAP Next...

NC child care centers can seek virus grants from $800M pool

Oct. 07, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

CARRBORO, N.C. (AP) — Child care providers in North Carolina can begin applying next week for $805 million in grants designed to help them with payroll, capital improvements and training as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the start of North...

Florida submits plan for final $2.3 billion in school relief

Oct. 07, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida submitted its plan to draw down its remaining $2.3 billion in federal school relief money late Wednesday, proposing to boost reading and math programs and help students who want to learn a trade. The plan also acknowledges the challenges of the pandemic,...

Free lunches earn business access to New Mexico lawmakers

Oct. 07, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Companies clamoring for contracts on internet services and student testing are buying legislators free lunches at meetings about education policy. It’s a legal and a frequent practice that some people find unappetizing. On Tuesday, Democratic and...

Filling a critical need, West Virginians train to be EMTs

Oct. 03, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONONGAH, W.Va. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many medical systems to the brink, but one of the most short-staffed positions in this chain of care are emergency medical technicians. West Virginia Public Service Training is a state program that trains over...

Alabama teen twins honored for their menstrual equity work

Oct. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In between schoolwork, Wednesday night church and other typical activities for 14-year-old twins, Brooke and Breanna Bennett work alongside their mother to run their own nonprofit, Women In Training. The twin sisters founded the organization two...

UNH, tree care group get safety workplace safety grants

Oct. 02, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire and a tree care association have received grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to educate workers and employers on workplace safety and health. UNH was awarded nearly $178,000 to provide the training to small...

How to benefit from corporate pledges to minority businesses

Sep. 30, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color. All those dollars don’t go directly into business owners’ pockets, however. Many are being invested in...