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Librarian, tech specialist is Vermont's 2022 teacher of year

Oct. 18, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — A school librarian and technology integration specialist in Clarendon is Vermont’s 2022 teacher of the year, the state Education Agency announced Monday. Karen McCalla of the Mill River Union High School gives opportunities for hands-on learning...

Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

Oct. 12, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The final frontier has rarely seemed closer than this — at least virtually. Researchers at one of Switzerland’s top universities are releasing open-source beta software on Tuesday that allows for virtual visits through the cosmos...

Audit: Cybersecurity weak for many Kansas school districts

Oct. 05, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas school districts aren't taking basic steps to protect their computer systems and the privacy of sensitive information collected about students, according to a legislative audit release Tuesday. The report from the...

New tech at Mississippi school helps teach through masks

Oct. 03, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Starkville High School student Peyton Willoughby sat in his 10th grade English class on Sept. 23 not worried about struggling to hear his teacher because of new technology installed in the classroom. As his teacher discussed poems and literary...

Virtual schools saw little disruption, got equal virus aid

Aug. 27, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While many schools scrambled to shift to online classes last year, the nation's virtual charter schools faced little disruption. For them, online learning was already the norm. Most have few physical classrooms, or none at all. Yet when Congress sent $190...

How New Mexico schools are spending $1B in pandemic funding

Aug. 26, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An avalanche of federal money is allowing New Mexico school districts to buy items long on their wish lists — particularly in schools with large populations of low-income students. Since March 2020, the federal government has provided $190...

Education secretary: New Mexico needed more outdoor classes

Aug. 20, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top education official during the pandemic headed into his final days in Santa Fe saying outdoor classrooms could have allowed more in-person instruction when schools were closed last year and may be key to addressing parents' masking concerns. ...

NC teacher honored for classroom impact with Amazon award

Aug. 09, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Creativity and fun are feeding Victoria Hall’s curiosity in computer science. It’s the ideal combination that keeps the eighth-grade Charlotte student wanting more. “One of my favorite assignments is probably a

Massachusetts announces latest winners of vaccine lottery

Aug. 05, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An employee of a small publishing and software company and a high school student studying automotive technology are the latest winners of the state's VaxMillions Giveaway lottery, state officials said Thursday. Donna McNulty, of Billerica, won the $1...

Colorado firm among creators of COVID memorial in US Capitol

Aug. 01, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In September, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will become a sea of white — one flag for each American who has died from the coronavirus. President Joe Biden will see it from the Truman Balcony of the White House, and from a distance, it will seem...