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FILE- In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Tina Flournoy, then Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws committee member,  during a hearing in Washington. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

VP-elect Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

Dec. 3, 2020 12:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief of staff, the transition team announced Thursday. Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Harris,...

Discovery Park in Tennessee set to open new farming exhibit

Dec. 2, 2020 4:38 AM EST

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A new, $1 million exhibit about farming innovation is set to open this weekend at Discovery Park of America in northwest Tennessee. The educational museum in Union City said the "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival” exhibit is set to open to the public on Saturday. ...

Carney urges school districts to continue hybrid learning

Dec. 1, 2020 6:57 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware schools are “safe places” and should continue with a mix of in-person and virtual instruction despite a statewide spike in coronavirus cases, Gov. John Carney said Tuesday. During his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Carney said the number of new cases was “off the...

West Brooklyn Community High School principal Malik Lewis, left, bumps elbows with former student Jason Cardoso after Cardoso came to pick up the diploma he earned when he graduated in March, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Cardoso, along with many West Brooklyn students who graduated in the spring, was unable to get back to the school because he's working during school hours. The school has been forced to close three times since spring due to coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NYC to reopen schools, even as virus spread intensifies

Nov. 29, 2020 6:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning, and increase the number of days a week many children attend class, even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the nation's...

Teachers call for full remote learning, absent new protocols

Nov. 23, 2020 6:42 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teachers' unions on Monday said all Connecticut public schools should switch to full-time remote learning until at least mid-January unless statewide coronavirus safety protocols are established and strictly enforced. A coalition of unions cited surging COVID-19 infections in the...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Illinois Senate Republicans urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, to release the specific data the Democrat is using to impose restrictions on indoor dining and bar service in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady called for a public hearing at which Pritzker would lay out the numbers he says show that the autumn surge in COVID-19 is fueled by close contact among restaurant and bar patrons. It came a day after he imposed the restrictions on Chicago. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Chicago schools to resume to in-person classes in January

Nov. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will resume in-person learning in January, noting that remote learning instituted in March due to COVID-19 has not well-served many of its students, officials announced Tuesday. Pre-kindergarten and students enrolled in intensive and moderate cluster classrooms will...

University vows $100 million to fix school building hazards

Nov. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania has announced that it will contribute $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia over the next decade to deal with environmental hazards such as asbestos and lead in school buildings. Officials said the contribution of $10 million each year for 10...

Missouri teachers union latest to urge coronavirus action

Nov. 17, 2020 2:16 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The union representing St. Louis teachers is calling for a statewide mask mandate, a proposal that also has the backing of Missouri's two largest teacher organizations. The interim president of the American Federation of Teachers St. Louis Local 420, Ray Cummings, said in a statement...

Survey: Michigan educators feel unsafe returning to school

Nov. 17, 2020 12:57 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The majority of educators in Michigan have safety concerns and don't believe they'll be able to return to in-person learning in January, according to a study from the state teachers' union. The survey by the Michigan Education Association found 74% of the responding educators prefer...

FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, people are tested in their in vehicles in Phoenix's western neighborhood of Maryvale with free COVID-19 tests. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered the state's hospitals, testing labs and other health care facilities to keep reporting detailed COVID-19 information. The move was made so state officials can gauge the spread of the outbreak and availability of hospital beds and resources. Ducey on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2020, extended the reporting requirement for 60 days. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Arizona reports 1,476 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Nov. 16, 2020 8:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — About 10% of Maricopa County residents have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to a new serosurvey released Monday. The serosurvey from the county’s Department of Public Health in partnership with Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic...