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Georgia educator to open preschool with bilingual curriculum

May. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — When Amarilys Castillo walks into her classroom, she knows it will only be a matter of time before her students lose focus. A preschool teacher at the Liberty County Pre-K Center, Castillo said some of her students look like little zombies and need to...

'A huge demand': Ukrainian women train to clear landmines

Apr. 30, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

PEJA, Kosovo (AP) — Learning to identify and defuse explosives is something Anastasiia Minchukova never thought she would have to do as an English teacher in Ukraine. Yet there she was wearing a face shield, armed with a landmine detector and venturing into a field dotted with danger warnings. ...

Hawaii goes online to observe Financial Literacy Month

Apr. 01, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The state Office of the Securities Commissioner is holding a month-long financial education campaign to mark Financial Literacy Month in Hawaii. On YouTube, the office will post financial quizzes for children and pre-recorded investor education videos for working...

Artists use their skills to teach Native American languages

Mar. 27, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several artists across Minnesota are using their talents to help teach Native American languages Neil McKay is a tribal member from the Spirit Lake community in North Dakota who instructs students in the Dakota language at the University of Minnesota....

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Mar. 22, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. March 22, 2022. Editorial: Taxpayers have the right to see online the expenses claimed by Pa. House members THE ISSUE As Sam Janesch and Brad Bumsted of the LNP Media Group’s watchdog publication The Caucus reported in Monday’s...

Grant covers cost of bilingual license for Illinois teachers

Mar. 06, 2022 09:28 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $4 million federal grant program is available to pay for Illinois teachers to earn a state license to teach the English language. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the program Friday. State education officials hope it will increase the...

New Mexico to offer equal pay to Native American teachers

Mar. 03, 2022 20:19 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will begin to offer equal pay to dozens of Indigenous language teachers as part of a new law aimed at improving K-12 education for Native American students and preserving their languages and cultures. A bill signed into law Thursday counts educators...

Indiana school 'transparency' bill language likely dead

Mar. 03, 2022 16:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Language from a contentious bill that sought to place broad restrictions on teaching about racism and political topics in Indiana is unlikely to be revived after the Senate stalled the measure earlier this week. Republican House Speaker Todd Huston said Thursday...

Oceti Sakowin school dismissed by SD state House committee

Mar. 02, 2022 13:33 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota House lawmakers on Wednesday dismissed a proposal to fund two new schools structured around Oceti Sakowin language and culture, dealing a blow to Native American educators who have tried for years to get state support to rethink schooling in their communities. ...

School board member loses post in working group over remark

Mar. 01, 2022 11:30 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach school board member has been removed from a state educational working group after she suggested that teaching English to students from South America was unsustainable. Victoria Manning made her comments last week following a school board...