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Ex-Purdue prof, wife get probation for research funds fraud

Nov. 24, 2020 12:30 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former Purdue University professor and his wife have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a combined $1.6 million in restitution after pleading guilty to using more that $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses. A federal judge in Hammond...

FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that he will not seek reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Marsh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was ready to move on after more than two decades in Montgomery.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Marsh stepping down as Senate pro tempore, Reed nominated

Nov. 24, 2020 11:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh is stepping down from his leadership position, saying he wants to devote his final two years in Montgomery to education issues. Senate Republicans on Monday nominated Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper to replace Marsh as president pro tempore....

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

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 Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, North Dakota National Guard soldiers Spc. Samantha Crabbe, left, and Master Sgt. Melanie Vincent administer COVID-19 tests inside the Bismarck Events Center in Bismarck, N.D. With coronavirus cases surging and families hoping to gather safely for Thanksgiving, long lines to get tested have reappeared across the U.S. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

North Dakota starts free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers

Nov. 23, 2020 2:46 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials are rolling out free rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff and school administrators this week as part of a pilot project designed to slow the virus' spread by identifying and quickly isolating people who may be asymptomatic. Testing of K-12 teachers...

FILE— In this May 30, 2019 file photo, graduates of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government hold aloft inflatable globes as they celebrate graduating during Harvard University's commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. A petition circulating at Harvard University demands that school officials create new accountability standards for former Trump administration officials who seek to work or speak on campus, an idea that has drawn outrage from prominent conservatives. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Harvard petition demands scrutiny of ex-Trump officials

Nov. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A petition circulating at Harvard University demands new accountability standards for former Trump administration officials who seek to work or speak on campus, an idea that has drawn outrage from prominent conservatives. The online open letter calls for a new “system of...

Teacher shortage has Connecticut turning to college students

Nov. 20, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Connecticut has launched a pilot education program in Bristol that puts college students in public schools to help ease the state's teacher shortage during the coronavirus pandemic and increase diversity in the classroom. The NextGen Educators program is a partnership between the state Department of Education...

Keith Michael, left, poses with his children, from left, Jessica, Hunter, Houston, Sara and Holly, outside their home on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ark. Among the victims of the coronavirus is Michael's wife, fourth-grade Arkansas teacher Susanne Michael, who died less than three months after celebrating the adoption of three of the children. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

Nov. 18, 2020 6:50 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — In July, fourth-grade teacher Susanne Michael was ecstatic as she celebrated the adoption of a former student from a troubled home and two of the girl's brothers. For the festivities, Michael dressed them and her other children in matching T-shirts that read “Gotcha FOREVER." ...

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...