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Tom Brady's TB12 Method is in schools. Experts have doubts.

Sep. 23, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

In some Tampa Bay-area schools, students use foam rollers and vibrating spheres to massage their muscles as they work toward goals for strength and flexibility. It’s all part of a new physical education curriculum from quarterback Tom Brady, whose vision for healthy living is fueling a fitness...

AP FACT CHECK: Lake distorts Hobbs' education votes in Ariz.

Sep. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.” In a 3-minute social media video,...

Oregon students' math, reading skills plummet post-pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The math, reading and writing skills of Oregon students have plummeted in the wake of the pandemic and the school disruptions that came with it, state education officials said. Testing from spring 2022 shows students who were already behind before the pandemic...

Suit challenges implementation of Disabilities Education Act

Sep. 22, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A class-action suit filed on Wednesday challenges Virginia’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia asserts that when parents challenge school plans for...

S. Dakota social studies hearings pit teachers against Noem

Sep. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota teachers and school administrators overwhelmingly voiced opposition on Monday to Gov. Kristi Noem's proposed standards for social studies in public schools, saying the proposal saddles them with expanding and unwieldy criteria to cover in classrooms but fails...

School district first to include Tom Brady’s fitness program

Sep. 17, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — For Tiffany Williams and Allison Swank, their 13-student wellness education class at Pinellas Park Middle School on Friday was an epicenter of innovation. A monitor showed a PowerPoint presentation that included a video featuring Bucs quarterback Tom...

Vanderbilt music school scholarship aims for diversity

Sep. 16, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music has received $5 million for a scholarship program aimed at highly talented students from underrepresented backgrounds. The Blair Community Scholars Program will offer a comprehensive scholarship, according to the...

Tennessee appeal hearings start on rejected charter schools

Sep. 14, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has kicked off hearings over whether to let charter schools linked to Hillsdale College open despite rejections from local school boards, a process unfolding in the wake of controversial comments about teachers by Hillsdale's president. ...

Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers, administrators and parent volunteers welcomed children back to school in Seattle on Wednesday following a weeklong educators strike that delayed the start of classes. Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association announced Monday night that...

Tennessee staff fret as contentious charter school denied

Sep. 13, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When local school officials voted down a Tennessee charter school linked to Hillsdale College this summer, staffers at the state commission that would soon have to decide whether to let the controversial school open anyway reacted with shock at how things unfolded. ...