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Schools take lead role in promoting vaccines for youngsters

Nov. 07, 2021 08:52 AM EST

With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, many elementary schools around the U.S. are preparing to offer the shots, which educators see as key to keeping students learning in person and making the classroom experience closer to what it once was. ...

EXPLAINER: So much buzz, but what is critical race theory?

Nov. 02, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It has become a major issue in the Virginia governor's race. Former President Donald Trump has railed against it. Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution condemning any requirement for teachers to be trained in it. And several Republican-controlled states...

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Oct. 25, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd,...

Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom

Sep. 27, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island and...

Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery

Sep. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case. A Connecticut mobster...

High school goes remote again, blames student misbehavior

Sep. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the onset of the pandemic sent students home temporarily for remote learning — not because of the virus, but rather issues with misbehavior. New Britain High School, in...