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Teen killed, four others injured in shooting at Texas lounge

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A high school student was killed and four others were injured when a person opened fire over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, authorities said Monday. Brayden Bolyard, 17, died at the scene of the shooting at the lounge Saturday night, Austin...

School audit shows theft of $1.5M in food, mostly wings

Jan. 30, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area school district official has been charged in the theft of $1.5 million worth of food — mostly chicken wings. Vera Liddell, 66, was being held in the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 bond, WGN-TV reported Monday. Liddell worked as...

Bill would require fetal growth film in North Dakota schools

Jan. 30, 2023 17:26 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House on Monday approved a bill that would require school districts to show a video on fetal development as part of life science curriculums. The bill, which now goes to the Senate, passed by a 60-34 vote. It does not specify which grade...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...

Beshear touts education plan ahead of lawmakers reconvening

Jan. 30, 2023 16:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is lagging behind in the “competition for talent” to lead its classrooms, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday in pushing for higher teacher pay as a way to overcome a shortage of educators. He cited grim statistics in making his case for a 5% pay raise...

Clinton Global Initiative University plans Vanderbilt events

Jan. 30, 2023 14:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Clinton Global Initiative University on Monday released details about its annual meeting at Vanderbilt University from March 3-5. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced that they will be joined in Nashville by aspiring leaders and...

West Virginia advances school mandate on 'In God We Trust'

Jan. 30, 2023 13:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools in West Virginia may soon be required to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in every building if a bill passed by the state Senate on Monday becomes law. The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who said he wants to...

Wilmington police add jiu-jitsu to officers' training

Jan. 30, 2023 00:04 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — In a profession with life-or-death decisions, where every second matters, the Wilmington Police Department is training officers to keep their cool under pressure through practicing martial arts. Since last year, each Wilmington police officer now receives at...

Large N. Carolina district backs off early-start calendar

Jan. 29, 2023 16:12 PM EST

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — One of North Carolina’s largest school systems has backed off an academic calendar for next year that would have openly defied a state law that directs when classes can start and end. The Union County Board of Education voted 6-3 to rescind a 2023-24 school...

Trustees picked by DeSantis may change progressive college

Jan. 29, 2023 14:41 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — “Your education. Your way. Be original. Be you.” That's how New College of Florida describes its approach to higher education in an admission brochure. The state school of fewer than 1,000 students nestled along Sarasota Bay has long been known for its...