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Newly arrived students learn English, new culture

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Donat Jean was in tears as he ended his first day of middle school in the United States at the principal’s office. Moments before, he was flowing with the stream of children headed outside to the line of rumbling buses. Donat was excited to go home after a...

No A-to-F grades for Georgia public schools for third year

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will go a third year without assigning A-to-F grades to public schools and districts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the federal government waived part of the requirements for the state's normal evaluation system. Instead, the state will publish...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 09, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 8, 2022. Editorial: Ensure SC taxpayers get money’s worth from school voucher program We still believe the S.C. Legislature needs to finally get serious about fixing the problems with the public schools it owns rather than paying parents...

Kentucky high school seniors to get a free ACT retake day

May. 27, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have previously taken the ACT will be eligible to retake the test for free, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. A statewide ACT retake day will be held this fall on a date chosen by Kentucky's Department of Education. More...

North Dakota public universities go 'test optional'

May. 27, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s public universities will no longer require applicants supply ACT or SAT test scores. The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has voted to permanently drop the requirements beginning with applicants...

Mississippi: reading test almost at pre-pandemic pass rate

May. 26, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A preliminary snapshot of 3rd graders' literacy proficiency in Mississippi shows a passing rate nearly the same as before the COVID-19 pandemic, the state education superintendent said Thursday. “The hard work of teachers, students and parents to overcome...

NY cancels state US history test after Buffalo shooting

May. 24, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. history and government exam for New York high school students has been canceled in the wake of the racist shooting at a Buffalo supermarket over concerns that material on the test could “compound student trauma," education officials said Tuesday. The...

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

May. 23, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 rose in the Chinese capital. Numerous residential compounds in the city have restricted movement in and out, although conditions remain far...

Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff

May. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The personal information of more than half a million Chicago Public Schools students and staff was compromised in a ransomware attack last December, but the vendor didn't report it to the district until last month, officials said. The data breach occurred Dec. 1 and...

Report finds falling student achievement in K-12 schools

May. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's public schools, which have long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence, have experienced a yearslong trend of declining student performance exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a critical state report released Thursday. A...