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Chesterfield schools take part in Disney theater program

Dec. 03, 2022 09:02 AM EST

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Disney magic is coming to four Chesterfield schools. Bensley, Crestwood, Harrowgate and Reams elementary schools were selected to take part in “Disney Musicals in Schools,” a national program that infuses theater arts in public elementary schools. It is the...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

Teen arrested after allegedly firing shots on ASU's campus

Dec. 01, 2022 10:45 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager was arrested early Thursday after allegedly firing shots on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, authorities said. Campus police said the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and no injuries were reported. The teen’s name...

Two men from India drown at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Nov. 28, 2022 15:11 PM EST

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks as natives of India who were students at St. Louis University. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Sunday that the victims were 24-year-old Uthej Kunta and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari,...

Student uses new health lessons to help teacher in emergency

Nov. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Sweet and confident are two words that best describe Crestwood High School junior Saravia Wright. The 17-year-old is a first-year student in the health science career cluster program at Sumter Career and Technology Center and talked this week about how she...

Executive Council rejects funding for sex education program

Nov. 23, 2022 10:21 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republicans on New Hampshire's Executive Council held the majority vote to reject funding for a sex education program outside of school for adolescents that aims to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The vote was 3-2 against the...

NC veteran finds his true calling as a teacher

Nov. 19, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Over the last eight years, Christopher Simmons has turned his classroom at Meadowlark Middle School into a safe space for students with special needs. “If they need anything,” he said one afternoon after the last of his students filtered out of his...

Acting Uvalde police chief during school shooting steps down

Nov. 18, 2022 01:15 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde officer who was leading the city's police department during the hesitant law enforcement response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers has stepped down, a city spokeswoman said. Lt. Mariano Pargas retired on Thursday...

School district to pay $15.75M over teen's asthma death

Nov. 17, 2022 23:48 PM EST

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old girl who died from an asthma attack at a Southern California school will receive $15.75 million from the school district, their lawyers announced. The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County agreed...

School performance scores at pre-pandemic levels

Nov. 16, 2022 18:46 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 1.8 point increase in the performance score for Louisiana public schools brings the overall state score up to pre-pandemic levels, state education officials said Wednesday. Figures released by the state Department of Education put the state performance...