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Settlement appears over in med students' vaccine lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2021 20:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The settlement may be off in a lawsuit filed by three medical students who sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds. The students' attorneys filed papers in federal court in...

Pandemic dents turnout at Brazil university entrance exams

Nov. 21, 2021 14:33 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Turnout for Brazil’s standardized university admission exam on Sunday appeared to be the lowest in 15 years, in large part reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s education, according to experts. Just over 3 million...

UC plans no resumption of standardized testing for admission

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California will continue to not use standardized tests for admissions decisions, an official told a meeting of the UC governing board. UC regents were told Thursday that faculty could not find an alternative test that would not have...

Testing shows Hawaii students at least 1 grade level behind

Nov. 19, 2021 14:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Most Hawaii public elementary and middle school students are at least one grade level behind, testing data showed. Three-quarters of students in first through eighth grades were at least one or two grade levels behind in math after the first quarter of...

SKorea sees record virus jump as thousands take college exam

Nov. 18, 2021 04:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic as hundreds of thousands of masked students flocked to schools on Thursday for the country’s highly competitive college entrance exam amid growing concerns about...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Who should get financial Aid? Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum probably did not intend to set off a public debate about the best use of financial aid for college-bound students. But...

WVa student assessments provided by video in new pilot

Nov. 15, 2021 04:35 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education is trying a new method of providing student assessment reports to families. The department is conducting a statewide pilot of new video score reports intended to make it easier to understand the annual...

24 UK workers on leave for not complying with COVID policy

Nov. 13, 2021 11:01 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Twenty-four employees at the University of Kentucky have been placed on administrative leave for not complying with COVID-19 testing policies, university officials said. In addition, 146 students haven’t complied with the university rule that...

Ex-high school coach investigated over nude 'body fat' tests

Nov. 12, 2021 16:17 PM EST

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former high school basketball coach is being investigated by the Rhode Island attorney general's office after former players came forward to say he for years asked male student-athletes to disrobe while alone with him so he could perform what he called body...

Ex-high school coach under investigation for body fat checks

Nov. 11, 2021 11:17 AM EST

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former high school basketball coach in Rhode Island is under investigation for allegedly asking male student-athletes for years to take off their clothes while alone in his office so he could check their body fat. The state attorney...