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Tennessee picks 5 school districts for reading grant program

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have selected five school districts to receive $300,000 grants under an early literacy program. The state Department of Education says the Reading 360 Model Districts include Bristol, Tennessee, City Schools;...

UNESCO urges Afghanistan to preserve educational gains

Sep. 10, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As the Taliban government takes power in Afghanistan, the United Nations' educational organization warned on Friday about risks to access to education, especially for girls and women. A new report by UNESCO found that student enrollment multiplied tenfold...

Judge halts protests near schools in Vancouver, Washington

Sep. 08, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A judge in southwest Washington state has granted an injunction prohibiting protests, rallies or other gatherings that “disrupt educational services” near public schools in the district. Vancouver School District officials said they sought...

Montana panel backs $22 million investment in job training

Sep. 08, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A commission discussing how to spend federal COVID-19 relief dollars is recommending Montana's governor approve $22 million for job training and retraining programs to increase the workforce as businesses struggle to find enough employees. The...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: Hard Questions For Entergy When you see half-mile long electric lines floating in the Mississippi River, as the New Orleans area did on Monday after Hurricane Ida stormed through, it’s a sure bet a...

Virginia man finds path out of foster care, to homeownership

Sep. 05, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In late summer, the ravine is overgrown with kudzu and other greenery, but come winter, Tiler McFadden knows he’ll have a view of the river, a sweeping vista visible off the front porch of his newly purchased home. When McFadden entered foster...

China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week

Aug. 30, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is banning children from playing online games for more than three hours a week, the harshest restriction so far on the game industry as Chinese regulators continue cracking down on the technology sector. Minors in China can only play games between 8...

Special education students in SC learning workplace skills

Aug. 28, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Greenville County Schools announced a “unique” partnership between its food and nutrition services and special education departments. Special education students have the opportunity to earn their Culinary Employability Credentials and...

Feds approve Connecticut plan for school relief money

Aug. 27, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's plan for using $110 million in federal pandemic relief funds to reopen the state's K-12 schools for in-person learning, while addressing the effects of lost instructional time last school year and reducing education gaps over the long-term, has been...

Kansas schools prioritize mental health for pandemic aid

Aug. 26, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Education officials overseeing more than $1.1 billion in federal pandemic aid for Kansas schools say districts are spending much of the money to meet the mental health needs of students and staff. Some Kansas districts are hiring additional...