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Electric school buses finally make headway, but hurdles still stand

Feb. 25, 2024 11:05 AM EST

The first electric school buses in the United States began running a decade ago in three school districts in California, providing a ride that was much less noisy, smelly and dirty than the diesel buses kids and parents were used to. Yet despite the availability of the technology...

Hargress scores 20, UC Riverside downs Cal Poly 84-78

Feb. 25, 2024 00:38 AM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Barrington Hargress had 20 points in UC Riverside's 84-78 victory against Cal Poly on Saturday night. Hargress had three steals for the Highlanders (13-16, 8-9 Big West Conference). Nate Pickens shot 4 for 7 (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4...

Indiana teacher found dead in school stairwell after failing to show for pickup by relative

Feb. 24, 2024 16:39 PM EST

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana teacher who failed to appear outside his school to be picked up by a relative was found dead in a school stairwell the next morning, police said. Maintenance staff found Craig Jones, 47, of Gary dead Friday on the landing of a second...

Police arrest man in killing of nursing student at University of Georgia

Feb. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday in the killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus, and police said he apparently did not know the victim, he acted alone and there was no further threat to the university community. ...

Tired of diesel fumes, these moms are pushing for electric school buses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:48 AM EST

Areli Sanchez’s daughter, Aida, used to be one of 20 million American kids who ride a diesel bus to school each day. Aida has asthma. When she was little, she complained about the smell and cloud of fumes on her twice-daily trip. “When she would come home from...

Video shows Oklahoma nonbinary teen after attack in school bathroom, the day before their death

Feb. 23, 2024 20:57 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police on Friday released video of the moments before and after a fight in an Oklahoma high school bathroom where the mother of a nonbinary student says the 16-year-old was knocked to the floor, and in a 911 call their mother made the next day she expressed concern about a...

Xaivian Lee's 27 lead Princeton past Harvard 66-53

Feb. 23, 2024 21:55 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Xaivian Lee scored 27 points as Princeton beat Harvard 66-53 on Friday night. Lee added nine rebounds and six assists for the Tigers (20-3, 8-2 Ivy League). Caden Pierce scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds. Dalen Davis shot 2 for 9, including 2 for 6 from beyond...

Embattled superintendent overseeing Las Vegas-area public schools steps down

Feb. 23, 2024 20:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The embattled superintendent overseeing public schools in the Las Vegas area stepped down Friday after more than five years at the helm of the nation's fifth-largest school district. School board members in Clark County voted 5-2 Thursday evening to accept...

Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak

Feb. 23, 2024 17:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school's measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their students attend class — a contravention of federal guidelines calling...

California State University student workers vote to unionize, creating largest such union in country

Feb. 23, 2024 16:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Undergraduate student workers at California State University voted to join a union to negotiate better pay, sick time, paid parking and other benefits with the university, officials announced Friday. The California Public Employment Relations Board said 7,252...