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Iowa State faculty leaders want the ability to require masks

Sep. 17, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University faculty senate leaders want to be able to require masks in their classrooms. But the Iowa Board of Regents showed no indication during meetings this week that it may change its policy on university...

West Springfield enacts mask mandate as Big E fair opens

Sep. 16, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Board of Health in West Springfield has approved an indoor mask mandate that takes effect the same day as the opening, for the first time in two years, of what's billed as the largest agricultural fair on the East Coast. The mask mandate starts Friday,...

State provides COVID-19 testing for Hawaii school campuses

Sep. 16, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Some Hawaii schools are participating in a state Department of Health program that provides COVID-19 testing for students, teachers and staff. Most of the public schools that have registered haven't started testing yet, but state Epidemiologist Dr....

Lawmakers consider teacher pay, insurance cost for families

Sep. 15, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi public school teacher with 15 years of experience providing health insurance for their family took home just under $30,000 a year in net pay in 2020, a “shocking number,” a policy adviser with the Southern Regional Education Board told state lawmakers...

Mayor: Chicago's new schools chief leads San Antonio schools

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district. Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. September 13, 2021. Editorial: At least one legislator is standing up for Florida’s diminished public records law It’s good to see that not every lawmaker has surrendered to the relentless, decades-long, bipartisan legislative...

Wayne State, faculty union agree to new 3-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075)...

Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor

Sep. 14, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday...

Chesapeake school board updates nondiscrimination policy

Sep. 14, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake School Board has changed its nondiscrimination policy, adding protections to ensure students and faculty are treated equally regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve...

School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules

Sep. 13, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School started Monday for about a million New York City public school students in the nation's largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The first day of school coincided with several milestones in the city’s pandemic...