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Virginia drama teacher takes his final bow after 30 years

Jun. 20, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The show must go on, as they say in the theater world. But after 30 years as a drama teacher at Thomas Harrison Middle School, Michael Strawderman will get to watch the show from the seats and not the wings of the stage. With the conclusion of...

Mississippi students’ time travel film competing nationally

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — If you could go back in time and provide crucial information to your past self, what would it be? That is the plot of a short film titled “Jimmie’s Time Quest,” being submitted under the Video on Demand category to the national...

Mississippian pours heart into teaching, foster parenting

Jun. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Lindsay Miller considers herself a “yes” person, especially at her job. She has “jumped around the math department” in her 10 years at New Hope High School, teaching various levels of algebra and even taking on duties as department head....

Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Jun. 18, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place August 21-31 on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the...

EXPLAINER: How India is changing vaccine plan amid shortages

Jun. 18, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Starting Monday, every adult in India will be eligible for a free vaccine paid for by the federal government. The new policy, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, ends a complex system introduced just last month of buying and...

Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee completed its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month. Here are some highlights of the budget as...

DOJ: 2 states' transgender restrictions unconstitutional

Jun. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law. The department filed statements of interest in...

North Kingstown math teacher named state Teacher of the Year

Jun. 17, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A North Kingstown High School math teacher who during the coronavirus pandemic helped lift student morale was named the state's Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Lisa Garcia, who has been at the school for 27 years, was notified of the honor...

Biden admin extends protections to transgender students

Jun. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In a...

Aspiring journalist awarded Daniel Pearl scholarship

Jun. 16, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. ...