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Christmas tree farm closing after this holiday season

Dec. 04, 2022 03:12 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For more than a generation, the Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm has played host to countless holiday memories. Families select their tree from six different varieties of pine, cut it down and have it strapped to their car’s roof for a ride to its new home. ...

NM relaxes testing for students on track to graduate in 2024

Dec. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is relaxing requirements for some high school students by eliminating the need to pass standardized tests as a way to demonstrate they're ready to graduate, the state Public Education Department said. The announcement made this week applies to...

Chesterfield schools take part in Disney theater program

Dec. 03, 2022 09:02 AM EST

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Disney magic is coming to four Chesterfield schools. Bensley, Crestwood, Harrowgate and Reams elementary schools were selected to take part in “Disney Musicals in Schools,” a national program that infuses theater arts in public elementary schools. It is the...

Scottsdale police find no one armed after school lockdowns

Dec. 02, 2022 14:08 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police say two schools under lockdown because of reports of an armed person have been given the all clear and all students are safe. Cave Creek Unified School District officials say a student at Cactus Shadows High School told a school resource...

10 Los Angeles students appear to OD on cannabis edibles

Dec. 01, 2022 22:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten Los Angeles students appear to have overdosed on cannabis edibles Thursday at their middle school in the San Fernando Valley, officials said. The students, between 12 and 15 years old, were in mild to moderate distress at Van Nuys Middle School around 10:30...

Kansas justice chides state law school for 'closed' climate

Dec. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A member of Kansas' highest court has resigned in protest from a part-time teaching job at a state law school following what he says was an unsuccessful attempt by the university to pressure students into canceling an event featuring a leader of a group that opposes LGBTQ...

Vermont settles religious schools tuition lawsuits

Dec. 01, 2022 17:04 PM EST

The Vermont Agency of Education and several school districts will pay tuition costs and legal fees to five families to settle lawsuits challenging the state’s practice of not paying for students to attend religious schools if their towns do not have a public school. In court...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

UAB to hire ex-NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as head coach

Nov. 30, 2022 18:53 PM EST

UAB has hired former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as its next head coach on the eve of his high school team’s state championship game. The 50-year-old Dilfer won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 during a 14-year NFL career. He’s making a big leap to the college...

Tennessee judges uphold contentious school voucher law

Nov. 24, 2022 12:24 PM EST

A Tennessee judicial panel has upheld the state’s school voucher law, which allows public tax dollars to be given to families to pay for private schooling. Critics of vouchers argue that the law will weaken the state's public education system, but the three-judge panel said...